Frequently Asked Questions
When is my convocation ceremony?
How do I register to attend convocation?
How many tickets can I get?
What and when in the rehearsal?
How much do the tickets and academic dress cost?
Where do I pick up my academic dress and tickets?
What time should I arrive at the Arts and Culture Centre?
What should I bring to convocation?
Where do I return my academic dress?
If I a not attending my convocation ceremony, how do I receice my degree?
I am not attending my convocation. Can I still borrow academic dress to get photos taken?
A: The convocation schedule will be available in August. Degrees will be conferred on October 5, 2017.
A: Log on to Memorial's Self Service to register to participate in Convocation. This function will be available on the system beginning on August 23.
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 September 23. Guest tickets, as well as your own seating pass, will be available on October 4, 2017 prior to the rehersal.
A: At the rehearsal, the university marshall will walk students through the convocation ceremony and explain what is expected of them. It takes place at 7 p.m. on October 4, 2017, at the Arts and Culture Centre and lasts approximately one hour.
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 of September 21 is $35. After the deadline academic dress is $60 cash; this will be paid when picking up your academic dress.
A: Tickets for graduating students and their guests will be available on October 4, 2017, prior to the rehearsal.
A: You should arrive at the Arts and Culture Centre 60 minutes before your ceremony. If any of your guests will require any special accommodation, please contact the Arts and Culture Centre at 637-2581.
A: Keep personal items to a minimum. Bring your confirmation number for academic dress rental from Gaspard. 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.
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.
A: Your degree will be mailed to you. The Registrar's Office will start mailing them approximately one week after convocation and will be mailed to your permanent address listed with the Registrar's Office.
A: The provision of academic dress for photography service only, is provided through the St. John's campus Bookstore.