On the day of convocation

Family and guests should arrive with the graduating student. Guest tickets are provided to the graduate to distribute about an hour prior to the ceremony. Seating for guests is on a first come, first served basis and doors to the theatre will open one hour prior to the ceremony.

Each ceremony is about 2 hours in duration. 

Parking at the Arts and Culture Centre

Parking is limited at the Arts and Culture Centre on the day of convocation. Parking for graduates, family and guests is free and available in the front parking lots facing Allandale road. It is recommended that you arrive at least one hour prior to the start of the ceremonies to secure parking. Carpooling and taxis are recommended.

Parking towards the back of the building is reserved. There is a parking attendant who will direct you away from this area. 

Accessibility at the Arts and Culture Centre

The Arts and Culture Centre is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the Arts and Culture Centre head usher at 729-3650 if any guests attending require assistance on the day of convocation. Inquiries regarding accessibility and accommodations for graduating students only can be directed to the Convocation team via email at

Gifts for graduates

The St. John's Campus Bookstore will have a booth at the Arts and Culture Centre, available will be an assortment of memorabilia for this special occasion. Apparel and other items can also be purchased online or call (709) 864-8084 to place orders for rings.

Fresh flowers will also be available for purchase at the Arts and Culture Centre before and after all convocation ceremonies. If you would like to pre-order your flowers please click here.

Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations is pleased to offer family and friends of graduands accommodations in our residences. Conveniently located next to the Arts and Culture Centre, our rooms are the ideal place to stay during Spring or Fall Convocation!

Single and double occupancy rooms range from $69 to $89 per night (plus taxes) and include continental breakfast, parking, and WiFi. Book today at For more information email or call 1 (877) 730-7657.



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