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Student Graduation Center

To order a Cap&Gown, please place your order online (STUDENT LINK). The online ordering site for Spring 2019 Commencement will close on May 23rd.

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 (Bachelor): Now through May 1st.
Standard Pricing (Bachelor ): May 2nd through May 23rd.
Early Order Pricing (Doctorate & Master): Now through May 1st.

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 May 1st. 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 May 21st for graduate students, and May 22nd 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.

Swing into our Spring Fling Sale and order your school bling!
April 29th & 30th: 11am to 3pm
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!
Diploma frames 10% OFF!
30% OFF UMBC Jackets!
50% OFF ALL clearance merchandise!

Cap and Gown Pickup Information (UMBC Bookstore, Main Campus)
May 15th, 11am to 4pm
May 16th, 11am to 4pm
May 17th, 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. 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 #: 4168394

The deadline to order staff/faculty regalia online is April 27th.
Any regalia ordered after April 13th will incur a $25 expedited shipping fee, and orders placed after April 27th cannot be guaranteed.

Pickup Information
Starts May 20th

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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