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


Doctoral Fine Quality and Georgetown Official Regalia Event at the Bookstore

2018 Grad Fair at the Bookstore Hours
Wednesday - Thursday, April 4 - 5, 2018   10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Commencement Week Bookstore Hours
Monday - Friday, May 14 - 18, 2018   10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Please note: the Bookstore will not be open early enough on Friday, May 18,
the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Commencement Day, for you
to purchase academic robes.
Please make sure that you have your robes in hand no later than May 17.



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

Note that regalia can be ordered on the Jostens website only for programs that have a significant online student population. Online ordering is not available for the items described below.

'ELEMENTS'  REGALIA (Master's 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 April 3 and 4 and the four days preceding the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony, May 14-17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. At other times, it may be ordered from Jostens telephone order department at 1-800-854-7464.

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 'Elements' line of regalia is shown below:

► Master's-level 'Elements' regalia package   $  99.00  
► Doctoral-level 'Elements' regalia package   $124.00

Please note:  the Bookstore will not be open early enough on the Graduate School Commencement Day, Friday, May 18, for you to purchase academic robes. Therefore, make sure you have your robes in hand no later than May 17.

'PREMIUM QUALITY' / 'SUSSEX'  REGALIA (Master's and Doctoral)

The 'Masters Premium Quality' and the 'Doctoral Sussex' lines of premium quality regalia are available for special order, and take approx. 8 weeks for delivery. This is the mid-price range level of regalia customized for Georgetown University. These may be ordered through the Jostens website or from the Jostens Customer Service Center: 1-800-854-7464 and follow the prompts for Language (#) > College Products (4) > Ordering/Product Info (1) > Caps & Gowns (3).

► 'Premium Quality' Master's-level Regalia  approx.  $350
► 'Sussex' Doctoral-level Regalia                 approx.  $500


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 Jostens representative very early in the Spring semester and no later than early March via telephone at Jostens Customer Service Center: 1-800-854-7464 and follow the prompts for Language (#) > College Products (4) > Ordering/Product Info (1) > Caps & Gowns (3)

► 'Georgetown Official' Doctoral-level Regalia   approx.  $800  -  $1,100  call 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).

Doctor of Philosophy  (Ph.D.)   Royal Blue
Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P)   Apricot
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Master of Arts  (M.A.)   White
Master of Sciences  (M.S.)   Gold
Master of Global Human Development  (M.G.H.D.)   White
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)