Student wearing academic dress during 2018 Commencement ceremony

Academic Dress (Regalia)

Academic dress at GW varies by the degree type.

While as previously announced, we anticipate all spring Commencement events will be virtual, members of the class of 2021 have expressed interest in ordering regalia and keepsakes that can be shared with family, friends, and colleagues. Please see below to order regalia, announcements, and more.

Ordering Regalia

Bachelor or Master Regalia

For purchase only. Rentals are not available for bachelor's or master's candidates.

  • Order regalia online until May 30, 2021. Early bird pricing is available through March 30, 2021.

Doctoral Regalia Custom Purchase

Custom doctoral regalia purchases take approximately six weeks from the time of purchase for manufacturing and shipping. Alternatively, standard doctoral regalia can be rented without this lead time.

  • Order regalia online (direct ship to home).

Doctoral Regalia Rental

Rental includes SMHS-Health Sciences and M.D.

  • Order regalia online (direct ship to home) until May 30, 2021.

J.D. Regalia
The Herff Jones Law School regalia website will be operational in January. GW Law will email law students with the website link once it is operational. We appreciate your patience.

Regalia Purchase and Rental Costs*

Bachelor's Gown & Cap with Tassel
$67.00 by Mar. 30, 2021
Master's Gown, Hood & Cap with Tassel
$107.00 by Mar. 30, 2021
Doctoral Gown & Tam without Hood - Rental 
Doctoral Gown, Tam & Hood - Rental  $180.00 $170.00 by Mar. 30, 2021
Doctoral Gown - Custom Purchase $862.70 $762.70 by Jan. 31, 2021. Promo code GWU100
Doctoral Hood - Custom Purchase $157.00 N/A
Doctoral Tam - Custom Purchase $136.00 N/A
GW Custom Stole $29.00 N/A
Souvenir Tassel $10.00 N/A
SMHS - M.D. (Gown, Hood & Tam with Gold Tassel) - Rental 
$121.00 by Mar. 30, 2021
Bicentennial 2021 Custom Achievement Stole $45.00  
Law - Rental Contact Law School directly  
* Prices are subject to change.