Academic Dress and Tickets

Academic Dress

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 $35. 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

Academic dress will be available at the Arts and Culture Centre 60 minutes prior to your session of 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. While the motorboard cap is yours to keep, the PhD bonnets must be returned following your session of Convocation. 

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.


You can request up to three guest tickets when you register for convocation. If space permits, additional guest tickets may be available. There will be an announcement posted to with information on sessions that have extra tickets available and how to request them.

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

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 proceed with your own seating ticket to join the other graduating students picking up academic dress and stage cards.



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