Purchasing  Commencement Attire - 2016-2017

We have gone green (not just for a green class)!  Our new gowns are made of recycled materials.  Seniors will have the opportunity to purchase Commencement attire on campus from our vendor, Herff-Jones, in August 2016 and then again in May 2017.  The price for gowns is $26, and the tams (caps) cost $34.  Please pay with cash or a personal check (no credit cards, please).  Sales will take place in the Lulu Wang Campus Center, on the following dates:

- Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (gowns only, no caps, for Convocation):  10:00 am to 3:30 pm
   It is a Wellesley tradition for seniors to wear gowns to Convocation.

- Wednesday, May 3, 2017  9:00 am - 2:00 pm in room 413
   Seniors traditionally wear their gowns on the last day of Spring semester classes.  (The last day
   of classes is Thursday, May 4, 2017.)

- Tuesday, May 23, 2017:  9:00 am to 2:00 pm in room 413

- Friday, May 26, 2017 (Commencement Day):  8:00 am to 10:00 am in room 415


Borrowing Commencement Attire

If you do not have the financial resources to purchase Commencement attire, please contact the Students' Aid Society.  They have a limited number of gowns available to lend to graduating seniors.  Contact Catherine Kefalas at 781-283-2292, or email ckefalas@wellesley.edu.


Donating / Upcycling Your Commencement Attire

If you would like to donate or upcycle your gown and/or tam after Commencement, our Students' Aid Society would be happy to receive them.   You may drop off your attire at the Students' Aid Society located on the first floor of the Schneider Center, just around the corner from the Student Financial Services front desk.   For more information, contact Catherine Kefalas at 781-283-2292, or email ckefalas@wellesley.edu.


If you have questions about Commencement attire, please contact Kelly Chilson in the Office of the Class Deans at 781-283-2325, or email kchilson@wellesley.edu.