Academic Dress and Tickets

Academic Dress

Academic dress and tickets can be picked up at the rehersal at the Civic Centre the day before convocation. 

Rental arrangements for academic dress can be booked 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 $50. After the deadline academic dress is $80 cash payable when picking it up, and there is no guarantee academic dress will be available. If you are deemed academically ineligible to graduate at this session of convocation a refund can be arranged by contacting

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 Civic Centre. The motorboard hat is yours to keep, however the PhD bonnet must be returned after your session of Convocation.

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


You can request up to three guest tickets when you register for convocation. If space permits, additional guest tickets may be available on a first come, first serve basis. E-mail to request additional tickets.



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