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The Ceremony

The Fall Convocation ceremony in Corner Brook for Memorial University of Newfoundland, will take place on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Arts and Culture Centre, Corner Brook.

Tickets for graduating students and their guests will be available on Thursday, Oct. 2, just prior to the rehearsal.

On the day of Convocation, you should arrive at the Arts and Culture Centre at 8:30 a.m. to pick up your academic dress ordered before the September 18 deadline through the Gaspard link on the Memorial Self-Service website. Please bring your confirmation number for your gown rental. Upon receiving your academic dress 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 on the university’s website later in the day. 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 college 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 certificate, 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:

Jennifer Hartley
Special Events Co-ordinator
Corner Brook Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(709) 637-6275