Regalia and Gowns FAQs

Regalia (gown, hood, cap and tassel)

What is regalia?

Regalia is part of the tradition of graduating from a university. Regalia at UFV includes a black gown, an UFV hood or vee-stole (depending on degree, diploma or certificate) and a cap and tassel with a year charm.

How do I order my regalia?  When?   

Pre-order your gown online at Gaspards and benefit from their early bird rate. The site is available for ordering at any time 24 hours a day/7 days a week until Tuesday, May 26. After this deadline, you may still order regalia at the AESC on the day of your ceremony, at full cost.

What does it cost?      

The cost to pre-order regalia online is $40 taxes included. Gaspards accepts visa and mastercard for online payment. 

The cost to order regalia onsite at the ceremony is $60.

What does this include?

The fee includes rental of a black gown and UFV hood and the purchase of a cap, tassel and year charm. Proceeds from the purchase of your cap and tassel will go to the UFV Alumni Association and will support the leadership awards funded by the association.

What if I cannot pay for my regalia?

If you do not have a credit card and need to make alternate arrangements to order regalia please contact us at

Financial Aid and Awards provides assistance with a UFV Student Emergency Fund form for students who may be unable to pay for the rental of graduation regalia. The form is available at any Financial Aid and Awards office.

Can I cancel my gown order?

Orders can be canceled prior to the midnight May 29 deadline. You can cancel your rental by going back to the rental website and logging in using the email and password you set up when you rented online. There are  no refunds or cancelations after the rental deadline as after this date gowns are picked, cleaned, packed, and shipped and there is no way for us to stop this process.

I didn't pre-order my regalia but would still like to attend my ceremony. What do I do?  

Don't worry! Regalia can be ordered on the day of the ceremony for $60. Please bring visa, cheque or cash to pay for regalia onsite at the AC.

When do I pick-up my regalia?   

Doors will open to pick-up your regalia one hour and 30 minutes prior to your ceremony. You must be on site at least 30 minutes before your ceremony.

Team convocation members will be on hand to assist you with your regalia and direct you to the marshalling area. Regalia must be returned following the ceremony.

What if I don't want to wear a cap and tassel?

Wearing a cap and tassel is optional at UFV. However your regalia package price includes the purchase of a cap, tassel and year charm as a keepsake of your graduation ceremony. 

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