Academic dress and line-up card

Reserve your academic dress

You must reserve your cap, gown, and hood through Gaspard LP - McGill's exclusive supplier. Online reservations are now closed.

Reserved your cap and gown- check out the pickup schedule below to see where and when you must show up.

Missed the deadline to reserve your cap and gown online- note that extra regalia will be provided by the Regalia company the day before or the day of your ceremony. Refer to the pickup schedule below and show up as early as possible. You will have to pay the rental fee on site. And the number of extra caps and gowns available will be limited.

Line-up card

The line-up card lists your name, degree, and any honours you have been awarded. The information on the card will be read by the convocation orator as you cross the stage at the ceremony.

The perforated line-up card is picked up before your cap and gown. You must bring the line-up card with you to the ceremony.

Pick up information

Do not forget to bring your McGill ID card.
Should you not have your McGill ID card you may use any other official piece of photo ID.
If someone else is picking up your cap, gown and line-up card, they should bring your student ID card and a signed letter of permission specifying:

​› your name
› your student number
› your degree
› your phone number
› the name of the person picking up your academic dress.


Pickup Schedule - Cap & Gown and Lineup cards

Below is a schedule for cap, gown and line-up card pick up. It is always advisable to plan to do this the day before the ceremony (except for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: pick up gowns only on convocation day for Macdonald Campus); however, if necessary, you may also pick up your cap and gown two hours prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

Ceremony Date Time Location
Health Sciences, Continuing Studies Monday, May 28

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Research Commons Room, McLennan-Redpath Library Complex, 3459 McTavish Street
Health Sciences, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Music

Tuesday, May 29

8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Research Commons Room, McLennan-Redpath Library Complex, 3459 McTavish Street

Engineering, Music, Management, Law

Wednesday, May 30

8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Research Commons Room, McLennan-Redpath Library Complex, 3459 McTavish Street

Management, Law, Science, BARSCI

Thursday, May 31

8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Research Commons Room, McLennan-Redpath Library Complex, 3459 McTavish Street

Science, BARSCI, Arts

Friday, June 1

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Research Commons Room, McLennan-Redpath Library Complex, 3459 McTavish Street

Arts and Education

Monday, June 4

8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Research Commons Room, McLennan-Redpath Library Complex, 3459 McTavish Street

Arts and Education

Tuesday, June 5

8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Research Commons Room, McLennan-Redpath Library Complex, 3459 McTavish Street

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Wednesday, June 6

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Laird Hall, Residence Lobby, Macdonald Campus

Return your academic dress

If you do not return your academic dress, 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.