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Spring convocation is on May 17:

Here's what you need to know!


Apply to graduate

If you want to attend your convocation, you already should have applied to graduate through Memorial Self-Service. If you have not done this, please contact St. John's Campus (Marcomm) ASAP at 709-864-8663.


Grad Street, Thursday, March 1

Find out everything you need to know about convocation (cap and gown rental, tickets, student loan repayment options, etc.) We'll be set up in the AS atrium, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Register to attend convocation: Deadline is Tuesday, May 1!

If you want to attend your convocation, you should register by Tuesday, May 1, through Memorial Self-Service. If you miss the deadline, please let St. John's Campus (Marcomm) know asap 709-864-8663. Registration will open on Thursday, March 1.


Order your academic dress: Deadline is Tuesday, May 1!

You can order your gown through Memorial Self-Service beginning Thursday, March 1. Once you've registered to attend convocation, you will be prompted to order your gown through an external site (Gaspard). Cost of gown rental is $35 before the deadline and $85 after (so it's worth your while to do it sooner rather than later!) If you miss the deadline, please let St. John's Campus (Marcomm) know ASAP at 709-864-8663. They will ensure a gown is ordered and sent to Grenfell Campus.



As usual, this year's ceremonies will take place at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre. There is no elevator; however, a separate entrance that makes the stage accessible to all is available. The auditorium also has accessible seating. If you or your guests have any accessibility requirements, please contact Jennifer Broadbent,  


Convocation rehearsal and ticket/gown pick-up

Find out what the ceremony is all about by attending rehearsal on Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m. at the Arts and Culture Centre. Gowns and guest tickets will be distributed to all graduates at rehearsal.


If you are unable to attend rehearsal, you may pick up your gown and tickets 60 minutes before your ceremony start time. There is an $85 rental fee for anyone who has not ordered their gowns online. All gowns must be returned following the ceremony at the designated drop-off location in the Arts and Culture Centre foyer. 


Requesting extra tickets

Each graduate may order up to three guest tickets online. If you would like to request more, please email Debbie Giles and you will be added to our waitlist. Extra tickets are not guaranteed – students will be notified the week of convocation if their request for extra tickets has been granted.



While the university does not supply studio photography for graduates, an external company (Grad Images) will be on site to capture a photo of each graduate crossing the stage and one backstage shot. You will be given the option to purchase these two photos by Grad Images. If you require studio photos, we encourage you to book through an external location.


Convocation ceremonies

Convocation is Thursday, May 17. Please review the schedule to ensure that you attend the correct ceremony. Students must arrive 60 minutes before the start time listed below.


10 a.m. – Bachelor of nursing, master of nursing


3 p.m. – Bachelor of arts (honours), bachelor of arts, master of arts, bachelor of fine arts (theatre), bachelor of fine arts (visual)


7:30 p.m. – Bachelor of science (honours), bachelor of science, bachelor of business administration (honours), bachelor of business administration, bachelor of resource management, master of education, master of science in boreal ecosystems agricultural sciences


Questions or concerns? Contact:

Jennifer Broadbent

(709) 639-4810

Office of Marketing, Communications and Advancement, AS234

Past convocation ceremonies

Watch recorded webcasts of Grenfell Campus ceremonies from Spring 2007 – Spring 2017


Fall Convocation Ceremony 2017

Watch Memorial's convocation ceremonies online

Those who are unable to attend the convocation ceremonies are able to view all sessions via live webcast. The live stream will be available at the start of each session.


Marketing, Communications and Advancement

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS234
Phone: (709) 637-7329