Safety and security

24-hour security locked buildings

Both buildings are locked 24 hours a day. There is only one entrance and exit into each building from outside.  The other doors are for emergency/fire evacuation and are alarmed.  The only way to gain access is by your key card.  In addition both residences have security cameras in the hallways and at all entrances and in all stairwells.

Residents must ensure that unwanted guests do not follow them into the buildings.  Individuals who are not recognized should be questioned by residents.  If a student feels uneasy about someone in residence who they do not recognize they are asked to call or find an RA immediately.  Residents who prop open exterior doors compromise the security of everyone and face disciplinary action.

Neighbourhood watch

By looking out for yourself and for each other, residents are able to drastically increase the security of their home.  

  • NEVER let unknown people into residence or let them follow you in.
  • NEVER prop open the exterior doors.
  • Report any and all suspicious activity or persons to an RA, the RLC and/or campus Security.
  • Do not leave valuables in open view.
  • Keep your dorm room door closed at all times.
  • Insure your belongings.  UNB does not take responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen property.
  • Visitors must be with a guest at all times.
  • Be aware of what is going on in your residence.

Exit and evacuation locations

All other doors besides the main entrance are designated emergency doors and are not to be used unless in an emergency or fire situation.  These doors are alarmed otherwise and have cameras if you use them.  You will face disciplinary action if you go out these doors in a non-emergency situation.

The Residence fire evacuation is located on the top floor near Security for the Mackay, and bottom floor of the Athletics Centre for the Dunn.  When the fire alarm sounds:

  • close all windows
  • leave your room
  • close your door
  • leave building via closest exit
  • proceed to athletics centre and wait for residence staff instructions

Medical emergency

All Residence Staff are trained in First Aid and CPR, and all have access to first aid kits.  In addition, the Residence Life Coordinator is trained and certified as a Medical First Responder.  If you see a medical emergency, an RA or the Coordinator should be contacted to deal with the problem until further help arrives if necessary.

Any resident with particular health problems are asked to identify themselves to the Coordinator.  This will help us deal effectively with any situations that may arise.