Graduation Week 2017

In May of 2017, another class of King’s students will graduate from the University of King’s College. Every year the King’s Students’ Union organizes graduation week, a week of activities to celebrate the graduating class. The KSU also organizes the elections for the class Valedictorian, Honorary Graduating Class President, and helps to organise the Grad Class gift. Continue to check this page for information about upcoming events for the graduating class and information about Encaenia, the King’s Graduation Ceremony. You can read more about Encaenia here.


Valedictorian, Honorary Grad Class President, and the Grad Class Gift!
Voting is now open for the Valedictorian, Honorary Graduating Class President, and Grad Class Gift. Voting will remain until 3:00pm on Friday April 7th, 2017. Results will be announced at 4:30pm in the Wardroom on Friday April 7th, 2017 and on the King’s Graduation Week 2017 Facebook page. 

Encaenia 2017

Encaenia will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax, NS. The rehearsal for all graduating students will take place at 2pm on May 24, 2017.

Grad Swag 
Grad Photos
Grad photos can be taken and purchased at Calnen Photography. The cost per sitting is $25. Their website is and their phone number is (902) 423-8840.

Grad Rings
Grad rings are still on display at the King’s Bookstore. If you haven’t checked the designs out yet, they’re on display at the King’s Bookstore. You can place an order there. Alternatively, you can visit Charms Diamond Centre in the Halifax Shopping Centre and look at the designs for King’s there instead. Rings can be picked up at any Charms location across Canada once they have been ordered.

Flowers at Encaenia
Convocation flowers will be on sale the day of Encaenia and are an ideal souvenir for yourself or for a family member. They also make lovely gifts. If you or someone in your family want to pre-order a bouquet, please check out

Health & Dental Plan Coverage
If you’re in the KSU health and dental plan you’re  covered until August 31st, 2017. Use that health and dental plan while you still can! 

Important Grad Week Logistics
King’s Rehearsal
The rehearsal for the ceremony will be held on Wednesday afternoon, May 24, at 2:30 pm in the Cathedral. It is very helpful for everyone concerned that all graduands attend this rehearsal. It usually lasts about an hour.

President’s Dinner
As of March 20, tickets for the President’s Dinner are available in the Bursar’s Office from Tami Kendell or Sharlene Salter. Cash, cheque, debit or credit are accepted. Graduates may receive a maximum of four tickets (one for the graduate and three for guests). There is no charge for the graduate’s ticket. The cost for guests is $30 per ticket. Please note tickets are limited, even for graduates.

Graduation Ceremony Tickets
Each graduate is entitled to receive three guest tickets to the ceremony. They may be picked up from Stephanie Boudreau, at the reception desk in the A & A Building, beginning March 20, 2017. There is no charge for these tickets.

If you require additional tickets please ask Stephanie ( to add your name to a waitlist. If there are additional tickets for the ceremony, they will be distributed in mid-May. Students who have indicated that they will not be attending Encaenia will not be entitled to receive tickets.

Coffee with the President
Tickets for Coffee with the President are available in the Bursar’s Office from Tami Kendell or Sharlene Salter.  There is no charge for these tickets. They are available beginning March 20, 2017.

Gowns and Hoods
Gowns and hoods may be obtained from the Haliburton Room on the 1st floor of the King’s A & A Building on Wednesday, May 24 from 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A deposit of $250 (cash or cheque only) is required when the gown and hood are issued. The deposit will be refunded in full upon return of the gown and hood to the Haliburton Room immediately after the Encaenia ceremonies.

Important: If the gown and hood are not returned on Thursday, May 25, 2017, by 6:00pm the deposit will be forfeited.

The full ceremony will be livestreamed online at A link to the livestream will be available closer to the ceremony.