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Welcome to the Regalia Registration Home Page for Graduating Students

Website Opening Date: March 1, 2016 at 9:30 am – May 13, 2016 4:30 pm (EST).

The 140th Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Stadium. Commencement Exercises are a two-part ceremony. The University Commencement (main ceremony) will start with a procession at 9:05 a.m. All graduates should be in assembly areas by 8:15 a.m. The academic procession into Alumni Stadium for the University Commencement will begin at 9:05 a.m. At the conclusion of the University Commencement, graduates and their guests will go to the assigned locations for the individual school/College Diploma Ceremonies at which diplomas are awarded.
For more information, please visit
Foreign Credit Card Transactions
Effective May 6, 2016, a 5% fee will be added to all foreign credit card transactions.
To complete your payment, please call 800-585-5500.
Rental Prices
(*All prices are in USD)
Bachelor $25.00
Master $26.00
Certificates $28.00
Note: If you are interested in purchasing your regalia, please contact Bob Stewart, Director of the Boston College Bookstores, at 617-552-2671 or via email for pricing information.
Ordering Online
If you order and pay for your regalia online, you will need to come to the Boston College bookstore located in McElroy Commons on the days and times listed below to pick them up, as well as to obtain your rain location tickets. Ordering online will save time and minimize wait times when you arrive at the Bookstore in McElroy Commons. To order online, visit The deadline to order online is Friday, May 13, 2016. Students ordering doctoral robes may use this link. The deadline to order doctoral robes is also Friday, May 1, 2016.
Ordering In Person
If you choose to order in person, please visit the bookstore in McElroy Commons on the days and times listed below. You will be able to place your order, make payment, and pick up your regalia and rain location tickets. If you choose to pay for your cap and gown using your Eagle Bucks, that will have to be done in person at the bookstore in McElroy Commons.
Pick-Up Instructions
Cap and Gown Headquarters will be in the lobby/bookstore in McElroy Commons. The Cap and Gown Headquarters will be open on the following days:
Please bring your Boston College ID or a government issued ID and Eagle ID number.
** Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 9:00 a.m until 6:30 p.m.
** Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 9:00 a.m until 6:30 p.m.
** Friday, May 20, 2016, from 9:00 a.m until 5:00 p.m.
Cap and gown distribution will NOT be available on Saturday and Sunday.
Emergency pick-up is available on Monday, May 23, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the bookstore located in McElroy Commons.
Drop-Off Instructions
The rental outfit must be returned no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2016. There will be a charge of $35 for outfits returned incomplete or without the appropriate receipt.
Representatives of University Cap and Gown will be collecting rented academic regalia at the main entrances of the following locations:
* McElroy Commons-Beacon Street Entrance (closes 1 hour after the conclusion of the ceremony)
* The Hillside Shop in Maloney Hall
* Cadigan Alumni Center on the Brighton Campus
Next day returns must be made at the bookstore located in McElroy Commons.
If you have any questions, please contact the Commencement Office at 617-552-4330 or email
Order Confirmation Details
You will receive an email once your regalia registration is complete.
The email will be from Build a Grad. This email order confirmation contains all the necessary details regarding your regalia order. Your Order Number will be on this order confirmation.
NOTE: Images are used for product representation only. Actual product will vary in adherence to academic code specifications.
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Regalia services for Boston College are provided by University Cap & Gown.

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