Register to attend

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Please register for Convocation even if you have not yet received confirmation of your eligibility to graduate or if you do not wish to attend the ceremony.

To begin the process, please register and provide the information listed below, by logging onto the Memorial Self-Service website.

On Memorial Self-Service please indicate:

  • Whether you will or will not be attending Convocation;
  • The number of guest tickets you will require. Guest seating will be limited because of the size of the auditorium. Each graduate receives their own seating pass and may request up to three guest tickets.
  • If extra guest tickets are available after all graduating student allotments have been made these will be made available on a first come-first serve basis. Requests for additional tickets can be sent to Diane Martin.
  • Academic dress is ordered through a link on Memorial Self-Service to Gaspard Ltd. This company will collect your information and have your academic dress pre-packaged and waiting for you at the Arts and Culture Centre, one hour before your ceremony. If you are deemed academically ineligible to graduate at this session of Convocation a refund can be arranged by contacting marcomm@mun.ca.

Note: The information you provide to Gaspard Ltd. can be changed or updated anytime before the deadline (date TBD).

You must register by the deadline, in order to receive your allotment of guest tickets, even if you have not yet been advised by the Office of the Registrar whether you are approved to graduate. If we do not receive your information by this date, no guest tickets will be issued to you.

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

Please note that no tickets will be issued through the Memorial Self-Service Web site to students who have outstanding financial or academic restrictions. If you are in this situation, please call (709) 637-6206.

To confirm your guest ticket allocation, please visit the Memorial Self-Service Web site in April (date TBD).

Guest tickets, as well as the student's seating pass, will be available on Wednesday, May 17th before the rehearsal for Convocation at the Arts and Culture Centre

Academic Dress Distribution

Students must visit the Gaspard link on Memorial Self-Service and must request academic dress starting in March, 2017 (date TBD). There is a charge associated with renting academic dress, which includes a keepsake cap.

Pick up your academic dress one hour prior to your convocation ceremony at at the Arts and Culture Centre.

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

Memorial's Academic dress consists of a gown, hood and a keepsake cap. The hood colours and styles vary by the degree being conferred. Click the link below to view our hood colors and degrees.

Hood colors and degrees

When you pick up your academic dress, please confirm with the attendant the degree(s) you are receiving to ensure that you receive the correct colour hood(s) for the degree(s).

Caps are part of academic dress and wearing them is COMPULSORY. Also, if you already hold a degree, you DO NOT wear that hood at this convocation.

You are requested to return your academic dress (hood and gown) following the convocation ceremony (see signage).

Academic Dress for Photographs

The provision of Academic Dress, for Photography Service ONLY, is provided through the St. John's Campus Bookstore. For details on that service, please contact the St. John's Campus Bookstore.

Ticket Distribution

Tickets for graduating students and their guests will be available prior to the rehearsal.

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