The UAB Fall Class of 2015 will be “Walking Green” at commencement. As with any sustainable initiative, the options we choose will set the standard for future generations, and in this case, future UAB graduates!

GreenWeaver regalia is made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles. It takes an average of 23 plastic bottles to manufacture one cap and gown, meaning that your class has the opportunity to divert over 87,000 plastic bottles from landfills. After commencement, you have the option of keeping your regalia as a souvenir, or dropping it in recycling bins set up in the bookstore.

GreenWeaver is also cooler and lighter weight than non sustainable fabric.

Dress Code/Academic Regalia

Commencement recognizes the academic achievements of UAB graduates and is considered a formal academic ceremony that should be viewed as such in dress and demeanor.  The undergraduate and master’s academic robes are green.  The recommended dress for graduates is comfortable business attire.

The deadline for students to purchase their caps and gowns will be Saturday, November 21st, 2015, for the fall ceremonies. There will be a $25 late fee assessed to cap and gown purchases after this date. There will be an additional charge of $25 if you wait to purchase your cap and gown the day of the ceremony. Tassels can be purchased at the UAB Barnes & Noble College Bookstore for $5.98 plus tax prior to the ceremony.

Academic Regalia Cost*

All of the Grad Packs include a one year membership in The University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society. Students may purchase regalia between Monday, October 26th, 2015 and the deadline date of Saturday, November 21st, 2015.  Please note that students will receive their caps and gowns at the time of purchase.


Bachelor Grad Pack

Master Grad Pack

Full Regalia
if applicable)




Grad Packs are available at Barnes & Noble @ UAB (1218 6th Avenue South, 205-996-2665 til November 7th and at our new location in Hill Student Center starting November 16th).  Store hours and complete contact information are available on the UAB Bookstore website.

*Shipping for the continental United States will be provided for $6.95.

Online/Distance Learning Students

Online and distance learning students, who do not reside in the Birmingham area, should contact George Bennett-- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it -- at Barnes & Noble @ UAB to obtain information on regalia shipping. Please allow one business week for replying to email messages.