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Gowns Room Hours


Academic dress for the day of your ceremony is supplied by a vendor at the Gowns Room. Graduands do not need to reserve their academic dress.  All academic dress must be returned the same day. 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.  

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

Your student ID (B00 number) is required to pick up your gown, hood and mortar board or birretum (if applicable). Iif you are receiving two degrees, you will need to pick up two hoods.   

Gowns Room Hours

 Sunday, October 1, 2017  11am - 4pm
 Monday, October 2, 2017  8am - 4pm
 Tuesday, October 3, 2017  8am - 4pm

The Gowns Room is only open during Convocation.

Late returns

If your academic dress is not returned, you will be asked to cover the full cost of the items. If you are returning your academic dress after the Gowns Room has closed for the season, please drop off your items to the Registrar's Office, Room 125, Henry Hicks Building.