Ceremony information

Gowns and hoods

The Mount Allison academic hoods vary by colour according to degree.

Gown rentals will be available at the Bookstore during Convocation Weekend.

In order to avoid a rush, graduates are urged to collect these items as early as possible. Last minute rentals for graduates arriving late Sunday or early Monday morning will be available at 8 a.m. on Monday morning.

    What is the cost of a gown rental?

    The cost of the rental will be $40 for the weekend; $20 will be refunded if the gown is returned.

    When do I return my gowns?

    All items should be returned to the gown room as soon as possible after Convocation.

    Returns will be taken until 6 p.m. on Convocation Day.

    Thereafter returns must be made to the Bookstore.

    For questions regarding caps and gowns, contact the Bookstore at (506) 364-2437.

    Colour of hoods by degree
    Degree hood colours
    Arts Edged with garnet silk with gold silk ornamentation
    Science Edged with old gold
    Commerce Edged with light grey
    Music Edged with royal blue
    Fine Arts Edged with green with orange ornamentation
    When do I wear caps, gowns, and hoods?
    • Baccalaureate service: caps and gowns are required
    • Convocation ceremony: caps, gowns, and hoods are required


    Convocation tickets

    Each graduating student has four reserved tickets for their Convocation ceremony. Tickets must be picked up when you collect your gown rental at the Bookstore during Convocation Weekend.

    What if I can't pick up my tickets in time?

    If special circumstances prevent you from picking up your reserved tickets, please email graduation@mta.ca or call (506) 364-2269.

    Otherwise any tickets not picked up by 4 p.m. on Sunday will be distributed on a first come first served basis at Convocation Hall on Convocation Day.

    I need extra tickets.

    You may request extra tickets for Convocation*. The form to order extra tickets opens in April.

    Depending on the number of requests, it should be possible to give each student who requests extra tickets at least one extra ticket.

    Additional tickets will be distributed one at a time in order of priority based on the date of the request until all extra tickets have been distributed.

    It may not be possible to give you all the extra tickets you have requested.

    Students who have requested extra tickets can confirm the number of tickets they will be eligible to receive by emailing graduation@mta.ca.

    *Please do not request extra tickets via email


    Special needs services

    Any student or guest who requires wheelchair accommodations or who has other special needs in Convocation Hall, please email conferences@mta.ca by the Friday before Convocation Day.



    Immediately following the Convocation ceremonies, you'll have the opportunity to purchase a diploma frame especially designed for Mount Allison graduates — each matting option is emblazoned with the University crest and frames are made to fit and complement the Mount Allison diploma.

    Diplomas can also be framed on-the-spot at Tweedie Hall in the Wallace McCain Student Centre. The Bookstore is also open for MtA memorabilia.