Graduation Ceremonies 2019

Convocation ceremony

When:  Thursday, May 16, at 1 p.m.

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, in his role as RMC Chancellor, will present approximately 300 graduating students with their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Honorary degrees will also be presented to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Charles Ian Mottershead, business leader, philanthropist, and former officer cadet.

Her Excellency will address the graduating class.

Guests of all graduates are welcome to witness the Convocation ceremony and should be seated by 1245 hours. There is no limit as to the number of guests that may invited and no tickets are necessary. Seating is on a first come first served basis and is fully accessible.

Where:

Anderson Field House
Kingston Military Community Sports Centre
Building 65, Canadian Forces Base Kingston
11 Navy Way (off Highway 2)
Kingston, Ont.

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Sunset Ceremony

When:  Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m.

Sunset Ceremony featuring performances by the officer cadets of Royal Military College. The ceremony will include a feu de joie rifle salute, performances by the Band of the Royal Military College of Canada (including the Highland dance section), ceremonial drill, a demonstration by the Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year drummers, fireworks, and a lone piper as flags are lowered and the sun sets on another academic year. There will also be a demonstration by the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks.

The event will be cancelled if there is bad weather.

Where:

Royal Military College of Canada
Parade Square
15 Valour Drive
Kingston, Ont.

Graduation and Commissioning Parade

When:  Friday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, with General Jonathan H. Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, and other senior Canadian Armed Forces personnel, will present commissioning scrolls in the name of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to graduating members of Royal Military College’s Class of 2019. The commissioning parade will include a formal inspection and a salute to Her Excellency. Upon receipt of their commissions, members of the graduating class officially become junior officers in the Canadian Armed Forces. General Vance will address the newly commissioned graduates. Upon completion of the parade, the graduates will “March through the Arch” signifying the conclusion of their time in the Cadet Wing at Royal Military College.

Note: please come early to allow time to park and walk to the events; accessible parking spaces are available to those who need them.

Where:

Royal Military College of Canada
Parade Square
15 Valour Drive
Kingston, Ont.
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