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Reservation, Pick Up and Return of your Academic Dress


Your academic dress and line-up card can be picked up and returned at the McGill University Bookstore, 3420 McTavish Street. Students at Macdonald Campus may pick up and return their academic dress and line-up cards in the Centenniel Centre.

You will have to reserve your academic dress (gown, hood, and hat) through Gaspard LP, McGill's exclusive supplier. A late fee will be charged after May 18 and you will only be able to rent your gown directly at the Bookstore. To go to the Gaspard website, please click here.

To reserve your academic dress please go to Gaspard's website by clicking here. The site will open on May 4 and close on May 18. After May 18, you will be unable to reserve online.

Picking up your academic dress

Your academic dress and line-up card can be picked up at the McGill University Bookstore, 3420 McTavish Street.

Please do not forget to bring your ID. Should you not have your McGill ID card you may use any other piece of photo ID.

If someone else will be picking up your academic dress and line-up card in your place, they will require your student card and a signed letter of permission specifying:

  • your name
  • your student number
  • your phone number
  • your degree
  • the name of the person picking up your academic dress

Schedule of pick up and return dates

For students that have reserved academic dress, it may be picked up and returned on the following dates and times.
Please note that you may also pick up your outfit two hours before the ceremony, if necessary.
Again, remember, to bring your student ID.

Monday, May 25: 4 to 7 p.m.
Continuing Studies

Tuesday, May 26: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Continuing Studies, Engineering and Music

Wednesday, May 27: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Engineering, Music, Management and Law
Thursday, May 28: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Management, Law, Health Sciences and Education
Friday, May 29: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Health Sciences, Education, Arts, Religious Studies
Monday, June 1: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arts, Religious Studies, Science and Arts & Science

Tuesday, June 2: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Science and Arts & Science

Wednesday, June 3: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Centennial Hall
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences


Returning your Academic Dress

Your academic dress must be returned to the Bookstore by 6 pm on the day of your ceremony, or in the case of the Centre for Continuing Studies or the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (at Centennial Centre) directly after the ceremony.

If you do not return your academic, you will be charged $210 for bachelors, $202 for masters, and $724 for doctoral dress, plus taxes. Please note that transcripts will not be issued until your academic dress is returned or the fees paid.