COVID-19 community update

Oct. 5, 2020

Over the past few weeks, our community has marked the beginning of a fall term that is different from any we have had before. It hasn’t been easy, but we’ve been able to accomplish this thanks to the effort and dedication of our faculty, staff and students.

The health and safety of our UNB community is, and will always remain, our top priority. After careful consideration, we will continue to offer a blended learning model for the winter term of our 2020-2021 academic year. The academic calendar will be revised to reflect self-isolation requirements for anyone travelling outside of the Atlantic provinces over the December break.

2021 winter term delivery method

UNB winter term courses will be delivered through a blended learning model, applying the same approach we are currently using for the fall term on each campus and the Moncton site.

  • Throughout the next few weeks, the course timetable will be updated to indicate if winter term courses will be offered through in-person instruction, alternative delivery method or a combination of the two. The delivery method for each course is specified by the classroom assignment. If the course delivery method is not listed by Oct. 28, 2020 please contact your faculty for details.
  • Contact your academic advisor immediately for program advising if you are unable to participate in mandatory in-person courses, labs and practicum requisites required to meet your program outcomes that do not have an alternative delivery method option.

2021 undergraduate winter term academic calendar

To ensure no one misses in-person class instruction and course materials while self-isolating, we will adjust the UNB 2020-21 academic calendar to accommodate the 14 days of self-isolation required for travellers coming to New Brunswick from outside of the Atlantic provinces.

  • Winter term classes will begin on Jan. 11, 2021 with the last day of classes taking place on April 15, 2021. The winter term break and final exam period will remain unchanged.
  • All classes during the first week of winter term will be offered solely through alternative delivery methods to ensure students, faculty and staff can safely complete a 14-day university approved self-isolation if required.
  • In-person classes will resume on Jan. 18, 2021 for those required to be on campus for course instruction.
  • If you travel outside of the Atlantic provinces over the December break, or join us for the start of the winter term from outside of the Atlantic provinces, you must self-isolate for 14 days prior to coming to campus on Jan. 18, 2021. Students arriving to UNB for the winter term must have an approved self-isolation plan. For assistance creating your self-isolation plan and to attain plan approval, please complete the COVID-19 self-isolation plan form as soon as possible. Questions can be directed to
  • Students living in residences must contact their campus Residence Office to set-up a specific move-in date and time for the winter term.

Graduate studies and open entry courses

The dates shown above apply to undergraduate programs and do not necessarily apply to the School of Graduate Studies, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Education, Nursing ASP or to open entry courses offered through the College of Extended Learning. Consult the appropriate calendar for more information on how the revised academic calendar affects your program and courses.

UNB is committed to ensuring your academic and personal success. We are here to support you wherever you are studying whether it is on-campus or remotely.

Paul J. Mazerolle
President and Vice-Chancellor

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