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.
PhD regalia is available for purchase or rental at Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech. Regalia is custom fitted for PhD candidates, and graduates are encouraged to contact the bookstore at the start of the semester to schedule a fitting. PhD candidates participating in Commencement will receive their hoods as a gift from the Institute.
All PhD orders must be placed and paid in full no later than six weeks prior to Commencement. Orders for Spring 2013 must be placed no later than Friday, March 22, 2013.
To schedule a fitting, start a payment plan, or ask questions, contact the bookstore by phone at 404.894.2516.
PhD candidates are provided with two options for their regalia:
PhD regalia is available for purchase at the cost of $854 before tax. For your convenience, Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech offers three-, six-, and twelve-month payment plans to assist you in paying for your gown. The bookstore requests your final payment be made six weeks prior to Commencement to ensure enough time for each gown to be made and properly shipped.
PhD regalia can also be rented for $166.98 before tax. This price includes the rental of the gown plus the purchase of your tam, as tams are not rented. A three-month payment plan for rentals is also available. 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.
Master's regalia is available for purchase at Barnes & Noble @ Georgia Tech or through 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.
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.
Beginning Spring 2013, 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, April 29 - Thursday, May 2 - Office of the Registrar, Tech Tower, Suite 104
- Friday, May 3 - President's Graduation Reception, Tech Green
- Saturday, May 4 - During line-up at Spring 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 email@example.com.
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.