UW Commencement

Due to circumstances surrounding the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, our regalia provider, Oak Hall Cap &Gown, will not provide rental regalia for faculty this year.  Souvenir quality regalia will be available for purchase only and will be shipped directly to the address provided by the orderer.  Oak Hall will take the orders at their website beginning mid-April (the exact date and the website address will be announced soon).

If you are interested in purchasing the custom regalia of your alma mater, Oak Hall is offering a 15% discount on orders placed between May 5 and June 16. For custom regalia you will be asked to provide several measurements, including height, weight, neck size, chest size, arm length and head circumference.

Details on purchasing souvenir regalia 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 the colors of the degree-conferring school on the inside satin lining.  The price will be $90, plus a shipping and handling charge and tax.


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 the colors of the degree-conferring school on the inside satin lining. The price will be $90, plus a shipping and handling charge and tax.

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 the colors of the degree-conferring school on the inside satin lining. The price will be $74, plus a shipping and handling charge and tax.

Bachelor’s degree regalia: Bachelor’s degree regalia will consist of a black bachelor’s robe (without the UW seal that distinguishes student gowns), a bachelor’s hood, and a black mortarboard with degree colored tassel. The price will be $50, plus a shipping and handling charge and tax.

It will also be possible to order

  • a doctoral or master’s gown only, $39 and $37.00, respectively
  • a doctoral or master’s hood only, $39 and $37, respectively
  • a tam or mortarboard only, $31 and $14.00, respectively

No other options are available this year. If you need a gown only, a gown and hood, or a hood and tam, you will will be able to order them as separate items.

Oak Hall estimates it will take from 3 to 5 days to prepare orders and about 7 days shipping time, so faculty can estimate their orders will arrive within about two weeks of ordering.

Payment can be made to Oak Hall via a credit card.

  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 20.
  2. Changes/Cancellations
    • All orders and sales are final this year.  There will be no refunds.

Orders may be placed via the Oak Hall website beginning mid-April.  The exact date will be announced soon.

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