The store will be closed Friday February 21st for an all staff retreat

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.


Purchasing Regalia

Made to Order Caps & Gowns

Academic regalia is made to measure and must be paid for in full at the time of ordering. Custom regalia is purchased online and can be picked up at the Campus Store or delivered to you. Please allow 6-8 weeks for production and delivery.

Regalia Purchase Pricing

Item Purchase Price
Undergraduate Hood $100
Master's Gown $525
Master's Hood $115
Master's Mortarboard $105
PhD Gown $650
PhD Hood $130
PhD Mortarboard $120

Measuring for a custom cap and gown

Regalia Measuring Chart

Height Record the total height from the top of the head to the floor, while wearing shoes. (A to B)

Chest: Be sure that the tape is well under the arms and over the shoulder blades before measuring completely around the chest. (C)

Sleeve Length: Give the usual shirt sleeve length or measure from point D, at the nape of the neck to point E just above the wrist bone, while the arm is straight against the individual’s side.

For Cap Measurements, start at the centre of the forehead and pull the measuring tape snug, but not tight around your head. The figure where the tape meets is the cap size to order.


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.