GW Law Commencement

Commencement Regalia

Rental gowns, tams, and hoods will be provided at no cost to all law school graduates. Please visit the Herff Jones website by April 14 to order your regalia.

Directions for Ordering Regalia

Visit the Herff Jones site at to place your order. Navigation tips are as follows:

  • Once on the Herff Jones website, type "George Washington University Law School" in the search field and select "George Washington University Law School." Proceed as requested.
  • JD graduates select "Doctorate" for the field "Choose your degree type."
  • LLM graduates select "Masters" for the field "Choose your degree type."

Please note: If you are attending either the University Commencement Ceremony or the Law School Diploma Ceremony, you must click on the green "Cap and Gown" tab at the top and follow the prompts.  

The "caps" or tams are one size fits all; it is adjustable.

At the end of your submission, there will be a screen where you provide ordering information - name, address, and phone type information - plus the University requires that you provide your GWID - e.g. G21000000 - the GWID consists of a letter at the front followed by 8 digits.  Even though you provide your address, etc., Herff Jones will deliver your regalia to the law school for pickup. 

Picking up and Returning Regalia

Regalia will be sent to the law school for pick up at Lerner 201 on the following schedule:

  • May 16-18, 9 am - 8 pm
  • May 19, Noon - 6 pm
  • May 20, 8 am - 2 pm

After the ceremony, please return regalia starting at 5:15 pm (or after the ceremony) to Kogan Plaza on Sunday, May 20, or drop it off from Noon–6 pm on Monday, May 21 at Lerner 201.