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 Friday, June 24, 2016 for the Spring ceremony
  • rent a doctoral regalia package is by Friday July 22, 2016 for the Summer ceremony

Academic Regalia Cost*

Students may:

  • purchase their own custom regalia between Monday, February 15, 2016 and the purchase deadline date of Friday, March 18, 2016.
  • rent a doctoral regalia package between Monday, March 7, 2016 and the rental deadline date of Saturday, April 9, 2016.


Doctoral Rental Package

Doctoral Custom Regalia Purchase

Full Regalia


Contact the bookstore for price options

Rental doctoral regalia will be available at Barnes & Noble @ UAB (Hill Student Center, 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 obtain information on regalia shipping. Please allow one business week for replying to email messages.