Academic Regalia Purchase and Rental
graduating students undergraduate, master and doctoral candidates must wear the
official academic regalia. Undergraduate and master candidates (black cap and
gown, maroon and gray tassel); doctoral candidates must wear the official
doctoral robe and hood. All commencement items can be purchased during the Grad
Fair at the University Bookstore. It is recommended that you purchase your
cap and gown early to avoid any unnecessary delay or inconvenience on
graduation day. Doctoral
gowns and faculty gowns must be ordered at least eight weeks in advance. A
representative will be on hand at the Grad Fair to take orders. Only official
academic regalia may be worn
during the commencement exercises. No visible jewelry or other
decorations on the academic robe or mortarboard (cap) is allowed.
Faculty and staff may rent academic regalia from the UMES Bookstore. The UMES Bookstore will be opened Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call the Bookstore at (410)-651-6437.