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A New Beginning

Without a doubt, convocation is a meaningful time for graduating students. We acknowledge your achievements and celebrate your successes. At the Waterloo Store, we do our best to make this special day as hassle-free and meaningful as possible. Here are services and products we offer to ensure an exciting and enjoyable day for everyone.

Reserve your hood & gown for convocation online

The convocation rental site for Spring 2019 will be open February 7, 2019 at 5pm - May 17, 2019 at 5pm

Hood and Gown Rental

Your rental fee includes all taxes and is non-refundable. Visa, MasterCard and Debit are accepted for regalia rentals.

Advanced regalia reservation pricing:

*   Bachelor/Masters Black Gown & Hood rental - $45
*   PhD rental - $60
*   Black gown only (diplomas & faculty) - $30

Please note: Regalia can be rented on site on convocation day.
Prices are as follows:

*   Black Gown & Hood - $55
*   PhD rental - $70
*   Black gown only (diplomas & faculty) - $40

Gowns are available for pickup in the small gymnasium in the PAC starting at 8am on convocation day. For the morning ceremony, please pick up your gown by 9am on convocation day. For the afternoon ceremony, please pick up your gown between 11:00 am & 1:30pm on convocation day. For the evening ceremony, please pick up your gown between 4:30-5:30pm on convocation day.

You will receive your hood when you cross the stage at the main ceremony in the PAC.

Renting Regalia At Other Times Of The Year

For more information about hood and gown rentals outside convocation dates, please visit our hood and gown page

Gift Ideas

The Waterloo Store has just the right graduation gift for everyone on your list. Our crested items are a perfect way to commemorate all great achievements on this special day. Browse some of our gift ideas online or visit us in South Campus Hall to see the whole selection.

Visit our convocation shop online.

Convocation Shop

Visit one of our two convocation shop locations on convocation day. We’re located at the SLC (student Life Centre), near the food court and at the PAC (Physical Activities Complex), Red South, upper entrance. Our hours are 9am-5pm, during convocation only. We carry a large selection of uWaterloo crested convocation gifts and a beautiful assortment of convocation bouquets.


Complete the graduate's day with a beautiful convocation bouquet! Choose from a large selection, available at the PAC (Physical Activities Complex), Red South Entrance and the SLC Convocation Shop. Bouquets are available on convocation day only.

University of Waterloo Rings

Celebrate your achievement with a distinguished symbol of your uWaterloo pride, a school ring. You can order your ring on convocation day at the SLC Convocation Shop – or any other time it’s convenient. We take orders all year long. Visit the jewellery counter in Waterloo Store to see our selection.

Click here for pricing and styles.

Gift Cards

Not sure what to buy? Retail Services offers Gift Cards in any denomination that can be used at all of our stores. A great alternative!

Graduation and Degree Frames

Don’t leave your certificate in its envelope forever. Show it off! To order University of Waterloo graduation and degree frames, visit the Office of Alumni Affairs website.

Still have Convocation Questions?

For frequently asked questions about convocation, such as ceremony dates, times, and parking, visit