University of Vermont

Academic Ceremonies - Commencement


Commencement 2008

The UVM Bookstore, located in the Dudley H. Davis Student Center, will be open on Sunday, May 18 at 8:00 a.m. to accommodate any graduates who may have forgotten to pick up their caps and gowns.

Caps and Gowns

Regalia for the 204th Commencement ceremony will be available at the UVM Bookstore beginning, Thursday, April 3. Pre-orders are not necessary.

If you require special gown sizing, please contact the Bookstore to assure that you will have a gown that fits you.

Student Regalia:

Note: A complete outfit is required for all degrees

Prices for students are as follows:

Complete (gown, cap, tassel, stole) — $62.00
Bachelor Gown, Cap, Tassel — $32.00
Bachelor Gown only — $23.00
Bachelor Stole only — $35.00
Black Mortar Board — $14.00
Black Tassel 2008— $4.50

Complete (gown, cap, tassel, hood) — $65.00
Masters Gown, Cap, Tassel — $36.50
Masters Gown only — $30.00
Masters Hood only — $30.00

Complete (cap, gown, tassel, hood) — $72.00
Ph.D. Gown, Cap, Tassel — $40.00
Ph.D. Hood only — $33.00
Ph.D. Gold Tassel — $7.00

Faculty Regalia:

Faculty may rent regalia for a fee of $50.00, hoods only, $25.00. Orders must be placed be Friday, April 25. Any rental orders placed after this date will incur late order charges as well as expedited shipping charges.

Regalia can be shipped out of state by calling 1-800-331-7305. (There will be a shipping fee of $9). No regalia will be held without pre-payment

Faculty may purchase custom made regalia by contacting Balfour representative Paul Trono at 802-658-6126 or by email at Please allow 6-8 weeks for custom orders.

Other items available at the UVM Bookstore:

  • Non-Personalized Announcements: Non-personalized announcements will be available at $1.45 each starting March 17.
  • Personalized Announcements: Orders for personalized announcements for Bachelor, Masters, PhD degrees and College of Medicine can be placed by phone at 1-877-BALFOUR, or online at Please allow 3 weeks to process personalized orders.
  • Frames: Diploma frames are on display at the Bookstore and are available for bachelors, masters and Ph.D. degrees.

Senior Celebration:

Senior Celebration at the UVM Bookstore is Thursday, April 3, from 10 am to 3 pm. Join the fun and pick-up your cap and gown, diploma frame, and announcements while enjoying some refreshments. All in stock diploma frames will be discounted 20% that day. A special order, hat and T-shirt combo will be available for purchase to graduating seniors.

Class Rings:

A representative from ArtCarved Balfour will be at the UVM Bookstore Thursday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (during Senior Celebration) for those wishing to order class rings.

As more information becomes available it will be added to the website. Please check back.

Contact information:

Phone: (802) 656-3290 or toll free (800) 331-7305
Web address:

Semester hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Commencement weekend hours: Sat (5/17) 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m., and Sun (5/18) 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Last modified September 27 2008 01:12 PM

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