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. The King’s graduation ceremony has not changed greatly over the years apart from the conferring of honorary degrees (although the use of Latin has given way to English).

Graduation Celebrations

Though we still await the day when Encaenia can be held safely for the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020, we honored these graduates with video celebrations.

Class of 2021 Class of 2020

Encaenia ceremonies