Rent Your Regalia

Regalia Information

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

How to Rent Your Regalia

Regalia can be rented online through Gaspard Build-a-Grad between March 12 to April 12, 2022. Late orders will be accepted from April 13 - 29 with an additional $50 fee. If you have not ordered regalia by April 29 you will be removed from the ceremony. See the Build-a-Grad site for rental fees and more information.

Note: No deposit is charged for the rental; none of the rental fee will be returned. Late orders, placed between April 13 - 29, will be charged an additional $50 late fee. The VIU Graduation/Alumni Fee does not cover the cost of renting regalia. All cancellations for refund must be received by Gaspard before April 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm (PST). Refunds will not be accepted after this date.

When and Where to Pick Up Your Regalia

Regalia will be available for pickup from the the Nanaimo Campus Store during business hours starting on June 16.

When and Where to Return Your Relagia

You can return regalia after the ceremony, or no later than June 28 at the Nanaimo Campus Store during business hours.

Questions About Regalia

If you have question or concerns, 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


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