Regalia Information

Students participating in convocation must wear the proper VIU regalia for their program (cap and gown, and hood or stole for some programs), with the exception that Indigenous students may wear traditional regalia.

VIU regalia is an academic tradition, as such no embellishments or variations are permitted.

If you plan to wear your Indigenous/Métis/Inuit regalia instead of VIU regalia, please email us at to let us know. That way, we won't worry if we don't see your name in the list of VIU regalia orders.

Rent regalia online through Gaspard's Build-a-Grad order site.

Order dates will be posted when determined.

See the Build-a-Grad site for rental fees and other information.

The VIU Graduation/Alumni fee does not cover the cost of renting regalia. 

Pick up from the the Nanaimo Campus Store during business hours. Pick up date to be determined.

To authorize someone else to pick up your regalia on your behalf, give them a note of permission (a letter or email) to take with them to the Campus Store. Your note should include your full name and student number, and the exact credential you are receiving, to ensure they get the correct regalia.

Return to the Nanaimo Campus Store, in Building 305, immediately after your ceremony.

It may be possible to place a late order through the Nanaimo Campus Store. Email to inquire.

A non-refundable $50 late fee will be charged in addition to the rental cost.

Questions About Regalia Orders

If you have question or concerns about your regalia order, please call Gaspard at 1-800-380-8214 Extension 5729, Monday to Friday 6:30 am to 2:30 pm (PST) or email them at

Contact with general convocation questions.