Congratulations Class of 2021

This is your moment— crossing the threshold from academia into new worlds of engineering. You deserve to be recognized and celebrated for all you have accomplished. Reflect on everything you have achieved and everything you are going to achieve in the next phase of your lives.

We know you are excited and anxious about what may lie ahead, but your horizons are bright. You have already experienced radical changes, changes that you have made with grace, flexibility, dedication, resiliency, and sense of community. You’ve been well educated, inspired, and mentored by the best faculty members in the world and from each other. You have—no doubt— unlimited, unparalleled opportunities as a Queen’s Engineering graduate!

No matter what you do or where you go, Queen’s Engineering will always be your family. Along with your family, friends, professors and the entire Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, we wish you well as you enter the world with curiosity and fervor.

We look forward to sharing in the celebration with festive activities featured on this site and leading up to the main event—our Virtual Reception— commencing on June 24, 2021. This is your moment. Celebrate with pride!

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Virtual Reception Agenda
June 24, 2021 | 7:00 pm EST

We’re gearing up to spotlight your milestone for all to see (family, friends, peers, professors, staff and the world!) in a public, virtual celebration on Thursday, June 24. Although our virtual reception will not replace an in-person convocation, we’re not holding back the celebration that this moment brings! Join us for a special evening.

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Virtual Reception

Wear that fancy shirt, grab your favourite mock/cocktail, find the best lighting in the house, and join us for a memorable evening featuring the conferring of degrees; special remarks by the Chancellor; our keynote speaker; and other speakers as well as surprises along the way.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of the night with an electric violinist, mixologist, a laugh-out-loud comedian, interactive games, and prizes. Given the content of the comedy act and mixology demonstration, parental guidance for young siblings is advised. Please drink responsibly.
Attire: cocktail casual
(think George Clooney on a yacht or dress to impress with some wiggle room for personality!)

For event-related inquiries please email

Virtual Reception Registration Form

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How do you want to be reminded?

Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it and make it the life you want to live.

– Mae Jemison, Engineer, Physician, and Former NASA Astronaut