If you’re participating in ceremonies during Commencement Weekend, University-approved regalia is required.

The deadline for renting regalia online and ordering personalized announcements is April 7th. Regalia orders placed online before online deadline are $95.

To place your order, please visit this site: (please note the link to order online is not live yet, but will be shortly)

Visit BU’s Caps, Gowns & Announcements section of the Commencement website

For those students who missed the April 7th online order deadline, you can place your rental order in-store at the Barnes & Noble at Boston University beginning May 13th. Due to limited inventory at that time, we would strongly encourage students to order their gowns online in advance.

Please be sure you have the right cap and gown for your degree when you pick them up at Barnes & Noble.


The BU Law regalia you pick up from Barnes & Noble should be red and will look like this:

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The BU Law regalia you pick up from Barnes & Noble should be black and will look like this:

LLM regalia


Please note that all rented doctoral regalia must be returned by May 30 to avoid late charges. The University will withhold transcripts for any graduate who does not return rented regalia. Return locations will be posted at Barnes & Noble at BU Bookstore.