Commencement Attire

Graduates are expected to wear appropriate regalia for the University Commencement Exercises and the HGSE Diploma Ceremony. If your religious beliefs or traditional customs prohibit you from wearing academic regalia, please contact the 

There are two main sources for commencement regalia, the Harvard COOP in Harvard Square which provides both RENTAL and Custom PURCHASE regalia and University Cap and Gown, in Lawrence, MA which provides purchase regalia only.

Harvard Coop Rental Fees: [Prices from 2017-2018]

  • Ed.D. Doctoral Package (Crimson Doctoral Gown, Doctor Hood, and Tam with Tassel) $167.40
  • Ed.L.D Doctoral Package (Black Doctor Gown, Doctor Hood, and Mortarboard with Tassel) $83.25
  • Ed.M. Master Package (Master Gown , Master Hood, and Mortarboard with Tassel) $78.75

Reservations will be taken online at [link to be posted]; February 26th – April 4th. Orders must be placed by the deadline of Midnight, April __ (TBD)

Regalia Pick-location and Dates:

The Harvard Coop (Harvard Square location); May __ – __ (TBD)
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mon – Sat, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sun.
Open at 6:15 a.m. on May 30th, Commencement Day for pick up.
Regalia Return Deadline June __(TBD), 2019.


Ed.D Graduates

Full Doctoral Regalia consists of a crimson doctoral gown, hood, and doctoral velvet tam
EdD Regalia


Ed.L.D Graduates

Full Ed.L.D. Regalia consists of a black  doctoral gown, hood, and mortarboard cap.

 EdLD Robe












Masters/CAS Graduates

Full Master's Regalia consists of black master gownhood, and mortarboard cap.

HGSE EdM Regalia