Graduate 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 Harvard Chan are required to wear academic regalia: a cap, gown and hood.

Please attend the Grad Fair on March 29 & 29, 10am-2pm, Kresge Cafeteria to select a vendor to rent or purchase your regalia.

Regalia Vendors

  • Harvard Coop
    Students with special sizing requirements should contact by May 1st.
    Rental Pick Up Information
    Students can pick up Harvard Coop rental regalia between May 21st to May 27th
    On Campus, at FXB G Level.
    Thurs 5/21 & Fri 5/22 ~ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Sat 5/23, Sun 5/24, Mon 5/25 ~11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Tues 5/26 ~ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Wed 5/27 ~ 10:00 am to 9:00 pmReturn Information
    FXB G Level. Thurs 5/28 Noon to 9:00 pm Fri 5/29 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    If you cannot return the regalia during the FXB dates/hours, you can return the regalia to the Harvard Coop (The Harvard Square location OR by mail). The Return deadline is Friday, June 12, 2015.
    Failure to return regalia by June 12th could result in a liability of up to $800.00.
  • University Cap & Gown

Shoes and other articles of visible apparel worn by graduates should be of dark colors that harmonize with the academic costume. We recommend wearing light breathable clothing under your regalia.

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.

Graduation Announcements

We have a variety of vendors for you to choose from: