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Academic Attire may be purchased at any time. Please allow up to 8 weeks for delivery.

To Order
To order, you may download the appropriate form, fill it out, and e-mail it back to hardlines@uwbookstore.com or fax it to 608-257-9479. We will contact you for your payment information. If you have any questions, you may send them to hardlines@uwbookstore.com.

If you are seeking to purchase Masters or Bachelors apparel, please e-mail us at hardlines@uwbookstore.com for further information.

Background
The University of Wisconsin-Madison confers ten doctoral degrees: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Law, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the Master of Fine Arts.

1892 through December of 2016 — The Classic Gown
Since the University of Wisconsin awarded its first doctoral degree to Charles Van Hise in 1892, we have used The Classic black doctoral gown for our degree candidates and doctoral faculty members. That doctoral gown is black with velvet chevrons on the sleeves and velvet panels on the front. The color of the velvet chevrons and panels may be black (and worn with any doctoral hood) or may represent a particular degree (and match the velvet trim of the hood) according to the appropriate color signifying a particular field of study: forest green (MD), apricot (DNP), purple (JD), sapphire blue (Ph.D.), gray (D.V.M.), pink (D.Mus.A), olive green (D.Pharm.), spruce green (DAud), green (DPT), or brown (MFA). The doctoral hood is black with cardinal red lining (representing the University of Wisconsin-Madison) and the velvet trim of the appropriate academic color.

Our Academic Attire vendor Herff Jones offers The Classic for customers wishing to purchase this style gown.

This doctoral attire is most appropriate for grads who received their degree through December of 2016.

2013 through the Present – The Wisconsin Red Gown
In 2013, the University of Wisconsin adopted special alternate regalia for Candidates and Faculty wishing to present themselves in academic attire beyond the classic black gown. The Wisconsin Red Gown absolutely identifies the wearer as a Wisconsin Graduate or Faculty member– the gown is red with black velvet trim and has the Shield W crest on both velvet panels. This gown is appropriate for all doctoral grads and faculty members of the University of Wisconsin.

May 2017 through the Present – The Wisconsin Doctoral Gown
In May of 2017, the University of Wisconsin moved beyond the Classic Gown and adopted the Wisconsin Doctoral Gown for grads and faculty. The gown is black with red velvet trim and the Shield W crest on the left panel.

This gown is appropriate for all doctoral grads and faculty members of the University of Wisconsin.

To Order
To order, you may download the appropriate form, fill it out, and e-mail it back to hardlines@uwbookstore.com or fax it to 608-257-9479. We will contact you for your payment information. If you have any questions, you may send them to hardlines@uwbookstore.com.

Four to six weeks will be required from date of order for manufacturing and delivery of the academic attire order (six to eight weeks within two months of each semester's commencement ceremonies).

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