Doctorate Candidate Regalia (Lawrence)

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Doctoral Degree Academic Apparel

Academic apparel is a graduation and commencement requirement at the University of Kansas.

At KU Bookstore, you can buy graduation regalia all year long in store and online. Visit the following locations to purchase your regalia:
  • Kansas Union - Level 2
  • KU Medical Center Bookstore
It is the candidate's responsibility to obtain the correct regalia. Please contact the conferring department with any additional questions regarding tassel/hood color and degree.

We cannot issue refunds on regalia purchases. However, we will do an exchange if the wrong degree type, color, or size was purchased.

Non-embroidered Doctoral gowns are available in limited supply for $28.00. To check availability, please contact with your size (Standard, XL, or XXL) and height.

Finest Quality Regalia Option:

If you are going to be pursing a career in academia and wish to purchase fine quality regalia that you can wear throughout your career, please click here to see available options.

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Size Chart

If you have narrower shoulders and/or shorter arms, you will want to order a size down from what the chart shows.

Height Range Regular Weight Range XL Weight Range XXL Weight Range
4'10"-5'0" up to 159 160-219 220-280
5'1" - 5'3" up to 179 180-239 240-300
5'4" - 5'6" up to 199 200-264 265-330
5'7" - 5'9" up to 229 230-294 295-360
5'10" - 6'0" up to 259 260-329 330-400
6'1" - 6'3" up to 284 285-354 355-425
6'4" - 6'6" up to 309 310-384 385-460
6'7" - 6'9" up to 329 330-404 405-480
6'10" - 7'0" up to 349 350-429 430-510

If your height and weight exceed the guidelines above, or if you need a wheelchair gown, please contact us at, 1-800-458-1111, or (785)-864-4639.

Include Measurements for:

  • Chest
  • Hip
  • Sleeve Length
Taking Measurements

Wheelchair gowns that open in the back and have a zipper in the front can be made at no additional charge. This requires the following measurements:

  • Chest
  • Arm Length
  • Height (If applicable)