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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 A | Thursday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m., The Richard. J. CURRIE CENTER (Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Graduates)
  • Ceremony B | Thursday, Oct. 14, 4:30 p.m., The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER (Fall 2021 Graduates)

Saint John campus: 39th Fall Convocation

  • Friday, Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m. | The Imperial Theatre (Spring & Fall 2020 and Spring & Fall 2021 Graduates)

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 a virtual champagne toast on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. The five-minute toast will be live-streamed on the UNB Young Alumni Facebook page. We encourage both graduates and their supporters to tune in with their toasting beverage of choice and share photos using #proudlyUNB.

Academic dress

Academic dress is 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.

As a precaution to reduce person-to-person contact at UNB's graduation ceremonies, rental regalia will not be available. Alumni and graduands attending graduation ceremonies must order souvenir regalia, which includes gown, hood, cap and tassel. Regalia will be shipped to alumni and graduands’ homes directly. Attendees MUST wear regalia during the convocation ceremony and are responsible for bringing theirs to the event.

The deadline for ordering regalia is Sept. 30.

Purchase UNB Fredericton regalia   Purchase UNB Saint John regalia

Tickets

Each graduate will receive two guest tickets.

In Fredericton, e-tickets will soon be shared with graduates via email to share with their guests.

In Saint John, tickets can be picked up at the Imperial Theatre beginning Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

COVID-19 protocols

The University of New Brunswick works to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and all visitors to campus.

Be advised that anyone attending UNB’s graduation ceremonies in-person will be required to show proof of vaccination before entering the venues. Please come early prepared to show your ID and digital or paper proof of vaccination. This is being implemented as part of the recent provincial government’s new regulations in response to rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the province.

All guests, graduands and alumni attending graduation are required to wear masks throughout the duration of the ceremony, including while photos are taken and as graduands and alumni cross the stage.

We appreciate your co-operation in ensuring this event is as safe as possible for all attendees. Additional COVID-19 protocols will be posted in the coming weeks.

For more information regarding UNB’s mandatory vaccination and testing policy, see unb.ca/coronavirus.

Cancellation disclaimer

UNB continues to follow the directives of New Brunswick Public Health as they relate to COVID-19. Please note that UNB’s Fall Convocation Ceremonies could be cancelled in the event that COVID-19 restrictions are once again imposed and the health and safety of the UNB community is deemed at risk.

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: