Academic Dress and Tickets

Academic Dress for Convocation

Rental arrangements for academic dress can be booked between March 3, 2017 and will close May 11, 2017 through Memorial Self-Service via the link to Gaspard Ltd. Gaspard will supply all your academic dress requirements.Your reservation will be processed by credit card at the time of ordering. 
**Please note the system will be unavailable May 3-5, 2017.

The cost of academic dress ordered before the registration deadline is $35.  After the deadline academic dress is $60 cash; this will be paid when picking up your academic dress. If you are deemed academically ineligible to graduate at this session of Convocation a refund can be arranged by contacting

Gowns, hoods and hats will all be available at Irwin's Court at the Arts and Culture Centre 60 minutes prior to your session of convocation. Hats and gowns must be worn at convocation. The hood should be carried on stage by the graduand for the hooding ceremony.

If you already hold a degree, you DO NOT wear that hood at this convocation.

There will be attendants collecting hoods and gowns in the coat check area after your ceremony. These materials should be returned before you leave the Arts and Culture Centre. The hat is yours to keep.

Academic dress that is NOT RETURNED immeditely after the ceremony will be the responsibility of the graduate and must be returned to Gaspard's warehouse in Montreal.

Academic Dress for Photographs

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


You can request up to three guest tickets when you register for Convocation via Memorial Self-Service. If space permits, additional guest tickets may be available (There will be an announcement posted to on May 19, 2017 with information on sessions that have extra tickets available. If your session has extra tickets, details will be listed on how to request on May 22, 2017).

Tickets for convocation ceremonies will be available on site at the Arts and Culture Centre. You may pick them up on the day of your ceremony 60 minutes prior to your ceremony. Tickets will be distributed from the former “canteen” of the Arts and Culture Centre; ensure you know your Memorial student number.

Please follow the directional signage to collect tickets. (Tickets will NOT be at the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office.)

When you pick up your tickets please have one guest available who can take your additional tickets. They will then be required to depart the area designated for graduating students. You will then proceed with your own seating ticket to join the other graduating students picking up academic dress rentals and stage cards.

Guests will be permitted to enter the theatre one hour before the ceremony begins.