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Graduation at Queen's



For over 175 years, Queen's University has been an academic home for generations of graduates who have gone on to help push boundaries, expand knowledge, and leave an indelible mark on the world.

We are proud of our graduates, celebrate their achievements, and look forward to their contributions yet to be made.

Message to Spring 2021 Prospective Graduates

Congratulations for all that you have accomplished while managing the significant challenges and changes in your studies and your lives caused by the pandemic over the past year. This is an extraordinary achievement.
Your convocation ceremony is a capstone event. Please be assured we remain committed to holding in-person ceremonies, as soon as it is safe to do so, with whatever modifications may be required to mitigate the risks of COVID-19.
Unfortunately, and as a consequence of the ongoing pandemic and the knowledge that public health restrictions will continue for some months, the university is postponing in-person spring 2021 convocation ceremonies. We recognize this is a disappointment; it is disappointing for the university as well, as convocation is a highlight for the entire campus community.


Although in-person convocation ceremonies are delayed for now, students who have applied to graduate, and who have completed all program requirements, will graduate.  
Your degree will be officially conferred and mailed to you in the summer. Please ensure that your address and phone number are up to date in SOLUS so that you receive your diploma.  Please continue to monitor your email for updates on your convocation ceremony.

The university, and faculties and schools are planning to mark your graduation – details will be communicated in the coming weeks as they are finalized.  Please check back here for updates.

Note: The above message was sent via email to all students who could potentially graduate this Spring.

As we approach the April 30th deadline for applications to graduate, the University routinely sends a message to those who are potentially in a position to graduate in a program based on their level of study.

This does not mean that you are required to apply for graduation, only that we have identified that you may potentially apply and wish to make you aware of the impending deadline should you be interested in pursuing this option.

If you do not intend to apply for Spring 2021 graduation and received this email, please disregard the message.


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