Grad Fair & Academic Regalia

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    All 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 ordered in the website listed below. It is recommended that you purchase your cap and gown early to avoid any unnecessary delay or inconvenience on graduation day. Doctoral gowns must be ordered at least eight weeks in advance. Only official academic regalia may be worn during the commencement exercises. No visible jewelry or other decorations on the academic robe is allowed.  

    The University Bookstore sponsors a Graduation Fair - a celebratory one -stop shopping event that provides graduating students and/or their families the opportunity to shop for all your graduation needs. Please visit the University Bookstore, located in the Student Services Center (SSC), to purchase commencement regalia, announcements, class rings, diploma frames and so much more!!

    The UMES Grad Fair will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 5 - 6, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    This semester the bookstore is sponsoring a prize pack drawing for students who purchase their regalia, announcements, class rings and diploma frames during the two day event.  The prize pack will be on display in the bookstore during Grad Fair. We encourage all graduation candidates to stop by grad fair even if they are not prepared to purchase at that time, we will be happy to answer any questions students may have about regalia!

    For additional information call the University Bookstore at (410) 651-6437.

    Commencement Regalia Prices 

    Winter 2019

     Bachelor Unit (Cap, Gown, Tassel and Hood)  $61.95 + tax
     Bachelor Hood Only  $24.98 + tax
     Bachelor Gown Only  $24.98 + tax
     Master's Outfit (Cap, Gown, Tassel and Hood)  $68.53 + tax
     Master Hood Only  $31.98 + tax
     Master's Gown Only  $31.98 + tax
     Doctoral Outfit (Cap, Gown, Tassel, and Hood)  $91.98 + tax
     Individual Items  
     Tassels  $7.00 + tax
     Honor Cords   $12.98 + tax
     UMES Kente Stole  $38.98 + tax
     Cap Only  $9.98 + tax