University of Vermont

215th Commencement Ceremonies - May 21 and 22, 2016

Caps and Gowns/UVM Bookstore

The UVM Bookstore is located on central campus in the Dudley H. Davis Center at 590 Main Street. The Catamount Store, is located on the Church Street Marketplace at 46 Church Street.

Announcements, Class Rings, Diploma Frames | Caps and Gowns | Commemorative T-Shirt | DVD | Senior Celebration | Contact Information

Caps and Gowns:

Academic regalia for the 215th Commencement Ceremony will be available for purchase both at the UVM Bookstore and online at beginning Monday, April 25th. Pre-orders are not necessary.

Students who graduated in October 2015 or January 2016 or who are living out-of-town and will be participating in the May 2016 Commencement Ceremony should order their caps and gowns (regalia) online at by Monday, May 16 for standard ground shipping and no later than Thursday, May 19, for next business day express shipping.  Regalia can either be shipped to a valid home address or held at the UVM Bookstore for pickup during normal business hours or during the Bookstore’s extended hours commencement weekend (store hours and contact information are available at 

If you require special gown sizing, please contact the Bookstore to assure that you will have a gown that fits you.  Caps and gowns are made of Oak Hall’s GreenWeaver material, a lightweight polyester-like material made from 23 post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

Student Regalia:

To participate in May 2016 Commencement ceremonies, a complete outfit is required for all degree candidates (Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral).


Complete Bachelor’s regalia with new stole: $67.95
Complete Master’s regalia:                                 $71.95
Complete Doctoral regalia:      $77.95

Individual parts of the complete regalia (tassel, cap, gown, hood, or stole) may be purchased at the UVM Bookstore.  For a comprehensive price list please call 1-800-331-7305.

Undergraduate students may opt to sell their stoles back to the UVM Bookstore until Friday, June 3rd. Stoles in clean, re-saleable condition will be purchased back by the store for approximately half their retail value, dry cleaned, and reused for the following year’s Commencement.

Faculty Regalia:

Faculty may rent regalia through the UVM Bookstore. Please contact Brendan Andrews at 656-0989. You will need to provide your height and weight, highest degree, name of the institution that granted the degree and payment information (either personal or departmental). The cost is $60-$85 depending on whether or not a tam is also rented. Note, orders must be placed by Friday, May 6th. Any rental orders placed after this date will incur late order charges as well as expedited shipping charges.

Faculty may also purchase inexpensive GreenWeaver regalia or custom regalia by contacting Balfour representative Paul Trono at 802-658-6126 or by email at

Announcements, Class Rings, and Diploma Frames:


  • Personalized Announcements: Orders for personalized announcements for bachelor, master, doctoral, and medical degrees can be placed online at (type University of Vermont in the search bar) or by calling 1-800-BALFOUR. Please allow 3-4 weeks for personalized orders.
  • Non-Personalized Announcements: Beginning Wednesday, March 16th, single, 5 pack, and 10 packs of non-personalized announcements for the Sunday morning Main Commencement Ceremony for bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees are available at the Customer Service counter at the Bookstore or online at

Class Rings:

  • Class rings are available to purchase from either Balfour or Anulas.  To learn more about Balfour rings or to purchase a ring, please visit or contact Balfour representative Nick Herberg at (802) 658-6126 or  To learn more about Anulas rings or to purchase a ring, please visit  A representative from Balfour will be at the UVM Bookstore Wednesday, April 27th (during Senior Celebration) for those wishing to order Balfour class rings. 

Diploma Frames:

  • Diploma frames are available for bachelor, master, doctoral, and medical degrees. They can be purchased either at the UVM Bookstore or online at

Senior Celebration:

Senior Celebration at the UVM Bookstore is Wednesday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join the fun and pick-up your cap and gown, diploma frame, and announcements while enjoying refreshments provided by Sodexo. GradImages will be on hand to take cap & gown portraits and pre-register students for the photographs that will be taken of them as they cross the stage and graduate. All in-stock diploma frames from Church Hill Classics will be discounted 25% that day and there will be a Class of 2016 water bottle giveaway and a raffle for a diploma frame and other items.

Class of 2016 Commemorative T-Shirt:

The UVM Bookstore, in partnership with Commencement T-shirts, is proud to offer a 100% cotton Class of 2016 commemorative T-shirt that lists the names of all UVM graduates (October, January, and May graduates getting an undergraduate, graduate, or medical degree) on the back. Visit to pre-order a shirt today. Shirts will be available for pickup only at the UVM Bookstore kiosk on the University Green from 7 am to 2 pm the morning of Sunday May 22nd.

Commencement DVD:

A DVD of the 215th Commencement Ceremony will be available from the UVM Bookstore for $37.95 plus $7.99 shipping and handling (please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery).

The DVD will include both the University Commencement Main Ceremony (Sunday, 5/22, 8:20 a.m.) and an individual college or school ceremony of your choice: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS), College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), Grossman School of Business (GSB), College of Education & Social Services (CESS), College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources (RSENR), College of Medicine (COM), College of Nursing & Health Sciences (CNHS), Graduate College (GRAD). The Honors College Scholars Recognition Ceremony (HCOL) or a second individual ceremony may be added to the DVD for an additional fee of $16.95.

Beginning Wednesday, March 16th, pre-orders may be placed at the UVM Bookstore or online at

Contact Information:

UVM Bookstore
Dudley H. Davis Center
590 Main St.
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-3290 or toll free (800) 331-7305
Web address:

Semester hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Catamount Store
46 Church St.
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 660-0868

Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Commencement Weekend Hours:

UVM Bookstore
Friday, May 20, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. *

* The Bookstore will set up a kiosk at the Main ceremony for last minute items on Sunday, May 22: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Severe Weather Venue, Patrick Gymnasium: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Catamount Store
Friday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Last updated: 1/14/2016

Last modified April 25 2016 11:26 AM