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 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

Memorial University awards degrees, diplomas, and certificates to eligible graduates at convocation ceremonies held at the St. John’s campus in May and October, and at the Grenfell Campus in May of each year.

An in-absentia convocation (with no formal ceremony) is held in February each year for eligible graduates.

Graduation eligibility is governed by both general and program regulations as outlined in the university Calendar. You are encouraged to monitor your progress towards program completion by comparing your academic record with the regulations of your program. 


Office of the Registrar

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