Orientation Week Schedule

Welcome to UNB

Orientation Week is the beginning of your university career and you are not going to want to miss out.

Want to get an idea of what you have to look forward to? Check out the 2018 Orientation Week schedule.

International Student Orientation Day

The 2018 International Student Orientation Day schedule is live. All international students are strongly encouraged to attend. Check out the full schedule to find out what you have to look forward to!

2018 Orientation Week

  • Saturday, September 1, 2018

Check-in Day

9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Student Union Building (SUB) Cafeteria

Welcome ALL new students to the best camp and beach experience you’ve ever had! Look for the famous Freddy Beach tiki-hut in the SUB Cafeteria to get your Orientation Week kit! Don’t forget to collect residence keys before moving in; or, if you live off campus, sign up for TownHouse – your on campus experience for off campus living!

Lunch

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the McConnell Dining Hall

Parents and Students invited to McConnell Hall (cash, credit, debit or meal plan only).

Parent & Supporter Workshop

1 p.m.-2 p.m. at the Student Union Building (SUB) Ballroom

Designed to help parents and supporters understand the academic year, this session covers topics not addressed at Spring Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR). Join us to learn about supporting your student, deciphering transcripts, and so much more.

Residence Events

3:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Take part in fun activities, have dinner in the dining halls and prepare for Blast-Off!

Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.

TownHouse Event: Blast-off Preparation

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. meet at the Student Union Building (SUB) Ballroom

To prepare for the campus-wide Beach Blast Dance, Townhouse members are all invited to the Toole Hall patio to mingle, learn the Townhouse cheers, and most importantly get HYPED UP!!! As one of UNB’s largest houses, we’re aiming to bring the house down!  

UNBSU Presents

Beach Blast-Off!

8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the SUB Quad in front of the Student Union Building Rain location: Student Union Building (SUB) Cafeteria

BRING YOUR LOUDEST, PROUDEST AND MOST INTENSE CHEERING VOICES! The official kick-off to Orientation Week with LOTS of CHEERING, cranked up TUNES, and a FIREWORKS show to cap it all off! Guaranteed to be one of the most memorable moments of your university career! 

Beach Blast Dance

9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. at the Beach Blast Tent in the SUB Quad

Dim the lights, turn up the noise, and DANCE the night away in our sand-filled tent! We couldn’t take you to the beach, so we’re bringing the beach to you! 

Camp Games Night

9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. at the Student Union Building (SUB) Atrium

Imagine all of the fun of camp combined with the competition of games night; that’s just a small part of what Camp Games Night has to offer. Get ready for the BEST games night you’ve yet to experience! Drop by during the Beach Blast Dance for some video game competitions, board games, card games, and SO much more!

  • Sunday, September 2, 2018

Residence Events

10 a.m.-noon

Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.

Residence Events

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.

TownHouse Event: Breakfast with Friends

10 a.m. - noon at the Student Union Building (SUB) Atrium

What better way to kick off another spectacular day at Camp Freddy Beach than a hearty camp breakfast with all your Townhouse pals? Make sure to fuel up for a full day of exciting O-Week events!

TownHouse Event: Amazing Race & BBQ

11:30 am - 4 p.m. at the SUB Quad in front of the Student Union Building

GRAB YOUR PALS AND GET READY TO RACE! Clues are scattered throughout key spots on campus as well as notable off-campus locations to familiarize incoming Townhouse students with our home! Meet back in the quad afterwards for prizes and a well-deserved barbecue!

UNBSU Presents: Game Show

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Student Union Building (SUB) Cafeteria

Bring your competitive side and prepare to face off against other contestants at this year’s Family Feud! This famously fast-paced survey game is guaranteed to bring lots of laughs and fun, accompanied by MAJOR prizes! Don’t miss out on the excitement!   
 
Residence Events

9 p.m.-midnight

Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.

TownHouse Event: Wilderness Survival Trivia

9 p.m.- midnight at the Beach Blast Tent in the SUB Quad

Compile your teams, bring your A-game, and meet us in the quad for Wilderness Survival Trivia, designed to equip Townhouse members with the wilderness knowledge necessary to survive Camp Freddy Beach!

  • Monday, September 3, 2018

Residence Event: House Welcoming Ceremony

10 a.m.-noon

Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.

Student Union Orientation Event: Cornboil

1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the SUB Quad in front of the Student Union Building (Rain location: Inside the Student Union Building)

Your on-campus fair! Dunk tank, inflatables, rock wall, bungee cord, vendor give-aways, clubs and societies fair, sand castle competition, food and of course: FREE FOOD! Do NOT miss out on the most hype event at Orientation Week!

TownHouse Event: Laser Tag and Bubble Soccer

4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the BMO Field and the SUB Ballroom

Sharpen your senses, assemble your assets, and join us for laser tag and 4 vs 4 bubble soccer!

Faculty of Computer Science Undergraduate Orientation Launch Party!

4:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at H-C13

Residence Events

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.

TownHouse Event: Formal Dinner

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Student Union Building (SUB) Cafeteria

Join us for dinner at the Student Union Building cafeteria to get spiffed up, mingle, and enjoy some great food with new Townhouse pals! At the end of the evening, Townhouse executive leaders will hold the first house meeting and outline the illustrious six pillars of Townhouse.

UNBSU Presents: Casino Night

8 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Student Union Building (SUB) Atrium

Grab your best outfit and dress to the nines because we have found our very own Vegas Casino! This is guaranteed to be one of the best Casino Nights that you have ever attended! Gamble all you want without losing a dime. Receive fake money upon entrance and you’ll be able to bet on any game of your choice. Casino games aren’t your favorite? That’s okay; we have games for everyone! At the end of the night, use your winnings and bid on major prizes.

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Faculty Orientation: see schedule

Arts
Business Administration
Computer Science
Engineering
Forestry & Environmental Management
Kinesiology
Mi’kmaq Wolastoqey Centre: Bridging Year Program
Nursing
Science
Renaissance College

Commencement

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER

Our campus community gathers each fall to officially induct new students into academia. Hosted by our President, Dr. H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell, this special ceremony, full of pomp and circumstance, lets the entire University say, “Welcome to our family”!

UNBSU Presents:  Drive-In Movie

9 p.m. - 11 p.m. at the Beach Blast Tent in the SUB Quad

Bring your beach towels, blankets and your comfiest sweater; sit back and enjoy a movie in the beach tent! Two lucky winners and a few of their friends will have the opportunity to enjoy the movie from the bed of the O-Week trucks! Bring your own bowl and get free popcorn, cotton candy and other snacks!

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018

First Day of Classes

Campus-wide

Enjoy your classes and meeting your professors.

UNBSU Presents:  Yoga in the Quad in Partnership with URec

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the SUB Quad in front of the Student Union Building (rain location SUB Ballroom)

Feeling overwhelmed by the first full day back to school? Unwind, relax and de-stress at Yoga in the Quad! Take a load off and clear your mind at this rejuvenating event outdoors.

Transfer Student Social

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Alumni Memorial Building Lounge

Are you just starting at UNB Fredericton after transferring from somewhere else? Join us for light refreshments, music and fun. Take advantage of this chance to meet your fellow classmates.

UNBSU Presents:  Boris the Hypnotist

7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Student Union Building (SUB) Cafeteria

Prepare to be amazed as your friends get hypnotized in front of your eyes! Watch as they live in an alternate reality and listen to every word Boris says! Guaranteed to have you laughing until you can't breathe!  

  • Thursday, September 6, 2018

Second Day of Classes

Campus-wide

Enjoy day two! Don’t forget your pencils and pens!

City of Fredericton and the UNBSU Hosts: Bridging Freddy Beach

5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Downtown Fredericton (gather at SUB Quad to walk down as a group)

Join in as the whole city welcomes you to Fredericton! We will be leaving from the SUB Quad in front of the Student Union Building at 5 p.m. sharp. Enjoy the night market, the Art Gallery, the walking bridge, live music and SO much more! This event is guaranteed to have you feeling at home and falling in love with the City of Fredericton!  

  • Friday, September 7, 2018

Third Day of Classes

Campus-wide

Enjoy day three!

UNBSU Presents: Paint Party

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the SUB Quad in front of the Student Union Building

Come celebrate being done your first few days of classes at our paint party with our new friends by throwing paint powder and having a blast! Things will get a little messy so bring your oldest article of clothing!

UNBSU & the Fredericton Fire Department Present: Dorm Burn + BBQ

5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at the Student Union Building (SUB) Quad in front of the Student Union Building

The Fire Department will be hosting a Dorm Burn! Watch two mock dorm rooms go up in flames to spread awareness of fire safety. Free food will be served as a congratulations from the Fire Department on completion of your third day of classes!

  • Saturday, September 8, 2018

SHINERAMA

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Throughout the City of Fredericton

Shinerama has been a University of New Brunswick tradition since 1973. For the last 45 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 crucial funding to fight cystic fibrosis. Shinerama is now Canada’s largest post-secondary school fundraiser with over 35,000 students in over 60 university and college campuses taking part across the country. Last year we collectively raised over one million dollars.

1 in 3600 babies are born in Canada with cystic fibrosis. When Shinerama first began, the life expectancy of someone with cystic fibrosis was around 6 years old. 50 years later, the average life expectancy is 49.7 years old. This means that for every year Shinerama has existed, the life expectancy has increased by 10 months.

The possibilities are endless – no fundraising idea is too big, too small, or too outrageous (as long as we keep it safe). So grab a bunch of friends and come out to Shinerama!

Our day will start with a free breakfast with coffee while we run through the day’s activities and learn about Cystic Fibrosis. Bring your reusable coffee mug!

(Cystic Fibrosis Canada)

Qmunity Ice Cream Social

2 p.m.-4 p.m.

SUB Quad in front of the Student Union Building

Qmunity, a student-led group focused on supporting LGBTQ* students and allies at UNB, welcomes you to our 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social in the UNB Quad after Shinerama! Free ice cold treats will be provided including popsicles for our lactose-free friends. Stop by to learn a bit about Qmunity and how you can get involved throughout the school year. All are welcome!