Grad Gown Rentals

  

Students

Rent your graduation regalia (gown, hood and mortarboards) online in advance of your ceremony. Appropriate academic attire is required of all participants.

If you miss the deadline to reserve regalia in advance, you can also rent a gown and hood on the day of your ceremony for an additional fee. The cost for day-of rental is $70.00 and we will accept Cash, Credit, or Debit. Please arrive at the gown pick up area 1.5 hours before your ceremony start time to rent your gown on-site. There is no need to provide us with your information in advance once the online rental website has closed.

Vancouver Campus

Regalia rentals open Monday, March 27, 12:00 pm (PT) and end on Friday, May 5, 11:59 pm (PT).

Gowns must be picked up 1.5 hours prior to your ceremony start time. Please ensure you have your gown order number with you when you arrive, and a piece of photo ID. Vancouver Pick-up Location: 1866 Main Mall Block B, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 (Buchanan building).

Okanagan Campus

Regalia rentals open Monday, March 27, 12:00 pm (PT) and end on Friday, May 19, 11:59 pm (PT).

Gowns must be picked up 1.5 hours prior to your ceremony start time. Please ensure you have your gown order number with you when you arrive, and a piece of photo ID.
Okanagan Pick-up Location: Commons Building, room Upper Fitz Hall Commons Building: 3297 University Way, Kelowna BC


Faculty

Appropriate academic attire is required of all participants. If you are not bringing your own regalia, faculty regalia may be rented in advance from Monday, April 3 to Friday, May 12 at 11:59 pm by submitting a Faculty Gown Rental Form.

If you miss the rental deadline, regalia can also be rented on-site on the day of your ceremony. Payment can be made using cash, credit, debit or your Work tag account. Faculty must convene at the Robing Room at least 30 minutes before the ceremony, so please plan to arrive a minimum of 45-60 minutes prior to your ceremony start time to ensure you leave adequate time to pick up your regalia.

Questions? Please go to our FAQ page and type in “Faculty Gowns” in the search bar.

Vancouver Campus

The deadline to rent regalia online has now passed for Vancouver faculty members.

The location for on-site rentals is the Royal Bank Cinema at the Chan Centre (Faculty Robing Room). Please arrive 45-60 minutes prior to your ceremony start time to register for your regalia on the day of the ceremony.

Okanagan Campus

Gowns and hoods can be ordered through the UBCO Bookstore by completing a Regalia Rental Form and emailing it to okanagan.bookstore@ubc.ca.

The location for on-site rentals is the UBCO Bookstore. Please arrive 45-60 minutes prior to your ceremony start time to register for your regalia on the day of the ceremony.

Faculty Gown Pick-up Location

Gowns should be picked up 30-45 minutes prior to your ceremony start time.

Vancouver – The Robing Room for faculty is the Royal Bank Cinema at the Chan Centre. Access via the Royal Bank Cinema entrance off of Crescent Road.

Okanagan – The pick up and drop off of gowns is the Administration Foyer located in the Administration Building. Please arrive to collect your gown 30-45 minutes before your ceremony begins.

FAQs

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Students:
Gowns must be returned to the gowns drop off location no later than 1 hour after your ceremony concludes.
Vancouver! Drop off location has changed ! Drop off is now located where you picked up your gowns.
(at the Buchanan building - 1866 Main Mall Block B, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1).
Okanagan – Drop off is located in the foyer outside the UBCO Bookstore.

Faculty:
Gowns must be returned to the Faculty Robing Room no later than 1 hour after your ceremony concludes.
Vancouver – The Robing Room for faculty is the Royal Bank Cinema at the Chan Centre. Access via the Royal Bank Cinema entrance off of Crescent Road.
Okanagan – The Robing Room for faculty is the DVC Boardroom located in the Administration Building.

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Please send us an email at gown.rentals@ubc.ca.

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Students: Gowns must be picked up 1.5 hours prior to your ceremony start time. Please ensure you have your gown order number with you when you arrive, and a piece of photo ID.
Vancouver – Pick up is located at 1866 Main Mall Block B, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 (Buchanan building).
Okanagan – Pick up is located in the Commons Building, room Upper Fitz Hall Commons Building: 3297   University Way, Kelowna BC

Faculty: Gowns should be picked up 45-60 minutes prior to your ceremony start time.
Vancouver – The Robing Room for faculty is the Royal Bank Cinema at the Chan Centre. Access via the Royal Bank Cinema entrance off of Crescent Road.
Okanagan – The pick up and drop off of gowns is the Administration Foyer located in the Administration Building. Please arrive to collect your gown 30-45 minutes before your ceremony begins

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For all graduation schedules including current and future dates, as well as day-of timelines for both UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, please, visit: https://graduation.ubc.ca/schedule/

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For students receiving a bachelors or masters degree, your rental includes a black gown, a hood representing your faculty and unique degree, and a mortarboard style hat. At the end of your ceremony, your gown and hood must be returned. You may keep the mortarboard hat as a souvenir.

For doctoral students, your rental includes a doctoral gown, a doctoral hood, and a beefeater cap. The gown, hood, and cap must all be returned.

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You can rent a gown and hood on the day of your ceremony, at the gown pick up area. We have enough regalia of all sizes and colours to allow anyone who missed the deadline to attend. The cost for day-of rental is $70.00, we will accept Cash, Credit, or Debit. There is no need to provide us with your information in advance once the online rental website has closed. You just need to arrive 1.5 hours before your ceremony start time to rent on the day of your ceremony.

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Student gown rentals can be done online: 

Vancouver – www.buildagrad.ca/UBC 

Okanagan – www.buildagrad.ca/UBCO

If you have missed the online rental deadline, you can also rent a gown on-site on the day of your ceremony for an additional charge. We have enough regalia of all sizes and colours to allow anyone who misses the advance registration deadline to attend. The cost for day-of rental is $70.00 and we will accept Cash, Credit, or Debit. There is no need to provide us with your information in advance once the online rental website has closed. Please arrive at the gown pick-up area 1.5 hours before your ceremony start time to rent on the day of your ceremony.

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Yes, all graduates must wear academic regalia (gown) to attend the congregation ceremonies. The mortarboard hats for bachelors and masters students are optional, but a gown and hood must be worn by all students wishing to attend.

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Unfortunately, no. All gowns can only be picked up 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to the ceremony you are attending. Gowns are boxed by ceremony number and are not unpacked until right before each ceremony. We are not able to retrieve any gowns in advance.

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We cannot allow students to return gowns later than 1 hour after your ceremony is over. Gowns are packed up and shipped back to Winnipeg at the end of each day. Any unreturned gowns and hoods will be charged to students at their full replacement cost so please be sure to return the gown after you have finished taking pictures with your friends and family.

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All cancellations for refund must be received before May 5, 2023 at 11:59pm. Refunds will not be accepted after.