Convocation at Memorial University

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.


The following convocation dates have been scheduled for Memorial University. 

Corner Brook
St. John's

May 19

May 31 - June 3

October 20

Please note: Planning is underway for separate ceremonies for students who graduated in spring 2020, fall 2020 or spring 2021 when convocation ceremonies were postponed. Fall 2021 graduates that were unable to attend the in-person convocation ceremonies due to COVID/travel restrictions will also be invited to attend.  More information will be shared as it becomes available and graduates will receive this information directly via their contact information on file with Memorial. To update your contact information, visit Memorial Self-Service.



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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000