Spring Orientation, Advising & Registration (S.O.A.R.)


Spring Orientation, Advising, and Registration helps first year students at the University of New Brunswick Saint John pick the right courses so they can start the fall semester ready to learn and succeed.

The S.O.A.R. event for new students kicks off at the G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8:30 am on campus. Doors will open at 8:00 am. Parking will be provided in the main lot.

Students are asked to bring their student number and login ID (found on their acceptance letter), as well as to remember their password for their IT services, if they have been activated.

Coming from a little farther away and looking for somewhere to stay? Why not stay on campus at UNB Saint John. Our Residence Halls are offering a discounted rate of $75.00 per night plus taxes. Interested guests can email carla@unb.ca. Be sure to identify yourself as a SOAR participant.

Get your Student ID

Two ways to get your UCard:

  • Take a selfie then submit your pic online with UCard photo upload. Your UCard will be pre-printed and you will be able to pick it up at the Security office after you register for courses on May 27, or
  • After you register for your courses, go to the Security Office (UNBSJ) and have your photo taken and UCard printed immediately.

Each faculty will be giving a presentation and students will select their courses and register in the computer labs. Staff will be on hand to assist them through the process.

Can't make it? No problem! Check your faculty website above for more information.

Schedule of events

  • 8:00 am: Doors open/Registration
  • 8:30 am: Kick Off/Welcome
  • 9:00 am: Faculty Advising Sessions Begin
  • 9:00 am: Parent Information Session
  • 12:30 pm: Most students should be finished by this time

Join the conversation on Twitter on May 27 using the hashtag #UNBSOAR.