Much like the students’ calendar, the King’s alumni datebook is packed with annual events abundant in tradition, camaraderie and a desire to support a college we all remember and love.
The conferring of academic and honorary degrees takes place during Encaenia, a ceremony rooted in the traditions of Oxford. Encaenia is a Greek word meaning “beginning, commencement,” and the term has been used since the founding of King’s in 1789.
Since 1846, alumni and fellow members of the King's community have come together for an evening, highlighted with a delicious meal, that celebrates alumni achievement.
An annual tournament attended by Alumni and friends of the university in support of students in financial need at King’s.
On Thursday, May 25, 2017, King’s held its 228th Encaenia ceremony. King’s awarded two honorary Doctors of Civil Law, honoris causa to Dr. Mary Lu Redden and the Hon. Jacqueline Matheson.
The first-ever Worldwide Alumni Celebration (WAC) was held on October 20, 2016. Alumni participated from every decade on 5 continents.