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. All commencement items can be purchased during the Graduate 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 Graduate 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.