Gowns and Hoods

Gowns and hoods—also known as academic dress, costume or regalia—must be worn at Convocation ceremonies.

At UPEI, the ceremonial hoods worn with the black gown are colour-coded to identify the student's field of study (see "Hood Colours" below). Hoods are pinned on the front of the gown, so that the colour of the hood shows on the front and over the shoulders. The hood hangs over the back. Ceremonial gowns have zippers and are meant to be zipped up. Graduates receiving a diploma and/or certificate wear a gown only. Graduates receiving a Bachelor's degree wear a gown and hood, and PhD recipients wear a PhD gown, hood, and hat.

Gown and Hood Rental

Gown and hood preorders have now closed. GradCo. will have limited gowns available for on-site rental at a cost of $40. You should stop during the gown and hood pickup times listed below to see if they have a gown available to rent.

Gown and Hood Pickup 

Graduates can pick up their gown and hood at the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering (Room 128B) during the times posted below:

  • Monday, May 13 - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 14 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 15 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 16 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Friday, May 17 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Please bring along the order confirmation from GradCo.

Gown and Hood Returns

Gowns and hoods must be returned by 3:00 pm on the day of your ceremony.

Graduates are responsible for returning gowns directly to GradCo. after this date, and for any late return fees.

Hood Colours

Bachelor of Arts: White
Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism: Crimson
Bachelor of Business Administration: Drab
Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality: Burgundy
Bachelor of Business Studies: Red
Bachelor of Education: Light Blue
Bachelor of Education - Human Resource Development: Forest Green
Bachelor of Environmental Studies: Olive Green
Bachelor of Integrated Studies: Silver Gray
Bachelor of Music: Pink
Bachelor of Music Education: Mauve
Bachelor of Science: Golden Yellow
Bachelor of Science in Applied Climate Change and Adaptation: Golden Yellow and Aquamarine
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology: Fuchsia
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Apricot
Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine: Maroon with Royal Blue trim
Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering: Orange
Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiography: Blue and Gold
Bachelor of Child and Family Studies: Purple and Gold
Bachelor of Wildlife Conservation: Russet
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Grey
Master in Global Affairs: Light Blue Velvet with Gold piping
Master of Applied Health Services Research: Royal Blue Velvet
Master of Arts: White Velvet
Master of Business Administration: Velvet Drab
Master of Education: Light Blue Velvet
Master of Nursing: Peach Velvet
Master of Science: Golden Yellow Velvet
Master of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering: Orange Velvet
Master of Veterinary Science: Peacock Velvet
Doctor of Philosophy: Grey and Green Velvet
Doctor of Psychology: Gold Velvet