Academic dress — also known as academic costume or regalia — are the regal robes worn by graduands that distinguish Convocation as a formal academic ceremony.
The ceremonial hoods worn by each graduand are colour-coded to identify the graduand’s field of study.
Indigenous students are welcome to wear traditional dress in a manner that celebrates their heritage with or instead of the gown. In those instances, graduands must still wear their ceremonial hood.
Graduands do not need to rent their academic dress; they can pick it up in the Gowns Room the days leading up to the ceremony.
Your academic dress will depend on the degree you will receive:
- Diplomas - black gown and stole
- Bachelor’s degree - black gown and hood
- Master’s degree - black gown, hood and mortar board
- PhD recipients - PhD gown, hood and birretum