STU Summer Convocation Events

St. Dunstan’s Roman Catholic Church (map)

A list of graduation candidates who have been approved by the Registrar’s Office will be posted on by 12:00 pm, Tuesday, July 3rd.  If your name is not posted or if your name or hometown is incorrectly listed please contact Karen Preston, Registrar ( immediately.

July 6, 2018

8:45 am – 9:45 am
Distribution of gowns, hoods and transcripts
Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Practice for Graduates
St. Dunstan’s Roman Catholic Church, 120 Regent Street

10:45 am – 12 noon
Distribution of gowns, hoods and transcripts
Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall

12:15 pm
Graduates Assemble
Monsignor Boyd Family Centre (adjoined to St. Dunstan’s Roman Catholic Church)
1:00 pm
St. Dunstan’s Roman Catholic Church, 120 Regent Street
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reception: Sir James Dunn Hall

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Return gowns and hoods: Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall
STU Diploma Framing Services Available

Special Notes
Family and friends of graduating students are welcome to attend Convocation.  Although we are not limiting attendance there is limited seating, therefore for the comfort and safety of your guests, we are recommending that you invite no more than five guests.  Pets, with the exception of service animals, are not permitted at either location.
Parking is available in the Fredericton Convention Centre parking garage at $1.00 per hour.  You may also park in meter parking spots on adjoining streets.  Due to limited parking in the downtown area, carpooling is recommended.
Your gown and hood must be returned to the Green Room in JDH immediately following Convocation and no later than 4:30 pm. Failure to do so may result in a late return charge. Your diploma will be available (provided your account has been paid in full) in the Black Box Theatre after you have returned your gown and hood.
The STU Alumni Association will be offering a diploma framing service after Convocation in the JDH Cafeteria. If you wish to have your diploma framed at this time, we recommend ordering in advance.  We are going to try to cut down on the congestion in Sir James Dunn this year, and so those graduates who order their frames in advance will receive their framed diploma upon the return of their grad gown.  Frames will still be available for purchase on graduation day; however, there may be a wait time based on demand. Featuring a Tommies-green mat designed exclusively for STU with the official crest of the University, these frames have been created to fit your diploma, certificate, or grad photo.  Frames come in a variety of sizes and finishes (wood and metal.)  If you would like to see the different styles of frames, or to purchase a frame in advance of Convocation, please go to the Alumni Affairs Office (Room 413, MMH) during regular business hours.  You can also view samples on-line, and access ordering information here.
You are required to pay a graduation application fee of $50 whether or not you choose to attend Convocation. 
Karen Preston

Annual Sociology Lecture - Dr. Hamid Dabashi

Dr. Hamid Dabashi will deliver the annual Sociology lecture Thursday, September 13, at 7:00 pm. Location TBD. 

Dr. Hamid Dabashi is a Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His lecture will focus on the sociology of knowledge and postorientalism in the post-truth era.

Dr. Dabashi received a dual Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

He has written eighteen books, edited four, and contributed to many more. He’s written over 100 essays, articles, and book reviews ranging in topic from Iranian Studies, medieval and modern Islam, and comparative literature to world cinema and the philosophy of art. 


Welcome Week!

St. Thomas University (map)

Welcome Week is the first week  where first year students are welcomed into the community at St. Thomas University. Organized by the Students’ Union through our Welcome Week Chair,  works in partnership with Residence Life and the University Administration to plan this a week of exciting events. Welcome Week is a week full of activities that are both fun and informative. Sometimes they’re more fun than informative, but that’s alright too.

Shinerama is also a part of the Welcome Week. It is Canada’s largest postsecondary fundraiser. Shinerama is part of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, which is an organization that has been raising funds for the fight against cystic fibrosis since 1960 and has contributed $150 million to leading research and care. As a result, Canada has one of the world’s highest survival rates for people with Cystic Fibrosis.

More details will be posted about this year's Welcome Week as they are finalized and become available. However, also feel free to reach out to for more information. 

STU Cares Day of Action

STU Cares - Day of Action is an event held on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 that embodies STU’s spirit of service. Volunteer teams of STU students go out into the community to learn about the work of a local community organization and do hands-on work to support it. Volunteers work on such issues as poverty, food security, environmental preservation, homelessness, domestic violence, youth, and community building (to name a few). The day concludes with a chance to reflect on the service we’ve done, social issues in the community, and connections to what we are learning in class. Then we celebrate with a barbecue!

STU Cares is a great way to meet new friends, make a difference, see more of Fredericton, and explore career opportunities. 

STU Cares - Day of Action Schedule 

Register for STU Cares Day of Action

The Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 5th, or when all spaces are filled.

For more information, please contact Vivien Zelazny, Campus Minister and Coordinator of STU Cares, 506-452-0636 or

Polling Booths in James Dunn Hall

St. Thomas University - James Dunn Hall (map)

Elections NB will be setting up advance polling stations in James Dunn Hall from the 18th to the 21st of September. The polls will be open between the hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the 18th to the 20th, and fro 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  on the 21st.  to allow students the ability to vote in the provincial election on September 24th. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to or

Masuma Khan: Building Solidarity and Resilience While Surrounded by Fragility

University of New Brunswick (map)

Masuma Khan will present the keynote address at the NB Media Co-op's ninth annual members meeting, Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 pm. Location TBD.

Khan will speak about her experiences with racism and censorship as a student leader at Dalhousie University when she spoke in solidarity with indigenous people in 2017. 

Co-hosts: No One Is Illegal Fredericton, STU Women's Studies & Gender Studies, STU Sociology, UNB International Development Studies and UNB Law in Society. 

For more information, contact: