Academic Regalia

Georgia Tech Commencement

To participate in the Commencement ceremony, students are required to wear Georgia Tech-approved academic regalia. Caps and gowns must be purchased from the Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech Bookstore. 

Ph.D. Regalia

Ph.D. regalia is available for purchase or rental at Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech, it cannot be purchased online. Regalia is custom fitted for Ph.D. candidates, and graduates are encouraged to contact the bookstore at the start of the semester to schedule a fitting. Ph.D. candidates participating in Commencement will receive their hoods as a gift from the Institute. 

All Ph.D. orders must be placed and paid in full no later than November 3Ph.D. orders may be taken during the bookstore's operating hours; no appointment is necessary. Ph.D. candidates may also place their order during Commencement Fair.

Ph.D. candidates are provided with two options for their regalia:

  • Purchase Option
    Ph.D. regalia is available for purchase at the cost of $857 before tax. To discuss payment options, contact Chrissy Schadegg at chrissy.schadegg@bks.gatech.edu.  
  • Rental Option
    Ph.D. regalia can also be rented for $169.98 before tax. This price includes the rental of the gown plus the purchase of your tam, as tams are not rented. To discuss payment options, contact Chrissy Schadegg at chrissy.schadegg@bks.gatech.edu. Those who rent regalia will receive notification that their gown and tam have arrived at the bookstore. Graduates will then need to present either a photo identification or a copy of the original receipt in order to obtain their rented regalia. All rentals must be returned within three days of the Commencement ceremony, or graduates will be obligated to pay the full price of the regalia.

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Master's Regalia

Master's regalia is available for purchase in store at Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech or you may purchase online via Tech Stuff. When you place your order, indicate the degree you are receiving, as that will determine your hood color.

Master's regalia costs $99.98 before tax and includes your customized Georgia Tech gown, cap, and hood. Students will not be permitted to wear undergraduate gowns, as Master's gowns have additional material at the base of the sleeve. Regalia can be purchased up until the week of Commencement.

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Bachelor's Regalia

Bachelor's regalia is available for purchase in store at Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech or online via Tech Stuff

Bachelor's regalia costs $63.98 before tax and includes your customized Georgia Tech gown and cap. Students will not be permitted to wear former Georgia Tech regalia (plain black robes) at the ceremony. Caps and gowns can be purchased up until the week of Commencement.

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Honor Cords and Stoles

Georgia Tech will provide honor cords for students based on their previous semester’s grades. Students are expected to pick up their honor cords at one of the following locations:

  • Monday, December 8 - Friday, December 12 - Office of the Registrar, Tech Tower, Suite 104
  • Friday, December 12 - President's Graduation Reception, Student Center Ballroom
  • Saturday, December 13 - Before Line-up at Fall Commencement, McCamish Pavilion

More information regarding how honors are determined can be found on the Office of the Registrar's FAQ page. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at comments@registrar.gatech.edu.

Graduates are permitted to wear additional items if given by officially sanctioned Georgia Tech honor societies or student organizations. You are responsible for obtaining from the student organization any honors accessories to which you are entitled.

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