Orientation Week 2017 Schedule

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

Download the full Orientation Week schedule here.

  • Friday, September 1, 2017- International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation

Location: Student Union Building / SUB Quad (21 Pacey Drive)

8:30 a.m.- Registration

9:00 to 9:45 a.m. - Welcome to UNB

9:45 to 11:15 a.m.  - Get to know Student Services 

11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch /games with UNB RedShirts

1:30 to 3:00 p.m. - Tours of Campus and Fredericton

  • Saturday, September 2, 2017

Check-in Day

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Student Union Building (SUB) Cafeteria

For ALL new students, even if you arrived early for a camp. Come to the SUB Cafeteria to get your Orientation Week bracelet and kit; collect your residence keys before moving in; or, if you live off-campus, sign-up with TownHouse (our “virtual residence” for off-campus students).

11:30 am-1:30 pm at the McConnell Dining Hall
Parents and Students invited to McConnell Hall (cash, credit, debit or meal plan only).
Parent & Supporter Workshop
1:00 p.m.-2:00 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 Summer 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
5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Student Union Building (SUB) Ballroom & Toole Hall Patio
This will be our first house gathering of Orientation Week and of the year! Join in to meet new friends, learn TownHouse cheers and prepare for
Blast-Off! Come get ready to show the other residences WHOSE HOUSE they are really dealing with!
UNBSU Presents Blast-Off!
8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the SUB Quad (Grassy area in front of the Student Union Building) Rain location: Student Union Building (SUB) Cafeteria
BRING ON THE ENERGY! 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!
  • Sunday, September 3, 2017
Residence Events
10:00 a.m.-noon
Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.
TownHouse Event: Amazing Race
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Meet at Queen’s Square
This will be the most amazing Amazing Race that you have ever participated in! Join us at our starting point at Queen’s Square and adventure around the city with your group! Puzzles, obstacles, riddles, wall-climbing and more! We are giving out a variety of prizes to not only the top finishers, but also those who show true TH character!
Residence Events
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.
TownHouse Event: BBQ in the Quad
3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the SUB Quad (grassy area in front of the Student Union Building)
Come join us for a good ol’ BBQ before we head over together to check out the Magician. Free food, refreshments and laughs with friends are guaranteed!
UNBSU Presents: Wes Barker - Magician
6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at the Student Union Building (SUB) Cafeteria
Sit Back, Relax, and get ready to be entertained! Watch closely as Wes Barker boggles your mind with his extreme magic tricks. Also watch as he conjures up prizes that you can win!
Residence Events
9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.
TownHouse Event: Beach-y Trivia!
9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. in the Dance Tent
In true TownHouse fashion, we are hosting an EPIC TRIVIA NIGHT to cap off your first two amazing days of O-Week! Trivia with amazing PRIZES and refreshments in the tent. See you all there!
  • Monday, September 4, 2017
Residence Event: House Welcoming Ceremony
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.
TownHouse Event: Breakfast & Friends
10:00 am - noon at the Student Union Building (SUB) Atrium
Start off your morning with a serving of our signature TownHouse breakfast (free) with all of your friends! Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausages, toast and bagels! Eat up!
Student Union Orientation Event: Cornboil
1:00 pm-4:00 pm 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, vendor give-aways, clubs and societies fair, sand castle competition, food and of course FREE FOOD!
Residence Events
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.
TownHouse Event: Laser Tag and Bubble Soccer
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER
Come on out with your pals to participate in our amazing games! Laser Tag and Bubble Soccer! And in typical TownHouse style, prizes will be awarded to teams!
UNBSU Presents: Game Show
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm in the Student Union Building (SUB) Cafeteria
The UNBSU game show will be a classic this year! Be sure to get your running shoes on and be ready to “COME ON DOWN” as you might be
the next contestant on our Price is Right style game show! You, along with members of your Residence/TownHouse will have the opportunity to go
up against fellow new students to compete for prizes and bragging rights as the top house on campus!
Faculty of Computer Science Undergraduate Orientation Launch Party!
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm in H-C13
  • Dean's Address
  • Introduction of CS House Leaders (Peer Mentors)
  • Sorting Ceremony for our CS Houses
  • 2017-2018 CS House Cup Kick-off
  • Pizza Supper (FREE; provided by the Faculty)
  • "House Feud" (House Cup Challenge Event) for new students & House Leaders


  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017

10:00 am - 11:00 am 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"!

Residence Events
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.
TownHouse Event: Sex and Ice Cream
6:30 pm-8:30 pm at Student Union Building (SUB) Ballroom, MacLaggan Hall Auditorium
Sex & Ice Cream is a confidential positive environment that allows you to explore your curiosity about consent, Tinder, gender & sexuality, while also being able to ask anything sex-related. Make sure to bring a mobile device that can connect to the internet as Sex & Ice Cream involves live polling of questions so you can be a part of the conversation anonymously! An active panel of UNB leaders, faculty & staff members will also be present to provide more feedback on specific questions. And of course, you will get the opportunity to enjoy a free icy treat!
UNBSU Presents Movie Under the Stars
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. at the SUB Quad (grassy area in front of the Student Union Building)
Bring your beach towels and a comfy sweater; sit back and enjoy a movie under the stars with your friends. Free popcorn! Other snacks available by a donation to Shinerama.
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Residence Events: First House Meetings
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Check in with your House Orientation Committee (HOC) for more details.
TownHouse Event: Formal Dinner & First Meeting Welcoming Ceremony
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Student Union Building (SUB) Ballroom
Dress to the nines and enjoy a 3 course meal on us. Take photos with the new friends that you made throughout the week and take in our first official House meeting of the year to find out what we have in store for the year ahead. Welcome to the TownHouse family!
Transfer Student Social
6:30 p.m.-8:00 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 others before classes get under way tomorrow.
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017
First Day of Classes
Enjoy your classes and meeting your professors.
Gather to Walk Downtown to BBQ
5:30 p.m. at the Mackay Promenade (SUB Quad - Grassy area in front of the Student Union Building)
Ever wonder how many students it would take to stretch all the way from campus to downtown? Come find out! Join us as we walk to the free Freddy Beach Welcome BBQ together. Live off campus? No problem! Walk with us or meet us at Officer’s Square, 575 Queen St.
City of Fredericton Hosts: Freddy Beach Welcome BBQ
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Officer’s Square, 575 Queen St.
Join in as the whole city welcomes you to Fredericton! Walk the red carpet, grab some food, and take in some live music thanks to local band Kill Chicago. Vegetarian BBQ will be available.
New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition (NBEX)
8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. at the Fredericton Exhibition Centre (361 Smythe St.)
The NBEX (New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition) has invited us down to enjoy carnival rides, sights and sounds, as well as their famous and delicious Dippy Dogs. Admission is free but bring some money if you wish to purchase ride tickets and food. First bus will run from the Welcome BBQ @ Officer’s Square to the NBEX at 8pm. The last bus back to campus from the NBEX for the night will be at 11:00 pm. Buses cycle between the City Welcome BBQ, campus and the NBEX every 20 minutes for free!
  • Friday, September 8, 2017
Second Day of Classes
Enjoy day two! Don’t forget your pens and pencils!
UNBSU Presents: Casino Night
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. in 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 the best Casino Nightthat 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 favourite? That’s okay; we have games for everyone! At the end of the night, use your winnings and bid on major prizes.
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Throughout the City of Fredericton
Imagine it’s Orientation Week 1960 and as a student leader you are looking for a fun activity and a way to help others. These students from
Wilfred Laurier University, more than 50 years ago, shined dozens of shoes and raised $1,300, starting the Shinerama tradition.
Shinerama has been a University of New Brunswick tradition since 1973. For the last 44 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.
Become a shiner today and be a part of our UNB tradition. You can shine shoes, wash cars, busk, make noise, do a dance, or buff a pair of skates or
a bald head (get permission first). The possibilities are endless – no fundraising idea is too big, too small, or too outrageous (as long as we keep it safe). Our day will start with a free breakfast while we run through the day’s activities and learn about Cystic Fibrosis.
So grab a bunch of friends and come out to Shinerama! 
Qmunity Ice Cream Social
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. SUB Quad (grassy area 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 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social in the
SUB 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!