Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

X-Ring Ceremony

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December 3, 2020



To the recipients of the 2021 StFX X-Ring and the campus community,

On Tuesday November 24, the decision was made to transition our December 3rd X-Ring Ceremony to a virtual format. With the rate of COVID-19 infection increasing and the public health situation rapidly evolving in Nova Scotia, we will take no chances by hosting a large gathering.

As a member of the University senior executive team charged with overseeing the ceremony, I can report that this decision is not taken lightly and was one where we sought extensive input from stakeholders, including student leaders. At the beginning of the pandemic we, as an academic community, committed that the health and safety of the StFX and local Antigonish communities would be our top priority, and we hold that commitment to heart. It’s with this in mind that we have made this decision.

The StFX X-Ring is a symbol of achievements, both academic and personal. It will forever remind you of new experiences inside and outside of the classroom, friendships made, the challenges you’ve faced and the triumphs during your time as a StFX student. It will affirm your commitment to the Xaverian values of justice, equality and service to community on a daily basis. Regardless of how you receive your X-Ring, these feelings and values remain true. COVID-19 cannot and will not take this away from us. In fact, as a Xaverian from the Class of ’87 who proudly wears his father’s X-Ring from the Class of ‘47, I can say with confidence that transitioning to a virtual ceremony this year to ensure the safety of our community exemplifies what it means to wear the X-Ring.

We look forward to celebrating with you in a virtual format on December 3rd and pledge to make the ceremony special and meaningful for all X-Ring recipients. More about the virtual ceremony, including how rings will be picked up (or delivered for those who cannot pick up their rings in person), will be shared in the days ahead; please be sure to be watching your email for details.

Although not the celebration we had envisioned, rest assured that the entire Xaverian community will be very proud and cheering for you.

Murray Kyte ‘87

Vice President, Advancement

The X-Ring Ceremony broadcast will air LIVE on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 at 2:00pm. You can find the Live Stream link below.


For Parents & Guest

Due to COVID-19 restriction there will be no viewing for parents and guests on campus. We ask that you celebrate with your student virtually, until you are able to celebrate with them in person at a later date. 

2020 X-Ring Guest Book

Join us in celebrating the 2020 StFX X-Ring recipients by leaving your congratulatory wishes below!

To submit a message just use the hashtag #XRing or #XRing2020 on social media or submit a message to the form below. Messages submitted will be reviewed for approval within 24 hours.

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As a Xaverian, we expect big things from you -- creating opportunties for yourself and others and embracing your resonsibility to make a positive difference in the world. 

Our last piece of advice?  Stay connected. Leverage the Alumni network. As the President of the Alumni Association states

"Test the network. Stay connected. If you fall, we will be there to catch you. We are there to help you succeed." 


Find out more about the X-Ring Ceremony:

Wendy Hayne, Convocation Officer

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