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Download the official list of 2021 Fall graduates.

Fredericton graduates  Saint John graduates

Cancellation of in-person Convocation ceremonies

The University has been monitoring the COVID-19 case count daily, and is disheartened by the numbers and shares the concerns of the wider New Brunswick community. We have been very much looking forward to celebrating graduates’ academic achievements in person and have dedicated substantial efforts and resources in ensuring that the celebration was well planned, memorable and safe.

However, the current circumstances across the province are making it very challenging to hold an in-person graduation. With the increasing case count across the province as well as the provisions of the Mandatory Order regarding minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmissions, it is unfortunately the case that the upcoming fall convocation ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 14 (Fredericton) and Friday, Oct. 15 (Saint John) will be cancelled.

This is a very difficult decision to make, but it is necessary and in the best interests of graduates, their guests, the UNB community and the wider New Brunswick community.

Your understanding and patience are appreciated during this challenging time.

Frequently asked questions

We are saddened to cancel, but in light of the growing daily case count, and UNB’s obligation to “… take all reasonable steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmissions,” as per New Brunswick’s Mandatory Order, we feel cancelling is in the best interest of graduands, their guests, and the UNB community.

Yes, you will have officially graduated from UNB upon approval by the Senates and the Board of Governors after Oct. 14, 2021.

Fall 2021 graduates on the Fredericton campus will have their diplomas mailed to them following Oct. 14. The Registrar’s Office will mail diplomas to the address graduates provided.

If you require an address change, contact us immediately.

Fall 2021 graduates on the Saint John campus can pick up their diplomas during the week of Oct. 18-22. You must book an appointment to do so.

The deadline to book an appointment for diploma pick up is Thursday, Oct 14.

For those graduates who do not book an appointment, your diplomas will be mailed on Monday, Oct. 18 to the address provided by graduates.

All fall 2021 graduands and alumni from the classes of 2020 and spring 2021 will be invited to attend the next scheduled in-person ceremony.

A virtual ceremony will not be held in lieu of an in-person Convocation. However, all graduands and alumni from the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be invited to attend the next scheduled in-person ceremony.

You will need to enquire with your travel booker as to whether you are eligible for a refund or reimbursement.

To request a refund for souvenir regalia, contact Gaspard at by no later than Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Once you have requested a refund, please allow at least 10 days for the refund to appear on your credit or debit card. If you have any questions regarding your refund, contact Gaspard directly at They will be pleased to assist you. You are not required to return the souvenir regalia in order to receive a refund unless a return shipping label was included with your hood.

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.

Class of 2021 Facebook group

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