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Academic Regalia & Graduation Merchandise

Undergraduate Regalia

Undergraduate regalia consists of a robe, a cap, a tassel and a hood with colors indicating the graduate's degree. Graduates may wear what they like underneath the robe, though we suggest pants/skirts and collared shirt/blouse. Active-duty military wear regalia at the main ceremony, but may wear a military uniform to the departmental ceremony if permitted by the department.

As of 2009, undergraduate robes are black with a green strip on the sleeve. Because of the new style, undergraduates may not borrow or purchase a robe from someone who graduated prior to 2009.

Masters Regalia

Masters regalia also consists of a robe, a cap, a tassel and a hood with colors indicating the graduate's degree. Graduates may wear what they like underneath the robe, though we suggest pants/skirts and collared shirt/blouse. Active-duty military wear regalia at the main ceremony, but may wear a military uniform to the departmental ceremony if permitted by the department.

Doctoral RegaliaDoctoral Regalia

The William & Mary doctoral regalia consist of a green open-front robe, patterned after those used at Oxford University, and a black velvet tam. Hoods are not worn with Oxford-style robes. A white shirt/blouse with black slacks/skirt should be worn under the robe. The deadline for ordering doctoral regalia is typically early April. 

Wearing Your Regalia

Find out when and where to wear your regalia during Commencement Weekend.