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2021 Hooding Ceremonies Information

Graduate Professional Students Hooding & Awards Ceremony

(Biomedical Sciences, Genetic Counseling, Physician Assistant, Nurse Anesthesia, and Rehabilitation Counseling) 

11:00 a.m., Friday, May 7, 2021 | Prerecord

DoubleTree by Hilton Conference Center (2100 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210)

Graduates, arrive at check-in by 9:45 AM

Livestreaming Information: The ceremony will be livestreamed on WebEx. A pre-recorded presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the live ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. If you experience technical difficulties a back-up will be available on YouTube.


Medical Doctorate Military Promotion, Awards, & Hooding & Ceremony

(Doctorate of Medicine) 

3:00 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Conference Center (2100 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210)

Graduates, arrive at check-in by 1:30 PM

Livestreaming Information: The ceremony will be livestreamed on WebEx. A pre-recorded presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. and the live ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. If you experience technical difficulties a back-up will be available on YouTube

*Diplomas will be available for pick up at this time.

A member of each graduates’ pod will serve as the special hooder. Click here to review “How to Hood Your Graduate.”

There will not be a formal rehearsal hosted for this event.

Please bring a mask and dress professionally comfortably under your regalia. Face coverings (over the nose and mouth) are required for all guests. Make sure you have your gap, gown, tassel, and hood. The durations of both ceremonies will be about two hours. The ceremonies will be a combination of standing and sitting, so make sure you are dressed comfortably enough for both.  

The DoubleTree by Hilton Conference Center provides over 600 parking spaces and is free of charge.  Guests with handicap placards or tags will enter the DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia’s rear parking lot and park in front of the double doors.

Sign language interpreters will be provided during both Hooding & Awards Ceremonies.

Each hooding ceremony will be livestreamed.

View the Graduate Professional Programs Hooding and Awards Ceremony on WebEx (beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 7). If you experience technical difficulties, the ceremony also will be available on YouTube

View the Doctor of Medicine Hooding, Military Promotion, and Awards Ceremony  (beginning at 2: 30p.m. on Friday, May 7). If you experience technical difficulties, the ceremony also will be available on YouTube

When posting on social media about your grad, be sure to use #UofSCSOMC2021. The recordings will be posted via this webpage when available.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, no more than 3 guests per graduate are permitted to attend and be seated in their pods during the hooding ceremonies. Pod assignments will be emailed to Graduates on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Click here to view the seating chart [PDF].

Event guests will be admitted into the DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia Conference Center beginning at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.


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