Memorial University holds convocation ceremonies in St. John's and Corner Brook. The next sessions of convocation will take place:
- St. John's: Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Arts and Culture Centre
- Corner Brook: Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the Civic Centre
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR GRENFELL CAMPUS GRADUANDS
Students at Grenfell Campus who expect to complete their program requirements by August 2019 should apply to graduate by July 15, 2019. Students will automatically be assigned to graduate at Fall Convocation in St. John’s, as there is no longer a fall ceremony held in Corner Brook, and their degrees will be conferred on Oct. 17, 2019, or mailed out after that to those who do not attend the St. John’s ceremony. However, Grenfell Campus grads are eligible to participate in Spring Convocation ceremony in Corner Brook on May 14, 2020; those who wish to do so should email their request to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 30, 2019. For further information on how to apply to graduate, please visit the Registrar’s Office website.
Since 1950, when Memorial held its first convocation, thousands of students and more than 500 honorary graduates have crossed the stage to receive their degrees. Our convocation — defined as a gathering of the university community — has grown from the practices and traditions of older universities, such as the University of Oxford. Today's convocations are a distinctly Memorial University experience for all who attend, be they distinguished guests, faculty, honorary graduates or our graduating students who are, as they should be, the focus of the events.