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 and how much do they cost?
A. You will receive your own seating pass and can request up to two guest tickets on Memorial Self Service. Those attending convocation in person will be required to wear a mask at all times and maintain physical distancing.
Tickets are free and must be requested by the deadline indicated in Memorial Self Service. Allocated tickets will be sent electronically to your MUN email address. You will receive two emails from the Arts and Culture Centre: the first email will include your ticket, 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 the unique barcode on your cell phone or print the e-ticket beforehand for admission to the Arts and Culture Centre.
Graduates must enter the Arts and Culture Centre from the North Accessible Entrance (facing Prince Philip Drive). Guests are required to enter via the main theatre doors (under the archway). You and your guests will need to present each of your tickets for admission to the theatre.
If space permits, additional tickets may be available by request on a first come, first served basis. There will be an announcement posted approximately one week prior to the first session of convocation.
As we continue to follow Public Health guidelines, the convocation ceremonies this Fall will be a hybrid model and therefore will also be live streamed so other family and friends may view the ceremonies from the comfort of their home. Check back to the MUN web page for a link to watch the ceremonies live.
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?
A. Your academic dress can 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. 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.