March 26, 2020 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

A message from Dr. Dave Malloy, King's Principal, to the King's community:
Like many of you, I consider Convocation a highlight day on the academic calendar. As faculty and staff, we take pride in celebrating the accomplishments of our students and meeting their families and friends as the King’s community comes together to recognize academic and personal achievements.
It is with great disappointment then that I share the news we received from Western University of the postponement of the Spring 2020 Convocation ceremonies. As the world practices physical distancing to help address the spread of COVID-19, Western has rightly made the decision to hold off on the large-scale Convocation gatherings. As King’s students receive a Western University degree upon the successful completion of their studies, we are bound by Western’s decision. We also entirely support it as the health of our community remains first and foremost.
In light of this situation, Western is now examining how future Convocation ceremonies can include the King's Spring graduates and their families and friends.
As per our traditions at King’s around Convocation, we will invite all Spring 2020 graduates, their families and friends along with our faculty, staff and alumni to celebrate together once the COVID-19 situation is resolved and gatherings are permitted.
“We recognize that this is a time of uncertainty and transition for everyone, including King's students. The Alumni Association is following all of the news and updates pertaining to King's, and we are thinking of you. Best of luck in your continued studies. We look forward to welcoming you to the alumni community formally when that opportunity becomes available. In the meantime, we are here for you. Information about graduation events, diplomas, degree frames, and more will be communicated in due course. In the meantime, we are here for you. Be safe, be healthy, be well,” says King’s University College Alumni Association President, Jennifer Ayers ‘08.
As always, take care of yourself, take care of each other and we will take care of King’s for your return as soon as possible.
Dr. Dave Malloy
King's Principal