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2021 Encaenia and Spring Convocation Ceremonies

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

Fredericton campus: 191st Encaenia

Saint John campus: 46th Spring Convocation

As we move toward spring, the risk of COVID-19 and its variants remains. We continue to follow the Province of New Brunswick’s health and safety measures to keep each other safe.

Our top priority is to provide UNB’s Class of 2021 with a graduation experience that celebrates and recognizes all that you have achieved. In an effort to keep you, your families and the UNB community safe, we will be hosting virtual Encaenia and Spring Convocation ceremonies. The events will be streamed over YouTube and shown on select UNB social media platforms.

Virtual ceremonies provide all graduates, wherever they are, with an equal opportunity to participate and celebrate their academic achievements in the safest way possible.

List of graduates

Find the complete list of Spring 2021 graduates in the June 5 editions of the Telegraph Journal and Daily Gleaner.

Official list of graduates

UNB Alumni Champagne Toast

The UNB Associated Alumni is excited to celebrate spring 2021 graduates through virtual champagne toasts on June 4, 2021.

Get your toasting beverage of choice ready and tune into UNB Young Alumni on Facebook for your special 5-minute live stream toast delivered by a member of the #ProudlyUNB alumni family.

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.

Rent regalia or purchase souvenir regalia from our provider Gaspard:

Students who rent their regalia early can keep their hood and gown until after the graduation date.


Valedictorian Peyton Juhnke will be representing all spring 2021 graduates on UNB’s Fredericton campus.

Valedictorian Allyson Lamont will address spring 2021 graduates in the faculties of arts; science, applied science and engineering; and business on the Saint John campus.

Each valedictorian will virtually address UNB’s graduating class of 2021 during the June 5 ceremonies.

Honorary degree recipient

The University of New Brunswick will award a posthumous honorary doctorate of science degree to Laurie Murison.

Professors Emeriti

The University of New Brunswick will award Professors Emeriti distinctions to four of its retired professors who have served the university with great distinction.

Graduation package

Spring 2021 graduates will receive a graduation package in the mail that will contain your UNB diploma.

Pickup option

UNB is pleased to offer a diploma pickup option to spring 2021 graduates. To ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing, Public Health guidelines will be followed.

Only graduates are permitted to pick up their diploma. Diplomas will not be released to a third party. You will be asked to provide a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.

  • Fredericton pickup: May 19-21 | Aitken University Centre | Register by May 7
  • Saint John pickup: May 20, 4-6 p.m. or May 21, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Athletics Centre gym | Register by May 7

Mail option

Any graduate not able to, or not interested in, booking a diploma pick up appointment will be mailed their diploma after May 18, 2021.

If your mailing address has changed, contact:

Class of 2021 Facebook group

Join our official graduating class Facebook groups for graduation updates: