Academic Regalia Purchase and Rental

  • 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. 

      Only official academic regalia may be worn during the commencement exercises. All commencement items can be purchased during the Graduate Fair at the University Bookstore or online. It is recommended that you purchase your cap and gown early to avoid any unnecessary delay or inconvenience on graduation day. A representative will be on hand at the Graduate Fair to take orders. 

     Doctoral gowns and faculty gowns must be ordered at least eight weeks in advance.

    No visible jewelry or other decorations on the academic robe  is allowed. Please see the attached mortarboard policy for decorating your cap.

    Faculty and staff may rent academic regalia from the UMES Bookstore. All rental regalia must be ordered no later than Monday, December 3, 2018 to ensure delivery in time for commencement. 

    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.

    Cap & Gown Prices

     Bachelor Unit (Cap, Gown, Tassel and Hood) $61.95 p/tax
     Bachelor Hood (Only) $24.98 p/tax
     Tassel (Only) $7.00 p/tax
     Cap (Only) $9.98 p/tax
     Master Unit (Cap, Gown, Tassel and Hood) $68.53 p/tax
     Master Hood (Only) $31.98 p/tax
     Tassel (Only) $7.00 p/tax
     Doctoral Unit for Students $91.98 p/tax