University of Ottawa

Welcome to the Graduation Regalia (gowns and hoods) Rental Website for
University of Ottawa's Convocation Ceremonies

Opening Dates:
uOttawa MD Program: March 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. (DST) until May 6, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. (DST)

uOttawa and EMBA: April 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. (DST) until May 29, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. (DST)

Please have your Student ID Number, credit card, degree and ceremony date ready when registering for your regalia.

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Convocation Details
Ceremony Date
MD Program: May 18, 2018
uOttawa and EMBA: June 10 - June 13, 2018
Ceremony Location
MD program:
Shaw Centre (Ottawa Convention Centre)
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario

uOttawa and EMBA:
Shaw Centre (Ottawa Convention Centre)
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Ordering Details for the uOttawa June 10 – 13 Convocation
You may make your reservation online starting April 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. (DST) until May 29, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. (DST).

After May 29, you must rent a gown and hood in person at the Shaw Centre on the day of your ceremony. The rental service is located in Canada Hall (303).

If you plan to rent your regalia in person, please arrive 90 minutes prior to your ceremony.
Convocation Schedule
*Please see the Convocation website for more information on preparing for graduation.

Ceremony I Faculty of Health Sciences I Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:30 am
Ceremony II Faculty of Health Sciences II
Faculty of Medicine

Note: The Ceremony for the MD Program will take place
on May 18, 2018 at the Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:30 pm
Ceremony III Faculty of Arts Sunday, June 10, 2018 7:30 pm
Ceremony IV Faculty of Science Monday, June 11, 218 9:30 am
Ceremony V Faculty of Social Sciences I Monday, June 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Ceremony VI Faculty of Social Sciences II Monday, June 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Ceremony VII Faculty of Law, Common Law Section
Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:30 am
Ceremony VIII Telfer School of Management Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Ceremony IX Faculty of Education Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Ceremony X Faculty of Engineering I Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:30 am
Ceremony XI Faculty of Engineering II Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:30 pm
Regalia Prices
Degree Type Online Rental Price on-site Rental Price
Bachelor's $44.00 $64.00
Master's $44.00 $64.00
Doctoral $44.00 $64.00
Diploma or Certificate $44.00 $64.00
Order Confirmation
You will receive two emails once your regalia registration is complete:

1. The first email will be from Build A Grad. This email order confirmation contains all the necessary details regarding your regalia registration, pick-up and drop-off instructions (Rental Orders Only), order number, amount paid, and if applicable, cancellation and refund information.

2. The second email will be from Gaspard. This is your payment receipt and contains payment information. If you have used a credit card other than your own, it will show on this receipt. The academic regalia will be on-site in your name.
Regalia Pick-Up Instructions
You may pick up your regalia 90 minutes before your ceremony from the designated area at the Canada Hall, 303-level, Shaw Centre (55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa).
Regalia Drop-Off Instructions
Regalia must be returned no later than 45 minutes after the ceremony ends. Regalia are to be returned at the designated area at the Colonel By Foyer (Level 1), Shaw Centre (55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa).
MD Program
The online gown and hood rental service closes at 5:30 p.m. (DST) on May 6, 2018.
uOttawa and EMBA
The online gown and hood rental service closes at 5:30 p.m. (DST) on May 29, 2018.
No cancellations are permitted after this date and no refunds will be given. Changes to rental orders can be made online through the Gaspard website prior to this date.
Contact Us

Regalia services for University of Ottawa are provided by Gaspard .

If you need assistance or have any quDSTions,
please contact us at 1-866-949-5703 from Monday to Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (DST)
or email us at

To better serve you, please include your name, the institution name you are attending and a short message regarding your concern.
We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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