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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, May 27, 2018  12pm - 4pm
 Monday, May 28, 2018  8am - 7pm
 Tuesday, May 29, 2018  8am - 4pm
 Wednesday, May 30, 2018  8am - 7pm
 Thursday, May 31, 2018  8am - 4pm
 Friday, June 1, 2018  8am - 7pm
 Saturday, June 2, 2018  8am - 4pm

The Gowns Room is only open during Convocation.

Late returns

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