It's time to rent regalia for Commencement and degree celebrations

Are you planning to attend Mason's Commencement or the college's degree celebrations? Do you need to rent regalia? 

Free regalia rental through Mason Bookstore

The Office of the Provost advises that the university will pay for the rental of regalia through the George Mason Bookstore by any faculty member who will make the commitment to attend and act as a marshal for either Commencement or degree ceremonies. Please register at this link to be added to the Commencement faculty attendee list/marshals list: the university needs as many marshals as possible, but at a minimum one per department. The marshals' help is critical for the success of the ceremony.

Regalia orders and deadlines

If you ordered rental regalia from the bookstore for the December or May 2021 graduations, you will be receiving an email from them confirming your specific regalia information. Please respond with your intention to participate. If you rented regalia last year and did not receive an email from the bookstore by Monday, March 21, please email If you did not rent regalia from the bookstore during 2021, please also contact the bookstore via email to order.

The deadline to order the rental regalia is April 22, 2022. After that deadline, faculty may still order regalia, but will be charged a late fee of $25.00. The university will not be responsible for this charge.

Regalia pickup and returns

The rental regalia for spring will be available for pickup starting Monday, May 9, 2022. Faculty ordering after the April 22 deadline should expect a delay in receiving regalia. You may email to see if it is in before you make the trip into the store.

The bookstore requires the return of all rental regalia at the conclusion of the ceremonies on Monday, May 23. Bookstore representatives will be at the EagleBank Arena Lobby near the Hospitality Room to collect regalia after Commencement on Friday, May 20, until 1:00 p.m. After that, you will need to return regalia to the bookstore.

George Mason University follows the guidelines for regalia established by the American Council of Education.