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Purchase Regalia

Doctoral, master and Ph.D. candidates who would like to purchase new regalia and avoid the rental fees can order online or contact Bobbie Baldwin at the Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt (615-343-BOOK or email).

The accepted Vanderbilt standard is a solid black gown (hoods vary by degree) for all levels except Ph.D. candidates. Anything other than this is not approved for use during Vanderbilt’s Commencement. CLICK HERE to see gown examples.

*Please review the University’s Adornment Policy as it relates to regalia (cap and gown) during Commencement.

The deadline to PURCHASE regalia and receive it prior to Commencement is March 11, 2014.


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Future Commencement Dates

2015 - May 6, 7, 8
2016 - May 11, 12, 13
2017 - May 10, 11, 12
2018 - May 9, 10, 11

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