Celebration of Graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

The learners and staff of New Brunswick Community College invite you to join us for a series of blended graduation celebrations.

Celebrations will include scheduled in-person program ceremonies on each of our six campuses from June 22 – 25 and a virtual celebration on Friday, June 25 at 3 p.m.

This year, for the first time, NBCC is pleased to be able to extend an invitation to those who completed their Red Seal certification within the past year, to join us for our graduation celebrations.

Grad Box

NBCC Grad BoxAll graduating students who attend any of our in-person program ceremonies will be gifted an NBCC Grad Box that includes some special items to mark the occasion.

Please note: Grad Boxes will not be mailed to graduates.

Certificates and Diplomas

Certificates and diplomas will be awarded to graduates who attend in-person program ceremonies on their home campus.

Please note: Red Seal completers will not receive parchments from NBCC. Your parchment will be sent directly from Post-Secondary Education Training & Labour.

NBCC graduates attending a ceremony at a different campus and those that choose not to attend any program graduations, must make a written request permitting NBCC to mail your parchment (certificate or diploma) to you. Please submit the request using the following format to nbcc@nbcc.ca:

I, (insert student name and student number) give NBCC permission to mail my parchment to (insert current mailing address). I attended (insert program and campus location).

In-Person Ceremonies

While we will be following safety guidelines, each campus will make your program graduation as special as possible. The program graduation celebration enables you to pick up your Diploma/Certificate and receive a Grad Gift Box; a perfect warmup of what’s to come on June 25th.

In-person program ceremonies will take place on each of our six campuses from June 22 - 25.

Things You Should Know

  • Dress code: business attire
  • Bring your NBCC student ID or a government-issued photo ID. Graduating students must present their ID to participate in program ceremonies and receive their parchment, grad box, and any additional awards.
  • NBCC's Academic Team and Senior Executive Team will be present to congratulate graduates.
  • An emcee and honour guard will welcome and congratulate graduates at each campus location.
  • All graduating students will walk the red carpet as their names are read. Award recipients will also be recognized.
  • A photographer will be on-site to take a photo of each graduate. There will also be a separate area on each campus where guests can take pictures

Schedule of Program Ceremonies

We are looking forward to celebrating with you! Find your designated program ceremony time on your home campus by selecting the schedule for your school below.


Graduating students are encouraged to attend their designated program ceremony on their home campus for the best experience; however, alternative timeslots are available for students who cannot attend during the designated ceremony time for their program. Alternative timeslots for each campus are listed in the Supplemental Schedule – By Campus document.

Please note: Students can attend a program graduation aligned with their school (if applicable) at any campus location; however, parchments (certificates or diplomas) are only available at your home campus.

Safety Guidelines*

  • Each graduating student is permitted to bring a maximum of five (5) guests. An area will be set up for guests to watch the celebration.
  • Masks must be worn at all times and 2-metre physical distancing must be maintained.
  • Guests will be required to sign in and provide contact information.
  • All screening procedures will follow public health requirements for the alert level

*Safety guidelines are subject to change as NBCC continues to follow public health directives for gathering and social distancing.

Virtual Celebration

Join us on this page on Friday, June 25 at 3:00 p.m. for our virtual celebration. Videos will be posted here for each school honouring graduates with speeches, photos, a toast, and more!

A virtual yearbook will be incorporated into the celebration. Please forward any photos of you and your classmates engaged in NBCC activities to lynda.leger@nbcc.ca.

Don't forget to set up a watch party with your family and friends to celebrate the Class of 2021 and share your experience with us on social media using the hashtag #NBCCGrad2021.

Note: The materials' pick-up will follow guidelines set by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the provincial  Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health).