Convocation 2017 - St. John's

Steps to graduate

Qualify to finish...

You must first apply to graduate. The Registrar's Office will review your academic record to determine if you have met the degree requirements. The deadline to apply to graduate is January 15 for Spring Convocation and July 15 for Fall Convocation. Log on to Memorial Self Service to fill out the application for graduation.

RSVP for your 30 seconds of fame...

Register to attend your convocation ceremony via Memorial Self Service. Even if you don't plan to attend, please go online and tell us this so arrangements can be made to send your parchment to you.

Be in the know...

Find out the date and time of your ceremony and make sure you know what to expect... like where to get your tickets and gown and how properly to wear the stuff (who really knows that?).

Pick up your gear...

Pick up your academic dress and tickets

The Ceremony

Convocation in St. John's is held in the Arts and Culture Centre, Allandale Road (see building #35 here). Ceremonies will be held on October 19, 2017. View the schedule.

You should arrive at the Arts and Culture Centre 60 minutes before your convocation ceremony to pick up your tickets and your academic dress. Please follow the directional signage to collect tickets. (Tickets will not be at the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office). Parking is available in designated lots around the centre but is limited.

The convocation ceremony is approximately one hour and 45 minutes in length. Each will be broadcast live on the university's website and videotaped for future broadcast on cable television. 

Become a graduate

Finally, the degree you've worked so hard for... proudly cross the stage, get hooded and shake hands with the chancellor!

You can find more information about the ceremony on our Convocation Ceremony page

Faculty RSVP

Please complete this form if you intend to participate in the University procession at convocation.


With three sessions taking in one day and nearly 600 graduates walking across the stage, Convocation is a lively event. Want to help us make the day special for our graduates? Register to volunteer at Convocation here.

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Convocation – St. John’s

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552