This student doesn't currently have a master's degree in any subject, and can't possibly complete one until next semester, at least not at this university. Nevertheless, this student plans to "walk," or in other words, participate in this semester's hooding ceremony anyway, before having completed the degree.
I told the student that I'd be glad to hood this student next year, after the degree is completed, but not before. This mattered to the student apparently not at all. I then made it clear that I don't approve. It wouldn't be a major inconvenience to the student or the student's family, since they live within a day's drive from here, although I think integrity should come before that, anyway.
Naturally, some Kool-Aid-drunk
I feel like I need a bath. Even I am surprised that my university will allow this. Often, when I'm arguing a grade with a student, I point out that integrity matters, a LOT.