Skip to Content

Darla Moore School of Business

Graduation Events

Darla Moore School of Business Master's Hooding Ceremony

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 | 2 p.m. | Darla Moore School of Business

  • View/download the hooding program
  • The 2022 Fall Hooding Ceremony is for all Darla Moore School of Business master’s programs. All students graduating in August or December 2022 are invited to participate in the hooding ceremony.
  • Advance registration is required. Register online by Friday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m.
  • There will be a reception immediately following the hooding ceremony in the courtyard of the Moore School.

Information for Master's Students

The 2022 fall Hooding Ceremony is for all Darla Moore School of Business master’s programs, including Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Human Resources, Master of International Business, MBA and Professional MBA. All master's students graduating in December are invited to participate.

cedric green headshot

Cedric F. Green, Ph.D.

Cedric F. Green is senior vice president– Generation, Dominion Energy Virginia.

He is responsible for the operations, engineering, and maintenance of Dominion Energy’s fossil, hydro, and renewable generating facilities and its energy storage portfolio, as well as solar generating facilities housed at Contracted Assets.

Prior to the merger with Dominion Energy, Green started his career at SCANA in 1994 as an intern. For the next 25 years, he held several leadership roles in electric and gas operations, in both North and South Carolina. He was named the Southeast Energy Group’s vice president–Gas Services in 2019, and later that year became vice president–Gas Transmission & Storage Technical Services. In 2020, he was named vice president–Technical Services for Dominion Energy Virginia. He assumed his current position in 2022.

Green has served on the Board of Directors for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and served as Chairman of the Leadership South Carolina Board of Trustees. In 2021, he joined the boards of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, Thrive Birth to Five for the Richmond region, and the Henrico Education Foundation.

Green is a graduate of University of South Carolina, where he earned all his degrees: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, MBA, M.E. Mechanical Engineering, and Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of South Carolina.

The hooding ceremony will last approximately one and a half hours.

Limit of four guests per graduate. Guests must be registered in advance. Students are responsible for registering any guests when they register themselves. 

Guest Limitation: Please note that students are only allowed four guests who pre-registered to attend with your program manager.   Your program managers will have a list of students who have registered to attend.

FREE parking for our hooding ceremony guest is available at these locations:

  • LOT N2 1105 Blossom Street
    Corner of Blossom and Assembly (Coliseum Fac/Staff lot)
  • LOT D2 1112 Greene Street
    Corner of Greene and Main Streets (Fac/Staff lot)

Interactive USC map for locating parking lots

There will be a guard so please let the attendant know you are attending the Moore School Hooding Ceremony. The lots are approximately half a block away and there are other events in the area, so please allow ample time for parking and walking. 

If you need to drop off a guest, please do so at our Park Street entrance. There is an outside elevator or steps that will lead you to Level 1.

If you elect to park in the Innovista Parking garage at 821 Park Street, there will be a fee.

  • Graduates walking in the Moore School Hooding and the university ceremonies are required to wear the black graduate robe, the business school hood in drab* and the cap with tassel.
    *Master of Science in Business Analytics students will wear gold hoods and gold tassels.
  • Regalia orders can be placed online. If you have questions about any additional graduation supplies, you should contact the bookstore directly at 803-777-4160.
  • Attire: Business professional. Dark pants and dress shoes preferred. Dresses worn under graduation robes can be any color.
  • Students need to report to Sonoco Pavilion (in the Moore School) no later than 1:15 p.m. Staff will provide additional instructions about the ceremony at that time.  Prior to the procession, students will gather for a class photo. After the photo, graduates will be arranged in a line in the lobby in alphabetical order for the procession.  People who are late may miss instructions and/or photos.  Families should proceed directly to the performance hall.
  • Tassels should be worn on the left quarter of your cap.
  • Each graduate will receive an index card in the ready room.
    • Please make sure to pick up your card and hold onto it. (You will give it to the reader to call your name at the ceremony). 
    • If your name is incorrect on your card, we will have blank cards available for you to write your name correctly.
    • If your name is difficult to pronounce, you should either rewrite your name on the card phonetically or whisper your name to the reader as you approach.
  • Deans and faculty lead the procession. They will proceed to the Performance Hall. Graduates should fill in the rows in an orderly fashion. A staff member will be standing at the seats to guide you. Do not leave empty seats. Seating is limited. 
  • At the appropriate time during the ceremony, the class will be asked to rise by row.
  • Participants from the first row will be called forward. Remaining participants should remain seated until directed by one of the staff members assisting with the ceremony. The person at the end of the row will stand, and everyone else should follow to the stage. 
  • As you approach the stage, present your card to the program reader for your name to be announced. Your academic program administrator and Dean Peter Brews will then take your hood from your arm. You should turn and face the audience while you are being hooded. There may be a button inside the hood with a string attached. Make sure this string is unbuttoned or the hood will not go over your head. 
  • Do not rush onto the stage as you are being hooded. There will be a photographer taking individual pictures of each graduate.  Pause after being hooded to get your photo taken. Please provide adequate space after each graduate as hooding proceeds.   
  • If your cap is knocked off during the ceremony, maintain your composure and wait to place it back on your head until after you have returned to your seat.
  • At the end of the ceremony, music will begin for the recession. Please leave adequate space between you and your classmate as you leave the seating area.  Please follow the faculty onto the sidewalk to allow students to meet their family members. 
  • During the hooding ceremony, photos will be taken by a university photographer. You will receive a link with access to all of the photos taken during the ceremony within one week of the event.
  • Diplomas will be mailed to your permanent address approximately 90 days after graduation. Be sure to check your permanent address in to ensure it is accurate.


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.