UW Commencement

Ordering Apparel

Faculty may order apparel for Commencement and all school, college and departmental events through our RSVP/regalia order form.

Rental regalia consists of a black sussex gown, appropriate tam or mortarboard, and degree appropriate hood with your school colors. The one exception is UW PhDs who will be supplied with UW regalia. Individual items (e.g. tam only, hood only) may be ordered separately.  Orders placed by May 21 are guaranteed to have appropriate hood colors. Any orders received after May 21 may be supplied with a generic UW hood.

Ordering Deadlines

  • May 19 Orders placed by this date will be available for pickup at the University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, beginning June 2, 2020.
  • May 20 – Late ordering period begins. A $25 late fee will be added to cover rush shipping and handling. Note: Regalia is no longer guaranteed to be in your school colors. Regalia may not be ready for pickup by June 4, so please wait until you are notified that your regalia has arrived before you come to the Book Store.
  • May 26, midnight – The online catalyst faculty order form will be closed and it will no longer be possible to receive school-specific regalia. Faculty who have not placed a regalia order by this date will need to come to the University Book Store between June 3 and June 12. Note: We cannot guarantee that regalia will be available for those who order after the 26th. Individuals who order at the Book Store will be provided with generic regalia that will be distributed on a first-come/first served basis until we run out. (Generic regalia – Black Gown, Black Tam, Generic UW Hood)

Payment for Apparel

Some schools and departments cover the rental costs for all faculty.  If you are not in one of those schools or departments, but your school has authorized you to use a budget number to pay for your rental, you can provide us that budget number when you fill out the RSVP/Regalia order form. If you are paying for the regalia yourself, payment will be taken when picking up your apparel.

Rental costs for all those participating in the Commencement ceremony at Husky Stadium will be covered by the Office of Ceremonies. However, you must check in on Commencement Day. Marshals check in at the Touchdown Terrace. Members of the academic procession check in at one of the two Faculty/Disability entrances when entering the line up area. Failure to check in will result in your being charged (or your department being charged) for the rental.

Faculty Pricing

Faculty participating in the University of Washington Commencement Ceremony are not charged for renting regalia. Faculty may rent a full set (gown, hood, and tam/mortarboard) and receive the tam or mortarboard for free or order individual pieces at the prices listed below.

Complete Sets

  • Ph.D. set (gown, hood, tam): $78.00
  • Professional degree (M.D., J.D., D.D.S., PharmD) set (gown, hood, tam or mortarboard): $78.00
  • Master’s set  (gown, hood, tam or mortarboard): $65.00
  • Bachelor’s set (gown,bachelor’s hood, tam or mortarboard): $54.00

Separate Items

  • Doctoral gown: $39.00
  • Doctoral hood: $39.00
  • Doctoral tam: $31.00
  • Master’s gown: $32.50
  • Master’s hood: $32.50
  • Master’s tam: $31.00
  • Bachelor gown: $27.00
  • Bachelor hood: $27.00
  • Bachelor tam: $31.00
  • Mortarboard: $8.50

Change/Cancel Your Order

Return to the RSVP/regalia order form and simply update your record and re-submit. Note: Oak Hall requires that all changes or cancellations be made by May 13.  You can still order after that date but payment will be required even if the order is changed or cancelled.

Faculty participating in the Husky Stadium Commencement Ceremony are not charged for renting regalia. Faculty may rent a full set (gown, hood, and tam/mortarboard) and receive the tam or mortarboard for free. If you choose to order individual pieces, you will be responsible for paying for the items.

Pick Up

Location: University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE. Follow the signs to Cap and Gown Pickup.

Pickup Dates:

  • For orders placed by May 21:
    June 2 – June 6
    9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • For orders place after May 19:
    These orders may not be available by June 2. Faculty will be contacted when their regalia arrives.


You may return your regalia to the University Book Store, during normal book store hours.

Return Deadline

All regalia must be return to the University Book Store by Wednesday, June 17, 2020. After that date faculty will be required to ship the regalia back to Oak Hall in Virginia.  Contact the Office of Ceremonies for the shipping address.

Commencement and College Marshals only

Marshals may return their regalia in the Touchdown Terrace following the Commencement ceremony at Husky Stadium.