Regalia & Merchandise

UAB bachelor's and master's graduates will be “Walking Green” at Commencement.

Regalia – which includes caps and gowns – makes Commencement ceremonies a visually stimulating experience and highlights the importance of the day for graduates and UAB. Learn more about how to purchase Commencement regalia prior to the ceremony, as well as UAB merchandise (announcements, class rings, and diploma frames) to commemorate graduation.

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

Students in the School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, and School of Optometry should note that their schools typically coordinate the specifics of these orders.

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.

Bachelors Regalia Cost

All Grad Packs include a one-year membership in The University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society. Please order your regalia three weeks prior to when you would like to have it in hand. The deadline to purchase custom doctoral regalia to be in hand before the Summer ceremony is six weeks prior. For additional questions, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grad Pack Cost of Grad Pack 1st Late Fee 2nd Late Fee
Bachelor Grad Pack
(cap/gown/tassel/hood, if applicable)
$79.98 $25.00 + $79.98 = $104.98 $50.00 + $79.98 = $129.98

Masters Regalia Cost

All Grad Packs include a one-year membership in The University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society. Please order your regalia three weeks prior to when you would like to have it in hand. The deadline to purchase custom doctoral regalia to be in hand before the Summer ceremony is six weeks prior. For additional questions, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grad Pack Cost of Grad Pack 1st Late Fee 2nd Late Fee
Masters Grad Pack
(cap/gown/tassel/hood, if applicable)
$123.98 $25.00 + $123.98 = $148.98 $50.00 + $123.98 = $173.98

For store hours please visit the UAB Bookstore website. For questions concerning cap and gown, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please see the Distance Learning section below for information on how to order your cap and gown if you cannot attend Grad Fest or pick up your cap and gown in store.

Doctoral Regalia Cost (Excluding O.D., M.D., and D.M.D.)

Custom Doctoral Regalia

All custom regalia orders will need to be placed by March 13th to ensure delivery before Spring Commencement. View the pricing for regalia and descriptions of the fabric. You can purchase the full regalia or pieces. You can also purchase UAB’s official custom regalia for a total price of $924 plus tax. See a picture of this regalia. For pictures of different custom regalia that you can purchase in black, please look here. The pieces of doctoral regalia include a robe, a hood, a tam, and a tassel. You would purchase regalia in your highest degree earned and you can just purchase pieces.

For custom regalia we will need the following measurements:

  • To be tailored for: Male or Female
  • Height with shoes (top of head to floor): feet and inches
  • Approximate weight: pounds
  • Chest measurement: inches
  • Shirt sleeve length (Measurement from center-back base of neck, over the top of the shoulder and along the outer arm to desired length.): inches
  • Neck size: inches
  • Floor clearance desired (If not specified, robes will be sized approximately 8” from the floor): inches
  • Cap or Tam (Measure around the head approximately 1” above the brow, pulling the tape measure snugly. Give measurement in inches.): inches

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to purchase your full regalia or pieces with the above information. Again, the deadline for custom regalia is March 13th.

Rental Doctoral Regalia

Student rental doctoral regalia forms are due March 27th to ensure you have regalia for the Commencement Ceremony. Students can rent either Mortarboard (flat, hard hat) or Tam (rounded, velvet hat) packages for the ceremony. Students can also rent and purchase individual pieces. Please email the completed order forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Payment for rental packages will be due at time of pick up. Regalia will be available for pick up beginning April 27th at the UAB Bookstore located in the Hill Student Center at 1400 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35233. Please visit our website for store hours. If you are unable to pick up your own regalia, please designate an alternate pick-up person on the form as requested.

Rantal Pack Cost of Rental Pack
(3/2/20 - 3/27/20)
1st Late Fee
(3/28/20 – 4/10/20)
2nd Late Fee
(4/11/20 - 4/27/20)
Mortarboard Rental Package $98.98 $25.00 $50.00
Tam Rental Package $128.98 $25.00 $50.00

Doctoral Candidate Mortarboard Order Form Doctoral Candidate Tam Order Form

Distance Learning Students

Please know that commencement for Spring 2020 has been has been moved online. We will hold a virtual ceremony for Spring 2020. If you would still like to order your regalia, you may do so at https://uab.shopoakhalli.com/.

student at commencement ceremony

Honors Graduates

Undergraduate students who have achieved meritorious scholastic standing are eligible to wear a gold honors cord. A representative from the Registrar’s Office will be available on commencement day in the area where graduate students line up to pass out honors cords. Honors designations are based on grades reported at the end of the previous term and may not reflect all earned honors. The honors designations for undergraduates are as follows:

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.9 – 4.00 overall grade point average
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.7 – 3.89 overall grade point average
  • Cum Laude: 3.5 – 3.69 overall grade point average

Students graduating in any of the university’s honors programs are eligible to wear a white honors cord. Undergraduate honors recipients line up at the beginning of the procession for each school, and they may keep their honors cords.

Graduation Announcements, Frames, Rings

Personalized graduation announcements are available for purchase during Grad Fest on Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3. Announcements can also be purchased online through CB Graduation Products. Generally, students receive their announcements within 2-3 weeks; rush service is available for an additional fee.

UAB diploma frames are available at the UAB Bookstore (in Hill Student Center, 1400 University Blvd). They can also be purchased through the UAB Bookstore.

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Optometry, Doctor of Medicine, and Doctor of Dental Medicine graduates should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details about ordering diploma frames, as the size of these diplomas varies from other UAB diplomas.

UAB class rings are available from Balfour. Display cases of sample rings and brochures are available at the UAB Bookstore.

Representatives from Balfour will be at Grad Fest to take orders. Orders may also be placed online through Balfour.

Faculty Regalia

Rentals

To order faculty regalia, please visit Oak Hall Cap & Gown.

You will not be required to provide payment at the time of order. All faculty regalia ordered by the deadline listed on the website will be available for pick up the Monday before Commencement. If you miss the deadline and still need to order rental regalia, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Purchases

If you wish to purchase regalia, please contact the UAB Bookstore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a fitting. To see pricing information for custom regalia, please visit Oak Hall Cap & Gown. Please keep in mind that it takes 4 to 6 weeks to make custom regalia, so orders for custom regalia must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the ceremony.