ACADEMIC REGALIA FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

This page contains information about the purchasing of the graduation hood, robe, and cap, known as academic costume or academic regalia.

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Commencement Week Bookstore Hours

Monday - Friday,   May 15 - 19, 2017   10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please note: the Bookstore will not be open early enough on Friday, May 19,
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Commencement Day,
for you to purchase academic robes.
Therefore, make sure you have your robes in hand no later than May 18.

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ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY MUST WEAR THE CORRECT GRADUATION ROBES, AS DESCRIBED BELOW.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

There are three price levels for graduate-level academic regalia.  'Elements' (good quality, Masters / Doctoral)'Premium Quality / Sussex' (better quality, Masters / Doctoral) , and 'Georgetown Official' (best quality, Doctoral only).  Each of these is discussed below.

'ELEMENTS'  REGALIA (Masters and Doctoral)

The 'Elements' line of regalia is available for ordering and immediate pickup at the Georgetown University Bookstore in Leavey Center, but only during the 4 days preceding the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony, May 15-18, 2016  from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  At other times, it may be ordered from the Bookstore's telephone order department at 1-800-548-5452.

The 'Elements'  regalia is the least expensive package of regalia customized for Georgetown University graduates. It consists of a black mortarboard style cap and tassel, a lightweight black gown with sleeves indicating graduate-level work, and an over-the-head hood with a velvet-like border indicating the degree awarded (see Hood Degree Color Chart, below)

The cost for the 'Element's line of  regalia is shown below:

► Master's-level 'Elements' regalia package   $  96.00  
► Doctoral-level 'Elements' regalia package   $119.00

Please note:  the Bookstore will not be open early enough on Friday, May 20, the Graduate School Commencement Day, for you to purchase academic robes. Therefore, make sure you have your robes in hand no later than May 19.

'PREMIUM QUALITY' / 'SUSSEX'  REGALIA (Masters and Doctoral)

The 'Masters Premium Quality' and the 'Doctoral Sussex' lines of premium quality regalia are available for special order, and it takes approx. 8 weeks for delivery.  This is the mid-price range level of regalia customized for Georgetown University.  These may be ordered from the Bookstore's telephone order department at 1-800-548-5452, or from  Josten's Customer Service Center (telephone: 1-800-854-7464 and follow the prompts for English (1) > College Products (4) > Ordering/Product Info (1) > Caps & Gowns (3).

► 'Premium Quality' Master's level Regalia    approx.  $200
► 'Sussex' Doctoral level Regalia      approx.  $200

'GEORGETOWN OFFICIAL'  REGALIA(Doctoral only)

The 'Georgetown Official' is the highest quality (and most expensive) academic regalia option.  It has extensive embroidery and stitching and is a durable, long-lasting formal regalia such as that worn by Georgetown University faculty, and is available for special order.  It takes approx. 8 weeks for delivery.  The robe looks similar to the Doctoral 'Sussex' style regalia, but has more detailing and higher quality materials.  

This item should definitely be discussed with a Josten's representative very early in the Spring semester and no later than early March via telephone at Josten's Customer Service Center (telephone: 1-800-854-7464 and follow the prompts for English (1) > College Products (4) > Ordering/Product Info (1) > Caps & Gowns (3)

► 'Georgetown Official' Doctoral level Regalia     approx.  $800  -  $1,100  contact Jostens for details

Hood Lining - Degree Colors

Note: When ordering your regalia, especially via telephone, please use ONLY the following degree names to ensure that you get the correctly colored hood velvet and lining.  For example, there is a difference in stating that you are getting a "Doctorate in Physics" versus correctly saying you are being awarded the "Doctor of Philosophy."   All Georgetown graduate students are awarded only the following degrees (the specialty field, e.g., Physics, Government, Biochemistry, etc., is not part of the standardized graduate degree hood lining color).

DEGREE   HOOD LINING COLOR
Master of Arts  (M.A.)   White
Master of Arts in Teaching  (M.A.T.)   White
Master of Sciences  (M.S.)   Gold
Master of Policy Management  (M.P.M.)   Peacock Blue (Teal)
Master of Public Policy  (M.P.P.)   Peacock Blue (Teal)
Executive Master in Policy Management  (E.M.P.M.)   Peacock Blue (Teal)
Doctor of Philosophy  (Ph.D.)   Royal Blue