Spring 2023 Graduation

Spring 2023 Convocation

On May 26 and from June 20 to 23, Queen's University is proud to welcome members of the Spring 2023 graduation class back to Kingston to celebrate Convocation.

Recordings of each ceremony will be posted for viewing on our Spring 2023 Ceremony Broadcasts page when available.

 

All Applications for Graduation are made through the SOLUS Student Centre.

Please note that completion of an application to graduate does not guarantee the awarding of a degree.

Please consult our Student Information page for details related to the application process

 

 

May 26, 2023 Ceremony Details

 

The May 26, 2023 ceremony is only for Spring 2023 Graduates in the following programs:

  • Medicine (MD)
  • Master of Business Administration - Americas (MBAA)

For all other programs and graduating years, Refer to the ceremony schedules by faculty and program below for your convocation date, and the June ceremony information for your ceremony venue and details.

  • Venue: Grant Hall (doors open at 8:30 am)
  • Graduate arrival time: Kingston Hall at 8:00 am
  • Ceremony start time: 10 am
  • Guest seating limit: Two (2) per graduate
    • Viewing Room available for additional guests in Kingston Hall, Room 101
    • Graduates must confirm invited guest numbers via SOLUS by April 30
    • Ticket Pick up - Gordon Hall, Rm 125
      • Tuesday, May 23 to Thursday, May 25 - 8:30 am to noon; 1:00 to 4:00 pm
      • Friday, May 26 - 8:00 to 9:00 am 
  • Special accommodations for graduates and/or guests: If a graduate or a guest attending Convocation has an accessibility need, seating can be reserved by completing our online form
  • Hood and Gown Rentals: Online preorders can be placed via the Gaspard/AMS 'Build A Grad' portal for this ceremony from January 13 to May 5 at 11:50 pm EST. Same-day ordering will be available, subject to higher prices

June Ceremony Venue, Arrival, and Details

All June 2023 ceremonies will be held at the Leon's Centre. 

Graduates:

  • Please arrive 2 hours prior to the ceremony start time (for ceremonies that begin at 10 am, arrive by 8 am. For 3 pm ceremonies, arrive by 1 pm)
  • There will be lots of standing – we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes!
  • Bring photo ID, but leave other personal items at home or with a family member
  • Hood and Gown Rentals: Online preorders can be placed via the Gaspard/AMS 'Build A Grad' portal for these ceremony from January 13 to May 31 at 11:59 pm EST. Same-day ordering will be available, subject to higher prices. Pick-up locations for regalia will be provided when available.

Guests:

  • Doors open 90 minutes before ceremony time
  • There is no assigned seating
  • Graduate procession is scheduled to start 25 minutes before ceremony start time
  • Ceremonies are expected to be approximately 2 hours

Please note: Some of the graduates and guests in attendance suffer from sensitivities due to scented products. We kindly request that you consider refraining from wearing scented products to this event.

Park on Campus and Ride a Kingston Transit (KT) Bus Downtown – Free!

  • Avoid traffic! Come to campus and park for free in any main campus surface lot or dedicated convocation lots
  • Hop on a city bus at any near-campus bus stop and head downtown for free!
    • Please confirm with the driver that you are going to the Leon’s Centre for convocation
  • Hop off at any regular downtown bus stop and walk to the Leon’s Centre
  • Click “Commuter Services” on our online Campus Map for all campus parking lots and city bus stops
  • You can ride any city bus back to your parking spot for free after your ceremony
    • Remember to tell the driver you have been at convocation

Park and Pay Downtown

Please note: there are lane restrictions on the Lasalle Causeway if you are approaching the Leon’s Centre from Hwy 15/2.

Due to capacity and seating limits, graduates who have RSVP'd are limited to three (3) guests.

Additional Guests

  • We do anticipate there will be some day-of empty seats, and we are setting up a “standby-for-seating” process so we can allocate any vacant seats  – 1 per graduate
  • If you choose to bring more than 3 guests, there may be a seat available for a fourth, but this is not guaranteed
  • Additional guests will need to line up for standby seating
  • The standby seating line will form to the right (south) of the main building entrance on Tragically Hip Way
  • Please note, all ceremonies will be livestreamed

Special Accommodations for Graduates and/or Guests

If a graduate or a guest attending Convocation has an accessibility need, seating can be reserved by completing our online form

Degree, Diploma, and Certificate Pickup 

Parchments for Spring 2023 graduates will be available for pick up after the ceremony when you return your regalia. Photo identification is required.

On-Site Photos

At the Leon’s Centre, after your ceremony, you can return your rental gown and hood right away, or you can meet your family and friends and take photos before returning your gown and hood. 

  • Gowns and hoods must then be returned at the King St. entrance.
  • Find information on purchasing convocation flowers.

On-Campus Photos in Your Regalia and Sidewalk Sale

Do you want to take photos with your family and friends on campus in your convocation gown and hood?

  • The AMS invites you to drop by Ontario Hall (67 University Ave) any time on June 20–22, 12:30–6:30 pm.
  • You can borrow a hood and gown for 5 minutes and take a few shots!
  • You will need to show your Queen’s student card ID.
  • Studio Q will also have a photographer available to take your photo.
  • You can also shop Tricolour Outlet merchandise, and Print & Copy Centre photo printing and memorabilia.

*Weather permitting*

Schedule of Ceremonies and Celebrations

Each dropdown below provides ceremony dates based on program for Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Carefully review the schedules by locating your program and referring to the ceremony date listed.

Convocation Ceremony Schedule

Attention Arts & Science Joint Honours: Please attend ceremony by first alphabetical department, using the Program Plan Code rather than the name.

  • For example, if your concentrations are ECON (Economics) in Ceremony 4 and DEVS (Global Development Studies) in Ceremony 2, you will attend based on the alphabetical order of the Program Code, which would be DEVS in Ceremony 2.
Program Spring 2023

Art Conservation, Master of

MAC

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Art History (ARTH)

PhD, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Arts Leadership & Arts Management

MAAL, AMGD

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Biochemistry (BCHM)

PhD, MSc, BScH, BSc

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am

Biology (BIOL, BIMA, BIPS)

PhD, MSc, BScH, BSc, BAH, BA

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Biomedical Informatics

MBI, GDBI

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Biotechnology (BTEC)

PhD, MSc, BScH, BSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Chemistry (CHEM)

PhD, MSc, BScH, BSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Classical Studies (CLAS, CLST)

PhD, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Computing

PhD, MSc, BAH, BA, BCmpH, BCmp

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Cultural Studies (CUST)

PhD, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Drama (DRAM)

BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Earth & Energy Resource Leadership

MEERL

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am

Earth System Science (EGPY)

BScH, BSc

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am

Economics (APEC, ECON)

PhD, MA, DRPR, BAH, BA

Ceremony 5: Thursday, June 22 at 3 pm

English Language and Literature (ENGL)

PhD, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Environmental Science, Master of

MES

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am

Environmental Studies (EBIO, ECHM, EGEO, ELSC, ENSC, ENVS, ETOX)

PhD, MSc, BScH, BSc, BAH, BA

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am

Film & Media (FILM)

BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Fine Art (ARTF)

BFAH, BFA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

French Studies (FREN, FRLG)

PhD, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Gender Studies (GNDS)

PhD, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Geography (GIMS, GISC, GPHY, GPPL)

PhD, MSc, MA, BScH, BSc, BAH, BA

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm 

Geology (GEOL)

BScH, BSc

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Global Development Studies (DEVS)

PhD, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am

Health Studies (HLTH)

BAH, BA

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

History (HIST)

PhD, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Kinesiology & Health Studies (KHS, KINE)

PhD, MSc, MA, BScH, BSc, BAH, BA

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Indigenous Studies (INDG)

BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Industrial Relations, Master of

MIR

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am

Jewish Studies (JWST)

BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Languages, Literatures and Cultures (GRMN, GMST, HISP, ITLN, LANG, LATN, LING, LLCU, SPAN, SLAS)

PhD, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Liberal Studies (LIBS)

BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Life Sciences (LISC)

BScH, BSc

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am

Mathematics & Statistics (MAST, MATH, STAT)

PhD, MSc, BScH, BSc, BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Media & Performance Production (MAPP)

BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Medieval Studies (MDVL)

BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Music (MUSC)

BAH, BA, BMus

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Music Theatre (MUTH)

BMT

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Philosophy (PHIL)

PhD, MPhil, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am

Physical Education

BPHEH, BPHE

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Physics (ASPH, PHYS)

PhD, MSc, BScH, BSc

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy (PEPA)

PhD, MSc

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Political Studies (PPEC, POLS)

PhD, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 5: Thursday, June 22 at 3 pm

Psychology (PSYC)

PhD, MA, BScH, BSc, BAH, BA

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am

Public Administration

MPA

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am 

Religious Studies (RELS)

PhD, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Sociology (SOCY)

PhD, MA, BAH, BA

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Screen Cultures & Curatorial Studies (SCCS)

PhD, MA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Stage & Screen Studies (STSC)

BAH, BA

Ceremony 4: Thursday, June 22 at 10 am

Urban & Regional Planning

MPL

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am

Water & Human Health

GDWHH

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

 

Convocation Ceremony Schedule

Program Spring 2023

Education (EDUC)

PhD, MEd, PME, GDPI, GDE, BEd, DEd

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

Convocation Ceremony Schedule

Program Spring 2023

Engineering (all undergraduate programs)

BASc

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Chemical Engineering (CHEE)

PhD, MEng, MASc

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Civil Engineering (CIVL)

PhD, MEng, MASc

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Design & Manufacturing (DM)

PhD, MEng

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Electrical & Computer Engineering (CMPE, ECEN, ELEC)

PhD, MEng, MASc

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Engineering Physics (ENPH)

PhD, MSc, MEng, MASc

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering (GEOE, GSGE)

PhD, MSc

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Mathematics & Engineering (MTHE)

PhD, MEng, MASc

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MEME, UNENE)

PhD, MEng, MASc

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Mining Engineering (MINE)

PhD, MEng, MASc

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Mining Technology

BTech, CMT

Ceremony 1: Tuesday, June 20 at 3 pm

 

Convocation Ceremony Schedule

Program Spring 2023

Aging & Health (AGHE)

PhD, MScAH, GDAH

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Anatomical Sciences (AS)

MScAS

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Anatomy & Cell Biology (ANAT)

PhD, MSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Biomedical and Molecular Sciences (BMS)

PhD, MSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Epidemiology (EPID)

PhD, MSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Healthcare Quality (HQ)

MScHQ

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Health Sciences (HLTH)

BHScH, BHSc

Ceremony 2: Wednesday, June 21 at 10 am

Medical Sciences

PMMSc, GDMSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Medicine, Doctor of

MD

May 26, 2023 at 10 am

Microbiology & Immunology (MIIM)

PhD, MSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Neuroscience (NSCI)

PhD, MSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Nursing – Graduate Programs

PhD. MSc, MNSc, MN, PHNCP

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Nursing - Undergraduate Programs (NURR, NURS)

BNSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Pathology (PATH)

PhD, MSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Management and Innovation

DPHMI

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Pharmacology & Toxicology (PHTO)

PhD, MSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Physiology (PHGY)

PhD, MSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Public Health Sciences (PHS)

PhD, MSc, MPH

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Rehabilitation and Health Leadership (DSRHL)

DScRHL

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Rehabilitation Sciences (RHBS)

PhD, MSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

Translational Medicine (TE)

MSc

Ceremony 3: Wednesday, June 21 at 3 pm

 

Convocation Ceremony Schedule

Program Spring 2023

Law

PhD, LLM, GDLSM, GDICL, JD, CIL

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

Convocation Ceremony Schedule

Program Spring 2023

Accounting

GDA

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

Business

GDB, CIB

  • GDB: Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

 

  • CIB: Ceremony 5: Thursday, June 22 at 3 pm

Business Administration, Master of

MBA

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

* MBA - Americas: May 26, 2023 at 10 am

Commerce

BComH

Ceremony 5: Thursday, June 22 at 3 pm

Finance

MFIN

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

Financial Innovation & Technology, Master of

MFIT

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

International Business

MIB

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

Management (MGMT)

PhD, MSc

Ceremony 5: Thursday, June 22 at 3 pm

Management Analytics, Master of

MMA

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

Management in Artificial Intelligence

MMAI

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

Management in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

MMIE

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

Risk Policy & Regulation

GDPR

Ceremony 6: Friday, June 23 at 10 am

 

Event Photography and Videography

Please note that photography and videography will be taking place at the 2023 Convocation Ceremonies for promotional and archival purposes. The photographs and recordings may be used in applications including but not limited to print, broadcast, electronic, digital, and social media, for promoting, publicizing, or explaining Queen’s or its activities and for administrative, educational, or research purposes.

If you would prefer not to be photographed or recorded, please let the photographer/videographer know where possible, or reach out through one of the email addresses below following the ceremony.

For further information, contact the Office of the University Registrar: graduand@queensu.ca

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