Regalia

Graduates processing to Killian Court during Commencement 2019

Commencement 2022 celebrations took place during the week of May 23, 2022, with the majority of the Advanced Degree Ceremonies taking place on Thursday, May 26, followed by the OneMIT Ceremony and the Undergraduate Ceremony, which took place on Friday, May 27.

Commencement 2023 is scheduled for June 1 and June 2 of next year. More information will be provided later this year. 

All graduates participating in the 2022 MIT Commencement ceremonies must wear academic regalia and must complete this form. Those in active military service or ROTC may wear the prescribed dress uniform (please see option 3 below).

Your Commencement guest tickets will not be released to you unless you provide proof that you’ve made your regalia arrangements. Please determine your preferred regalia option from the list below and read all associated instructions. Even if you are not ordering your regalia through the MIT Coop, you still must complete the online form.

A note for PhD/ScD candidates: your Doctoral hood will be provided to you by MIT...you do not need to order it.

May 10: Late online ordering via the MIT Coop is closed. It is ok to obtain regalia from another supplier or borrow from a friend. Either way, please be sure to complete the Class of 2022 online form to confirm you have a plan.

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Regalia options for graduates

You have three options for obtaining your regalia. Please select one of the following:

  • Order via the online form through April 25.
  • To obtain your Commencement guest tickets: You will receive an email at the end of May, which will provide instructions for obtaining your e-tickets. Tickets are not immediately released to you upon completion of your regalia order. Please be alert to your inbox in mid-May for additional ticket information.

Note: Massachusetts sales tax will be applied to PhD regalia rentals. It will appear on the order as 'Convenience Fee (or Mass. sales tax)'.

  • Submit the online form using the option “I don’t need to order regalia.”
  • Under “I don’t need to order regalia,” enter a quantity of 1, then submit the form. When checking out, please specify the alternative regalia option.
  • Send proof of alternative to regalia-alt@mit.edu
    • Your regalia receipt from an alternate vendor or
    • A photo of you wearing your regalia (a picture taken with your phone is sufficient)
  • To obtain your Commencement guest tickets: You will receive an email at the end of May, which will provide instructions for obtaining your e-tickets. Tickets are not immediately released to you upon completion of your regalia order. Please be alert to your inbox in mid-May for additional ticket information. If you’ve opted to order from a vendor other than the MIT Coop, please retain your receipt(s).

Those in active military service may wear the prescribed dress uniform instead of academic regalia, as may Air Force, Army, Marine, and Navy ROTC candidates who have spoken with their respective commanders and been given the correct rank to wear with their service dress.

  • Submit the online form using the option “I don’t need to order regalia.”
  • Under “I don’t need to order regalia,” enter a quantity of 1, then submit the form. When checking out, please specify the alternative regalia option.
  • To obtain your Commencement guest tickets: You will receive an email at the end of May, which will provide instructions for obtaining your e-tickets. Tickets are not immediately released to you upon completion of your regalia order. Please be alert to your inbox in mid-May for additional ticket information.

Regalia pick-up: Dates and locations

Your regalia will be available for pick-up beginning on Wednesday, May 18. Please note a change of venue for regalia distribution: it will be available for pick-up in Lobdell Cafeteria in the Stratton Student Center (W20).

If a representative is picking up your pre-reserved regalia, please provide them with your MIT ID.

Regalia pick-up schedule:

  • May 18: 12 pm – 5 pm
  • May 19-21: 9 am – 5 pm
  • May 23-25: 9 am -– 5 pm
  • May 26: 7 am – 5 pm
  • May 27: 7 am – 8 pm
  • May 28: 6 am – 10 am

Doctoral rental return schedule: Dates and locations

Regalia rentals must be returned to staff in person with your MIT ID. The return location is Lobdell Cafeteria in the Stratton Student Center (W20) except where noted.

Doctoral rental return schedule:

  • Thursday, May 26: After ceremonies until 5 pm
  • Friday, May 27: 7 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday, May 28: 6 am – 3 pm
  • Sunday, May 29 through Monday, May 30: 10 am – 5 pm at the MIT COOP Kendall
  • Tuesday, May 31  Saturday, June 4: 9:30 am  6 pm at the MIT COOP Kendall

Saturday, June 4 is the deadline for returning rented PhD regalia. Failure to adhere to the terms of the rental agreement will result in a charge from a late fee up to the full retail value of the regalia.


MIT will welcome the Classes of 2020 and 2021 to campus for a special celebration on Saturday, May 28, 2022! More information