Before graduation, graduates will receive an information package from the Ceremonies and Special Events Office. Please try to reserve your cap and gown as soon as you know you are attending convocation. Your degree and sizing information is critical. You will be asked to pay online using a credit card or choose to pay by debit or cash in person to reserve your Cap and Gown.
Payment can be made online here (credit card and debit)here or in person (cash, credit, debit, ONECard, or Gift cards).
Bachelor's Cap & Gown Rental : $40.00 per day
Master's Cap & Gown Rental : $40.00 per day
Doctoral Cap & Gown Rental : $40.00 per day
Diploma/Certificate Gown Rental : $40.00 per day
Gown sizes are determined by your height.
Cap sizes are determined by your head measurement. Measure the circumference of your head with a tape measure, at temple height in inches.
On the day of the ceremony you will go to the Senate Chambers, in the Jamie Cassels Centre. There will be signs outside to direct you. Be sure to arrive at least two hours before the ceremony to avoid lineups and possibly delaying your arrival in the Clearihue "C" Wing Marshaling Rooms.
Yes. Please bring identification (preferably your student card). Your regalia rental is reserved under your name.
There is a $5 per item per day late fee that will be billed to you for late returns.
Yes. Please contact the Bookstore by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 250.721.8309. Academic regalia is made to order from our supplier in eastern Canada. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.
If you are using the UVIC Grad Photo Services, they have academic cap and gowns for you to use during your photo shoot.
Between September 30th - November 30th, April 30th - June 30th, no daily rentals are available to rent as they are reserved for convocations.