Memorial University

Welcome to the Gaspard Academic Dress Rental Service for Memorial Graduates

Website Opening Date: September 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

Website Closing Dates:
October 3, 2022 at 11:59 pm – Deadline to rent academic dress


This Academic Dress rental service is intended for Memorial University students who have already applied to graduate, and who are in the process of registering to attend the Convocation ceremony to which they have been pre-assigned.

The information that follows is related to your academic dress order only which is subject to confirmation of final graduation eligibility by the University. Questions regarding final graduation eligibility status should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at Memorial University ( [email protected]).

If your eligibility status for graduation is still pending at this time, you SHOULD submit your academic dress rental request; however, it will be subject to confirmation of final graduation eligibility by the university. If you are subsequently deemed ineligible for graduation at this session of convocation, arrangements will be made for a refund of the academic dress rental fee.

Please make sure you have your credit card, student ID and have confirmed your ceremony and degree.
Please see the St. John`s convocation schedule for details before beginning your rental.
You will receive two emails once your rental is complete.
  1. The first will be from Gaspard. This contains payment information. If you have used a credit card other than your own, it will show on this confirmation.
  2. The second will be from Build A Grad. This confirmation contains all the necessary details regarding your rental, shipping details, rental return instructions, order number and amount paid if applicable.
Please print these forms or bring them on your mobile device.
Please use your university assigned e-mail when renting your Academic Dress.
$50.00 (Package includes Rental Gown, Rental Hood, Souvenir Cap & Tassel)
The cap and tassel are yours to keep.
On Site Fee: $80.00 cash, credit card, or debit payment option (rental includes gown, hood cap and tassel). The cap and tassel are yours to keep. Doctoral graduates must return all items.
St. John's Convocation Ceremonies: Academic Dress must be collected one hour before the start of your ceremony at St. John's Arts & Culture Centre, 95 Allandale Rd, St. John's NL A1B 3A3.
Rental Regalia Return Instructions: Please return your Academic Dress immediately following your ceremony.
All cancellation request must be received before October 3, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Refunds will not be accepted after.
Regalia services for Memorial University are provided by Gaspard .

If there are any question or concerns, please call us at 1-800-683-4771 Monday to Friday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (NST) or email us at [email protected] .

To better serve you, please include your name, institution name, order number and/or student number in your email. If leaving a phone message please include all of the information and speak slowly as we need to write this information and want to return your call.

Thank you!


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