Joy W. Kidd House

The Big House with Huge Spirit

The motto of Joy Kidd House is “Pride. Respect. Spirit” and the residents live up to that promise. Whether it’s helping to build homes for people who can’t afford proper housing or holding fundraising events to raise awareness for people in need, Kidd residents give it their all.Joy Kidd students

This legacy of respect reflects the contribution of Joy Kidd, the House’s namesake and the longest serving Dean of Women at UNB. She was a staunch supporter of students and encouraged them to get involved in student government, athletics and extracurricular activities.

Joy Kidd House also hosts formal residence events. As part of the DKT (Dunn-Kidd-Tibbits) Complex, the house has its own attached meal hall and connects to the DKT Lounge–a great study area. Joy Kidd is also the largest house on campus.


  • Study lounge
  • Pool Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Vending machines
  • Exercise Lounge
  • Computer Lab
  • Television Lounges
  • Kitchenettes (3)

A typical 13.25 x 11.5 foot double room includes:

  • 2 twin beds
  • 2 pillows
  • 2 desks
  • 2 chairs
  • 2 dressers
  • 2 closets 

At a Glance

Joy Kidd at UNB Fredericton

  • Lifestyle: Co-Ed
  • Meal Plan: Required
  • Year Opened: 1998
  • Capacity: 220
  • Number of Rooms: 87 Double Rooms, 46 Single Rooms
  • Namesake: Joy Wells Kidd, former Dean of Women
  • House Charities: Habitat for Humanity, Canadian Mental Health Association
  • House Charity Events: Kiddstock, Kiddmas, Asbell Cup Memorial Hockey Game
  • House Colours: Purple and white
  • Known as: The Cougars