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Cap & Gown Rentals


As in the past, UMBC will subsidize the rental of academic regalia for faculty and administrative and associate staff. Starting March 5th, please use our online commencement form to order your regalia.


Prior to April 9, there is no cost to the faculty and staff to rent regalia. Between April 9 and April 23, a $25 expedited fee will be charged. No regalia may be ordered after April 23. 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 Monday, May 14, and will continue through Monday, May 21Faculty and staff must pick up regalia at the Bookstore by Monday, May 21, because regalia will not be available at the Event Center. For more information, call Kay Smith at the Bookstore at 410-455-3904.

All rented regalia must be returned to the Bookstore.


Even if you do not order regalia, we need to know whether you intend to march in the Commencement procession and in which ceremony or ceremonies you plan to participate, so that appropriate seating arrangements can be made. Please RSVP using our online Commencement form by April 23, 2018.