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Student Graduation Center

To order a Cap & Gown for Fall 2019 Commencement, please place your order online here (STUDENT LINK).

Early Order Pricing Standard Pricing
Bachelor (Purchase) $49.99 $74.99
Master (Rental) $83.99 $108.99
Doctorate (Rental) $165.99 $190.99

Early Order Pricing: September 15th through November 24th.
Standard Pricing: November 25th through November 30th.

In addition to caps and gowns, the option to purchase announcements, college rings, diploma frames, stoles, and souvenir tassels is available on the Herff Jones website. Honor stoles and cords are given during Grad Fair Pickup to eligible students at no additional cost and are based on your overall GPA as of the previous semester.

Students are prohibited from wearing a borrowed cap & gown from an alumnus/a or another student – no exceptions.

Note: We encourage all students expecting to graduate to purchase their regalia early! Herff Jones will refund you the full cost of your cap & gown through November 24th. After this date, you may still request a refund, but a $25 restocking fee will be issued. The last day to request a refund on your cap & gown is December 17th for graduate students, and December 18th for undergraduate students.
For assistance on refunding your cap & gown, please contact the Bookstore by the day before commencement.
To contact customer service of Herff Jones, please call 1-800-837-4235.

Ring Sale
December 2nd & 3rd, 11am to 2pm
Herff Jones representatives will be in-store to assist you with your school ring and diploma frame sales.
Receive a $20 Bookstore credit on merchandise when you make your ring purchase!

Cap and Gown Pickup Information (UMBC Bookstore, Main Campus)
December 11th, 11am to 4pm
December 12th, 11am to 4pm
December 13th, 11am to 3pm

Note: A photographer will be available during these hours for pictures.

Shady Grove Students: Your regalia can be ordered and picked up on the same dates as above. If you would like your regalia delivered to UMBC-Shady Grove, please visit to submit your request. Upon submission, you will receive a follow-up email with instructions from a Shady Grove representative, as pickup dates will then differ from the ones listed above.

Undergraduate ceremonies are ticketed events, while Graduate ceremonies are not. Graduates can claim their tickets on the ticket website starting Friday, November 1st at 10:00 am until Saturday, November 30th at 11:59 pm. Please visit the commencement website for additional information on ceremony dates, times, and tickets.

Staff/Faculty Graduation Center

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Ordering Information
To rent regalia, please place your order online (STAFF/FACULTY LINK).
Customer #: 19000351000
Order #: 4324516

The deadline to order staff/faculty regalia online is November 4th.
Any regalia ordered after November 4th will incur a $25 expedited shipping fee, and orders placed after November 15th cannot be guaranteed.

Pickup Information
December 13th, 16th and 17th

Return Information
Bookstore staff will be on-site, ready to collect rented regalia. Regalia must be returned immediately after the ceremony (same day).

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