Board of Regents

Update on the Board of Regents Alumni Election

Voting will soon be open for the 2020 Board of Regents Alumni Elections.

This election is a legislated process within the Memorial University Act and current sitting members must be replaced by Sept. 1, 2020. The election period was slated to run April 1 to April 30, 2020 but given the COVID-19 crisis, Memorial University has decided to delay the start of the elections. The voting period will take place from April 20 to May 17, 2020. We will evaluate the situation as the dates get closer and confirm the timeframe. Please stay tuned to this website for updates. You can also update your alumni contact information to  stay in contact with Alumni Engagement and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Become an alumni representative on Memorial University's Board of Regents

An alumni (or alumnus/alumna) is defined as any individual who has received a degree, diploma, post-graduate certificate, or certificate requiring undergraduate or academic admission from Memorial University of Newfoundland including Memorial College, the Marine Institute, Grenfell Campus and all predecessors. In all cases, the program of study must have been approved by the Senate of Memorial University or the Academic Council of the Marine Institute (or their predecessors).

The Board of Regents oversees the management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of the university. Memorial’s special commitment to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador extends that contribution far beyond the buildings and campuses that define the university’s physical boundaries.

The six alumni representatives who are successfully elected will serve a three-year term.

Here are the important dates for the next election process and term:
Nominations Feb. 1-29, 2020 (closes at 5 p.m. NST)
Voting  April 20 - May 17, 2020
Announcement of Elected Candidates TBD
Term Sept. 1, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2023

If you have questions about the process or eligibility, please review the Board of Regents Alumni Elections Guidelines (PDF) and if you still have questions, please contact us at


Alumni Engagement

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