This year’s Encaenia ceremony will be held on May 25, 2017 at the Cathedral Church of All Saints. You can watch a livestream of the ceremony beginning at 2pm.

Schedule

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Rehearsal for Encaenia ceremony at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Lane, Halifax, NS, Canada.
5:45 p.m.  Pre-Dinner Reception in the Wardroom
7:00 p.m.  President’s Dinner in Prince Hall

Thursday, May 25, 2017

10:30 a.m. – Baccalaureate Service in the College Chapel
11:30 a.m. – Journalism graduate reception
12:45 p.m. – Journalism class photo on A&A steps
1:00 p.m. – Class Photo on the Library Steps
1:15 p.m. – Procession of Graduating Students from the Quad to the Cathedral Church
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Encaenia ceremony at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Lane, Halifax, NS, Canada.
5:00 p.m. – Encaenia Reception in Prince Hall

Friday, May 26, 2017

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Coffee with the President in the President’s Lodge, 6360 Coburg Road

History

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).

Since 1989, the venue for Encaenia has been the Cathedral Church of All Saints, a building that provides a dignified setting as well as beautiful acoustics.