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To order a Cap&Gown, please place your order online (STUDENT LINK). The online ordering site for Fall 2018 Commencement will close on December 20th.

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 & Master): Now through November 30th.
Standard Pricing (Bachelor & Master): December 1st through December 20th.
Early Order Pricing (Doctorate): Now through November 1st.
Standard Pricing (Doctorate): November 2nd through December 4th.

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.

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 30th. After this date, you may still request a refund, but a $25 restocking fee will be issued. To contact customer service of Herff Jones, please call 1-800-837-4235.

Cap and Gown Ordering Information (UMBC Bookstore, Main Campus)
If you need assistance ordering your regalia, Herff Jones representatives will be in-store to walk you through ordering online on the following dates:
November 26th, 11am to 5pm
November 27th, 11am to 5pm

Cap and Gown Pickup Information (UMBC Bookstore, Main Campus)
December 12th, 11am to 4pm
December 13th, 11am to 4pm
December 14th, 11am to 2pm
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 umbc.edu/shadygrove/regalia 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 #: 4168390

The deadline to order staff/faculty regalia online is November 15th.
The deadline to order staff/faculty regalia over the phone (x53807) or in-store is November 26th.
Any regalia ordered on or after November 19th will incur a $25 expedited shipping fee, and orders placed after November 26th cannot be guaranteed.

Pickup Information
Starts December 12th

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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