UMBC will subsidize the rental of academic regalia for faculty and staff. The Bookstore will begin to accept orders for regalia in March. To reserve regalia, please use the electronic response form.
If you have previously ordered regalia at UMBC with the online system, your information will automatically appear on screen when you enter your user name. If you have not ordered before, you must enter the following information: your cap size, height with shoes, weight, degree earned and the name of the school where the degree was earned.
Prior to November 6, there is no cost to the faculty and staff to rent regalia. Between November 7 and December 1, a $25 expedited fee will be charged. No regalia may be ordered after December 1. Even if there is a slight chance that you will attend Commencement, you should order regalia. It is easier for the Bookstore to return unused gowns and hoods than it is to place a late order and not receive delivery on time.
Regalia will be ready for pick-up at the Bookstore beginning on Thursday, December 3, and will continue through Friday, December 11. Faculty and staff must pick up regalia at the Bookstore by Friday, December 11, because regalia will not be available at the RAC. For more information, call Kay Smith at the Bookstore at 410-455-3904.