Commencement Attire

Purchasing Commencement Attire - 2018-2019

We have gone green!  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 September 2018 and then again in May 2019.  The price for a gown is $26, and a tam (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:

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 (gowns only, no caps, for Convocation), 9:00am - 2:00pm
  It is a Wellesley tradition for seniors to wear gowns to Convocation.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12:45pm - 4:45pm
  Seniors traditionally wear their gowns on the last day of Spring semester classes.  (The last day
  of classes is Friday, May 10, 2019.)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Friday, May 31, 2019 (Commencement Day), 8:00am to 10:00am


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 781-283-2296 (email or Kat Longee at 781-283-2992 (email

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 781-283-2296 (email or Kat Longee at 781-283-2992 (email

If you have questions about Commencement attire, please contact Susan Wood in the Office of the Class Deans at 781-283-2325, or email