Commencement

Caps, Gowns and Announcements

Where can caps/gowns and announcements be purchased?

The University Store invites graduates to participate in its "GRAD FAIR" to order graduation regalia, diploma frames, rings, announcements, and other graduation merchandise. Representatives from Oak Hall Cap & Gown, Balfour Rings, and the University Store will be available during the GRAD FAIR to provide personal assistance. The GRAD FAIR will be held in the University Union lobby, in front of the University Store, on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 21st 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 22nd

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 23rd 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, October 24th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 25th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cap and Gown pick-up will take place on the following dates at the University Bookstore:

Monday, December 1st 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday ,December 2nd 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 3rd 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 4th 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday, December 5th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 6th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

** Click on the "Tickets, Name Cards, Programs and Diplomas" tab on the left for information about additional tickets

Graduation Station

Monday, December 1st,  10am-2pm


Graduating seniors can pick up their cap and gown at the bookstore and then head over to PAWS Lounge for GIVEAWAYS and a bite to eat. Get ready for graduation with info about: the Career Center, Alumni Association, Graduate School, Senior Philanthropy, Athletics and more!

Don’t miss the chance to win great raffle prizes!

Call or e-mail the Alumni Relations Office with questions: 410-704-2234 or alumni@towson.edu. Hosted by the Towson University Alumni Association.

Wearing the Academic Regalia

All degree candidates or credential recipients participating in the ceremony must wear the correct Towson University academic regalia.   Members of ROTC may wear their military dress uniform and members of religious orders may wear their religious attire in place of the academic regalia.   If you will be wearing military or religious attire, you must notify staff at the University Store at ustore@towson.edu. If you do not, you will not be registered for participation in Commencement, and you will not receive Commencement tickets.

For the baccalaureate candidate, perhaps the most important element of academic regalia is the smallest--the tassel. Traditionally, it is worn on the right side of the mortarboard until the President, during the ceremony, formally confers upon the recipients the degree. The tassel is then moved from the right side to the left side of the mortarboard. This act symbolizes the recipient's new and well-earned status.

Corsages or other adornments should not be worn on the regalia, nor should regalia be altered or modified in any way. Appropriate clothing should be worn beneath the regalia. Those who are not dressed properly will be asked to leave the assembly area and will not be allowed to participate. Shorts and tennis shoes are not permitted.

Previously Purchased Regalia

To wear previously purchased regalia for the Winter 2014 Commencement, the regalia must be approved by the Customer Service staff at the University Store and must meet the specifications set forth by the Office of the Provost. Approval for previously purchased regalia will not be granted after -

  • November 14, 2014

Faculty Regalia

For information on rental regalia contact the University Store. For information about the rental or purchase of regalia contact rschmidt@towson.edu.

       
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