Regalia Policy

Georgia Tech regalia is required to participate in Commencement. Bachelor students are permitted to wear stoles and cords to signify academic honors. Bachelor and master students may decorate their mortarboard so long as it is not distracting to the ceremony or students around them. 

Not on campus?

Students always have the option to order online at techstuff.gatech.edu if they are not on campus. 

Ph.D. Regalia

Ph.D. regalia is available for purchase or rental online through Techstuff.

Regalia is custom fitted for Ph.D. candidates, and graduates are encouraged to place their order early. Ph.D. candidates participating in Commencement will receive their hoods as a gift from the Institute. 

Students who will not be attending the ceremony may request to have their hood mailed to them. 
Request your Ph.D. hood

All Ph.D. orders must be placed and paid in full six weeks before the ceremony. All regalia orders can be made online at this custom Oak Hall website. Ph.D. candidates may also place their orders during Grad Fest.

Ph.D. candidates have two options:

  • Purchase
    • Ph.D. regalia is available for purchase at the cost of $937 before tax.
    • Orders should be made with the bookstore by mid-semester.
  • Rental
    • Ph.D. regalia can also be rented for $185.98 before tax. This price includes the rental of the gown plus the purchase of your tam, as tams are not rented. There is a $400 refundable deposit when renting regalia. 
    • Ph.D. regalia rentals will be sent directly to the student's residence from Oak Hall.
    • All rentals must be returned by December 28, or graduates will forfeit their $400 refundable deposit.

Questions and Payment Options
If you have any questions about Ph.D. regalia orders or wish to discuss payment options, contact Oak Hall at webdept@oakhalli.com.

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 $79.98 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.

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 $114.98 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.

Honor Cords and Stoles

2020 graduates have multiple options to receive their honor cords. Students who are local are encouraged to pick up their honor cords at their ceremony or from the Commencement Office between December 14 to 17. We are unable to accommodate any in-person pick ups outside of these time frame.

Graduates who are no longer on campus may select to have their honor cords mailed to them. Cords will not mail until February. Those who live within a 20 mile radius of campus will have to pick-up their cords in person.

Questions?

How honors are determined

Email the Registrar’s Office

Other Honors Accessories

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.