New graduates celebrate their achievement

New graduates celebrate their achievement

Thousands of new Queen’s graduates are crossing the stage this week as convocation ceremonies pass the halfway mark.

By Communications Staff

June 22, 2022


Convocation is all about special moments and there have been many moments to celebrate as Queen’s enters the final two days on Thursday and Friday.

Throughout the week – June 20-24 – Queen’s is hosting an expected 8,000 graduating students along with their families and friends, as they officially mark the completion of their studies.

All ceremonies – two each day at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. – are being hosted at the Leon’s Centre in downtown Kingston with many new graduates returning to campus to cap their big day with some photos around our beautiful buildings.

Ceremonies are being hosted for the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022, due to delays during the pandemic.

Joining the celebration, the City of Kingston has illuminated City Hall in Queen’s tricolour, and Kingston Transit is offering free transportation between campus and the Leon’s Centre on behalf of Queen’s.

Full details on the convocation ceremonies are available online, including schedules, directions, and venue information.

Those unable to attend in person can join over livestream.

The university is also sharing photos and stories on its social channels, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Graduates are encouraged to use the hashtags #QueensuGrad20 #QueensuGrad21 and #QueensuGrad22 to share their photos and convocation moments.