Q. How do I register to attend convocation?
A. Log onto Memorial Self Service to register to attend convocation.
Q. How many guest tickets can I get?
A. You will receive your own seating pass and can request up to three guest tickets on Memorial Self Service. If space permits, additional tickets may be available by request on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be an announcement posted approximately two weeks prior to the first session of convocation.
Q. How much does the academic dress rental and tickets cost?
A. The cost of academic dress rental ordered before the registration deadline is $50. After the deadline the rental cost is $80 cash payable when picking up your academic dress on the day of convocation. Please note that we cannot guarantee your academic dress beyond the rental deadline.
Tickets are free and must be requested before the deadline on Memorial Self Service.
Q. What time should I arrive at the Arts and Culture Centre?
A. Graduates and their guests should arrive one hour prior to the ceremony.
Q. I have a guest who requires accessibility accommodations. How do I arrange this?
A. Prior to convocation, contact the ushering staff at the Arts and Culture Centre at 729-3650.
Q. Where do I pick up my academic dress and tickets?
A. Your academic dress, your ticket and guest tickets can all be picked up at the Arts and Culture Centre one hour prior to your convocation session.
Q. Where do I return my academic dress?
A. There will be an attendant in the coat check area to collect your hood and gown. This should be completed before you leave the Arts and Culture Centre. The motorboard hat is yours to keep, however the PhD bonnet must be returned following your session of Convocation.
Academic dress that is not returned immediately after the ceremony will be the responsibility of the graduate to return it to the vendor's warehouse in Montreal.
Q. I am not attending convocation. Can I still borrow academic dress to get photos taken?
A. The provision of academic dress for photography service only is provided through the campus bookstore. Please check the St. John's campus bookstore website for available dates.
Q. If I am not attending convocation, how do I receive my degree?
A. Degree parchments are held at the Registrar's Office for one week after convocation for pick-up. The Registrar's Office will then begin a mail-out and the parchment will be sent to your premanent address, which you can verify or update via Memorial Self Service.
Q. What should I bring to convocation?
A. Keep your personal items to a minimum. There is a coat check; however any unchecked items will have to accompany you to your seat. Cameras and other valuables should be left with your guests.