Graduation Regalia

The Penn Bookstore is pleased to serve as the University’s academic regalia provider for all current and alumni graduates as well as participating faculty, marshals, and trustees.

Obtaining your academic regalia at the Penn bookstore

Graduates can purchase and receive their Commencement regalia at the Penn Bookstore during the Grad Fair on March 22-24, 2023. The regalia will be yours to own as a commemorative keepsake.

All regalia will be distributed on the second level of the Penn Bookstore near the textbook department. You will have the opportunity to meet with staff members regarding any questions, such as ensuring you are selecting the correct fit. Other graduation-related products and special promotions will also be available during that week.

Regalia will still be available at the Penn Bookstore after March 24, 2023, although sizing becomes more limited, especially the closer you get to Commencement.

Bachelor's and master's graduates

Purchase price (cap, gown, hood, and tassel)

  • Bachelor’s – $92 plus tax
  • Master’s – $99 plus tax

Doctoral regalia options

Before making a decision, doctoral candidates should consult with their respective schools or programs, as there may be special requirements or recommendations regarding the preferred regalia.

Traditional regalia

Doctoral regalia includes a black mortar board cap, tassel, and doctoral degree color velvet hood, black doctoral gown with black velvet bars on the sleeves, and front panels.

  • Doctoral package – $121 plus tax
  • LLM, LLCM, ML package – Black mortarboard cap, doctoral degree color velvet hood, black master gown – $115 plus tax
  • DMD, DScD package with tam –$180 plus tax

Custom regalia

Custom doctoral regalia differs from the traditional regalia typically worn at Penn’s commencement. The red and blue robes are individually sized, and made of lightweight wool blended fabric with lined bell sleeves. The packet includes a hood, velvet tam, and tassel. Custom regalia is typically chosen by doctoral candidates who plan to frequently participate in academic ceremonies requiring such unique attire in the future. Please keep in mind you are not required to purchase custom regalia and, with few exceptions, graduates most often choose traditional doctoral regalia.

Custom doctoral regalia can only be obtained by ordering online by March 24 and having it shipped directly.

Ordering your regalia online

You may order your regalia online and have your regalia shipped directly to you. To order, visit the Grad Express website. You must place your order by April 1, 2023, to receive the regalia by Commencement. Shipping fees apply.

If you are unable to place your order online by April 1, 2023, please call the Bookstore at (215) 898-7595 or email to discuss your options.