Academic Regalia Information

All 2021 graduates should be ordering regalia as you will be asked to provide a photo in full regalia for your individualized Commencement slide which will be displayed during the Virtual Ceremony in August.

Regalia will be delivered directly to you based on the information provided at the time of your order when you applied for graduation.  If you have not ordered, please do so by visiting University Caps and Gown, INC.  Orders attempted after posted deadlines will need to be done directly through our Balfour - University Cap and Gown representative by emailing  Please indicate that you missed the order deadline when contacting our representative.

About Academic Regalia

The MGH Institute values the centuries-old decorum and proud traditions associated with academia regalia.  With their unique heraldry and degree-specific designs, these regalia are long-standing emblems of our higher education culture. The cap, gown, and hood have become international symbols of learning and accomplishment.

We also recognize, while promoting an inclusive, welcoming Commencement experience for all, that there are traditional regalia and ceremonial garments of similar importance associated with other cultures.  Students who wish to substitute the regalia of their family heritage in place of the IHP regalia, should request an exemption from the IHP specifications by emailing

Note, the Institute will review and make a decision on all such requests in order to ensure the formal nature of Commencement.  Requests must be submitted by April 1 in any given calendar year to be considered for the May ceremony.

Important note:  Caps, Gowns, and Hoods (If applicable) are yours to keep after the Commencement Ceremonies.