Doctoral Caps and Gowns

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 recommended dress for doctoral graduates is comfortable business attire. 
The deadline for students to:

  • purchase their own custom doctoral regalia is Monday, November 3 for the December ceremony
  • rent a doctoral regalia package is Saturday, November 22, 2014 for the December ceremony

Grad Send-Off

Barnes & Noble @ UAB will be hosting Grad Send-Off on Monday, October 27, 2014, and Tuesday, October 28, from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Grad Send-Off is a one-stop celebration for UAB graduates.  Representatives from Balfour, CB Graduation Announcemets, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society will be present to help graduates with the purchase of caps and gowns, graduation announcements, rings, diploma frames, and mementos.

Academic Regalia Cost*

Students may:

  • purchase their own custom regalia between Monday, October 6, 2014 and the purchase deadline date of Monday, November 3, 2014
  • rent a doctoral regalia package between Monday, October 27, 2014 and the rental deadline date of Saturday, November 22, 2014.

 

Doctoral Rental Package

Doctoral Custom Regalia Purchase

Full Regalia
(cap/gown/tassel/hood)

$79.98

Contact the bookstore for price options

Rental doctoral regalia will be available at Barnes & Noble @ UAB (Food Fair Bldg., 12th Street and 6th Ave. South, 205-996-2665) one week prior to your ceremony.  If you choose shipping* for your rental regalia, it will arrive at your home 3 business days prior to the ceremony.   Store hours and complete contact information are available on the UAB Bookstore website.  Custom purchased regalia will be directly shipped to the address you choose.
*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-- gbennett@uab.edu at Barnes & Noble @ UAB to obtaim information on regalia shipping. Please allow one business week for replying to email messages.