King’s will hold its 234th Encaenia on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. at the Dalhousie Arts Centre.

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.

Wednesday, May 22

5:45 p.m. – Reception in the Wardroom
6:45 p.m. – President’s Dinner in Prince Hall

Thursday, May 23

10:30 a.m. – Baccalaureate Service in the Chapel
12:45 – Journalism, Writing & Publishing photo on the steps of the Library
1 p.m. – Class of 2024 photo on the steps of the Library
1:15 – departure of Class of 2024 procession from the Quad to the Dalhousie Arts Centre
2:30 – Encaenia ceremony at the Dalhousie Arts Centre
4:45 – Post-ceremony reception in  Prince Hall

Friday, May 24

10:30 a.m. – Coffee with the President in the Lodge


Further information, including when and how to obtain tickets, is available on the main Encaenia page.