Regalia

Full academic regalia is required for all degree candidates participating at the University of Kentucky Commencement ceremony. It is the responsibility of the degree candidate to secure academic regalia prior to the ceremony.

Bachelor and Masters regalia will be available for purchase beginning at Grad Salute at the King Alumni House located on Rose Street. Regalia can also be purchased online, via the link below, or at the UK Bookstore, inside the Gatton Student Center, the Monday following Grad Salute.

Doctoral candidates must order their regalia online through Oak Hall. Deadlines for ordering Doctoral Regalia are listed below. 

 

Bachelors Regalia

Bachelors

Candidates for Bachelor's degrees wear the regulation cap with the tassel appropriate to the school or division from which they are being graduated, with the exception of those who already hold Doctoral degrees and are privileged to wear gold or silver tassels. The gown for the Bachelor's Degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. 

Bachelors students can purchase their regalia beginning at Grad Salute. Regalia will be available for purchase at the University of Kentucky Bookstore or online through Oak Hall the Monday following Grad Salute. This purchase includes a custom blue gown and mortarboard for $52.00. Select the image to the right to order online. 

More information to come regarding regalia deadlines for postponed Spring 2020 Commencement. 

 

Masters Regalia

Masters

Candidates for Master's degrees wear black tassels with their school or division represented by the color on their hood. The gown for the Master's degree has an oblong sleeve, and is open at the wrist. The gown is designed and supplied with fasteners so that it may be worn open or closed. The Master's hood is long, has a wide velvet trim, and exposed lining. The velvet trim color designates the degree which the person is receiving. The lining of hoods worn by graduates of the University of Kentucky will be in the schools colors of royal (UK) blue and white. 

Masters students can purchase their regalia beginning at Grad Salute. Regalia will be available for purchase at the University of Kentucky Bookstore or online through Oak Hall the Monday following Grad Salute. This purchase includes a custom blue gown with oblong sleeve open at the wrist, appropriate hood, and mortarboard with a black tassel for $100.00. Select the image to the left to order online. 

More information to come regarding regalia deadlines for postponed Spring 2020 Commencement. 

 

Doctoral

The gown for the Doctoral degree has a bell-shaped sleeve on which are three velvet bars. Usually gowns for Doctoral degrees are black but sometimes other colors, depending on the degree or the college or university. The University of Kentucky gown for the Doctoral degree is royal (UK) blue with black panels and three black bars on the sleeve. The Doctoral hood is easily recognized by the width of the velvet edging, the wide panels at the sides, the greater length, and the full exposure of the lining. The Doctoral hood, like the Master’s hood, features the colors of the graduate’s university on the inside and the color of the edging represent the academic discipline of the graduate. 

 

Custom Fine Quality DoctoralFine Quality Doctoral Regalia

Doctoral candidates have many options when ordering custom fine quality UK regalia. Candidates have the option to purchase an entirely custom set of fine quality UK regalia, including the gown, hood and tam for $966.00. Candidates selecting this option will have their regalia shipped directly to the address entered at checkout for an additional charge of $15.95. Please note that custom gowns take 4-6 weeks to produce with an additional 2 weeks for shipping.

Doctoral Candidates electing not to order a custom set can rent a gown and appropriate hood (tam is purchase only) for $220.00. Candidates selecting this option will have their regalia shipped to the University of Kentucky Bookstore. 

For more rental and purchasing options, please visit the Oak Hall website by clicking the image to the right. 

More information to come regarding regalia deadlines for postponed Spring 2020 Commencement.

 

Souvenir Doctoral RegaliaSouvenir Doctoral 

Candidates graduating from a participating professional school at the University of Kentucky also have the option to purchase Souvenir Regalia. Souvenir Regalia is intended for one-time wear and as such, is best suited for graduates not intending to participate in future commencement ceremonies. Souvenir professional regalia includes the traditional black velvet gown with appropriately-colored bars and panels and corresponding hood.The Souvenir Doctoral set is $191.00. Souvenir regalia can be ordered for pick up at the University of Kentucky Bookstore or delivered to your home address- see deadlines for each option below. Select the image to the left to order online. 

More information to come regarding regalia deadlines for postponed Spring 2020 Commencement.