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Ordering Doctoral Regalia
Save 15% on your cap and gown!
The Co-op has a bi-annual sale on custom doctoral regalia – we put the regalia on sale twice a year (take 15% off the regular price)! Set your calendars to take advantage of this great deal if you are planning to purchase your regalia -- this sale can't be found on any other campus! First Wednesday – Friday in October and March every year.
Our Fall 2017 Sale will be Wednesday, October 4th - Friday, October 6th.
How to order and get your discount:
UT's Official Custom Doctoral Regalia is the official regalia for all doctoral degrees including degree candidates receiving professional degrees in Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) and Law (Doctor of Jurisprudence - J.D.).
The UT Official regalia cannot be customized or modified in any way. You may purchase the items all together or individually.
Faculty at the University of Texas typically wear the traditional style of regalia to commencement ceremonies, which will allow you to wear a hood with your alma mater's colors.
Traditional regalia may be rented or purchased. When you purchase the traditional regalia, there are a variety of options and customizations, so pricing can range anywhere from $604 to $1,150. Rental pricing ranges from $59.99 to $87.99, the rental traditional gown will be a simplified outfit; a plain black robe with black velvet and bars. No customizations are available on a rental outfit.
Doctoral Regalia FAQs
Can I rent the traditional regalia if I'm a student?
The UT Official custom gown is the official regalia for doctoral candidates graduating from the University of Texas, it is the preferred style of regalia that should be worn to UT commencement. However, students may opt to wear the traditional, faculty regalia to commencement instead.
If you are planning to continue teaching at another university, we recommend purchasing your regalia. The custom gowns are designed to last a lifetime, so it’s a one-time investment and will save you from going through a rental process each semester. A good option for those who cannot make the investment right now is to purchase part of the regalia, and piece-meal your way into purchasing the entire set. Keep the hood from your initial hooding ceremony for a great a keepsake!
The last consideration is timing. When you purchase a gown, they are custom-made to order and will take 4-7 weeks to arrive. Rentals typically are available on a shorter timeline.
We can special-order many other school's "Official" regalia.
Contact us to see if your school has an official regalia available for purchase. If you purchase during our bi-annual doctoral regalia sale, you'll be able to apply that discount to this purchase. Other colleges official regalia is not available for rent.
Contact us or drop by the Graduation Store to talk with a Graduation representative or to see samples. There are a lot of options for you, it’s a good idea to try samples on or see them in person to help with the decision!