The UAB Summer Class of 2016 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 Wednesday, November 23, 2016, for the summer ceremony. 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 may be purchased at the UAB Bookstore for $7.98 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 24, 2016 and the deadline date of Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Please note that students will receive their caps and gowns at the time of purchase.

  Bachelor Grad Pack Master Grad Pack
Full Regalia
(cap/gown/tassel/hood, if applicable)
$77.98 $118.98

Grad Packs are available at the UAB Bookstore (1400 University Blvd, 205-996-2665). Store hours and complete contact information are available on the UAB Bookstore website.

*Shipping for the continental United States will be provided for $7.50.

Online/Distance Learning Students


Online and distance learning students, who do not reside in the Birmingham area, should contact Greer Hallmark or Kelley Farley (sm536@bncollege.com) at the UAB Bookstore to obtain information on regalia shipping. Please allow one business week for replying to email messages.