Yorkville University’s 2019 Graduation to bring 1,500 to Fredericton

Press Releases

June 12, 2019

FREDERICTON, N.B. ­– More than 300 Yorkville University graduates and 1,200 of their loved ones are set to converge upon Fredericton on June 21 in a record-setting celebration of the largest graduating class in the University’s history.

With this year’s attendance expected to top 1,500 people, Yorkville’s 2019 Graduation is on track to nearly double the university’s previous record, set in 2017 with 800 attendees.

“We have so many milestones to be proud of this year. This year’s graduation will mark yet another record attendance for us, as Yorkville University continues to grow and our students continue to thrive,” said Dr. Rick Davey, President of Yorkville University.

“We’re excited to celebrate this momentous occasion at our home base in Fredericton, where Yorkville University first planted its roots with the opening of our inaugural campus on Smythe Street in 2004.”

This year’s graduates from Yorkville University’s Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Master of Education in Adult Learning, and Master of Education in Educational Leadership programs will be awarded their degrees on June 21 in a pair of ceremonies to be held at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Delta Fredericton, 225 Woodstock Rd.

From Inuvik, Northwest Territories and Red Deer, Alberta, to Umiujaq, Quebec and Pleasantville, Nova Scotia ­– the vast majority of this year’s Yorkville University graduates and their guests will be flying in to Fredericton from every corner of the country.

“Fredericton looks forward to welcoming the more than 1,500 people from across Canada for this special event,” said Fredericton Tourism Manager Stacey Russell.

“In addition to introducing first-time visitors to our riverside city, the event is also a great economic driver by bringing business to our accommodations, restaurants and various attractions around the region.”

With that in mind, Russell recently sat down with Yorkville University for an interview to discuss the many attractions this year’s graduates may wish to check out during their stay in Fredericton – the Garrison Night Market, Tannery District, Beaverbook Art Gallery, Boyce Farmers’ Market, Changing of the Guard, and the many local breweries lining the Saint John River Trail System, among them.


For more information, to book interviews or arrange to cover the graduation ceremony, please contact Erin Hatfield at 416-700-2569 or by email at [email protected].