Graduate Programs

Graduation and Hooding

Business Graduate Programs

Things To Do Before You Graduate

Important details are provided below. Please read carefully.

  1. File for Graduation
    In the first week of your graduating semester, you must submit a Graduating Student Form so the Graduate School can certify your graduation.
  2. Confirm Commencement Attendance. Baylor assumes all graduates will walk in the commencement ceremony. If you are unable to attend, notify the Registrar's Office by completing the Non-participation Form. If you submit the Non-participation Form, your diploma will be mailed to you after the ceremony.
  3. Confirm Hooding Ceremony Attendance and Provide Information. The Business School will host a Hooding Ceremony and reception to present you with your master's hood.
  4. Purchase Cap and Gown Graduates wear traditional academic dress which you may purchase at the Baylor Bookstore on campus. Master's degree regalia includes a cap, gown, tassel, and hood. The color of the hood is "drab" (tan).

Hooding Ceremony

The Business School hosts a Hooding Ceremony to recognize all Graduate Business degree candidates.

During the ceremony a faculty member places the master's hood over the head of the graduate, signifying his or her success in completing the graduate program. The ceremony is similar to the Commencement Ceremony in that faculty and students are dressed in academic attire.


Schedule for Hooding Ceremonies - Summer 2019
All Graduate Business Programs:

Date: Saturday, August 17
Time: Lunch: 11:30 a.m.  Hooding Cermony: 1:00 p.m.
Lunch: Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center, Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Room #250 
Hooding Ceremony: McClinton Auditorium, Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Room #240

GRADUATES: Lunch will be provided immediately following the Commencement Ceremony in Foster 250.  The Hooding Ceremony will start at 1:00pm in Foster 240.

All graduates need to: RSVP for Hooding Ceremony.


Commencement - Summer 2019

Date: Saturday, August 17
9:30 a.m.
Place: Ferrell Center

Full details about Baylor Commencement

Alumni Opportunities


  • Keep a Baylor email address: To access your new account, see Alumni Email.
  • Join the Baylor Network: Baylor MBA alumni can benefit from the significant network capital that exists with our graduates. As a graduate of either the full-time or executive MBA program, we invite you to join the Baylor Network.


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