Vancouver Island University

Welcome to the Student Regalia Registration Home Page for
Vancouver Island University

Please note that this is a rental and must be returned after your ceremony.

Website Closing Date: May 3rd, 2023 @ 11:59 pm

Late Rental Date: May 4th - 12th, 2023

Contact Allison Smith at [email protected]. Additional $50 on all packages.

Please have your credit card and student number on hand before beginning your registration!


June 22 - 23, 2023
Location Vancouver Island University - Gymnasium
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
For more information:
You will receive two emails once your rental registration is complete. Please only register once, if you would like to make changes please call or email us. Details below.
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. The academic dress will be in your name.
The second email will be from Build a Grad. This email order confirmation contains all the necessary details regarding your regalia order. Your Order Number will be on this order confirmation.
Please print these forms or bring them on your mobile device when picking up your regalia.

Degree Package Rental Price
Diploma | Certificate Package (includes gown, cap & tassel) $40.00
Trades Diploma | Certificate Package (includes gown, cap & tassel) $40.00
Advanced | Graduate | Post-Degree Diploma Package (includes gown, stole, cap & tassel) $50.00
Bachelor Package (includes gown, hood, cap & tassel) $50.00
Master Package (includes gown, hood, cap & tassel) $55.00
Please note, no deposit is charged; none of the rental fee will be returned. The VIU Graduation/Alumni Fee does not cover the cost of renting regalia.
Late Rental Registrations will be charged an additional $50.
Regalia will be available for pick-up at Nanaimo Campus store starting Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
To authorize someone to pick up your regalia on your behalf, they must bring a note from you (letter or email) that includes your full name and student number, your representative’s full name, and the exact credential you are receiving.

Regalia must be immediately returned after ceremony to Nanaimo Campus Store.
All cancellations for refund must be received before April 28, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Refunds will not be accepted after this date.
Regalia services for Vancouver Island University is provided by Gaspard.

If there are any question or concerns, please call us at 1-800-380-8214 Extension 5729 Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (PST) 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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