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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 October 9th, please use our online commencement form to order your regalia.

If you have ordered regalia at UMBC before, your information will automatically appear on the screen when you log in. 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 October 30, there is no cost to the faculty and staff to rent regalia. Between October 31 and November 22, a $25 expedited fee will be charged. No regalia may be ordered after November 22. 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, December 11, and will continue through Monday, December 19Faculty and staff must pick up regalia at the Bookstore by Monday, December 18, because regalia will not be available at the RAC. For more information, call Kay Smith at the Bookstore at 410-455-3904.


Even if you do not order regalia, we need to know whether you intend to march in the Commencement procession, so that appropriate seating arrangements can be made. Please RSVP using our online Commencement form by December 8, 2017.