Important Update on Convocation Fall 2021
Memorial University’s fall 2021 convocation ceremonies will proceed in person this fall at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s.
The fall ceremonies will not include students who graduated in spring 2020, fall 2020 or spring 2021. Planning is underway for separate ceremonies for those graduates to be held in 2022 and more information will be shared as it becomes available.
Students will automatically be assigned to graduate at Fall Convocation in St. John’s and their degrees will be conferred on Thursday, Oct. 21, and Friday, Oct. 22, or mailed out after that to those who do not attend the St. John’s ceremony. Graduands will be able to register via Memorial Self-Service in early September. A separate announcement will be issued when registration is open.
Grenfell Campus grads are eligible to participate in Spring Convocation ceremony in Corner Brook on May 19, 2022. For further information on how to apply to graduate, please visit the Registrar’s Office website.
For students who plan to graduate in Spring 2021,
Here's what you need to know:
Will Spring Convocation 2021 go ahead as scheduled in May?
No. 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.
Will I still be able to attend a convocation ceremony?
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. More details will be communicated as they become available and posted here.
When will my parchment be available and how will I receive it?
To ensure the safe and secure delivery of parchments, it is imperative that all students check their Personal Information in Memorial Self-Service to ensure that both permanent address and phone number are active and valid. International addresses require a clear and complete physical address and contact phone number.
Note: In Self-Service there is an option for entering a ‘Convocation’ address if graduates wish to have their parchment mailed to an address that is different from the permanent one. If you opt to use the ‘Convocation’ address type, please ensure that it is also up-to-date and complete.
Every effort will be made to complete this process in a timely manner. However, given the large volume of graduation parchments to be mailed, the process may take sometime to complete. Therefore, your patience will be greatly appreciated.
HATS OFF Celebration
On Thursday, June 3, Grenfell campus will host a pre-show for its grads to recognize this great accomplishment followed by,
Memorial's 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.
This year, join host comedy legend Rick Mercer, Memorial’s President Vianne Timmons and the musical duo Fortunate Ones and also some members of the 2021 graduating class. Plus, hear special messages from alumni leaders and see your name among the list of graduates scrolling on screen.
Dr. Susan Dyer Knight, chancellor of Memorial University, salutes YOU for achieving your impressive academic milestones during this unusually challenging time. Watch the video and enjoy her
special message to the Class of 2021
We are planning to make this event a fun and memorable experience — but we can’t do that without you! Send us a photo of your favourite Memorial memory, a photo that captures what it’s been like to be a member of the class of 2021. We’ll be featuring graduate photos and messages throughout the show.
To submit your photo, visit
. We can’t wait to see what you share!