Regalia | Graduates

Graduation regalia

All participating graduates 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 Commencement tickets in May, you will need to provide confirmation that you’ve made your regalia arrangements. You have three options for obtaining your regalia—please select one and pay close attention to the associated ticket pick-up instructions.

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 three 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 (March 5 – May 4); A link to the online form will be available on this page beginning on March 5.

Please have your MIT ID on you and be prepared to show it to staff (ticket pick-up schedule will be posted in April).

Option 2: 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 (URL will be available on March 5) 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, 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 3: 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 (URL will be available on March 5) 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 , have your MIT ID on you, as well as a photo of you wearing your dress uniform (a picture on phone is sufficient).

2019 Rental and purchase fees

Item Rental fee
(March 5 – May 4)
Purchase price
Black Bachelor’s gown $44.50 (includes cap and tassel to be kept as souvenirs) $285 (includes mortarboard, tassel, and gown)
Black Master’s gown $44.50 (includes cap and tassel to be kept as souvenirs) $316 (includes mortarboard, tassel, and gown)
Black Doctoral gown $44.50 (includes cap and tassel to be kept as souvenirs)  
MIT Doctoral degree regalia# $180.50** (includes tam to be kept as a souvenir) $832 (includes tam, tassel, and gown)
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 Doctoral 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 require six weeks' turnaround time and will be shipped to the address you provide. 

Dates and deadlines

  • The online form to order your regalia will open on March 5. A link to the form will be added to these pages on that date.
  • Online ordering will close on Saturday, May 4. We recommend that you take care of your regalia arrangements as soon as possible!

 

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Group of graduates wearing cap and gown