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Media Advisory - Media Advisory - Queen’s University welcomes back graduates for in-person convocation ceremonies from June 20-24

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Queen’s University is holding its first in-person convocation ceremonies since 2019, celebrating the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 with an estimated 8,000 graduates and their families and friends, gathering at the Leon’s Centre in downtown Kingston from June 20 – 24.

Ceremonies will take place at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm daily and will be livestreamed.

Convocation week is generating great excitement across the Kingston community. City Hall will be lit up in Queen’s official colours the evenings of June 20, 22, 23 and 24 to honour the graduates. All are welcome to tune into the Springer Market Square webcam to see the illumination of City Hall. Kingston Transit is also offering transportation on behalf of the university, with city bus rides between Queen’s campus and the Leon’s Centre.

Details about convocation and the full schedule of events are available on our website.

By the numbers:

  • Graduating classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • 10 graduation ceremonies to take place from Monday June 20 to Friday June 24
  • 700-900 graduates to attend each ceremony
  • An estimated 8,000 graduates total throughout the week to cross the stage and receive their degrees
  • As many as 25,000+ total attendees throughout the week

What: Media is invited to attend the first convocation ceremony to kick off the week.

When: Monday, June 20th

  • Ceremony takes place between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Interview opportunities can be arranged following the ceremony

WhereLeon’s Centre 1 Tragically Hip Way. Please enter at Gate 3

Who: Available to speak to the media are:

  • Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs Queen’s University
  • Krista LeClair, Executive Director, Kingston Accommodation Partners

Please RSVP to Julie Brown to confirm attendance.

Julie Brown
Manager, Media Relations
Queen’s University