Academic Attire

Academic attire is required for those who wish to participate in the commencement exercises.

Associate's degree candidates wear the same robe as bachelor's candidates. Master's candidates must wear a robe and hood. Doctoral candidates need to purchase only cap, gown, and tassel, as the hood will be awarded as part of the ceremony.

The Miami University Bookstore carries the full array of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral garments, which can be purchased beginning November 1, 2017. All attire will be available for purchase at Fall Grad Fest 2017 on Thursday, November 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Miami University Bookstore lower-level in the Shriver Center. Study Abroad sashes can be ordered until November 15th (late orders will incur an extra shipping charge). Doctoral candidates who want to purchase custom attire should make sure they have placed their order with bookstore personnel before Monday, October 16, 2017.  Doctoral candidates who want to rent custom attire should make sure they have placed their order with bookstore personnel by Monday, November 27, 2017. Faculty members wishing to rent attire should place their order with the bookstore personnel by Monday, November 27, 2017. Please place your order by these dates to guarantee correct colors and to avoid late charges. Fittings will be in the upper-level area of the Bookstore. Please contact the Miami University Bookstore at 513-529-2600 with any questions or concerns.

On the day of the ceremony, bookstore personnel will be available in the concourse area of Millett to provide garment assistance prior to the processional.