King’s will hold its 231st Encaenia ceremony at 7 p.m. on May 29, 2020 at the Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trollope St, Halifax. You can find complete details as they become available on the Encaenia page. The ceremony will be livestreamed.


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).