You may either rent or purchase regalia. All graduates participating in the Commencement Exercises and/or Hooding Ceremony must wear academic regalia. The only exception is for those in active military service, who wear the prescribed dress uniform for their branches of the Service.
Do not discard your regalia rental or purchase receipt: you will need it to pick up your Commencement tickets.
Regalia orders are placed through the MIT Coop. We recommend that you go to the store in person to be properly fitted and provided with the correct regalia for this milestone event.
PhD and ScD candidates, please note that you do not have to order an academic hood: your hood will be presented to you at the Hooding Ceremony.
Details about regalia pricing, ordering deadlines, pick-up, and return will be available in the spring of 2015.
Doctoral degree regalia designed specifically for MIT PhD and ScD degree holders is available for purchase through the MIT Coop in Kendall Square. The gown is of gray faille with red velvet front trim and sleeve bars. The hat of gray faille is an octagonal tam with a red tassel. Please note that you do not have to order an academic hood: your hood will be presented to you at the Hooding Ceremony.
If you wish to purchase Doctoral regalia, the order must be placed by the first week of May (deadline TBA) to guarantee receipt in time for Commencement. Please visit the Coop in Kendall Square, call (617) 499-3200, or email the Coop for more information.