Regalia and Graduation Items

Graduate Regalia

Graduates who intend to march in the University’s Commencement exercises in the morning and/or in the afternoon ceremony at HSPH are required to wear academic regalia: a cap, gown and hood.

You may rent or buy a cap, gown, and hood from the Harvard Coop.

Shoes and other articles of visible apparel worn by graduates should be of dark colors that harmonize with the academic costume.

Nothing else should be worn on the academic gown.

The Commencement ceremony has great significance as a celebration of your academic achievement and membership of the graduating class; we encourage you to wear clothing or other items that celebrate your heritage and identity at the Commencement Celebration on Wednesday evening.

Faculty Regalia

Even if you have ordered regalia from the Coop in the past, as the Coop does not retain these records, you will need to provide the following information: Your full name (spelling your last name), your telephone number, your highest degree and the school you received it from, your heighthead circumference and weight.
Be sure to mention that you are HSPH faculty, as rental costs will be paid for by the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Where can I order my Cap and Gown?

The COOP at HSPH: Representatives from the Harvard Coop will be taking Regalia, class rings, announcements, and diploma frame orders on Tuesday March 25 and Wednesday March 26, 11am-4pm in the Kresge Cafeteria. Please have your COOP number available.

In person: Harvard Coop, March 24 – April 9, Mon – Sat 9 am to 9 pm; Sun 10 am to 7 pm

Rental and Purchase Information

STUDENT Order Form

FACULTY Order Form 

The rental reservation deadline is April 9th

Graduates who have not reserved their regalia by the deadline, may come to the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center between May 27 to 28 (10 am to 6 pm) and pick up regalia from the “extra” stock provided. A $25.00 late fee will be charged to all such regalia rentals.

Rental Pricing

Masters (MPH, MD/MPH, SM1, SM2 & MOH) $78 rental

  • Black Harvard Master’s Cap and Gown
  • Black Master’s Hood

Doctoral (SD/DPH/PhD) $161 rental

  • Crimson Harvard Doctoral Gown and Black Tam (tam to be kept by graduate)
  • Crimson Doctoral Hood

Purchase Pricing

2014 PURCHASE Order Form


  • Gown (includes garment bag): $307
  • Hood: $125
  • Board and tassel $36


  • Harvard Black Regalia Package
    (gown, hood, tam & tassel and garment bag) $775*
  • Doctoral Black Gown only (includes garment bag) $663
  • Doctoral Crimson Hood only: $125
  • Doctoral Tam and tassel: $74
  • Doctoral Crimson Regalia Package
    (gown, hood, tam & tassel and garment bag) $775*
    (Note only MD/PhD’s, DMSC’s, ScD’s, GSAS PhD’s and Faculty members who have graduated from Harvard may order Crimson Regalia)
  • Doctoral Crimson Gown only (includes garment bag) $663
  • Doctoral Crimson Hood only: $125
  • Doctoral Tam and tassel: $74

*Package price includes a 10% discount over ordering items separately.

Pick Up Information

Pick up your regalia between May 22, 23 & 27, 28 (10 am to 6 pm) at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Room 216.

Be sure you have the correct gown, hood and cap before you leave so that incorrect items can be exchanged immediately. If you ordered regalia in person, you will be given an order slip which you will present when picking up your regalia. Orders placed by fax will not receive order slips.

Return Information

All rented regalia must be returned to The Harvard Square Coop by June 13, 2014. Failure to return regalia by June 30, 2014, could result in a liability of up to $800.00.

Order Cancellation

If you are unable to attend Commencement, please cancel your order by May 28, 2014. Fax the Cancellation Form and a copy of your receipt to 617-499-2015 or email for assistance.

Graduation Announcements

The Coop offers personalized announcements with the graduate’s name, degree, and concentration. For more information or to order, visit the Coop, visit, or call 800-368-1882.

The Harvard Shop, a division of Harvard Student Agencies, also offers personalized graduation announcements. For more information or to order, visit the Harvard Shop at 52 JFK Street, visit, or call 800-433-0296.

You may also order Graduation Announcements from Signature Announcements who will be at HSPH on March 25 & 26, 11am-4pm.