The University maintains thirteen residence halls, including traditional style, suite-style (one, two and three bedroom furnished suites) and apartment style houses (one, two and three bedroom unfurnished apartments). UNB believes in a developmental residential living experience, supporting both academic success and personal development. Living to Learn fosters an academic context within the Residence Community and assist students in their transition to more independent living and the development of transferable skills. As a peer-supported learning environment, Leading to Learn also seeks to develop student leadership skills through wellness programming. High speed internet is available in all UNB-F residences. UNB further fosters a positive living environment through attractive common areas, recent infrastructure improvements, and policies such as all residences being non-smoking. Residence dining is available in two main residence dining halls offering ultimate dining (greater freshness, variety, and personalization of food). UNB also offers several retail food outlets on campus to provide students with a wide variety of dining options. The residences houses and dining halls are administered by Residence, a division within Student Services. Each residence house is supported by a House Team consisting of Student Leaders, both elected by the House (House President and Committee) and selected by the university (Residence Assistants). These House Teams work closely with residence professional support resources including the Residence Life Coordinators, the Residence Office Team, and the Director of Residence Life. The Senior Director, Residence is a full-time professional responsible for leadership, overall budget and management, governance, quality, development, food quality, physical operation (maintenance, repairs, and cleaning) and long-term vision of Residence.
Since residence space at UNB is limited, no one can be guaranteed admission or readmission to residence until the payment of the non-refundable residence application fee is completed by the student and a formal offer of residence is issued by the Residence office.
- The University recognizes the desirability and value of Students living in residence in their first undergraduate year as well as having senior students remain in residence. Hence, every effort is made to ensure a reasonable balance between new admission and returning students.
- Although consideration is given to the student's preferences, admission/readmission to residence guarantees a student a place in residence as opposed to a particular room. Initial room assignments or later changes are at the sole discretion of the University.
- Room assignment information is available in July.
- Students requesting residence must complete and submit a UNB Residences Application Form. Please note that this is a separate document from the University of New Brunswick Application for Admission.
- New residence applicants should note that admission to residence will not be offered until admission to a UNB Fredericton program has been granted by the University Registrar and that acceptance to the University does not guarantee a place in residence.
All further information on the residence application process, how to apply, residence fees, refunds and the residence contract, can be found on the UNB residence website at https://www.unb.ca/fredericton/residence/.