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Graduation Caps & Gowns Graduation Day

Graduands are to pick up hoods, gowns and caps (free of charge) in the Studio Theatre of Hamilton Place on the day of their ceremony at 8am (for the morning ceremony) and 1pm (for the afternoon ceremony). Graduands may enter Hamilton Place at the Studio Theatre entrance on Summers Lane.

Candidates for bachelor degrees, diploma and certificate programs wear academic gowns only; candidates for graduate degrees wear academic gowns and caps.

There will be enough time after the ceremony to have your picture taken in your gown, however gowns and caps must be returned when diplomas are picked up.

For complete Convocation details please contact the Office of the Registrar.


Regalia Rentals

Rent a Gown or Cap for Photographs - (at ceremony free of charge compliments of the campus store)

Academic cap & gown for individual rentals can be arranged by email campusstore@mcmaster.ca or by calling the Campus Store (905) 525-9140 ext. 22623.

We require 2 business days to arrange cap & gown pick-up. We are unable to provide cap & gown for individual rentals during the months of June and November as cap & gown inventory is reserved for all graduation ceremonies during these times.

Please note: We are unable to rent caps to candidates for bachelor degrees, diploma and certificate programs as they wear academic gowns only.

Regalia Rental Pricing

Item Rental Fee
Undergraduate or Masters Gown $15 per 72 hr ($140 deposit)*
Undergraduate or Masters Hood $15 per 72 hr ($100 deposit)*
Masters Mortarboard $15 per 72 hr ($30 deposit)*

To rent a cap or gown download and fill out a regalia rental form and return the completed form to the the Campus Store in person, via email or fax (905) 572-7160


*Deposit refundable with return of cap/gown. Postage for out-of-town reservations will be applied.

Rental Gown Sizing

Academic gowns are sized by height.


If you have further questions about academic regalia rentals or purchases please contact the Campus Store by email campusstore@mcmaster.ca or telephone Cheryl Sinclair at (905) 525-9140 ext. 22629.