The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton invites members of the community to attend the Opening Ceremony for new students on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 3:30 p.m. at the Aitken University Centre. 

The ceremony provides an opportunity for the Fredericton community to give a warm welcome to some 1,000 new students from across Canada and around the world.  It will include messages from UNB President Eddy Campbell, UNB Vice-President Fredericton (Academic) Anthony Secco and Student Union President Shannon McKinley. David Scott, associate professor in the faculty of kinesiology, will deliver a presentation.

Students will take part in an academic procession up Mackay Promenade to the Aitken Centre, just as students do during the graduation ceremonies. 

Families, neighbours and friends of new students are particularly encouraged to attend the Opening Ceremony. 

UNB students contribute to the vitality and diversity of Fredericton as they make the city their home for eight months of the year.  They contribute to thousands of hours of volunteer service to community organizations, raise more than $50,000 annually for charity, donate hundreds of pints of blood a year, and invite the local community to share in their cultural celebrations and events.

UNB students also infuse the latest theory into local business and industry through internships and co-op work terms.

For more information, contact Sara Rothman at 453-4527 or srothman@unb.ca.