In order to participate in ceremonies during Commencement Weekend, you will need University-approved regalia. Barnes & Noble at Boston University is the approved supplier for caps and gowns to graduates. Bachelor’s and master’s candidates purchase their keepsake regalia sets and doctoral candidates rent theirs.

March 25: Order your cap & gown by March 25 for on campus pickup. (Campus pickup orders will be available beginning May 9 at Barnes & Noble at BU on the second floor)

April 1: Order your cap & gown by April 1. Doctoral Candidates: Cap & gown orders must be placed by April 1. (Doctoral regalia will not be available to order after April 1)

April 15: Bachelor & Master Candidates: Order your cap & gown by April 15 to receive for Commencement Weekend.

Honors cords, for eligible students, will be available the first two days of final exams in the Atrium.


For further information regarding academic dress and announcements, contact Barnes & Noble at BU (