Academic Attire


In order to walk in the events that take place on Commencement Day, all graduates must be in academic regalia.

Students should not wear regalia to the activities that take place on Class Day. In past years both graduating students and guests have opted for business casual attire, keeping in mind that the majority of the activities take place on the fields. Graduates are advised to check in on the weather that is anticipated for Class Day and Commencement Day, as this may influence choice of attire.

How To Rent Regalia: 

Regalia orders are placed at the Harvard Law COOP (first floor of the WCC) from March 31st to April 11th. The order deadline is April 11th. The Coop’s hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Please review your options prior to visiting the Harvard Law COOP:

When To Pick Up / Return Regalia:

Regalia Distribution:
Caps and gowns that have been pre-ordered can be picked up on the Law School campus in WCC 1010 from May 26 to May 29 as follows:

  • Monday–Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Regalia Return:
The Harvard Law COOP will be collecting regalia in WCC 1010 on May 29 – 30 and June 2 – 6 in WCC 1010 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Phone: 617-499-3255
Fax: 617-499-2092
Address: 1595 Massachusetts Avenue
Any questions about regalia pick up or drop off can be sent to The Dean of Students Office