A photo from NBCCD Convocation 2023. Students are walking down the aisle of a theatre. They are wearing grad caps and gowns and their parents are watching excitedly.

Convocation 2024

Thursday, June 6, 2024
2 pm at the Fredericton Playhouse

Convocation will be live-streamed to our official YouTube channel.

Convocation 2024 Schedule

10:00am – Arrive at college for gown pick-up (Note: students can pick up gowns until 12:30pm)

12:30pm — Return to college for processional line-up 

1:30pm — Doors open at Fredericton Playhouse for your guests to take their seats 

1:30pm — Grads begin processional walk to the Fredericton Playhouse 

2:00pm — Convocation 

Post-convocation — Reception at NBCCD (additional guests welcome) and gown return/diploma pick-up


With the end of the school year fast approaching, the Student Services team is happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for Class Valedictorian.

The Class Valedictorian will deliver the valedictory address to their fellow graduates at the June convocation ceremony. We encourage any interested students to apply for this important opportunity.

To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:

– be a graduating 2nd year diploma student

– have a 3.0 GPA or higher

– be on track to graduate in June

– submit a video reading a sample speech

To apply, please complete this form. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 3.

Gown Pick-Up

Gowns and stoles will be available for pick-up the morning of convocation starting at 10:00am. Before you are able to take your gown and stole, you will be required to sign a rental agreement indicating that you will return your gown. Gowns must be returned to the college after the convocation ceremony/reception.  


There will be two ASL interpreters present for hearing-impaired guests.

Students with accessibility concerns are asked to email our Learning Strategist, Jaime Butler.


An important notice that convocation tickets will be ready for pick up on Wednesday, April 17.

Each graduate will be receiving three individual tickets for your guests, which can be picked up at the Student Services centre leading up to graduation.

If you wish to pick up the tickets the day of graduation, please let us know.

If you do not require all three tickets, please let us know as soon as possible and by Wednesday, May 1. Tickets not picked up or confirmed by then will be given away to students requiring more tickets.

Requesting extra tickets: Additional tickets are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Request Additional Tickets


We have hired professional photographer (and NBCCD grad!), Kelly Baker, to take photos of every graduate as they cross the stage. These photos will be provided in an online gallery to students free of charge. Students will be responsible for printing their own photos.   

Convocation Livestream

Convocation will be livestreamed via our official YouTube channel. The livestream will be publicly visible so additional friends and family can tune in virtually. YouTube’s livestream chat can display congratulatory comments from virtual guests for you to enjoy upon later viewing. The convocation recording will be made permanently available on our YouTube channel the following week. 

Watch here


The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD), located in historic downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick, offers certificates and diplomas in fine craft and design. Annually welcoming 300 students from around the world, NBCCD trains students in professional studio classrooms to forge sustainable, creative careers. Entrepreneurship, mentorship, and hands-on training are staples of the college curriculum. Graduates of NBCCD have gone on to show at New York and Paris Fashion Weeks; hold coveted titles in film, graphic, textile, and 3D design; launch thriving studio practices; and have received scholarships, investments, awards, and recognition for designing a sustainable and creative future for their communities.