Pushing Tradition for More Than 20 Years
For 50 years, Neville and Jones Houses were separate, all-male residences. In 2006, the Houses were united to create Neville-Jones. In 2011, the once all male residence became Co-Ed.
In 1992, the Neville Norsemen came up with the bed-push idea to raise awareness about violence against women and children. The event is a key fundraiser for the local Women in Transition House, a safe and confidential shelter for abused women and their children.
The Bed Push has been going strong, no matter what obstacles it has faced. Originally, residents pushed a bed from the UNB Saint John campus to the Fredericton campus–120 kilometres–but that ended in 2010 due to safety concerns raised by the RCMP. The push is still 120 k, but now it’s around the BMO soccer field – rain or shine (often rain!). And even when the house was closed for renovations for the 2010-2011 academic year, a group of over 100 motivated alumni and community volunteers came together and raised $12,300 for the cause.
Be part of great tradition, a great House and a great time!
- TV lounge
- Study lounge
- Vending machines
- Computer lab
- Pool table
- Exercise lounge
A typical 10.5 x 14.5 foot double room includes:
- 2 twin beds
- 2 pillows
- 2 desks
- 2 shelves above each desk
- 2 chairs
- 2 closets
At a Glance
- Lifestyle: Co-Ed
- Meal Plan: Mandatory
- Year Opened: 1961
- Capacity: 94
- Number of Rooms: 39 doubles; 16 singles
- Namesake: Fred L. Neville, of the last generation of Neville’s who lived on the farm where the UNB Quad now exists, and Dr. Cecil C. Jones, former President and Chancellor of UNB (1906-1940).
- House Charity: Women in Transition House
- House Charity Event: Neville Jones Bed Push
- House Colours: Green and yellow
- Known as: The Norsemen/Lizards