Thursday, October 19
6 - 7 p.m. - Rehearsal - All those receiving degrees at the ceremony are required to attend the rehearsal. Led by the Student Marshal, the rehearsal provides graduates with instructions and information not only on their role in what can be a rather complex pattern of events during the actual ceremony, but on topics such as the proper way to wear academic regalia as well as the degree-granting process.
It is essential graduates attend rehearsal. Convocation cards, which each graduate must present as he/she crosses the stage for the reading of his/her name to take place, are also distributed at rehearsal. The rehearsal will take place in the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre.
5 - 6 p.m. - Tickets (four per graduate) will be available for pick up at the entrance to the Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre.
You may also pick up tickets the day of convocation at the Imperial Theatre from 2 – 3:30 p.m. We encourage students to take advantage of the pickup time on October 19.
Friday, October 20
2 - 3:30 p.m. - Tickets will be available for pick up at the Imperial Theatre.
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. - Pick up Convocation regalia in the Cloak Room, UNB Saint John’s Grand Hall (40 Charlotte Street).
3:45 p.m. - UNB Associated Alumni will host a champagne toast for the graduates.
A group photograph will be taken, and then graduates will line up in UNB Saint John's Grand Hall for procession across the square to the Imperial Theatre.
4:30 p.m. - The 2017 Fall Convocation Ceremony begins.
Immediately following the ceremony, graduates, parents and guests are invited to attend the Convocation Reception in UNB Saint John's Grand Hall. The reception will include complimentary finger food, tea and coffee.
Graduates must return their Convocation regalia to the Cloak Room, UNB Saint John's Grand Hall (40 Charlotte Street) immediately following the ceremony.
A limited number of seats are available at the Imperial Theatre. Parents and guests who wish to attend must have a ticket for admission.
Tickets are free of charge. Please advise your guests that the auditorium at the Imperial Theatre will be open for seating beginning at 4 p.m. on October 20. Seats are unassigned and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If graduates are interested in receiving additional tickets for the ceremony, they should send an email request no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017.
All graduates submitting a request for additional guest tickets will be given consideration after this date and will receive an email notification of whether their requests were able to be accommodated no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017. All tickets will be available for pick up as noted above.
Photos during the ceremony
A photograph will be taken of each graduate on the stage and posted to flickr.
We ask you to encourage your guests not to block the aisles when taking photos during the ceremony. We strongly recommend that you wait until after the ceremony and use the stage for photographs.
Won't be able to attend the ceremony?
If you are unable to attend the ceremony, please let us know. Your diploma will be available on the first business day immediately following the Convocation Ceremony through the UNB Saint John Office of the Registrar.
Arrangements can be made to pick up your parchment, or have it mailed to you. Diplomas designated as 'to be picked up' will only be held at the Office of the Registrar for a week before mailing. They will then be mailed to the graduate's address which appears on the online application to graduate form.