UW Commencement

Due to circumstances surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are significant changes in ordering faculty regalia this year.  Our regalia provider is unable to offer rental regalia. New regalia at very low prices will be available for purchase only via the Faculty RSVP/Regalia Order Form and will be shipped directly to the address provided by the orderer. The order form will go live on Monday, May 4.

Details are as follows:

PhD regalia: PhD regalia will consist of a black doctoral robe, a one-size-fits-all tam, and a generic doctoral hood with a blue trim, denoting the PhD degree, and UW purple and gold on the inside satin lining.  The price will be $98, including tax, plus an $11 charge for shipping and handling.


Professional degree regalia:
 Professional degree regalia will consist of a black doctoral robe (same as PhD robe above), a one-size-fits-all tam, and a generic professional hood (law, pharm, dentistry, law) with the appropriate trim color for each degree (i.e., purple for law, green for medicine, etc.) and UW purple and gold on the inside satin lining. The price will be $98, including tax, plus an $11 charge for shipping and handling.

Master’s degree regalia: Master’s degree regalia will consist of a black master’s robe, a black mortarboard with a black tassel, and a master’s hood with trim color reflecting the degree (e.g., orange for engineering), and UW purple and gold on the interior satin lining . The price will be $81, including tax, plus an $11 shipping and handling charge.

Bachelor’s degree regalia: Bachelor’s degree regalia will consist of a black bachelor’s robe (without the UW seal that distinguishes student gowns) and a black mortarboard with degree colored tassel. The price will be $54, including tax, plus an $11 shipping and handling charge.

It will also be possible to order

  • a doctoral or master’s hood only, $39 and and $32.50, respectively
  • a tam or mortarboard only, $31 and $8.50, respectively
  • a doctoral set without the hood (gown, tassel and tam), $65
  • a master’s set without the hood (gown, tassel and mortarboard ), $36.00

No other options are available this year. If you need a gown only, a gown and hood, or a hood and tam, you will need to order the full set.

Oak Hall estimates it will take from 3 to 10 days to prepare orders plus 4 to 5 days shipping time, so faculty can estimate their orders will arrive within about two weeks of ordering.

Payment can be made via a budget number or a credit card. A 6.4% transaction fee will be added to credit card payments.

  1. Ordering Deadlines
    • Due to the time it will take to process orders and ship them, we recommend ordering regalia as soon as possible. The last day to order regalia will be Thursday, May 21.
  2. Changes/Cancellations
    • All orders and sales are final this year.  There will be no refunds.

Orders may be placed via the Faculty RSVP/Regalia Order Form, beginning May 4, 2020.

If you have any difficulties or questions please contact the Office of Ceremonies at ceremony@uw.edu or call 206-543-2592.