The Ceremony

The Spring Convocation ceremonies in Corner Brook for Memorial University of Newfoundland, will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Arts and Culture Centre, Corner Brook.

Tickets for graduating students and their guests will be available on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, just prior to the rehearsal. Academic dress ordered before the deadline of May 2 through the Gaspard link on the Memorial Self-Service website will also be available at this time. Please bring your confirmation number for your gown rental.

On the day of Convocation, you should arrive at the Arts and Culture Centre at least one hour prior to your ceremony. You will be ushered to the dressing room to receive your stage card and await procession.

The convocation ceremony is approximately one hour and 30 minutes in length. The ceremony can be viewed live on the university’s website during each session. It is also videotaped for future broadcast on local cable television, and a version of the ceremony will be available to download from the Convocation webpage three weeks after the ceremony.

Convocation begins when the mace, the symbol of authority of the university, is placed in front of the chancellor. Following the opening formalities, the candidates for degrees will be presented. At the appropriate time, ushers will direct you to the left side of the stage where you will pass your name card to the Grenfell registrar. When your name is called, you should cross to the centre of the stage, pass your hood to the vice-president and kneel on the stool. The vice-president places the hood over your head. The chancellor will then offer you congratulations. You should then proceed across and off the stage to the backstage area where you will receive your degree, have professional photos taken and then be directed back to your seat. The ceremony concludes after the conferring of the honorary degree.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Diane Martin
Marketing Coordinator (special events)
Corner Brook Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(709) 639-4810