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 30 & 31, 11am-4pm, Kresge Cafeteria to select a vendor to rent or purchase your regalia.
- Harvard Coop
- 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.
We have a variety of vendors for you to choose from: