Rehabilitation Science Hooding Ceremony

Faculty and students on stage at the annual hooding ceremony.

The annual Department of Rehabilitation Science Hooding Ceremony is reserved for candidates who have attained academic degrees beyond a bachelor’s degree. Faculty members place the hood on the graduate, signifying success in completing the graduate program.

2023 Hooding Ceremony

May 19, 2023 | 11:00 a.m., Slee Hall on UB's North Campus.

Registration opens in February 2023

April 17 | Graduating DPT students and BS/MS OT students must register for the 2023 Hooding Ceremony and order up to four tickets for family and friends to attend no later than April 17, 2023.

The Hooding Ceremony is separate from the SPHHP Commencement Ceremony (Sat., May 20). Each event has its own separate registration page. Details to register to attend the SPHHP Commencement.


Slee Hall has a seating capacity for each graduate to bring up to five guests. Students can pick up tickets in 515 Kimball Tower, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from May 2 to May 18, 2022.


A photographer will be present at the Hooding ceremony. Photographs will be made available to view and download on this page.


Contact Christine Lazzaro, department coordinator at or (716) 829-6729.

Class of 2021 RS Hooding Ceremony Photos

Class of 2019 RS Hooding Ceremony Photos