Welcome to UNB Saint John

UNB Saint John New StudentsCongratulations! Welcome to the UNBSJ family.

We are delighted that you have chosen to start, or continue, your higher education journey with us. We are looking forward to getting to know you and having the opportunity to work with you over the coming years.

Through the new student guide, we've provided you with all the tools you need to get started. From academics to student life to money matters, we're here to help.

We can't wait to see what you'll do.

Start by downloading our new student guide booklet to get you started on the right track.

It's really easy to find your way around our campus whether you're walking above ground or in our underground tunnels. You won't get lost using our handy maps.

New to university courses

At UNB Saint John we offer two courses specifically designed to help new students get the most out of their first year. These courses will teach you the skills and tools you need to excel over the next few years. Both can be found in the UNB Course Timetables. For more information on whether UNIV 1003 or the Learning Communities are right for you, please contact your academic advisor.

UNIV 1003
At UNB Saint John we want to make sure you get the most out of your university years. UNIV 1003 is a course designed to help you become part of the scholarly community while providing you with the tools you need to succeed at university. UNIV 1003 is offered in the fall term and is recognized by all faculties at UNB Saint John as an elective. Each class will be capped at thirty students, and in these small classes we will focus on educational methods to help you better understand your new role as a university student and how to get the most out of your degree program. It will support you as you examine the challenges common to students in the university setting. It is also designed to help new students better understand the learning process and acquire essential academic skills, including research and writing. This interdisciplinary course will use a combination of lecture, discussion, group and individual activities, and will help you develop the tools you need to succeed at university.   

Learning Communities
At UNB Saint John we’ve created a program to assist with your transition into university as you navigate through your first year. By joining a Learning Community, you will meet in an informal setting with a group of first-year students from your faculty enrolled in courses similar to your own. Joining one of these Learning Communities will provide you with the skills necessary to succeed in your university degree while getting involved in the campus’ social life. Involvement in a Learning Community requires attending five tutorials led by a senior student from your faculty and, although not a traditional course with lectures and assignments, joining a Learning Community will allow you to earn bonus marks for one of the participating classes in which you are enrolled. Learning Communities provide the opportunity to engage with other first-year students under the guidance of a senior student in your faculty while at the same time getting you better acquainted with your professors and academic life at UNB Saint John. Best of all, your Learning Community will help you connect more deeply with the campus as a whole and will aid you in getting more out of your university degree.

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