Information for Graduates

Academic regalia (cap and gown) for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees will be available to purchase either in person at the UVM Bookstore in the Dudley H. Davis Center or through the UVM Bookstore website. Regalia is required to participate in commencement. Regalia will go on sale Monday, April 25th (both in-store and online).  Pre-orders are not necessary.

Note: Regalia for medical degrees will be distributed by the Larner College of Medicine on May 9 and 12 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm in front of the Medical Communications Office in the Given Courtyard.

NOTE: If you are placing an online order to be shipped to an international location, the recommendation is that you not have it shipped, but rather select to pick-up your regalia at the UVM Bookstore the weekend of Commencement.

Students who graduated in summer/fall 2021 or January 2022 or who are living out-of-town and will be participating in the May 2022 Commencement ceremonies should order their caps and gowns (regalia) online by Monday, May 16 for standard ground shipping and no later than Thursday, May 19 by 2 pm EST, 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.

If you require special gown sizing, please contact the Bookstore to ensure 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.

To participate in May 2022 Commencement ceremonies, a complete outfit is required for all degree candidates (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral and Medical).

Pricing:

Complete Bachelor's regalia with new stole$72.95
Complete Master's regalia$74.95
Complete Doctoral regalia$84.95 - $124.95
Complete Medical regalia (order deadline has passed, please contact Liz Dohrman at 802-656-3401$124.95


Individual parts of the complete regalia (tassel, cap and tassel, cap and gown (gowns cannot be purchased alone), hood, or stole) may also be purchased. For a comprehensive price list please visit the UVM Bookstore website.

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.

Information for Faculty

Faculty Regalia:

Faculty may rent regalia through the UVM Bookstore.  For orders being paid for by an academic department or college, please contact your college Commencement Coordinator.  For orders being paid for personally or by an administrative unit, please contact Brendan Andrews at bandrews@uvm.edu.  You will need to provide your height and weight, highest degree, name of the institution that granted the degree, and head wear choice (mortarboard or tam).  The rental cost is $70-$100, depending on whether or not a tam is selected.

Note: orders must be placed no later than noon on Thursday, May 12th.  Rental regalia will be available for pick up at the Bookstore on Friday, May 20th.