All ordering of academic regalia will be done online this year. Please click on the tab below for deadlines and links to order regalia by degree.
  • Cap and Gown, Hood(s) and Latin Honor Cords (if eligible) can be picked up in-person at the Cap & Gown Countdown event scheduled on April 4 in University Crossing. No advanced ordering is needed for in-person pick-up arrangement at the Cap & Gown Countdown. More information to come regarding this event as the date gets closer.

    If you are unable to attend Cap & Gown Countdown, contact the River Hawk Shop at 978-934-2623 or email bookstore@uml.edu, after April 6, for alternative arrangements.

    Please note: Face coverings are required during pickup and participants should maintain at least 6 feet of social distance at all times. For any questions, please email: bookstore@uml.edu.

  • Regalia orders can be placed online now through April 20 for international orders and May 5 for domestic orders. Bookstore pick up is available upon request. Please visit UMass Lowell's Bookstore to place your order.

    Master's students can pick up their ordered Cap & Gown and name cards at the Cap & Gown Countdown on April 4, 2022.

    Questions? Email bookstore@uml.edu.

  • Order your regalia from the bookstore. ALL doctoral candidate must have UMass Lowell regalia in order to participate in the ceremony. This regalia is a custom order (BLUE custom gown with insignia). 
    There are two deadline for ordering regalia:  
    Doctoral Purchase Closing Date: March 6, 2022 @ 11:59 p.m. (EST)
    Doctoral Rental Closing Date: March 29, 2022 @ 11:59 p.m. (EST)
    Please place your order as soon as possible. The bookstore wants to be able to accommodate everyone who plans to attend the ceremony, so early ordering is HIGHLY recommended. Note that purchasing new or pre-worn regalia and rental options are available.  
     If you need immediate assistance, contact the River Hawk Shop at 978-934-2623 or email bookstore@uml.edu.
  • Drawing of man and woman showing places to measure for regalia
    Diagram shows how to measure for sleeve, chest and waist.

    How to Measure

    Custom-tailored outfits require more specific measurements than rental outfits. Complete and accurate sizing information enables University Cap & Gown to provide properly fitted garments. Souvenir and rental outfits require less measurements than custom-tailored regalia. Generally, all that is need is height and weight. 

    • Height: Stand with your back to the wall and place something flat (a book or ruler) on top of your head. Mark the spot and step away from wall and measure. 
    • Weight needs to be accurate to ensure proper fit.
    • Sleeve: With your arm slightly bent at your side, measure the length from the center of the back of your keck to the back of your wrist (down you arm).
    • Chest: This measurement should be taken while wearing the type of garment you expect to wear under your gown. If you plan on wearing a suit jacket under your gown, wear it while your measuring. Measure around the fullest part of your chest, under your arms and round your back.
    • Waist: Measure around the least fullest part of the middle part of your body.
    • Cap or tam: Place the measuring tape around the widest part of your head, approximately one inch above your ears.
  • The Academic Cap

    Students and faculty alike will be happy to learn that the tassel may be worn on either the left or right side and that no significance is officially given to how the tassel is worn.

    The Academic Hood

    All hood linings for the University of Massachusetts Lowell have a field of royal blue, which is divided by a red chevron.  

    The colors utilized by UMass Lowell for hood bands are:

    CollegeDegreeColor
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (FAHSS)Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Arts (School of Education)
    Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Bachelor of Liberal Arts
    Bachelor of Music
    Bachelor of Science
    Master of Arts
    Master of Education
    Master of Music
    Master of Public Administration
    Master of Science
    Education Specialist
    Doctor of Education
    Doctor of Philosophy
    White
    Light Blue
    Dark Brown
    Cream
    Pink
    Yellow
    White
    Light Blue
    Pink
    Peacock Blue
    Yellow
    Light Blue
    Light Blue
    Dark Blue
    Francis College of Engineering (FCE)Associate of Science in Engineering Technology
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
    Master of Science
    Master of Science in Engineering
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Orange
    Orange
    Orange
    Yellow
    Orange
    Dark Blue
    Intercampus (IC)Master of Science
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Yellow
    Dark Blue
    Kennedy College of Sciences (KCS)Associate of Science
    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Science
    Master of Science
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Yellow
    White
    Yellow
    Yellow
    Dark Blue
    Manning School of Business (MSB)Associate of Science
    Bachelor of Science
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    Master of Business Administration
    Master of Science
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Drab Brown
    Drab Brown
    Drab Brown
    Drab Brown
    Drab Brown
    Dark Blue
    Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences (ZCHS)

    Bachelor of Science
    Master of Public Health
    Master of Science
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Doctor of Physical Therapy
    Doctor of Science
    Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Yellow
    Salmon Pink
    Yellow
    Dark Blue
    Teal
    Yellow
    Apricot