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Spring Commencement 2014

Ceremony Dates/Times:

Wednesday, May 21 - SECU Arena


  • Fisher College of Science and Mathematics


  • College of Liberal Arts

Thursday, May 22 - SECU Arena


  • College of Education


  • College of Fine Arts and Communication

Friday, May 23 - SECU Arena


  • College of Health Professions


  • College of Business & Economics


Graduation Regalia Ordering - Were you Unable to Attend the

Graduation Fair?

If you missed the graduation fair, then you may also:

  • Order your regalia online: Click Here
  • Order your regalia at the University Store customer service desk during regular store hours prior to April 19.

Graduation Regalia Pick-up/Delivery - Important Information:

  • If you ordered your regalia for pick-up at the University Store, then you may do so beginning May 5 during regular store hours.
  • If you ordered you regalia for home delivery then you should expect USPS delivery by May 15 or sooner (mail orders will not ship from the store prior to May 5).

Your regalia package will consist of the following items:

  • Elasticized black mortarboard cap
  • Black tassel (black and gold souvenir tassels may not be worn at the ceremony)
  • Degree colored hood
  • Black gown with Towson insignia

You will also receive a 3x5 name card that should be brought with you to the ceremony.  You will hand this name card to the speaker as you cross the stage.  Parking information and an event parking pass will also be included with your regalia order.

Spring Commencement Tickets

Guest tickets for the Spring ceremony will be issued electronically.  Please visit the University Commencement website for information on obtaining your guest tickets:   e-Ticket Information

IMPORTANT:  To be eligible for Spring Commencement tickets please note the following:

  • You may place an order for your graduation regalia thru the University Store by Friday, April 18.
  • You may bring into the store a previously worn/borrowed outfit for approval by Friday, April 18.*
  • You may notify the University Store staff that you will be wearing military or religious attire at the ceremony by Friday, April 18.*
    • * (see more information regarding "Approvals" below)


Student Regalia


The graduation regalia consists of a gown, cap, tassel, and degree color hood.  All gowns are black with the Stephen's Hall logo in gold on the lapel and mid-calf in length.  Mortarboard caps and tassels are black.  The caps are elasticized; one-size fits all.

Bachelor's Gown-The gown has a pointed, full sleeve.

Master's Gown-The gown has a distinctive sleeve design that is oblong in shape, and the sleeves are open at the wrist.

Doctoral Gown-The gown has bell shaped sleeves that are fitted at the wrist.  The upper sleeve has three velvet-flocked bars or stripes.  In place of a mortarboard cap, doctoral candidates will wear 4-pointed tams with a gold tassel.

Degree Hood-The degree level, as specified by the Academic Costume Code, determines hood dimensions.  The gold and white satin lining represents Towson University colors.  The velvet band color signifies the degree earned.

Student Regalia Pricing

Complete Bachelor's & Master's Gown: $65.00 + tax

Bachelor & Master Hood or Gown only:  $32.50 + tax

Doctoral Gown, Tam & Tassel Rental:   $40.00 + tax


To wear previously purchased regalia for the Spring 2014 Commencement, it must be approved by the Customer Service staff at the University Store and must meet the specifications set forth by the Office of the Provost.  Approval must be granted by Friday, April 18 in order to be registered for & guaranteed guest tickets to the Spring ceremony.

Members of the military may wear their military dress uniform and members of religious orders may wear their religious attire in place of the academic regalia.  To wear military or religious attire, notify the University Store at ustore@towson.edu by Friday, April 18 to register for the ceremony and receive Commencement tickets.


Faculty Regalia


The University Store will begin accepting rental orders for faculty regalia for the Spring 2014 Commencement on Monday, March 3.  

Faculty will be notified by phone or email when their rental regalia arrives.


For more information regarding the rental of academic regalia,

please email:  rschmidt@towson.edu


Owning your regalia enables you to:

  • Be prepared for any ceremony that might occur
  • Not having to order and return rentals
  • Look your best in regalia that has been custom tailored for you
  • Gain a possible tax deduction for the purchase price of your regalia

Faculty interested in purchasing academic regalia online:


Please Click Here


Additional commencement information may be obtained at the following websites:


University Store

University Union Bldg., 1st Floor

Phone: 410-704-BOOK

Fax: 410-704-3482

Email: ustore@towson.edu





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