Academic attire is required for all participants in Commencement exercises. Graduates should arrive at the Tsongas Center by 8:15 a.m. for the morning ceremony and by 1:45 p.m. for the afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 19 with their:
On-line graduates should place their order for academic attire with the University Crossing Bookstore to have your regalia shipped to you.
Undergraduate students who are unable to attend the Cap and Gown Countdown in April may pick up your caps and gowns at the University Crossing Bookstore up until the day before graduation. Undergraduates DO NOT need to pre-order their cap and gown. If you can't make it to the bookstore, you can have your regalia shipped to you by using this bachelor's shipment form (pdf).
All graduates who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces will wear a white aiguillette at the Commencement Ceremony in recognition of their service to our country. These aiguillettes will be presented at the SALUTE ceremony in April. If you have any additional questions please contact the Office of Veterans Services at 978-934-2491.
Master's students can pick up their cap and gown at the University Crossing Bookstore. There is no need to pre-order, but there is a fee for rental or purchase. If you would like your regalia shipped to you, fill out this shipping form (pdf).
Doctoral students should place their order with University Crossing Bookstore NO LATER THAN March 30, 2018. Please use this doctoral regalia form (pdf) when ordering. Be aware doctoral candidates must rent or purchase their regalia.
NOTE: Latecomers are not guaranteed academic attire.
White Tassels: Senior Class, Leave your Legacy. Make a gift to the Senior Class Gift and inspire the next generation of River Hawks. Every student who makes a donation, regardless of the size of the gift, will receive a special tassel to wear at graduation. Show your family and friends that not only have you made it, but that you are proud to be a supporter of the future of UMass Lowell.