Regalia Policy

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

Note there will be different seals on regalia as we transition to the new Georgia Tech brand identity.

Not on campus?

Students can 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 on the Tech Stuff website.

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. 

Ph.D. candidates have two options:

  • Purchase
    • Ph.D. regalia is available for purchase at the cost of $996 before tax.
    • Custom orders must be made by Friday, Oct. 15 on techstuff.gatech.edu.
  • Rental
    • Ph.D. regalia can be rented with a $185.98 fee. 
    • Doctoral students must rent their gown by Friday, Nov. 5
    • All rentals must be returned by the date specified at checkout, or graduates will be charged an $830 replacement fee.
    • Late Ph.D. rentals will be subject to a $125 late fee. 

Questions and Payment Options
If you have any questions about Ph.D. regalia orders or wish to discuss payment options, contact the Barnes and Noble at Georgia Tech at sm225@bncollege.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 are required to wear Georgia Tech regalia that features the seal image. Plain black robes are not permitted. Caps and gowns can be purchased up until the week of Commencement.

Bachelor's regalia orders should be in by Monday, Nov. 29. Late orders will incur a $20 late fee. 

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.

All orders should be in by Monday, Nov. 29. Late orders will incur a $35 late fee. 

Honor Cords Distribution

Honor cords will be distributed at the end of fall semester. More information regarding cord distribution will be posted soon.  

How honors are determined

Cord and Stole Policy

Student organizations or Institute-approved programs interested in requesting a cord or stole must submit an application to the Office of the Provost through the Office of the Registrar.  Please see the Institute Commencement Regalia policy if you are interested.

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.