Frequently Asked Questions

graduating student

Q: When is my convocation ceremony?

A: The Convocation schedule will be available mid-February. It is listed in the order that each degree will be conferred.

Q: How do I register to attend convocation?

A: Log on to Memorial's Self Service  to register to participate in Convocation.  This function will be available on the system beginning in March 3, 2017.

Q: How many tickets can I get?

A: You will receive your own seating pass and you can request up to three guest tickets. 

To confirm your guest tickets allocation, please visit the Memorial Self-Service website after May 4. Guest tickets, as well as your own seating pass, will be available on Wednesday, May 17 prior to the rehersal. 

Q: How much do the tickets and academic dress cost?

A: The tickets are free but must be ordered on Memorial Self-Service to a maximum of three guest tickets.

The cost of academic dress ordered before the registration deadline is $35. After the deadline academic dress is $60 cash; this will be paid when picking up your academic dress.

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

A: Tickets for graduating students and their guests will be available on Wednesday, May 17 prior to the rehearsal.

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

A: You should arrive at the Arts and Culture Centre 60 minutes before your ceremony.

Q: What should I bring to Convocation?

A: Keep personal items to a minimum.

  • Be able to provide your Memorial student number. This will identify you at the ticket distribution desk.
  • Your confirmation number for academic dress rental from Gaspard.
  • Keep your own seating ticket to convocation and pass guest tickets over to your accompanying guest.

The Arts and Culture Centre does operate a public coat check, however any unchecked items will have to accompany you to your seat. Cameras and other valuables should be left with your guests.

Q: Where do I return my academic dress?

A: There will be an attendant in the coat-check area to collect your hoods and gowns. This should be completed before you leave the Arts and Culture Centre. The hat is yours to keep.

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

A: Your degree will be mailed to you. The Registrar's Office will start mailing them approximately one (1) week after convocation and will be mailed to your permanent address listed with the Registrar's Office.

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

A: The provision of academic dress, for Photography Service ONLY, is provided through the bookstore. Please check the bookstore website for black-out dates.