A modern learning environment

The University of New Brunswick in Saint John is home to one of the most advanced and environmentally friendly buildings in Atlantic Canada.

The Hans W. Klohn Commons officially opened on Sept. 7, 2011. The innovative building features many amenities for students.

Environmental State-of-the-Art

The building is a gold-rated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building.

The design of the building allows a great deal of natural light inside during the day so that lights do not have to be on all the time.  LED lighting is also installed. 

An electric elevator that produces power back into the building has been installed.  The elevator only requires power to get to the top of the building; when coming down, the elevator becomes a power generator for the commons. 

Three hundred trees have been planted by UNB Saint John to encourage natural habitat back into the project. 


The Commons is UNB Saint John's premiere destination for students.  The university’s library system is located in the Commons, along with the Student Technology Centre, the Writing Centre, the Math and Science Help Centre, and the Commons Café.  

The Hans W. Klohn Commons is the essential gathering place for students, offering them the latest in technology, writing and library services, as well as high-quality learning and research facilities.

Learn more about services at the Commons.

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Contributing to the Commons

Donate to the Commons Online Today

Supporting the Hans W. Klohn Commons is easy with a number of options available to you: donations can be made by cash, cheque, credit card, pre-authorized payments, securities transfer or even in-kind.

Contribution plans can be annual, semi-annual, quarterly or monthly. One-time gifts are also welcome.

Choose an option that you feel most comfortable with:

  • Give online (pay by VISA, MasterCard or American Express using our secure Web site) 
  • Give by phone (506) 648-5989 
  • Give by mail with a cheque or pledge form: The Commons Project University of New Brunswick Saint John 100 Tucker Park Road
    PO Box 5050 Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4L5 
  • Give by fax with a pledge form to (506) 458-7769 
  • Give by pre-authorized payments