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 Saturday, November 2, 2013 for the fall ceremonies
- rent a doctoral regalia package is Friday, November 22, 2013 for the fall ceremonies
Barnes & Noble @ UAB will be hosting Grad Send-Off on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, and Wednesday, October 23, 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*
- purchase their own custom regalia between Monday, October 7, 2013 and the purchase deadline date of Saturday, November 3, 2013
- rent a doctoral regalia package between Tuesday, October 22, 2013 and the rental deadline date of Friday, November 22, 2013.
|Doctoral Rental Package||Doctoral Custom Regalia Purchase|
|$74.98||Contact the bookstore for price options|
Rental doctoral regalia will be available at Barnes & Noble @ UAB (Food Fai 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