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Fall/Winter Commencement 2014

Ceremony Dates/Times:

Thursday, December 18 - SECU Arena


  • Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
  • College of Liberal Arts


  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts and Communication

Friday, December 19 - SECU Arena


  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Business & Economics

Grad Fair

The University Store will host a Winter Commencement graduation fair, which will offer prospective graduates the ability to:

  • be fitted and submit an order for their academic regalia (cap/gown/hood & tassel)
  • order their offical class ring
  • order graduation announcements
  • purchase TU diploma frames & souvenirs

The graduation fair will take place Tuesday, October 21 thru Saturday, October 25 in the University Union lobby in front of the University Store during the following hours:

  • Tuesday thru Friday   10am - 5pm
  • Saturday                       10am - 4pm


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 Fall/Winter 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, November 21 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, November 21 to register for the ceremony and receive Commencement tickets.


Faculty Regalia


The University Store will begin accepting rental orders for faculty regalia for the Fall/Winter 2014 Commencement on Monday, October 6.  

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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