Parents & Supporters

How You Can Help Your Student Succeed

We recognize that you are an important member of the support network for our students. To help you in this role, we offer information that will help you understand what your student will be experiencing and how you can help. We encourage you to share this exciting new experience with your student, and to experience UNB for yourself.

Student ResourcesParent and Supporter Resources


Fall Orientation Events for Parents and Supporters

Parent & Supporter Orientation Workshop

Held during Check-In Day on Saturday, September 2 at 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union Building. This workshop will give you practical information, tips, and tools to help you support your student in the transition from high school to university. The workshop if different that what was presented at Summer orientation and there is no registration required for this event.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Topics include:

  • The rhythm of the academic year
  • Understanding transcripts and grade point averages
  • Academic expectations, important dates and deadlines
  • What your student is experiencing, when you can help, and how

Commencement

Tuesday, September 5, 10:00 a.m., at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER

Our campus community gathers each fall to officially induct our newest students into academia.  Hosted by President, Dr. H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell, this special ceremony, full of pomp and circumstance, lets the entire university say, "Welcome to our family!"  Join us - we'd love to welcome you, too.


Accommodations

Some families prefer to drive to Fredericton a day or two before Orientation begins. You may want to make your reservations early!

The Fredericton Tourism website has information on local hotels and attractions.