Questions with an asterisk (*) are new or recently updated.

*Will Spring Convocation 2021 go ahead as scheduled in May-June?

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial University is postponing the Spring 2021 Convocation ceremonies for St. John’s and Corner Brook. However, students who have applied to graduate this spring and have met all the university’s requirements will be awarded their degrees, certificates and diplomas on May 19, 2021, and be sent them by mail shortly afterwards.

Spring 2021 grads will be invited to cross the stage at a convocation ceremony at a later date, after public health restrictions are lifted and large in-person gatherings are permitted.

So while there will be no convocation ceremonies this spring, on June 3 Memorial will host Hats Off!, a special virtual event designed to celebrate the spring class of 2021. This fun event will be a unique salute to new grads, welcoming them into the Memorial University alumni family. More details, including special guest performers, will be available in the coming weeks  at

When will my parchment be available and how will I receive it?

Graduation parchments will be mailed in late May using active 'Convocation' or 'Permanent' address information in Memorial Self-Service at that time.

If you have any questions regarding this process, email

Did Spring and Fall Convocations in 2020 go ahead as scheduled?

No. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial University postponed Spring and Fall 2020 convocations. Plans will be made to hold postponed ceremonies at a later date when public health requirements permit. However, the university ensured that graduating students were awarded their degrees, diplomas and certificates in a timely matter following completion of their program requirements.

Will I still be able to attend a convocation ceremony?

Spring and Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 convocation ceremonies in St. John’s and Corner Brook that have been postponed and graduates will be given an opportunity to attend a convocation ceremony at a later date when public health requirements permit. More details will be communicated as they become available and posted to the Convocation web page at

Can I rent academic dress for grad photographs?

Academic dress rentals for photographs are now available for 2020/21 graduates. For those graduates who wish to pick up/return academic dress rentals in the St. John’s region, contact the MUN Bookstore, University Centre, St. John’s campus, for details. For graduates outside the St. John’s region who require shipping, visit Gaspard online to order your rental package.

Students who participate in an in-person convocation ceremony will be able to rent academic dress at that time. More details will be communicated as they become available and posted to the Convocation web page at



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