Friends and relatives of graduates

Dates and times of Graduation Ceremonies

Ceremony A - doors open at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m. — Science and Nursing

Ceremony B - doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16, 2:30 p.m. —  Business Administration, Kinesiology and Education

Ceremony C - doors open at 9 a.m.

Thursday, May 17, 10 a.m. — Arts, Law, Renaissance College and Interdisciplinary Studies 

Ceremony D - doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 17 2:30 p.m. — Engineering, Forestry & Environmental Management and Computer Science


A paper copy of your e-ticket is required for admission to the ceremonies. See details.  

Live streaming

Each ceremony will be live streamed. The video can be accessed at the day of the ceremony.

Special Seating & Hearing Assists

Please contact Judith Currie if you require accessible seating, as space is limited.

A limited number of hearing-assist sets are available. To reserve a set in advance, please contact David Saad at or (506) 453-4876. The hearing-assist sets will be available for pick up at the ticket window at the box office on the 4th floor of the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. Borrowers will be required to leave a photo ID as security. It will be returned to the borrower when the set is returned at the end of the ceremony.

Encaenia Tea

Friends and family of graduates are invited to celebrate graduation at the Encaenia Tea, located in the Student Union Building Atrium, immediately following the graduation ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.


Complimentary souvenir programs will be distributed to graduates and guests.


Family, friends and other guests can park at the BMO field parking lots and the Student Union Building parking lot free of charge. Parking lots will be identified with "Encaenia Parking" signs.


Flowers can be pre-ordered and picked up at the graduation ceremony, or purchased on site.

Accommodations on Campus

UNB Conference Services invites graduates to stay in residence during Encaenia week. A single room is offered free of charge, for up to two nights, to any graduating student.

For family and friends wanting to stay on campus, we have single and double rooms as well as 2 and 3 bedroom suites available.

  • Single Room - 1 single bed: $41.25 +HST
  • Double Room - 2 single beds: $64.50 +HST
  • 2 Bedroom Suite: $85.00 +HST
  • 3 Bedroom Suite: $115.00 +HST

Space is very limited – book early to ensure a room is ready for you.

 For more information, or to book a room, email or call (506) 447-3227.

Weekly rates are also available for stays of seven nights or more.