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UNB welcomes new students

Author: Communications

Posted on Sep 6, 2016

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John

UNB’s Fredericton and Saint John campuses will be rejuvenated this week as students arrive to kick off another school year.

Orientation activities for new students are getting underway at UNB Fredericton and Saint John.

Media are invited to attend the orientation events below on each campus.

For more information, contact:

UNB Fredericton: Natalie Montgomery

UNB Saint John: Heather Campbell

Fredericton Campus


Tuesday, Sept. 6, 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Our campus community gathers each fall to officially induct new students into academia.  Hosted by President Eddy Campbell, this special ceremony allows us to welcome new students to the UNB family.


Thursday, Sept. 8, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Officer’s Square (585 Queen St.)

Join in as the whole city welcomes students to Fredericton. Students will get to walk the red carpet, grab some grub, and take in live music.


Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Starts at the Student Union Building (SUB) Cafeteria and moves to other locations in Fredericton.

Shinerama has been a UNB tradition since 1973. For the last 43 years, students at UNB have raised money to support Cystic Fibrosis research in Canada. Shiners have raised nearly $25 million by shining shoes, flipping burgers, washing cars and doing whatever it takes to raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis. Shinerama is now Canada’s largest post-secondary school fundraiser with more than 35,000 students in more than 60 university and college campuses taking part across the country. Last year, we collectively raised more than $1 million dollars.

Saint John Campus


Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 1:30 p.m.


Tuesday will involve day-long events with both academic and social activities, which will include the amazing race competition. Students will team up and engage in a UNB Saint John version of the amazing race.


Wednesday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Uptown Saint John – Market Square Atrium

Shinerama is a yearly UNB Saint John tradition and is a national-wide fundraiser for cystic fibrosis and a fun experience for students.