Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

X-Ring Ceremony

* For information about Fall Convocaton, click here!


**To watch the ceremony via webcast, click here. (ceremony begins online at Monday, Dec 3rd, 2pm AST)



Monday, December 3rd, 2018, ceremony

The X-Ring Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Charles V. Keating Centre on Monday, December 3rd, 2018. It is a formal affair so please maintain decorum for the ceremony. Business formal attire is appropriate dress. Students should note the processional walk is a fair distance, so appropriate footwear is suggested.

Note: The procession will begin at 1:45 p.m. Doors will open for line-up at 1:15 pm at the track around the Auxiliary Arena and the Oland Centre Auxiliary Gym. Refer to signs in the Keating Centre foyer area to verify which line up area corresponds to your X-Ring number. It is very important that all participants be in the correct line up area prior to 1:45 p.m. This is to ensure that everyone is in the correct order so that each participant receives his or her own ring.

After the Ceremony remember to return to the Auxiliary Gym or the Auxiliary Arena to retrieve your belongings by taking a side entrance. Do not try to double back while the procession is still filing outside. We have experienced serious gridlock in past years when parents and students clog the hallways and do not follow traffic directives from security.

Gowns will be available at the Campus Store located on the first floor of Bloomfield Center. Bring your ID Card (other picture ID may be acceptable).  If you are also participating in Fall Convocation, please, inform Regalia Staff so that you can collect your hood at the same time.  Pick up and return times are as follows (there will be line-ups so expect delays, dates and times are subject to change):

 •      Friday, November 30, 9 am - 8 pm

•       Saturday, December 1, 10 am - 6 pm

•       Sunday, December 2, 10 am - 6 pm (pick up then returns)

•       Monday, December 3, 9 am - 4 pm (returns)

•       Tuesday, December 4, 9 am - 4 pm (returns)

All academic regalia from X-Ring must be returned by 4 pm on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, or a late charge of $8 per day per item will be assessed to the student’s account. Late charges will accumulate beginning Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Full replacement cost of regalia will be applied to student’s account for all regalia not returned by 4 pm Friday, December 7, 2018.


For Parents & Guests

  • Parents, other relatives, friends and guests will not be permitted to attend the ceremony in the same venue as the students. Alternatively, they may watch the ceremony on the big screen by live video feed from the Oland Centre Main Gym. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. This area is general seating and reserved seating is not available. Tickets are not required for this area.

  • Please note parking at the Keating Centre is limited and additional parking is located in the Lower Bloomfield Centre parking lot.


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