Guest Hooder Information

Guest Hooder Information

All COM and COB two-year track graduates may choose to have a guest hooder for the ceremony. Those who do not have a guest hooder will be hooded by KCU appointed faculty.

Requirements

All COM and COB two-year track graduates may choose to have a guest hooder for the ceremony. Those who do not have a guest hooder will be hooded by KCU appointed faculty.

Guest hooder requirements for COM graduates:

If you wish to have a guest hooder, he/she must belong to one of the following categories:

  • A family member that is a DO, MD or MBBS/MBBCH (medical degree granted in some countries outside of the United States).
    or
  • A current (this academic year) Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) faculty member. 

    Note: If you wish to have a past KCU faculty, preceptor or adjunct faculty member hood you, written approval must be received by Dr. Josh Cox at wcox@kcumb.edu and sent to commencement@kcumb.edu.

Guest hooder requirements for COB two-year track graduates:

If you wish to have a guest hooder, he/she must belong to one of the following categories:

  • A family member that is a DO, MD or MBBS/MBBCH (medical degree granted in some countries outside of the United States)
    or
  • Your research faculty mentor.
  • PsyD Masters recipients will not have guest hooders. They will be hooded by their faculty advisor.
  • COB one-year graduates will be hooded by COB faculty.

Please note the following guidelines for guest hooders:

  • You must complete all information in the guest hooder request section of the Commencement Form.
  • Once you have approval for your hooder you will be forwarded a link to order regalia. Invite your guest hooder prior to completing the form to confirm his/her acceptance and obtain academic attire information.
    • If your guest hooder has his/her own full academic attire or is a current KCU faculty member, you will not complete the form. Please ensure your hooder brings regalia to the ceremony.
    • If your hooder does not have regalia, follow the link in your confirmation email and order immediately. You are required to pay for your hooder’s regalia at the time of the order.
  • Each guest hooder must wear full academic attire in order to hood you during the ceremony. You are responsible for picking up the purchased attire for your guest hooder on May 7.