Caps, Gowns and Announcements

150th Celebration

Towson University is proud to be celebrating its 150th Commencement this year.  In special celebration of this momentous occasion, students will be wearing a Special 150th Commencement Gown.  This commemorative gown will feature the Towson University 150th logo on the tabs, which drop down from the shoulders on either side.

Please note that there will be no approval granted for previously worn/purchased regalia for the Spring 2015 ceremony. 


Where can caps/gowns and announcements be purchased?

The University Store invites graduates to participate in its "GRAD FAIR" to order graduation regalia, diploma frames, rings, announcements, and other graduation merchandise. Representatives from Oak Hall Cap & Gown, Balfour Rings, and the University Store will be available during the GRAD FAIR to provide personal assistance. The GRAD FAIR will be held in the University Union lobby, in front of the University Store, on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 27th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 28th

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 29th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, October 30th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 31st 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cap and Gown pick-up will take place on the following dates at the University Bookstore:

Monday, November 30th 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 1st 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 2nd 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 3rd 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday, December 4th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 5th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


** Click on the "Tickets, Name Cards, Programs and Diplomas" tab on the left for information about additional tickets

Graduation Station

Monday, November 30th,  10am-2pm

Graduating seniors can pick up their cap and gown at the bookstore and then head over to PAWS Lounge for GIVEAWAYS and a bite to eat. Get ready for graduation with info about: the Career Center, Alumni Association, Graduate School, Senior Philanthropy, Athletics and more!

Don’t miss the chance to win great raffle prizes!

Call or e-mail the Alumni Relations Office with questions: 410-704-2234 or Hosted by the Towson University Alumni Association.

Wearing the Academic Regalia

All degree candidates or credential recipients participating in the ceremony must wear the correct Towson University academic regalia.   Members of ROTC may wear their military dress uniform and members of religious orders may wear their religious attire in place of the academic regalia.   If you will be wearing military or religious attire, you must notify staff at the University Store at If you do not, you will not be registered for participation in Commencement, and you will not receive Commencement tickets.

For the baccalaureate candidate, perhaps the most important element of academic regalia is the smallest--the tassel. Traditionally, it is worn on the right side of the mortarboard until the President, during the ceremony, formally confers upon the recipients the degree. The tassel is then moved from the right side to the left side of the mortarboard. This act symbolizes the recipient's new and well-earned status.

Corsages or other adornments should not be worn on the regalia, nor should regalia be altered or modified in any way. Appropriate clothing should be worn beneath the regalia. Those who are not dressed properly will be asked to leave the assembly area and will not be allowed to participate. Shorts and tennis shoes are not permitted.


Faculty Regalia

For information on rental regalia contact the University Store. For information about the rental or purchase of regalia contact



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