Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

X-Ring Ceremony

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The X-Ring Ceremony broadcast will air LIVE on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 2:00pm. You can find the Live Stream link below.


Download the X-Ring Ceremony program



Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, ceremony

The X-Ring Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Charles V. Keating Centre on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019. 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.


Academic Regalia

Gowns and hoods will be available at the STFX Store located on the first floor of Bloomfield Centre. Bring StFX ID Card (other picture ID may be acceptable).

There may be line-ups, especially on the day of convocation and/or on the day of X-Ring, so plan for delays; dates and times are subject to change.

Pick up and return times are:

  • Sunday, December 1: 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Monday, December 2: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Tuesday, December 3: 9 am - 4 pm (returns)

All academic regalia from X-Ring must be returned by 4 pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, or a late charge of $8 per day per item will be assessed to the student’s account. Late charges will accumulate beginning Thursday, December 5, 2019. Full replacement cost of regalia will be applied to student’s account for all regalia not returned by 4 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019.

If you require academic regalia for both ceremonies, please, indicate so at time of pick up and we will verify. For those in this circumstance, late fees will apply to the latter return dates associated with the X-Ring ceremony.


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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