FAQ


Important Dates

July 15, 2018 - Deadline to apply to graduate for Fall Convocation.
Late August - Registration will open to attend Convocation and order your academic dress through Memorial Self-Service.
Thurs, October 4, 2018 - Fall Convocation ceremonies in Corner Brook.


Q. When is my convocation ceremony?

A. Fall convocation takes place Thurs, Oct 4, 2018. The convocation schedule will be updated in late August.

Q. How do I register to attend convocation?

A. Log on to Memorial Self Service to register to attend convocation. 

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 does the academic dress rental and tickets cost?

A. The cost of academic dress rental ordered before the registration deadline is $35. After the deadline, the rental cost is $80 cash payable at the rehearsal, the day before convocation. Please note that we cannot guarantee academic dress beyond the academic rental deadline. Tickets are free and must be requested before the deadline on Memorial Self Service.

Q. What if I order my academic dress, but I am later deemed ineligible to graduate?

A. If you are deemed ineligible to graduate, but you have already paid for your academic dress, you will be reimbursed in full for the $35 cost. 

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. 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 motorboard hat is yours to keep. The PhD bonnet must be returned following the ceremony.

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: Am I required to 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. Please stay tuned for more information on the Convocation rehearsal. 

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. 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. 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 Marketing, Communications and Advancement. Please email marcomm@grenfell.mun.ca for further details.

Contact

Convocation

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000