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 represents the academic discipline of the graduate.
Regalia is available to order online HERE. Doctoral students must order online as this type of regalia is not available to be purchased in-person. Deadlines vary based on your package, so please see below for a timeline.