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

Convocation is an annual event held at both the Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook and at the St. John’s Campus. Spring convocation normally occurs in early May at the Grenfell Campus and in late May at the St. John’s campus. Fall convocation normally occurs in late October at the St. John’s campus.

Information about convocation including schedules, how to confirm attendance, requesting guest tickets, and rental of academic gowns is published on the convocation website.

International graduating students may need a letter from the University inviting named family members to attend convocation for entry visa purposes. Students who have submitted an application to graduate may request an invitation letter from the Registrar's Office by emailing


Office of the Registrar

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

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Tel: (709) 864-8000