The Hooding Ceremony and Baccalaureate Mass will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17 in the Commencement tent. Graduating seniors intending to participate must be in the O’Hare Academic Center by 2:30 p.m.
The hooding ceremony, which is a Salve Regina tradition, is a notable part of the liturgy. The hoods are a sign of academic achievement and the trim of the hood signifies the degree earned.
White-trimmed hoods designate the Bachelor of Arts degree. Yellow-trimmed hoods designate the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees. The hoods are lined in blue and white to represent the school colors. All baccalaureate candidates will receive hoods with their regalia and should bring them to the ceremony. Candidates will receive further instructions the day of the ceremony.
White-trimmed hoods designated the Master of Arts degree, while yellow-trimmed hoods designate the Master of Science degree. Brown-trimmed hoods designate the Master of Business Administration degree, while dark blue-trimmed hoods designate the Doctor of Philosophy degree. The hoods are lined in blue and white to represent the school colors.
Doctoral students will be hooded during the Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18, but are welcome to participate in the Baccalaureate Mass.
Clergy Request Form
Any graduating student with a relative who is a Roman Catholic priest or deacon may request that he concelebrate/assist at the Baccalaureate Mass. A clergy request form must be completed in order for this request to be considered. Completed forms must be forwarded electronically to Carol Andos by Thursday, May 1.
Priests are asked to bring their own alb and a white stole. Each priest or deacon must submit a letter of good standing from his superior.