Caps & Gowns

All caps and gowns should be ordered by March 20, 2015.

2015 Rental Packages

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

Cap and gown rental orders should be placed at the graduation meetings for in-store pick-up which begins on April 20.  The complete doctoral package if ordered online prior to March 20 is $85.  If you do not place your order by March 20 you will need to go to the BU Bookstore starting on April 20 to order. For those who place their orders in the BU Bookstore starting on April 20, the rental price will be $95.  Please note that all rentals must be returned to the BU Bookstore prior to May 25 to avoid late charges, and transcripts will be withheld by the University from any student failing to return rental items.

For assistance in determining your cap size, please click here.

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.