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Alumni Weekend

UNB Saint John Alumni Weekend

UNB Alumni Weekend | Saint John
Sept. 20-21, 2024

2024 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Saint John campus and the 50th anniversary of the first alumni who graduated from the Saint John campus. To celebrate, we are inviting everyone back to campus for UNB Alumni Weekend on the Saint John campus from Sept. 20-21, 2024!

Alumni Weekend will help you reconnect with familiar faces and places from your days as a UNB Saint John student, see what is new on campus and celebrate our alumni community! Don’t miss the chance to catch up and reminisce with fellow alumni. We can’t wait to see you!

Register now

Check back in a few weeks for a list of registered attendees!

Part of the fun of the weekend will be seeing people you were close to when you were a student! To plan a small gathering during Alumni Weekend for a team you played on, the residence you lived in, or a student group you were involved with – we are here to help! Please contact Erika King for support and to have it added to our registration site.

Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept. 20

Red+Black Day Campus Open House
The perfect way to kick off Alumni Weekend. Come back to the UNB Saint John campus for an opportunity to explore what’s new. Witness the transformation of our campus and envision the incredible advancements yet to come. Don’t forget to show your UNB pride by wearing your red and black!

  • Red+Black Day Ice Cream Social: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Pick up your registration packages, enjoy an ice cream treat and get a glimpse of present-day campus life as you mingle with students and fellow UNB SJ alumni.
      • Location: TBA
      • Cost: free
  • Guided Campus Tours: 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
    • Interested in seeing how UNB Saint John has evolved since your time here? Rediscover the beauty of our campus with guided tours. Guides will lead you through the latest developments, highlighting new buildings, facilities, and initiatives that mark exciting advancements of our institution.
      • Location: Various faculty buildings (TBA)
      • Cost: free
  • HSIC Hard Hat Tour: 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
    • For an exclusive peek into what’s ahead, don a hard hat and join us for an insider tour of the cutting-edge Health Sciences and Innovation Centre (HSIC). Be among the first to explore this state-of-the-art facility, designed to foster innovation and collaboration in the health sciences, and see firsthand how UNB Saint John is shaping the future by providing students with world-class resources.
      • Location: HSIC
      • Cost: $5
  • Faculty Open Houses: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    • Revisit your academic roots and see what's new! Our faculty members are excited to welcome you back with open houses across campus. Return to the halls of your former buildings, explore advancements in your field, and connect with your faculty dean and professors.
      • Location: Various faculty buildings (TBA)
      • Cost: free
  • Integrated Health Initiative Event: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m
    • Join us for a gathering that will focus on celebrating progress and looking forward to the future of UNB Saint John with the IHI community.
      • Location: TBA
      • Cost: free
  • UNB on the Waterfront: 6 p.m
    • Looking for a place to spend your Friday evening with friends and fellow UNBers? Head uptown to check out one of Saint John’s popular craft breweries and explore the Waterfront Container Village! Beginning at 6 p.m., wander at your leisure between UNB alumni-owned Wasted Day Brewing and the AREA506 Waterfront Container Village, to unwind and socialize in a casual setting. Both spaces will be open to the public, so seating is first come first served. All UNB alumni attendees will receive a complimentary drink ticket for each location and be entered to win some exciting UNB prize packs!
      • Location: Uptown Saint John
      • Cost: free
  • Golden Grads Spaghetti Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
    • The Class of 1974 is invited to relive cherished memories, and create new ones, at the Golden Grads Spaghetti Dinner. The legendary spaghetti dinner dates back to 1973. After a flood severely damaged the shoreline of Professor Jollineau's property, students in the UNBSJ Faculty of Business came together to help repair the waterfront. In return, they were treated to one of Mrs. Jollineau's famous spaghetti dinners, a beloved tradition that brought everyone together like family. Please note that this dinner is exclusive to the Class of 1974 and their guests.
      • Location: The Jollineaus
      • Cost: free

Saturday, Sept. 21

  • Classes of 1999 and 1974 Pin Brunch: 10 a.m.
    • Celebrate your 25th or 50th reunion milestone with a special brunch dedicated to the classes of 1999 and 1974. Join us for a morning of nostalgia and camaraderie as we reminisce and celebrate your lasting connection to our alma mater. It is a brunch not to be missed, as you will be presented with a 25 or 50th-reunion pin to commemorate your enduring legacy. We will cap the event off with class photos. Please note that this event is exclusive to the Classes of 1999 and 1974 and their guests.
      • Location: Lily Lake Pavillion, Rockwood Park
      • Cost: $19.74
  • Alumni Campus Party: 7 - 11 p.m.
    • Celebrate the vibrant spirit of our UNB Saint John community at the Alumni Campus Party! Join us for a cocktail reception and cash bar featuring alumni-owned breweries, reconnect and mingle with old friends at our curated alumni yearbook display and learn more about the future of our campus through the Integrated Health Initiative. Then meet us on the dance floor where a live band will get, and keep, the good times rolling!

      This evening is all about UNB Saint John community pride – so don’t forget to wear your red and black!
      • Location: G. Forbes Elliot Athletic Centre
      • Cost: $45


Official room block details

Thursday Sept. 19 - Sunday Sept. 22, 2024

Delta Saint John, Brunswick Square
39 King St, Saint John
Room rate: $169 (+ taxes & fees)
Room type: 2 Queens Standard Room or 1 King Standard Room
Room block name: UNB Alumni Weekend
Online booking: UNB Alumni Weekend Block
Phone booking: 1-506-648-1981
Offer valid until August 19, 2024, or until block is full

Hampton Inn and Suites, Eastpoint
51 Fashion Dr, Saint John
Room rate: $179/night (+ taxes & fees)
Room type: 2 Queens Standard or 1 King Standard
Room block group code: UNB
Online booking: UNB Alumni Weekend Block
Online Booking Instructions:

  • Click on the booking link above.
  • Choose the destination: Saint John, NB.
  • Enter the check-in and check-out dates.
  • Click the Special Rates icon and enter the group code.
  • Select room (rate $179) and complete reservation.
Phone booking: 1-506-657-4600
Offer valid until August 15, 2024, or until block is full.

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