Academic Regalia, Line-up Card, and Guests

How to reserve, pick up, and return your regalia:

STEP 1
Reserve your Regalia
 

  • The deadline for online regalia reservation was May 15, 2024. Please refer to our FAQs for details about on site regalia reservation. 
  • Graduates will not be able to cross the stage without regalia and their line-up card

  • To determine what regalia looks like for your degree, refer to the list here

STEP 2
Pick up your regalia and line-up card

  • Check the schedule (below these steps) to find out when you can pick up your cap, gown, and hood (regalia), line-up card, and guest tickets. At the pick up location, you must go to the line-up card table before you proceed to the regalia pick up station
     
  • You must bring:
    • Your McGill ID card (or any other government-issued photo ID)
    • A bag or garment bag and hanger to carry your regalia
       
  • If someone else is picking up your regalia, line-up card, and guest tickets, you must complete this 3rd Party Authorization form. They must provide government-issued photo ID at pick up
     
  • Review On Convocation Day to prepare for the event! IMPORTANT: You must arrive an hour BEFORE the start of your ceremony, with your regalia and line-up card, to line up

STEP 3
Return your regalia
 

  • Your cap*, gown, and hood must be returned at Le James bookstore after the ceremony has concluded
     
  • You will be charged $210 for bachelors, $202 for masters, and $724 for doctoral regalia, plus taxes, if you do not return them
     
  • Transcripts will not be issued until your regalia is returned or the fees are paid
     
  • *Note: PhD recipients must return their doctoral beefeaters (cap). Undergraduate and masters recipients may keep their mortarboard hats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: you must pick up your regalia BEFORE your convocation ceremony. Graduates cannot cross the stage without their regalia.

Pickup Schedule

  • Pick up will only be available for you on the dates specified on this schedule. Please do not go to the pick up venue on any day that is not listed for your ceremony, as your regalia will not be available.
  • If you have an issue with your line-up card or regalia pick-up, contact convocation [at] mcgill.ca - please do not contact Le James Bookstore for questions about academic regalia.

CEREMONY

PICKUP SCHEDULE

PICKUP AND RETURN VENUE

Health Sciences A

Monday, May 27 - 10 am to 6 pm

Tuesday, May 28 - 8 am to 8:45 am

Le James Bookstore

May 29 - Returns until 5:00 pm

Health Sciences B

Monday, May 27 - 10 am to 6 pm

Tuesday, May 28 - 10:00 am to 1:45pm

Le James Bookstore

May 29 - Returns until 5:00 pm

Management

Tuesday, May 28 - 10 am to 6 pm

Wednesday, May 29 - 8 am to 8:45 am

Le James Bookstore

May 30 - Returns until 5:00 pm

Law and Music

Tuesday, May 28 – 10 am to 6 pm

Wednesday, May 29 – 10 am to 1:45 pm

Le James Bookstore

May 30 - Returns until 5:00 pm

Engineering

Wednesday, May 29 – 10 am to 6 pm

Thursday, May 30 - 8 am to 8:45 am

Le James Bookstore

May 31- Returns until 5:00 pm

Education

Wednesday, May 29 - 10 am to 6 pm

Thursday, May 30 – 10 am to 1:45 pm

Le James Bookstore

May 31- Returns until 5:00 pm

Science A & B

Thursday, May 30 – 10 am to 6 pm

Le James Bookstore

May 31 - Returns until 5:00 pm

Arts A

Friday, May 31 - 10 am to 6 pm

Monday, June 3 - 8 am to 8:45 am

Le James Bookstore

June 4 - Returns until 5:00 pm

Arts B

Friday, May 31 - 10 am to 6 pm

Monday, June 3 – 10 am to 1:45 pm

Le James Bookstore

June 4- Returns until 5:00 pm

Arts C

Monday, June 3 - 10 am to 6 pm

Tuesday, June 4 - 8 am to 8:45 am

Le James Bookstore

June 4 - Returns until 5:00 pm

Continuing Studies

Monday, June 3 - 10 am to 6 pm

Tuesday, June 4 - 10 am to 1:45 pm

Le James Bookstore

June 5 - Returns until 5:00 pm

FAES A

Wednesday, June 5 - 8:30 am to 9:45 am

Centennial Center, Room CC-150, Macdonald Campus

June 5 – returns at Mac until 6 pm

FAES B

Wednesday, June 5 - 10 am to 2:15 pm

Centennial Center, Room CC-150, Macdonald Campus

June 5 – returns at Mac until 6 pm

Return Schedule

Your regalia must be returned after your ceremony at the same place it was picked up (see schedule above).

Line-up Card

The line-up card lists your preferred 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. Line-up cards are automatically generated for graduating students. They must be picked up prior to your convocation ceremony, according to the schedule.

Convocation awards and prizes will display in the Convocation program but not on the line-up card. Convocation awards and prizes that have been approved by Senate also display on your transcript.

Convocation honours (e.g. Dean's Honour List, Distinction) will be read at the ceremony, will display on your line-up card but do not appear in the Convocation program. Honours also display on your transcript. 

Guests

Each graduate will receive 4 guest tickets to their ceremony. There is no cost for these tickets and they are all general admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The ceremonies are live-streamed so additional family and guests can watch from venues off campus. On May 22, graduates will receive an email message with important details on how to reserve their tickets at their McGill email address.

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