After years of seminars, visiting the Maughan library and nights out at Guy’s Bar – all interspersed within a global pandemic, you can be proud of yourself for having reached this far!Greta Farina, Philosophy, Politics & Economics student
26 July 2021
You did it! Caps off to you, graduate!
Greta Farina, Philosophy, Politics & Economics student
Top tips for celebrating your virtual graduation
After years of seminars, visiting the Maughan library and nights out at Guy’s Bar – all interspersed within a global pandemic, you can be proud of yourself for having reached this far!
It’s now time to take a moment to appreciate your efforts and results. Gather your thoughts and praise yourself for having reached the goal you set out to achieve.
Today is about enjoying this victory and being proud of your successes rather than thinking about what happens next. It is truly hard for some of us to pause and recognise our accomplishments, but today is the right day to look at the bright side. Tomorrow will still be there in the morning.
Time to celebrate!
Graduation day is surely a moment of reflection, but it is also an occasion to have fun and gather with loved ones. Despite COVID, this is still possible!
Share how you are celebrating
Join the celebrations on Instagram by using #KCLGrad or tagging @lifeatkings to share pictures of your at-home celebrations, look back over your favourite times at King’s and congratulate yourself and fellow peers.
We also have a range of gifs and templates to help you celebrate on Instagram - take a look at @lifeatkings to use them on your posts.
Some ideas of what to do during your virtual graduation include:
A virtual party with all those you love
Doing it virtually allows people who would normally be too far away to participate in such an important moment! If you are attending a virtual graduation event, share your live stream link with your supporters so they can join you on the day of your graduation celebration.
You can organise some virtual board games or simply talk.
Create a music playlist for before and after your graduation event and decorate your space for the event with balloons and signs.
Prepare some summery watermelon drinks - they are delicious and easy to make at home!
Organise a photo shoot
Dress up for the occasion, it is worth making this day unforgettable!
You can also use a Snapchat or Instagram filter to take your pictures. Or use items from around your home to make your own makeshift cap and gown – get creative
Listen to a special poem to celebrate the Class of 2021
'Beckoning the rest of life calls us forward, so onwards we go.’ King’s Poetry Society have written a brand new poem for Graduation 2021, taking inspiration from life at King’s.
If you are attending a virtual ceremony, you'll be able to hear this poem then.
Enjoy a musical performance by our choir
Filmed for our virtual graduation ceremonies, the choir of King’s bid you farewell with a beautiful performance from the Strand Chapel.