Academic Dress and Tickets
Academic Dress for Convocation
Rental arrangements for academic dress can be booked between mid-August and late September through Memorial Self Service via the link to Gaspard Ltd. Gaspard's 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 eligible for a discounted fee of $35. After the deadline academic dress is $50 cash; this will be paid when picking up your academic dress.
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 cap 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 Gaspards warehouse in Montreal.
Academic Dress for Photographs
The provision of Gowns, for Photography Service ONLY, is provided through the Bookstore. For details on that service, please contact the St. John's Campus Bookstore.
You should request tickets when you register for Convocation via Memorial Self-Service when you register to attend graduation. If space permits, additional guest tickets may be available (please check www.mun.ca/convocation the week of Oct. 6 for information on extra tickets).
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.)
One guest is required to accompany you when you pick up your tickets. Once you have given your guest all of your guest tickets, they will 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.