University of Toronto

Office of Convocation

Gowns and Hoods

Attending the convocation ceremony is a simple two step process. You will first need to arrange for Gown and Hood Rental. RSVP and guest ticket orders are the second step in the process. An online RSVP and Guest Ticket Request form will be available through ACORN as of May 8th. Please note that the gown rental ID number (5 digit alphanumeric found in the email that you receive from the Gaspard LP -Regalia Order) that you are issued when you arrange for your gown and hood rental will be required to order your guest tickets.

All candidates must wear academic gowns and hoods. The academic regalia of all University of Toronto degree programs includes a gown and a hood for your degree. Hoods are neither required, nor worn, for candidates from diploma and certificate courses.

During the Convocation period the University of Toronto arranges for an onsite gown rental service.

You can arrange for your gown and hood rental between May 7th and May 22nd. Please note that the gown rental service will close on May 22nd.

If you own, or are purchasing, U of T regalia, you will need to speak to a staff member at the Office of Convocation (416) 978-5940 before you RSVP online.

NOTE: You must arrive no later than 90 minutes before your ceremony to collect your regalia (in Howard Ferguson Dining Hall, 75 St. George Street) and proceed directly to the Marshalling Rooms (also in Howard Ferguson Dining Hall, 75 St. George Street) where you will be assembled for the ceremony. Please note that f you arrive late there is no guarantee that you will be able to join the ceremony.

IMPORTANT: gowns and hoods for Victoria College students will be available for pick-up in Alumni Hall (main floor, Victoria College Building), between 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on June 12, 2018.