Reserving your regalia

All graduands attending the ceremony are required to reserve their regalia by Oct. 11 at 11:59 p.m. AT. The fee for renting regalia, which includes academic robe (gown), academic cap (mortarboard) and hood, is $60 plus tax. This is the only fee associated with graduation.

Reserve your regalia

Regalia pick-up: Friday, Oct. 25, from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m., in the Grand Hall (40 Charlotte Street).

Regalia return: Immediately after the ceremony in the Grand Hall.

Gowns and hoods must be returned immediately following the ceremony. For Bachelor’s and Master’s degree recipients, the souvenir mortarboard and tassel are yours to keep. For PhD recipients, the beefeater tams must be returned.

Academic dress

Academic dress is worn at graduation ceremonies and includes the academic robe (gown), academic cap (mortarboard or beefeater tam) and hood. The regalia worn by each participant depends upon the academic level attained: Bachelor, Master and Doctorate. See a guide to UNB's ceremonial dress.

For the Bachelor’s degree recipients, the tassel dangles on the left side of the mortarboard. (This will move to the right side of the academic cap after your photograph has been taken and after leaving the stage.) For Master’s degree recipients, the tassel dangles on the right side of the mortarboard and remains on the right side throughout the ceremonies. The top of the cap should rest flat on the head. Those receiving their PhDs wear a beefeater tam.

Bachelor’s hoods are worn with the colour showing only on the left shoulder. Undergraduands receiving more than one degree wear the hood representing their first degree and carry the hood for their second degree on their left arm. Doctoral graduands also carry their hoods on the left arm. Master’s and PhD hoods are worn open on both sides.

Indigenous graduands are invited to wear academic dress over their own regalia. Members of the military and the RCMP may wear academic dress over their dress uniform.

All UNB graduands must wear appropriate regalia and should consider the distance covered by the academic procession when selecting footwear.

UNB asks that graduands do not take personal belongings such as purses, phones, backpacks, jackets, flowers, confetti or balloons on stage.