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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. 

Fine Quality Doctoral Regalia Purchase or Rental

Doctoral candidates have many options when ordering 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. Candidates selecting this option will have their regalia shipped directly to the address entered at checkout. Please note that custom gowns take 6-8 weeks to produce and ship to you. 

Doctoral Candidates electing not to order a custom set can rent a gown, hood, and tam.

fine quality doctoral regalia

Souvenir Doctoral Regalia Purchase

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.

Souvenir Doctoral Regalia

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