Hood & Gown Reservations

Haven’t told us you’re coming to Convocation?

Reserve your gown now!

  • Deadline: Fort Garry Convocation: October 1, 2019, 4:30 PM
  • Deadline: Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Convocation: October 29, 2019 4:30 PM

Academic attire consisting of a gown, mortarboard (the flat hat) and, where appropriate, a hood, is required for all graduands who wish to participate in Convocation. The mortarboard and tassel will be yours to keep as a memento of your Convocation.

Gaspard is the supplier of the University of Manitoba academic regalia. You will reserve your gown directly through the Gaspard website (the link is available above where it says to reserve your gown or in the email that you received from Graduation.Convocation@umanitoba.ca).

The following academic attire rental fees apply:


Price  Includes 

Diplomas & Certificates      

$26.00 + tax     Bachelors gown, stole, cap & tassel    
Bachelors $26.00 + tax Bachelors gown, hood, cap & tassel
MD, DMD, Masters $26.00 + tax Masters Gown, hood, cap and tassel
Doctor of Philosophy $30.00 + tax Doctoral Gown, hood and beefeater

For those who wish to purchase their own academic regalia, please contact Gaspard for assistance (ph: 204-949-5700 or 888-949-5700).

Please refer to the e-mails that you received from Graduation_Convocation for detailed information, timelines and the link to Gaspard for reserving your gown/confirming your attendance.

Attending Convocation after missing the date for online registration

You may still participate in Convocation. Gaspard does bring a limited number of extra gowns, hoods, and mortarboards. If you find yourself in this position, do plan on arriving at the James Daly Field House (Max Bell Centre) early to arrange your participation. Extra gowns and hoods are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

A $50.00 rental fee will be charged at the time that you pick up your academic regalia (see above for what's included).

You will not receive your parchment at the ceremony, but will receive a congratulatory paper; your actual parchment will be mailed to you approximately 2 weeks after Convocation.

You will pick up your attire from the Gaspard table in the Field House (Max Bell). As IGAC can be quite warm, we suggest that you wear light‐weight clothing. We also suggest that you wear comfortable shoes for the ceremony as you will be standing for extended periods. Should you discover that you need a full-fit gown or extra large cap, go to the Gaspard table for assistance. If you are concerned about keeping your cap in place (horizontally on the top of your head, not vertically on the back), bring hair pins to help hold your cap securely.

You will return your gown and hood to the Gaspard desk where you picked it up. If you do not return your gown and hood, you will be liable to pay the full value (plus taxes) as listed below.




Doctor of Philosophy



MD, DMD, Masters






Diplomas and Certificates



Academic Dress for Graduates

For information and a description of the Academic Dress for all graduates of the University of Manitoba, please see the Academic Dress Chart PDF.

Updated August 21, 2019

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