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All students participating in May Commencement Ceremonies are required to wear the official Harvard regalia, as approved by The Harvard University Commencement Office and distributed by The Harvard Coop.

Orders for rental regalia are placed online through the Harvard Coop.

  • The deadline to order rental regalia is Saturday, April 7, 2024 at midnight Eastern Time.
  • The Harvard Coop will issue a full refund for unopened, and unused Regalia orders at any time, through May 23, 2024.

If you are planning on participating in the Commencement ceremonies, please do not wait to order your regalia!

Regalia Pick-Up Information

  • You will need your Harvard University ID (HUID), or a valid government issued photo ID to pick up your regalia.
  • Someone else may pick up your regalia for you, but they must have a copy (printed or digital) of your HUID or valid government issued photo ID.
  • Pick-Up Hours & Address: Regalia pick up is Tuesday, May 14, 2024, to Thursday, May 23, 2024 at the Harvard Square Coop. Additional details will be posted later this spring.
  • Regalia MUST be returned to the Harvard Coop before Friday, June 7, 2024.

Regalia Purchases (Optional)

Graduates who wish to purchase custom-made regalia may do so through the Harvard Coop. Please note that the processing time for custom regalia orders is 8 weeks.

The deadline to order custom-made regalia is Friday, March 8, 2024 at midnight Eastern Time.

For regalia inquiries or questions, please contact


The only stoles endorsed for Harvard University’s Commencement Exercises, including the HES Commencement Ceremony, are University-provided stoles. Neither University-wide stoles, nor Harvard Extension School stoles can be created by students or student-run organizations without planning and approval by Harvard University’s student affairs, commencement, and OEDIB offices. Those who attempt to sell unapproved academic regalia – including stoles – may face exclusion from Harvard commencement events.

Please note Harvard Extension School is currently unable to approve student and student-run organizations’ customized/personalized stole requests. We appreciate your understanding.

Please be advised that graduates who wear stoles not provided by the University must remove these before participating in all Harvard Commencement events.