Information for Graduating Students

Information Sheets for Spring Graduands

Academic Dress

Your cap, gown, and hood will be available for you to order through Gaspard. Orders will be accepted beginning April 29.

Please use the following link – – to order. (Note: Do not go directly to Gaspard's website as it will not work. You must use this link.)

Once ordered, your Academic Dress will be available for you at the Robing Area on Convocation day at 8:00 am for the morning ceremonies or 1:00 pm for the afternoon ceremony. You are responsible for returning your gown and hood immediately following the ceremony. You will be able to keep your cap.

The deadline to order Academic Dress is May 29.


If you are unable to attend convocation, you are required to request permission to receive your degree in absentia from the Student Records Office. A form for this purpose can be found at Student Central or on the Student Services website.

The Absentia form must be returned to before May 31. A $42.00 fee will be assessed if you do not fill out the form and are not present on the day of Convocation. If you have already submitted this form, please disregard.

Academic Procession

Thursday, June 9 – 9:30 am
Degrees conferred in Arts

Thursday, June 9 – 2:30 pm
Degrees conferred upon Science, Business and Economics

Friday, June 10 – 9:30am
Degrees conferred in Theology, Education, Kinesiology, Physical and Health Education, and Marriage and Family Therapy

Procession cards will be available for you to pick up when you arrive in the Robing Area. The Academic Procession follows a route that involves quite a bit of walking and many stairs – some without hand rails. Please call 204.786.9745 if you feel this may be a concern and alternate procession arrangements can easily be made.

Please note that due to the number of stairs we recommend you do not wear shoes with high heels.

All ceremonies will be webcast live online or on the UWinnipeg YouTube channel. The links will be posted in the Webcast section of the Convocation website.

Convocation Contact

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