UNB graduation ceremonies postponed

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The University of New Brunswick is postponing graduation ceremonies for both campuses.

“The health and safety of students, faculty and staff are our top priority,” Paul Mazerolle, UNB’s President and Vice Chancellor, said in an email. “In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, and in line with measures recommended by New Brunswick Public Health, UNB will postpone both Fredericton and Saint John Spring graduation ceremonies to Fall 2020.”

The University stated that they are “actively exploring options” to find a new date and any updates will be communicated to students as they come.

This announcement, which was not entirely unexpected, comes a few weeks after classes were suspended on both the Fredericton and Saint John campus. Classes have since switched to an online format.

On a more positive note, students and graduates with student loan payments do not have to worry for the next six months because both the federal and provincial government have postponed payments because of COVID-19.

Any questions or concerns can be sent to talktous@unb.ca.

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