The Ceremony

The Spring Convocation ceremonies for Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, 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, 2017 through the Gaspard link on  Memorial Self Service 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. The ceremony can be viewed live on the university’s website . 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 website 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 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 then proceed across and off the stage to the backstage area where you will receive your degree certificate, have professional photos taken and be directed back to your seat. The ceremony concludes after the conferring of the honorary degree.

For matters relating to the convocation ceremony, contact:

Debbie Giles
Marketing & Communications
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
(709) 639-2395