A month-long celebration for 2020 grads

Posted on May 19, 2020


Commencement may be a bit delayed this year – but that’s not going to stop the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science from celebrating the graduating class of 2020. The Faculty has planned a month-long series of celebrations to recognize its most recent graduates and bring them together virtually with their professors, alumni and their peers.

As a result of the provincial lockdown implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Queen’s is unable to host commencement ceremonies this summer. The University has committed to hosting a ceremony for these graduates after restrictions have been lifted by the government, however this means a significant delay in the final step for students receiving their Engineering degree.

“We know how important commencement is, and we also know how hard our students have worked for their degree,” says Dean Kevin Deluzio. “We want to let them know how proud we are of them.”

To ensure that graduates are properly celebrated, FEAS will be hosting ‘Pre-Commencement Celebrations’ — virtual events and activities that will take place over the entire month of June.

Students are invited to participate in several activities and events to celebrate their achievements, communicate with peers, and receive messages of congratulations from faculty members and alumni. There will also be contests for faculty swag.

More details on the celebrations will be released throughout May.