Photo and Academic Regalia

Graduate smiling with bouquet

Pre-Order Your Photo

Attending graduates will have their portrait photo taken after they walk across the stage at Convocation. Western will provide each graduate with their 5x7 portrait free of charge. You can pre-register your contact information here

Pre-Order Your Academic Regalia

Reserve your gown and hood now to save on the rental fee and expedite your pickup on Convocation Day! For information on Convocation hoods, please click here to rent your Academic Regalia.

What Are Academic Regalia?

Academic Regalia are academic gowns, which must be worn by all graduating students attending Convocation. Exceptions to this are Indigenous students who may opt to wear traditional regalia, active military personnel who may opt to wear their dress uniform and clergy/members of religious orders who may opt to wear their religious apparel.

Graduate candidates will be hooded on stage. Undergraduate candidates will cross the stage already hooded. Candidates for Diplomas and Certificates will also be congratulated by the President and Chancellor, these candidates may wear a previously earned academic hood. Candidates for degrees DO NOT wear previously earned hoods.

Hoping to stock up on Western merch as a soon-to-be alum?

Check out the great deals offered by the Bookstore:

  • Save $50 when purchasing a Jostens class ring with code: COLLEGE50CAD
  • Don't forget to buy your diploma frames
  • Check out more Convocation gifts at the Bookstore