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2021 Fall Convocation Ceremonies

As a member of the University of New Brunswick’s Class of 2021, you completed your studies during a remarkable and challenging time. With the province’s “Path to Green” well underway, we are extremely pleased to be hosting in-person Fall Convocation ceremonies.

Ceremonies will be held on Thursday, Oct. 14 for Fredericton graduates and Friday, Oct. 15 for Saint John graduates.

To ensure the safety of graduates, their guests and the UNB community, all ceremonies will strictly follow the Province of New Brunswick’s health and safety measures.

Students who are eligible to graduate in the fall must apply to graduate by Sept. 1, 2021.

Fredericton campus: 67th Fall Convocation

  • Ceremony times to be determined.

Saint John campus: 39th Fall Convocation

  • Ceremony times to be determined.

List of graduates

A complete list of fall 2021 graduates will be published here in the coming weeks.

UNB Alumni Champagne Toast

The UNB Associated Alumni is excited to celebrate fall 2021 graduates with champagne toasts. Date and times to be announced.

Academic dress

Academic dress is typically worn at graduation ceremonies and includes the academic robe (gown), hood and mortar board. The regalia worn by each participant depends upon the academic level attained: Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates. See a guide to UNB's ceremonial dress.

Regalia updates will be provided to students who have applied to graduate in the coming weeks.


Traditionally, UNB selects valedictorians to represent each campus during Spring graduation ceremonies.

Honorary degree recipient

Honorary degrees are awarded during graduation ceremonies. Recipients to be announced.

Professors Emeriti

The University of New Brunswick typically awards Professors Emeriti distinctions to retired professors who have served the university with great distinction. Recipients to be announced.

Class of 2021 Facebook group

Join our official graduating class Facebook groups for graduation updates:


Vaccinations are not required to attend at this time, but they are highly recommended. UNB will continue to follow New Brunswick Public Health advice and other Public Health recommendations.

Travellers must follow federal and provincial directives. This includes self-isolation requirements at their point-of-entry in Canada and upon arriving in New Brunswick. Self-isolation requirements are based on approved and recognized vaccines in Canada.

The Graduation Planning Committee will continue to update the Q&A as more Fall Convocation details become available. Thank you for your understanding.

Spring ceremonies

UNB hosted virtual Encaenia and Spring Convocation ceremonies on Saturday, June 5, 2021. 

Fredericton campus: 191st Encaenia

Saint John campus: 46th Spring Convocation