The convocation ceremonies in St. John’s are held in the auditorium of the Arts and Culture Centre, Allandale Road, St. John's.
Parking is free in designated lots around the centre but is limited.
The convocation ceremony is approximately one hour and 30 minutes in length. It is broadcast live on the university’s website (www.mun.ca) and is also videotaped for future broadcast on local cable television.
You should arrive at the Arts and Culture Centre 60 minutes before your convocation session, prepared to pick up your tickets and your academic dress.
Your tickets will be distributed from the former canteen of the Arts and Culture Centre; please ensure you know your Memorial student number. Directional signage will be posted to help you find your way through this process. (Tickets will NOT be at the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office).
One guest is required to accompany you to pick up your tickets. Once you have given your guest all of your guest tickets, they will be required to depart the area designated for graduating students. You will proceed with your own seating ticket to nearby Irwin's Court and join the other graduating students in picking up academic dress rentals and stage cards.
The academic dress you ordered via Memorial Self Service will be prepared for you by Gaspard Ltd. Gaspards will have your gown, hood and hat will be available at Irwin's Court 60 minutes prior to your convocation session. Hats and gowns must be worn at convocation. The hood should be carried on stage by the graduand for the hooding ceremony.
After the deadline academic dress is $60 cash that must be paid when picking up the academic dress at the Arts and Culture Centre.
If you already hold a degree, you DO NOT wear that hood at this convocation.