Living in residence

UNB Saint John Residence Residence is more than just a place to live. It is an opportunity for personal growth, academic support, leadership development, & lifelong friendships. With our small size, you will experience unique benefits at UNB Saint John that you will not find anywhere else.  We would be thrilled to have you join the Residence Community!

Comprehensive support and a welcoming community

The Residence Life team is here to ensure that your experience in the UNB Saint John Residence Community is the best that it can be!  It consists of front-line student support staff, the Resident Assistants, elected student volunteers, Residence Council, and the Residence Life Coordinator.

With your help, we can foster a safe, welcoming, fun and accepting home, create an environment conductive to a safe and healthy learning environment and will provide you with the opportunity to learn how to communicate and interact within a community while growing and developing as an individual with mutual respect for each other. 

We welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures and hope that you will enjoy our diverse community that you will experience and come familiar with during the school year.

Residence Life Staff

Our Residence Life Staff (RLS) consists of trained Residence Assistants (RA's) on each floor of the Mackay Residence and three in the Dunn Residence, as well as the Residence Life Coordinator.

RAs are upper year students who live in residence with you. This group of student leaders are hired by Residence Life to help you in your pursuit of academic and social growth.  Each RA is responsible for providing a safe and secure living environment, making sure rules are followed that are conducive to a safe and healthy living and learning environment, as well as leadership assistance, and support to you in whatever way you need it. The on-duty RA can be reached at anytime of day or night.

Residence Council

Life here is not complete without the many fun social activities that take place within the walls of residence.  Residence Council is a group of students who are elected each year and volunteer their time & effort to help you make the most out of your residence experience.  From movie nights to themed parties, Winter Formal to Year-End Dinner, the Residence Council is a great way to get involved!

"Your experience in Residence is what you make out of it. Get involved and have fun, as these could be the best years of your life.  My experience here so far has been great as you get to meet lots of new people and can get involved within Residence and with the University, as we have an advantage of being close to all the awesome activities.  It's definitely a great place to live, but you have to live here to experience it for yourself."

Brittany Nelson, 2nd year BN student