Saint John Campus


UNB Saint John offers three on-campus residences overlooking the beautiful Kennebecasis River. At UNB Saint John all housing is non-smoking, co-ed and security locked. 

The Dr. Colin B. Mackay Residence opened in September 2003 and was designed with input from our very own students. It offers 170 beds in the form of spacious double suites for independent style living. Suites include two bedrooms, kitchenette complete with microwave and fridge, as well as a private three-piece bath that is shared only with your suitemate. Each room is furnished with a double bed, and desk set.

The Barry and Flora Beckett Residence is our newest addition, offering UNB Saint John students a brand new style of room known as adjoining singles. The larger than normal bedroom includes an adjustable double bed, a manager's desk and chair, a premium dresser and a semi-private washroom. The semi-private washroom includes a shared shower and toilet, with students having their own private sink with ample storage. A limited number of private singles are also available. The Barry and Flora Beckett Residence offers 104 beds. 

The Sir James Dunn Residence offers 79 beds with single and double rooms available, each furnished with a dresser/wardrobe and desk set. With newly updated washrooms on each floor, Sir James Dunn gives you a modernized living in residence environment. 

All of our residences have standard house amenities including furnished TV rooms and study lounges, Rogers Ignite Internet, and free laundry facilities. If you prefer a more subdued, quiet lifestyle, each residence also has a section that offers a 24-hour quiet policy. All residences have an indoor connection to the campus. 

Food Services and Residence Fees

Residents of the Sir James Dunn and Barry and Flora Beckett residences are required to purchase a $3400 tax free meal plan which will be incorporated into the total residence fees as set out in the residence fees schedule. Students living in the Dr. Colin B. Mackay residence have three meal plan options to choose from: $1,000.00, $1,400 and the tax free $3,400. Meal plans are administered on a declining balance basis. For example, this means that if a meal plan that was valued at $1,700 per term were purchased, the student's account would be credited with this amount toward food services. The cost of any purchases at the Baird Dining Hall, Whitebone Pizzeria, or common cafe during the term would be deducted from the balance until a zero balance is reached. Ideally, a zero balance is reached at the end of each term; however, food service accounts can be supplemented at any time in increments of $25 or greater. It is important to keep in mind when choosing a meal plan that although an account can be supplemented at any time, any balance remaining at the end of April is non-refundable.

Residence Activities

Living in residence is so much more than a convenient place to live on campus! We strive to foster a safe, comfortable, fun and accepting home for students. Residence Life's goal is to provide an atmosphere conducive to a safe and healthy learning environment while providing students with the opportunity to learn, communicate and interact within a community. This goal is achieved through engaging Residence exclusive events hosted by Residence Life staff and Resident Assistants.  

Applying to Residence

Applicants who are interested in on-campus accommodations at UNB Saint John must complete the application form available at //

Residence applicants should note that acceptance to UNB Saint John does not guarantee a place in residence. Additionally, acceptance into residence will not be offered until admission to UNB Saint John has been granted. Once admission is granted, it is encouraged to apply to residence. Once you start the application process please keep in mind you will be required to pay your $500.00 deposit in order to secure your place in residence. Please have your credit card readily available. 

For information on the residences, please contact: Residence & Conference Services; - e-mail to: or telephone 648-5755, Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and also visit our website at