We celebrated our 8th Annual Hoodie Ceremony on Sunday May 3rd. Eight years ago the Student Alumni Association began a new tradition by adopting the significance of the hooding ceremony and using a new version to honor the contributions and achievements of those members who were preparing to become Alumni of Seton Hall

The tradition of the formal academic hooding ceremony dates back hundreds of years. The academic hood is presented as a special part of academic regalia to signify scholarly achievement and professional excellence. During the ceremony the national anthem of the country in which the presenting institution resides is sung, a blessing is given to graduates, speeches are made by academic leaders and honored guests, and a hood is presented to each graduate, placed over their heads by the individuals bestowing the degrees, usually regents, deans or trustees of the university.

Thank you to our graduating seniors for making your time here at Seton Hall and in SAA wonderful!