Acadia will close September 19 to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A black and white, side profile image of Queen Elizabeth the Second.

Acadia University will recognize Monday, September 19, 2022, as a campus holiday in honour of the funeral service of Canada’s Head of State, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  

When the campus is closed, all facilities are closed, and scheduled activities are cancelled (including external bookings). Acadia’s residence buildings and Wheelock Dining Hall will remain open. Only essential employees are required on-site during the campus closure, as determined by operational needs.  

The State Funeral for Queen Elizabeth II is set for Monday, September 19, at Westminster Abbey. The funeral will be broadcast on major networks, including international outlets like the BBC and Canadian broadcasters CTV and CBC, with televised and live-streamed feeds of the event. Most networks will begin their broadcasts at noon (ADT).

The province will host a multi-faith memorial service on Monday, September 19, at 2 p.m. in the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax.  The service will be live streamed at: and

A book of condolence is available for public signing at Government House in Halifax from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The late Queen of Canada was the longest-reigning living monarch in the modern world and the longest-reigning monarch in Commonwealth history. Her Platinum Jubilee, held in February 2022, marked 70 years of continuous service.  

Acadia University was honoured to host Her late Majesty during a Royal Family tour to Nova Scotia in 1976.

His Majesty King Charles III, King of Canada, ascended to the throne on September 8, which is the date his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died.  

Messages of condolences can be shared online with the Royal Family:  

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