Memorial University’s Fall 2021 Convocation ceremonies will proceed in person on Thursday, Oct. 21, and Friday, Oct. 22 at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s. Just as fall 2021 is a transitional semester for current students, the fall convocation ceremony will be slightly different to follow anticipated health and safety measures at the university and the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre at the time of the ceremonies. Should the COVID-19 situation change, changes to Memorial convocation plans may also change and grads will be informed in a timely manner of such changes. Your understanding and patience is appreciated.
Register to attend
Graduands can log onto Memorial Self-Service to register to attend convocation. Registration will be open until Thursday, Sept. 30.
Grad seating passes and guest tickets allocated for Convocation ceremonies will be sent electronically to your Memorial email address. You will receive two emails from the Fall Convocation 2021 venue, the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre: the first email will include your seating pass, the second will feature your guest tickets. Please provide your guests with their tickets in advance of the ceremony. You and your guests may display their ticket’s unique barcode on their digital device or print the e-ticket beforehand for admission to the Arts and Culture Centre. Please note: Everyone attending convocation ceremonies will be required to wear a mask until seated (except speakers and graduands when on stage) and maintain social distancing.
Graduands enter the Arts and Culture Centre using the Grad Entrance (the North Accessible Entrance adjacent to Prince Philip Drive) and follow signage. From there, you will proceed to the gown room to collect academic dress and stage card, and then on directly to your assigned seat in the auditorium. Grads must arrive at least one hour prior to their ceremony start time.
Guests of graduands enter the building via the Main Entrance (under the archway) where they will proceed directly to their assigned seats. Guest seating will be assigned in pairs (i.e., same bubble), with vacant seats between each bubble.
Graduands should minimize bringing personal belongings to convocation. Backpacks or other large bags or items will not be permitted in the auditorium and therefore should be left at home. To avoid congestion, there will be no coat check service. Should there be inclement weather, a coat rack will be available to graduands to hang their outerwear; guests can take their coats to their seats. Memorial University and the Arts & Culture Centre cannot be responsible for securing personal items.
As usual, convocation ceremonies will be webcast live so family and friends unable to attend in person may view the ceremonies remotely. Check the MUN web page for a link to watch the ceremonies.