UAB bachelors and masters graduates 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 Blazers!

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.

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. Students may purchase regalia at Grad Fest on October 14th and 15th from 10am – 6pm at the UAB National Alumni Society House. Please note that students will receive their caps and gowns at the time of purchase. Caps and gowns will not be available for purchase in the UAB Bookstore until October 21st.

  Cost of Grad Pack
(10/1/19-10/15/19)
1st Late Fee
(10/21/19-11/30/19)
2nd Late Fee
(12/1/19-12/14/19)
Bachelor Grad Pack
(cap/gown/tassel/hood, if applicable)
$79.98 $25.00 $50.00

Grad Packs are available at the UAB National Alumni Society House (1301 10th Avenue S) on October 14th and 15th from 10am-6pm during Grad Fest. Grad Packs will be available at the UAB Bookstore (1400 University Blvd, 205-996-2665) starting October 21st (with a $25 late fee). For store hours please visit the UAB Bookstore website. For questions concerning cap and gown, please contact regalia@uab.edu. 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. We will not hold purchased regalia at the Bookstore. If you cannot attend Grad Fest, you can pay $7.50 to have the cap and gown shipped to your home.

+ Masters Regalia Cost (Excluding School of Health Professions)

All Grad Packs include a one-year membership in The University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society. Students may purchase regalia at Grad Fest on October 14th and 15th from 10am – 6pm at the UAB National Alumni Society House. Please note that students will receive their caps and gowns at the time of purchase. Caps and gowns will not be available for purchase in the UAB Bookstore until October 21st.

  Cost of Grad Pack
(10/1/19-10/15/19)
1st Late Fee
(10/21/19-11/30/19)
2nd Late Fee
(12/1/19-12/14/19)
Masters Grad Pack
(cap/gown/tassel/hood, if applicable)
$123.98 $25.00 $50.00

Grad Packs are available at the UAB UAB National Alumni Society House National Alumni Society House (1301 10th Avenue S) on October 14th and 15th from 10am-6pm during Grad Fest. Grad Packs will be available at the UAB Bookstore (1400 University Blvd, 205-996-2665) starting October 21st (with a $25 late fee). For store hours please visit the UAB Bookstore website. For questions concerning cap and gown, please contact regalia@uab.edu. 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. We will not hold purchased regalia at the Bookstore. If you cannot attend Grad Fest, you can pay $7.50 to have the cap and gown shipped to your home.

+ 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 November 1st to ensure delivery before Fall Commencement. Pricing for regalia and descriptions of the fabric can be found here. You can purchase the full regalia or pieces. You can also purchase UAB’s official custom regalia for a total price of $886 plus tax. You can see a picture of this regalia here. 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:

  1. To be tailored for: Male or Female
  2. Height with shoes (top of head to floor): feet and inches
  3. Approximate weight: pounds
  4. Chest measurement: inches
  5. 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
  6. Neck size: inches
  7. Floor clearance desired (If not specified, robes will be sized approximately 8” from the floor): inches
  8. Cap or Tam (Measure around the head approximately 1” above the brow, pulling the tape measure snugly. Give measurement in inches.): inches

Please email regalia@uab.edu if you wish to purchase your full regalia or pieces with the above information. Again, the deadline for custom regalia is November 1st. All custom regalia packages or pieces must be paid for before we will place the order.

Rental Doctoral Regalia

Student rental doctoral regalia forms are due November 15th 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 regalia@uab.edu. Payment for rental packages will be due at time of pick up or when we ship the regalia. We will begin shipping regalia, if requested, starting December 6th with a guaranteed delivery date of December 10th. Shipping to the continental United States will be $7.50. Regalia will be available for pick up beginning December 9th at the UAB Bookstore located in the Hill Student Center at 1400 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35233.

  Cost of Grad Pack
(9/20/19-11/15/19)
1st Late Fee
(11/16/19-11/30/19)
2nd Late Fee
(12/1/19-12/12/19)
Mortarboard Rental Package $93.98 $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

Distance learning students, students who do not reside in the Birmingham area, who 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. We will begin calling to process payment on regalia orders on October 21st. We will not ship regalia until payment has been received. The Bookstore will begin shipping gowns on October 28th. The forms below are only for 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. The same late fee structure applies for Distance Learning students as detailed above.

Bachelors Regalia Order Form Masters Regalia Order Form