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For All Students

Academic regalia is required for all students participating in Commencement and Doctoral Hooding ceremonies.

The Bookstore will have caps and gowns for sale in the week of May 16.  Be sure that you have your cap and gown in hand before the day of your Commencement ceremony.

They recommend that doctoral students wanting to purchase a basic doctoral package not wait until the week of May 16th, but place an order as soon as possible for either shipping or pick up in the Bookstore.

Fine Quality doctoral robes must be ordered from Jostens online or by phone.  Ordering details appear below.

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Master’s Regalia

For Spring 2022, regalia is available from the Jostens website in addition to the campus Bookstore on campus.

Both packages below are customized for Georgetown University graduates. They consist of a black mortarboard style cap and tassel, a 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 Basic Master’s package is for graduate students despite the School of Continuing Studies heading.

Please note: the Bookstore will not be open early enough on Friday, May 20 (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Commencement Ceremony) for you to purchase academic robes. Please make sure that you have your robes in hand no later than THURSDAY, May 19.

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Doctoral Regalia

For Spring 2022, these regalia options are available for order on the Jostens website. The packages below are customized for Georgetown University graduates. The basic package consists of a black mortarboard style cap and tassel, a black gown with sleeves indicating doctoral work, and an over-the-head hood with a velvet-like border indicating the degree awarded.

These “fine quality” robes are available only by special order online and take approx. 5 weeks for delivery.  Place your order by April 4, 2022.

Make sure that you have your robes in hand no later than WEDNESDAY, May 18.

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‘Official Georgetown” Doctoral Regalia

The “Georgetown Official” doctoral regalia is the highest quality (and most expensive) academic regalia option. It has extensive embroidery and stitching and is a durable, long-lasting formal regalia. It is worn by Georgetown University President John DeGioia and is available only by special order. It takes approx. 8 weeks for delivery. This regalia is not available on Jostens website.

Orders must be placed by February 28, 2022 to be delivered in time for the 2022 Commencement and Doctoral Hooding ceremonies.

Call Jostens Customer Service Center: 1-800-854-7464 and follow the prompts for Language (#) > College Customers (3) > Cap and Gown (3) > All Other Questions (2)

  • ‘Georgetown Official’ Doctoral-level regalia package (approx.  $1,200)
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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).

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Royal Blue
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP/DNAP): Apricot
  • Master of Arts (MA): White
  • Master of Sciences (MS): Gold
  • Master of Global Human Development (MGHD): White
  • Master of International Development Policy (MIDP): Peacock Blue
  • Master of Policy Management (MPM): Peacock Blue
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP): Peacock Blue
  • Executive Master in Policy Management (EMPM): Peacock Blue
  • Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety & Leadership (EMCQSL): Peacock Blue
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