Graduation 2020

Due to current health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, we regret that we have had to postpone our May 29, 2020 Encaenia ceremony. Graduates and their guests will be invited to celebrate Encaenia with us in person at a future time when it’s safe and permissible to gather.

However, while we cannot physically be together on May 29, King’s has created a Facebook group to celebrate the class of 2020 now. Please join the “Celebrating King’s Class of 2020” Facebook group.

There, we invite the Class of 2020 to share videos, photos or memories of their time at King’s. Family, friends, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to share advice and well wishes for the graduates. This Facebook group will serve as a content hub and a virtual yearbook, and it will be a legacy space for this class to enjoy into the future.

And most exciting of all, we’re creating a celebratory video that will premiere as a “Watch Party” on the Group’s page at 3 p.m. on May 29. (The video will also be shared on King’s YouTube page and website.)

If you’re not on Facebook but still would like to grant well wishes to the class of 2020, you may email them to kingscollegehfx@gmail.com and King’s will post them on your behalf.

For other details about graduation please refer to the FAQs below.

When will Encaenia for my graduating class take place?

King’s is committed to finding a meaningful way to mark Encaenia 2020. As you know, President Lahey is committed to an in-person event in the future. In the current circumstances, we do not yet know when or what form that will take. We will let you know when we have further information and thank you for your patience.

Will I still be able to graduate and when will my degree be awarded?

King’s and Dalhousie will ensure that all students who meet the graduation eligibility criteria are awarded their degree/credential(s) when Senate and King’s Convocation meet in May to confer degrees. Dalhousie & King’s joint degrees will be conferred over a series of three Dalhousie Senate dates; May 13, May 20, and June 3. King’s Undergraduate Journalism degrees will be conferred by King’s Convocation on May 26, with future meetings to occur as needed.

When will I receive my parchment?

We will be mailing parchments and certificates to all our graduating students in June. Your parchment will be sent to your current address as it appears in DalOnline.

How will my name appear on my degree?

As a legal document, your full legal name as it appears in DalOnline will be printed on your parchment and transcript.

I applied to graduate but am concerned that I may not have met the requirements for my degree. Who should I talk to?

If you’re hoping to graduate but are unclear on where you stand following the Winter 2020 semester, please reach out to Julia & Kirstin in the Academic Services Team at registrar@ukings.ca. They’re here to help.

How do I join the Alumni Association?

As a new graduate, you are automatically a member of the University of King’s College Alumni Association.

Congratulations and welcome to the oldest Alumni Association in Canada!

Along with maintaining and creating connections with your fellow King’s men and women, the Alumni Association can become a vital resource in helping you as you go forward into the next phase of your life.

Where are you going? What are you up to? Please share your news with us by writing to kathy.miller@ukings.ca or update your contact information, especially your email address, so we can stay in touch. We’ll keep you posted on King’s news and events on the King’s website, with our alumni magazine, Tidings, as well as with regular alumni e-newsletters.