The UAB Bookstore will be hosting Grad Send-Off on Monday, October 30, 2017, and Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 11:00am-5:00pm. Grad Send-Off is a one-stop celebration for UAB graduates. Representatives from Balfour, CB Graduation Announcements, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society will be present to help graduates with the purchase of cap and gowns, graduation announcements, rings, diploma frames, and mementos.

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 to purchase your cap and gown is Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Orders after that date will be subject to a $50 rush late fee. Regalia purchased on the day of the ceremony will incur a $50 rush late fee.

Academic Regalia Cost*


All of the purchased Grad Packs include a one year membership in The University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society. You may purchase regalia at anytime from the dates of Grad Send-Off until the deadline date. Please note that you will receive your cap and gown at the time of purchase.

  Bachelor Grad Pack Master Grad Pack
Full Regalia
(cap/gown/tassel/hood, if applicable)
$78.98 $121.98


Online/Distance Learning Students


Online and distance learning students, who do not reside in the Birmingham area and need their regalia shipped to them, should email one of the forms below to the UAB Bookstore at regalia@uab.edu. Shipping for the continental United States will be provided for $7.50. After your form is received, you will be contacted to provide payment for your regalia package. The Bookstore will begin shipping gowns on November 6, 2017. The forms below are only for online/distance learning students who need their gowns shipped to them. If you plan to pick up your cap and gown in store, please do not submit a form.

Bachelor's Regalia Order FormMaster's Regalia Order Form