Caps, Gowns & Announcements

It’s all part of the rite of passage—the stately parade with your peers, gowns flowing, the pomp, the circumstance, and then throwing the cap high.

If you’re participating in ceremonies during Commencement Weekend, you’ll need the University-approved regalia. Bachelor’s and master’s candidates must purchase theirs, while doctoral candidates have the option to purchase or rent.

Ordering

January 1 through March 16, online ordering is available through Herff Jones and includes a $10 discount on all regalia packages. Orders can also be placed in-store at the Barnes & Noble at Boston University beginning April 20.

Order Regalia Package

Online order pick-up will be available on April 20th if the “ship to store” option was selected. Please contact the bookstore with any questions. Note that the bonus 10 printed announcements will be available while supplies last.

 

Bachelor’s Master’s Doctoral (rental)

Price:

  • $68 online by 3/16
  • $78 in-store beginning 4/20
Price:

  • $103 online by 3/16
  • $113 in-store beginning 4/20
Price:

  • $85 online by 3/16
  • $95 in-store beginning 4/20

Includes:

  • Gown
  • Cap
  • Tassel
  • 10 printed announcements
Includes:

  • Gown
  • Cap
  • Tassel
  • Master hood
  • 10 printed announcements
Includes:

  • Gown with velvet panels
  • Black velvet tam
  • Tassel
  • Doctoral hood
  • 10 printed announcements

*All rented doctoral regalia must be returned by May 25 to avoid late charges. The University will withhold transcripts for any graduate who does not return rented regalia.

Custom Regalia
Custom doctoral regalia, available for purchase, is priced based on requirements. All custom orders must be made by March 6.  Please contact the BU Barnes & Noble (617-236-7402) to request an online order form.

Announcements
Additional printed announcements for the May 17 All-University Commencement Exercises may be purchased from Herff Jones. Announcements do not limit the number of guests who may attend the Nickerson Field ceremony.

Pick-Up

Orders for pick-up will be available at Barnes & Noble beginning April 20. To ensure that you receive the proper academic dress for your Commencement ceremonies, please plan to pick up your order no later than May 4.

For further information regarding academic dress and announcements, contact the BU Barnes & Noble (617-236-7402).