University of Ottawa

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

Website Opening Date: September 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. (EST) until October 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. (EST)

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

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Convocation Details
Ceremony Date
October 28, 2018
Ceremony Location
Shaw Centre (Ottawa Convention Centre)
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Ordering Details
You may make your reservation online starting Monday, September 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. (EST) until Thursday, September 15, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. (EST).

After September 15, you must rent gown and hood in person at the National Arts Centre, on the day of your ceremony. The rental service is located in the backstage area of the National Arts Centre (53 Elgin Street, Ottawa)

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

Ceremony I Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Health Sciences
9:30 am
Ceremony II Telfer School of Management
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Education
2:30 pm
Ceremony III Faculty of Social Sciences 7:30 pm
Online Prices
Degree Type Online Rental Price Onsite Rental Price
Bachelor's $45.00 $65.00
Master's $45.00 $65.00
Diploma or Certificate $45.00 $65.00
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 onsite 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).
The online gown and hood rental online service closes at 5:30 p.m. (EST) on October 17, 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 questions,
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

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We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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