Grad Photos/Hoods

NOTE: The health and well-being of our students is the highest priority for us. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the Registrar's Office is not open for in-person services and cannot accommodate academic dress loans at this time. 

Graduates who wish to have their portrait taken in academic dress have several options. 

Our academic dress vendor, Gaspard Inc., offers month-long rentals of undergraduate and masters level academic dress for a flat rate of $30 (plus tax, plus $40 shipping and return shipment) to an address of your choosing. The rental includes a black gown and the academic hood that represents your program. Please email for further assistance or to inquire about PhD regalia. When emailing Gaspard, please include the following information:

  • Name
  • Shipping Address
  • Name of the program from which you are graduating
  • Height

Lifetouch Photography is usually at our Convocation ceremonies offering on-site portrait sittings. Their studio has Dalhousie hoods on hand, and they are currently acepting appointments for portrait sittings.

The following list of photographers in the Halifax area also have Dalhousie hoods on hand and are taking graduate portraits while respecting social distancing guidelines. We will continue to update this list as we learn of more studios with a compliment of Dalhousie hoods:

Applehead Studio

Calnen Photography

Moments in Time Photography

For Agricultural Campus students, please contact Unique Images, who have our Faculty of Agriculture hoods on hand.

Please email if you wish to be informed once academic dress loans from the Registrar's Office have resumed.


Graduate Recognition by Black Student Advising Centre

The Black Student Advising Centre celebrates the achievements of all graduating black students of African descent and is pleased to announce that Kente sashes will be available at the Centre for graduates to borrow and wear during their ceremonies. Contact the Black Student Advising Centre at or 494-6648 to borrow a sash.