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.
Important Update on Convocation Spring 2021
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial University is postponing the Spring 2021 Convocation ceremonies for St. John’s and Corner Brook. However, students who have applied to graduate this spring and have met all the university’s requirements will be awarded their degrees, certificates and diplomas on May 19, 2021, and be sent them by mail shortly afterwards.
Spring 2021 grads will be invited to cross the stage at a convocation ceremony at a later date, after public health restrictions are lifted and large in-person gatherings are permitted.
So while there will be no convocation ceremonies this spring, on June 3 Memorial will host Hats Off!, a special virtual event designed to celebrate the spring class of 2021. This fun event will be a unique salute to new grads, welcoming them into the Memorial University alumni family. More details, including special guest performers, will be available in the coming weeks at www.mun.ca/convocation/celebration.
FUTURE CONVOCATION DATES
The following convocation dates have been scheduled for Memorial University.
May 13 postponed
June 1 - 4 postponed
May 31 - June 3