Faculty and Staff Use

Faculty and staff are asked to wear the hood and gown to Convocation that represents their highest degree in the style of the awarding institution.
Most institutions are happy to allow you to borrow academic dress for this purpose. For those who do not own their own academic dress but are Dalhousie graduates, academic dress can be borrowed for the day of Convocation.

Faculty who do not own academic dress are required to reserve academic dress in advance of the ceremony they plan to attend. There are specific reservation portals for the Truro ceremony and Halifax ceremonies. Please choose your location from the links below:

Halifax Ceremonies (reservation portal open from August 15 - September 27)

Dalhousie will continue to cover the full fee for faculty/staff rentals.

Faculty members who did not reserve academic dress in advance will be accommodated on-site on the day of their ceremony. Please viist the Gowns Room approximately 45 minutes before the ceremony for assistance.  

Academic dress will be available for pick up in the Gowns Room. The Gowns Room will be located in Room 103 on the Convention Hall level of the Halifax Convention Centre. You will need to provide your Dalhousie ID or other identification at the time of pick up. Items must be returned the same day, in order for sufficient gowns to be available for subsequent ceremonies. You will be required to pay for items not returned.

For those faculty members who wish to purchase academic dress, the Registrar's Office can provide assistance in determining the correct colour and style of hoods and gowns for both Dalhousie degrees, as well as those from other institutions. We can also provide you with the names of suppliers.