Academic Dress and Tickets

Academic Dress for Convocation

Rental arrangements for academic dress can be booked between August 23rd and October 5 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. 

The cost of academic dress ordered before the registration deadline is $35. After the deadline of October 5 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 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 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 October 9, 2017 with information on sessions that have extra tickets available and how to request them. On October 11, 2017, any additional tickets will be made available.

Tickets for convocation ceremonies will be available on site at the Arts and Culture Centre 60 minutes prior to your ceremony. 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  and stage cards.

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



Convocation – St. John’s

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552