The University of New Brunswick will come alive with excitement this week as another school year begins and new and returning students descend upon the university’s campuses once again.

Media are invited to attend the orientation activities below on each campus. For more information, contact:

 

Fredericton

Commencement: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 10:15 – 11 a.m. | Richard J. CURRIE CENTER

The UNB Fredericton campus community will gather on Tuesday, Sept. 5, to welcome new students to the university and officially mark their entry into higher education. Host UNB President Eddy Campbell will induct new students into academia in this special ceremony.

Freddy Beach Welcome BBQ: Thursday, Sept. 7, 6 – 8 p.m. | Officer’s Square (585 Queen St.)

Join in the fun as the whole city welcomes students to Fredericton. UNB students will get to walk the red carpet, enjoy live music and activities, mingle with new and old friends, and grab some grub.

Shinerama: Saturday, Sept. 9, 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 for 45 years, with students at UNB contributing to the more than $25 million raised to support cystic fibrosis research in Canada. Shining shoes, washing cars, busking and barbecuing – these shiners do whatever it takes to fundraise.

 

Saint John

Shinerama: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Market Square, Uptown Saint John

A yearly event at UNB Saint John, Shine Day sees first-year students spread across Uptown Saint John raising funds for and generating awareness about cystic fibrosis. Approximately 35,000 students at more than 60 universities and colleges across Canada participate in Shinerama, making it Canada’s largest post-secondary school fundraiser.

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