Four valedictorians will be selected for the May Encaenia; one valedictorian for each ceremony. Valedictorians will write and deliver an address to fellow graduates, faculty, honoured guests, friends and family attending Encaenia.

Selection of valedictorian will be based upon a scored interview process by a panel of UNB representatives comprised of 3-5 individuals including student representation. Decisions of the Selection Committee will be released in 2018.


Nominees for the valedictorian positions are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Students must be graduating from a degree program at the UNB Fredericton campus.
  • Students must be graduating at the upcoming May Encaenia and have completed their application to graduate by March 1, 2018.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in their last 60 credit hours.
  • Involvement in campus and community activities will be strongly considered.
  • Candidates should have strong public speaking skills.