Q. When is my convocation ceremony?

A. Spring convocation takes place May 17, 2018. The convocation schedule will be updated in February.

Q. How do I register to attend convocation?

A. Log on to Memorial Self Service to register to attend convocation. This function will be available starting on March 1, 2018.

Q. How many guest tickets can I get?

A. You will receive your own seating pass and can request up to three guest tickets on Memorial Self Service. If space permits, additional tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served, basis. Email marcomm@grenfell.mun.ca to request additional tickets.

Q. How much do the academic dress rental and tickets cost?

A. The cost of academic dressrental ordered before the registration deadline is $35. After the deadline, the rental cost is $80 cash payable at the rehearsal the day before convocation. Tickets are free and must be requested before the dealine on Memorial Self Service.

Q: Am I required attend rehearsal?

A. All graduating students should attend rehearsal. Here you will receive your gown and tickets, and marshals will guide you through the ceremonial elements of convocation. Rehearsal will take about 30 minutes on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m., at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre.

Q. What time should I arrive at the Arts and Culture Centre?

A. Graduating students and their guests should arrive one hour prior to the ceremony.

Q. I have a guest who requires special accommodations. How do I arrange this?

A. Contact the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre at least two weeks prior to convocation at 709-637-2581.

Q. Where do I pick up my academic dress and tickets?

A. Your academic dress, your ticket and guest tickets can be picked up at the rehearsal at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre the day before convocation. If you are unable to make it to rehearsal, you can pick up your academic dress at the Arts and Culture Centre one hour before the ceremony.

Q. What should I bring to convocation?

A. Keep your personal items to a minimum. Any items you bring must stay in the dressing room during the ceremony.

Q. Where do I return my academic dress?

A. There will be an attendant in the lobby of Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre area to collect your hood and gown. This should be completed before you leave the Arts and Culture Centre. The hat is yours to keep. 

Academic dress that is not returned immediately after the ceremony will be the responsibility of the graduate to return it to the vendor's warehouse in Montreal.

Q. If I am not attending convocation, how do I receive my degree?

A. Degree parchments are held at the Registrar's Office for one week after convocation for pick-up. The Registrar's Office will then begin a mail-out and the parchment will be sent to your permanent address, which you can verify or update via Memorial Self Service.

Q. I am not attending convocation. Can I still borrow academic dress to get photos taken?

A. The provision of academic dress for photography service only, is provided through Marcomm. Please email marcomm@grenfell.mun.ca for further details.




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