The final formal meal of the academic year will take place on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Prince Hall.
Resident students can pick up their tickets in Prince Hall starting on Friday, February 10. Day students can sign up for free tickets (first-come, first-served) at the Alex Hall front desk starting on Saturday, February 11.
Our guest speakers for the evening will be the Halifax chapter of Leave Out Violence, a youth violence prevention program.
In the earliest days of the college, residence students gathered to eat the main meal of the day in a formal setting. Much like today, the students all wore academic gowns and heard traditional Latin graces, and etiquette rules were in place. These basic, simple formalities have remained relatively unchanged for some 200 years.
Formal Meal is held monthly, providing an opportunity for staff and students to dine together and listen to guest speakers. Attendees wear their academic gowns, and students stand until the head table arrives and the Latin grace has been said. The gowns, the grace, and the ritual have become familiar territory for King’s students and alumni; an essential part of what it means to be part of the King’s community.