March 17 Update | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates | UNB

COVID-19 Update

March 17, 2020

UNB is transitioning to provide only essential services as directed by New Brunswick Public Health. Over the next 48 hours, we will be scaling down operations to only those essential to the delivery of courses by alternative methods and business continuity processes.

  • Both campuses and off-campus sites will remain open for essential services and functions only.
    • All UNB employees should expect to work remotely unless explicitly told otherwise.
  • Course instruction, using alternative delivery methods, will resume on March 23 as scheduled. In-person classes will not be held for the remainder of the term.
    • Libraries will shift to online service delivery only.
  • Public access to UNB campuses is restricted until further notice.
    • ALL events on UNB campuses are cancelled or postponed.
    • ALL athletic facilities are closed.
    • ALL non-essential businesses on campus are closed.
    • The Student Union Building is closed.
  • All students in residences who are able to must move out by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. Student Services has provided instructions to students living in residences and support for individuals who are unable to leave residences.

Please check your university email regularly in the days and weeks ahead. While we will continue to update our website,, the latest news will be shared with you via email and UNB social media channels.