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Winter Commencement 2015

Ceremony Dates/Times:

Thursday, December 17 - SECU Arena

10am - College of Health Professions

              College of Business & Economics

  3pm - Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

              College of Liberal Arts

Friday, December 18 - SECU Arena

10am - College of Education

              College of Fine Arts and Communication


For orders placed by November 22:

  • Pick-up beginning November 30 at the University Store NOOK (located next to Tiger Reels Video Store)
  • Home delivery via USPS by Dec. 10


Do you still need to order your academic regalia?

  • Order at the University Store Customer Service desk during regular store hours.
  • $25.00 late fee added to orders placed Dec. 8 or later.
  • Guest tickets are no longer guaranteed.
  • Online ordering is no longer available.


150th Celebration - Important regalia information (please read)
Towson University is proud to be celebrating its 150th Commencement this year. In special celebration of this momentous occasion, students will be wearing a Special 150th Commencement Gown. This commemorative gown will feature the Towson University 150th logo on the tabs, which drop down from the shoulders on either side.

Please refer all questions regarding the ceremony to the following university website:


Student Regalia


The graduation regalia consists of a gown, cap, tassel, and degree color hood.  All gowns are black with the Stephen's Hall logo in gold on the lapel and mid-calf in length.  Mortarboard caps and tassels are black.  The caps are elasticized; one-size fits all.

Bachelor's Gown-The gown has a pointed, full sleeve.

Master's Gown-The gown has a distinctive sleeve design that is oblong in shape, and the sleeves are open at the wrist.

Doctoral Gown-The gown has bell shaped sleeves that are fitted at the wrist.  The upper sleeve has three velvet-flocked bars or stripes.  In place of a mortarboard cap, doctoral candidates will wear 4-pointed tams with a gold tassel.

Degree Hood-The degree level, as specified by the Academic Costume Code, determines hood dimensions.  The gold and white satin lining represents Towson University colors.  The velvet band color signifies the degree earned.

Student Regalia Pricing

Complete Bachelor's & Master's Gown: $70.00 + tax

Bachelor & Master Hood or Gown only:  $35.00 + tax

Doctoral Gown, Tam & Tassel Rental:   $40.00 + tax

Military & Religious Attire

Members of the military may wear their military dress uniform and members of religious orders may wear their religious attire in place of the academic regalia.  To wear military or religious attire, notify the University Store at ustore@towson.edu by November 21 to register for the ceremony and be guaranteed Commencement tickets.


Faculty Regalia


The University Store will begin accepting rental orders for faculty regalia for the Winter Commencement on Monday, October 5.  

Faculty will be notified by phone or email when their rental regalia arrives.


For more information regarding the rental of academic regalia,

please email:  rschmidt@towson.edu


Owning your regalia enables you to:

  • Be prepared for any ceremony that might occur
  • Not having to order and return rentals
  • Look your best in regalia that has been custom tailored for you
  • Gain a possible tax deduction for the purchase price of your regalia

Faculty interested in purchasing academic regalia online:


Please Click Here


Additional commencement information may be obtained at the following websites:


University Store

University Union Bldg., 1st Floor

Phone: 410-704-BOOK

Fax: 410-704-3482

Email: ustore@towson.edu





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