Academic Attire

Academic attire is required at BOTH the university and divisional ceremonies.

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. Special orders need to be placed no later than Friday, March 22, 2019, to ensure they will arrive in time for commencement. Doctoral candidates and university faculty members who want to rent faculty-quality attire should contact Chris Ferchen at the Miami University Brick & Ivy Campus Store (513-529-1970) by May 1, 2019. Any orders received after May 1st will result in an additional fee for expedited delivery.

The Miami University Brick & Ivy Campus Store will carry the full array of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral garments. Attire will be available for purchase at the Brick & Ivy Campus Stores (Oxford, Middletown and Hamilton locations) April 1, 2019 to May 18, 2019, and will be available for purchase online at the Miami University Brick & Ivy Campus Store March 1 to May 3.

Graduation apparel specialists will also be available at the ceremony to help with any last minute needs. On Saturday, May 18, come visit the Campus Store Pop-Up-Shop located at the Yager Stadium West entrance, beginning at 11:30 a.m. (prior to the 1:30 p.m. ceremony). On Sunday, May 19, you will find the Campus Store Pop-Up-Shop at the Goggin Ice Arena at 1 p.m. (prior to the 3 p.m. ceremony).

The Oxford Campus Store, conveniently located in the center of campus in The Shriver Center, will also be open Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grad Fest 2019

The campuses of Oxford, Hamilton, and Middletown will be holding Grad Fest 2019 for students to purchase everything they need for graduation in one convenient location. This includes attire (caps, gowns, tassels, international sashes, hoods, stoles), diploma frames, class rings, announcements, and alumni gear. Grad Fest in Oxford will be a two-day event, and a one day event in Hamilton and Middletown. We encourage you to make plans to attend.

  • April 2 and April 3: Grad Fest in Oxford, location John Dolibois Room in the Shriver Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 9: Grad Fest in Middletown, located in Johnston Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10: Grad Fest in Hamilton, located in Schwarm Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.