Gowns Room Hours


Gowns and hoods for the day of your ceremony are supplied by a vendor at the Gowns Room. Potential graduates must reserve their gown and hood in advance. All gowns and hoods must be returned the same day.

NOTE: Graduates who did not reserve in advance will still be able to access academic dress from the Gowns Room. Please be prepared to pay the rental fee when you arrive to pick up your academic dress.

The Gowns Room on the Halifax Campus is located in the lower level of the Dalhousie Arts Centre (6101 University Avenue); during open hours, enter the main doors from University Ave, go straight to the back of the building then take the stairs to the right down one level.

When you pick up your academic dress

We recommend you pick up your academic dress the day before your ceremony as you will need to have it with you when you line up for your ceremony.  

Potential graduates with mobility concerns should email convocation@dal.ca to make alternate arrangements for pick up.

Your email confirmation from Acadima is required to pick up your gown, hood and mortar board or birretum (if applicable). If you are receiving two degrees, you will need to pick up two hoods.   

Gowns Room Hours

 Sunday, September 30, 2018  12pm - 4pm
 Monday, October 1, 2018  8am - 4pm
 Tuesday, October 2, 2018  8am - 5pm

The Gowns Room is only open during Convocation.

Late returns

Your gown and hood must be returned to the Gowns Room during open hours. If your gown and hood is not returned, you will be asked to cover the full cost of the items.