CONVOCATION

Fall 2019 Reservations are now closed

If you missed reserving your gown, you can rent one on the day of your ceremony in the PAC small gym.

Gown Rental

Your rental fee includes all taxes and is non-refundable. Visa, MasterCard and Debit are accepted for regalia rentals.

Advanced regalia reservation pricing:

  • Bachelor/Masters Black Gown & Hood rental - $45
  • PhD rental - $60
  • Black gown only (diplomas & faculty) - $30.

On-site rental pricing (Regalia can be rented on-site on convocation day):

  • Black Gown & Hood - $55
  • PhD rental - $70
  • Black gown only (diplomas & faculty) - $40.


Gowns are available for pickup in the small gymnasium in the PAC starting at 8am on convocation day.

You will receive your hood when you cross the stage at the main ceremony in the PAC.

For the morning ceremony, please pick up your gown by 9am on convocation day.

For the afternoon ceremony, please pick up your gown between 11:00 am & 1:30pm on convocation day.

For the evening ceremony, please pick up your gown between 4:30-5:30pm on convocation day.

Renting Regalia At Other Times Of The Year? Please email the W Store at wstore@lists.uwaterloo.ca .

Still have Convocation Questions?

For frequently asked questions about convocation, such as ceremony dates, times, and parking, visit https://uwaterloo.ca/convocation/.

Grad Rings (UWaterloo)

Celebrate your achievement with a distinguished symbol of your UWaterloo pride - a school ring. You can order your ring on convocation day at the SLC (Student Life Centre), near the food court. We also take orders all year long. Visit the jewellery counter inside the W Store, Gifts + Apparel in South Campus Hall to see our selection. Please note, rings are custom made and take approximately 10 weeks for delivery. For more information contact wstore@lists.uwaterloo.ca.

Gown & degree hood rentals outside of Convocation

Rental times and rates are as follows, for renting UWaterloo regalia outside of the Convocation period.
Please note: Rentals are not available 2 weeks before and after Convocation as all regalia is reserved for graduating students and is then sent for cleaning.

Undergraduate & graduate regalia

Rental time: 1-3 days, after 4 days the deposit is forfeited.
The rental fee is $ 55.00 and rental days do not include days when WStore Gifts + Apparel is closed.
A deposit of $75.00 is required and when you return within the 3 days you will receive $20.00 cash back.

PhD graduate regalia

Rental time: 1-3 days, after 4 days the deposit is forfeited.
The rental fee is $75.00 and rental days do not include days when WStore Gifts + Apparel is closed.
A deposit of $150.00 is required and when you return within the 3 days you will received $75.00 cash back.

Purchase of Degree Hoods

Please contact the W Store Gifts + Apparel via email wstorelists@uwaterloo.ca .
Please state the degree you have and a link can be sent to you to purchase it via our secure website.
Alternatively you can come into the store to purchase, however 3 business days’ notice is required to ensure we have the one you require in stock, please email request for pick up.