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Hooding Ceremony

Hooding Ceremony

  • The School of Education will hood doctoral candidates.
  • Will be held Friday, December 15, at 3 p.m., located at the Lindenwood University Cultural Center at 400 North Kingshighway, St. Charles, MO, 63301.
  • Please arrive by 2:30 p.m.
  • The ceremony will start at 3 p.m.
  • Hors d’oeuvres will be served until 5 p.m.
  • GradImages® will photograph each graduate at the event.
  • No guest tickets are needed for the event.
  • We recommend a maximum of six guests per graduate.

Doctoral candidates who wish to order the standard doctoral gown, hood, and tam may place orders online by Sunday, October 22, 2017, at and clicking on the link “RESERVE A CAP AND GOWN”. 

Doctoral candidates who wish to upgrade to the custom premium quality regalia should contact our Herff Jones representative, Patty Storie, by telephone at (314) 369-6668 or email at to make arrangements to order custom premium quality regalia.  Ms. Storie will be happy to meet with candidates for measurements etc.  The custom premium option is only available through Ms. Storie and not the Herff Jones website.  Please see the enclosed flier for the custom premium regalia.  The deadline for the custom premium quality regalia is Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Doctoral students will pay a graduation fee of $200. This fee covers the cost of the standard doctoral regalia.  It does NOT cover the cost of the upgraded premium regalia if you choose to purchase this option.  All outstanding charges must be paid before diplomas are released.  All graduating students must pay the graduation fee regardless of whether the students choose to participate in the ceremony.

Doctoral candidates will need to complete and return the enclosed Doctor of Education Escort Information Sheet to Academic Services.  Please fax or email the completed form to the email address or fax number listed at the bottom of the form by Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Lindenwood University contracts with GradImages® to photograph each graduate at Commencement. Photos are taken of graduates receiving their diploma, standing in front of a Lindenwood banner, and as the student is being hooded. Graduates can pre-register their e-mail, and GradImages will contact them when their photos are available for online viewing and ordering. While there is no obligation to make a purchase, proofs will be emailed and mailed to each student’s address. Up to 6 (six) family members’ contact information may be added to help share the good news and the photos by going to the GradImages website.

Lindenwood University has no affiliation with the photographer; inquiries should be directed to GradImages® Customer Service Department or phone at 1 (800) 261-2576, via the web at, or via mail at GradImages® 3490 Martin Hurst Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32312.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301