Caps & Gowns

All caps and gowns should be ordered by March 21, 2017.

2017 Rental Packages

Includes: Tam
10 Generic Announcements
Costs: GSDM will cover the costs of your cap & gown order

Cap and gown rental order forms should be completed and returned to the Office of Student Affairs. In-store pick-up of your order will begin on April 24, 2017.  Please note that all rentals must be returned to the BU Bookstore prior to May 27 to avoid late charges, and transcripts will be withheld by the University from any student failing to return rental items.

Graduates may purchase custom-made regalia by making an appointment for a fitting with the General Merchandise Department at Barnes & Noble at Boston University.

Caps & gowns can be picked up at:

Barnes & Noble @ Boston University Bookstore
660 Beacon Street (Charles River Campus)
Boston,  MA 02215-2066

Store hours M-F 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Closest BU Shuttle stop is C4: Myles Standish Hall


Please note: all pre-doctoral candidates will have a red gown with three lilac stripes on the sleeve. All post-doctoral students will have a black doctoral gown with three black stripes on the sleeve. All hoods should have a lilac trim.

For further information regarding academic dress and announcements, or to schedule a fitting for custom regalia, contact Barnes & Noble at Boston University

If you fail to pick up your cap and gown, you will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.