Academic Dress and Tickets

graduates seated

Academic Dress Distribution

Students must visit the Gaspard link on Memorial Self-Service and must request academic dress between March 4 and April 27. There is a charge associated with renting academic dress, which includes a keepsake cap.

Pick up your academic dress one hour prior to your convocation ceremony at at the Arts and Culture Centre.

The cost of academic dress ordered before the registration deadline, is eligible for a discounted fee of $35. After the deadline academic dress is $60 cash; this will be paid when picking up your academic dress.

Memorial's Academic dress consists of a gown, hood and a keepsake cap. The hood colours and styles vary by the degree being conferred. Click the link below to view our hood colors and degrees.

Hood colors and degrees

When you pick up your academic dress, please confirm with the attendant the degree(s) you are receiving to ensure that you receive the correct colour hood(s) for the degree(s).

Caps are part of academic dress and wearing them is COMPULSORY. Also, if you already hold a degree, you DO NOT wear that hood at this convocation.

You are requested to return your academic dress (hood and gown) following the convocation ceremony (see signage).

Academic Dress for Photographs

The provision of academic dress, for Photography Service ONLY, is provided through the St. John's Bookstore. For details on that service, please contact the St. John's Campus Bookstore or visit

Ticket Distribution

Tickets for graduating students and their guests will be available prior to the rehearsal.