Graduation 2021

Congratulations Class of 2021

Though we had to make the difficult decision to postpone Encaenia 2021, we are pleased to announce that this year’s graduation date is May 27. While we understand that it is disappointing not to have an in-person ceremony immediately follow the completion of your degree, we are planning ways to help you celebrate safely on and around May 27, and we invite your participation in this process.

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Video celebration

Celebrating your accomplishments

We will be producing a celebratory video for 2021 graduates, as well as a video with the formal reading of names of all graduates. Graduands will have the chance to be part of the celebratory video by sharing their photos, videos and memories. Stay tuned for details!

Let’s watch together

The celebratory video will premiere on May 27. We hope you will join the Watch Party on Facebook to enjoy the video and comment in real time with King’s community members.

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Graduation photos

Students in Halifax, or those who can travel to Halifax following public health guidelines will have the opportunity for a photo session on April 26 and April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Photo sessions are booked by appointment only. Photos will be taken inside the library and outside on the library steps, weather permitting. Find details below.

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Your parchment and graduation package

All graduates will receive a special package from King’s in the mail, which will include your parchment. The package will be sent by the end of June. We will be confirming further details (like the correct mailing address) with you later in April to ensure your package and parchment reaches you.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will Encaenia for my graduating class take place?

King’s is committed to finding a meaningful way to mark Encaenia 2021. 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 we 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.

How will King’s communicate to me about 2021 graduation celebrations?

All the information about our plans for the 2021 graduating class will be shared on this page and sent to your @dal.ca email address. We will share further details about our plans later in April 2021.

Will I be able to have graduation photos taken?

Students in Halifax, or those who can travel to Halifax following public health guidelines will have the opportunity for a photo session on April 26 and April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Photo sessions are booked by appointment only. Photos will be taken inside the library and outside on the library steps, weather permitting.

If you would like to have an individual photo taken with hood and grown, you can book an appointment through a unique link for King’s graduating students.

Appointments are only available through this link (click on Graduation Session Kings College): https://adamsphotography.setmore.com/kingscollegegraduates

A pop-up a Billing Policy will appear, but you can click Okay – once you click through, it will show that the fees are waived.

All students photographed will receive a roll of possible shots. You will receive one photo for free, and additional images can be purchased from the photographer as you wish.

On the day of your photo session, arrive at the gym exactly 20 minutes (no more, no less) before your booked time. Please always wear a mask, except during your personal photo session.

Closer to the date, we will provide more detailed information and a COVID-19 questionnaire to complete before your photo session. We will let you know where to pick up a gown and hood before your photos and where to return them on campus once your photo time is complete.

We hope these photos will help you commemorate the graduation experience, understanding it’s in a smaller and different way, until it’s safe to hold an in-person ceremony.

When will I receive my parchment?

We will be mailing parchments and certificates to all our graduating students in June. We will be confirming further details (like the correct mailing address) with you later in April to ensure your package and parchment reaches you.

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 2021 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 alumni, 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 updating 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.