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Convocation ceremonies postponed

Due to concerns about the COVID-19 Delta variant, Queen’s University has postponed the in-person convocation ceremonies that were to be hosted in October and November.

In a letter to graduates of the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane confirmed that the upcoming ceremonies will not be held this fall, citing concerns around evolving data around the transmissibility and risks of the COVID-19 Delta variant and uncertainties around large public gatherings in the fall.

“This was not an easy decision but it is one made in the best interests of the health and well-being of our graduates and their families, as well as the Queen’s and Kingston communities,” Principal Deane explained. “It remains our intention to invite you to an in-person convocation celebration to mark your graduation from Queen’s when it is again safe for us all to gather.”

Plans for the in-person convocation ceremonies will be made once it is determined safe to host large gatherings. Updates will be posted to the Office of the University Registrar’s website.