Regalia | Graduates

Regalia Commencement 2018

All graduates participating in the Commencement Exercises must wear academic regalia. Those in active military service and Air Force, Marine, and Navy ROTC candidates may wear the prescribed dress uniform.

In order to pick up your Commencement tickets in May (please see ticket pick-up schedule), you will need to provide confirmation that you’ve made your regalia arrangements. You have four options for obtaining your regalia—please select one and pay close attention to the associated ticket pick-up instructions.

**If you missed the April 28 deadline to order your regalia from the MIT Coop, don't worry! You may still place an order in person beginning May 29. Please see dates and deadlines below for details.

ROTC CANDIDATES

Air Force, Marine, and Navy ROTC candidates may wear the prescribed dress uniform instead of academic regalia, provided they have spoken with their respective commanders and have been given the correct rank to wear with their service dress.

Ordering your regalia: Options

You have four options for obtaining your regalia—please select one and pay close attention to the associated ticket pick-up instructions.

Your regalia arrangements Ticket pick-up instructions

Option 1: Order your regalia online from the MIT Coop from April 9 through April 28
 

Please have your MIT ID on you and be prepared to show it to staff (ticket pick up begins on May 23).

Option 2: Order your regalia in person from the MIT Coop from April 9 through April 28

Please have your MIT ID on you and be prepared to show it to staff (ticket pick up begins on May 23).

Option 3: Borrow regalia from a friend or family member, or purchase from a vendor other than the MIT Coop

Before you arrive to pick up your tickets, please complete the online form to indicate your plan to borrow or purchase from an alterative vendor. Under Regalia Options, please select I don't need to order regalia and complete the form. When you arrive to pick up your tickets (ticket pick up begins May 23), have your MIT ID on you, as well as either (a) a photo of your wearing your borrowed regalia (picture on phone is sufficient) or (b) your regalia receipt from an alternate vendor.

Option 4: Active military and Air Force, Marine, or Navy ROTC candidates - Wear the prescribed dress uniform instead of academic regalia (more)

Before you arrive to pick up your tickets, please complete the online form to indicate your plan to wear your uniform. Under Regalia Options, please select I don't need to order regalia and submit form. When you arrive to pick up your tickets (ticket pick up begins May 23), have your MIT ID on you, as well as a photo of you wearing your dress uniform (a picture on phone is sufficient).

2018 Rental and purchase fees

Item Rental fee
(April 9–28)
Purchase price Regalia rental fee after April 28
Black Bachelor’s gown $44.50 (includes cap and tassel to be kept as souvenirs) $242 for gown; $43 for cap $69.50 (includes cap and tassel to be kept as souvenirs)
Black Master’s gown $44.50 (includes cap and tassel to be kept as souvenirs) $273 for gown; $43 for cap $69.50 (includes cap and tassel to be kept as souvenirs)
Black Doctoral gown $44.50 (includes cap and tassel to be kept as souvenirs)   $69.50 (includes cap and tassel to be kept as souvenirs)
MIT Doctoral degree regalia# $180.50** (includes tam to be kept as a souvenir) $741^ for gown; $91 for tam  
Country stole   $44.98  

Doctoral candidates: Please note that you do not have to order an academic hood—your hood will be presented to you at the Hooding Ceremony.

 # MIT Doctoral degree regalia: gray faille gown with red velvet front trim and sleeve bars; includes octagonal tam of gray faille with a red tassel
**A limited number of gray faille Doctoral gowns are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.
^ Orders for Doctoral degree regalia purchase must be placed by Saturday, April 28 to guarantee receipt in time for MIT Commencement. You may order one in person at the MIT Coop in Kendall Square or download the order form and submit via mail or email. Online ordering option is not available.

Dates and deadlines

  • Regalia orders will be taken online and in person at the MIT Coop (325 Main Street in Kendall Square) Monday, April 9 through Saturday, April 28. We recommend that you take care of your regalia arrangements as soon as possible!
  • If you miss the April 28 deadline, extra gowns will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for $69.50 at the MIT Coop in Kendall Square from Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 8. Online ordering is not available during this period; you will need to make your arrangements in person at the Coop.
  • Regalia orders will not be taken April 29 through May 28. If you miss the April 28 deadline, you will need to wait until May 29 to make your arrangements.  

 

Graduates in regalia