Fall Term Update | Student Updates | Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates | UNB

UNB fall term update

The 2020 academic fall term at UNB is being delivered through a blended learning model that includes alternative delivery methods and in-person classes and labs. While we continue to be grounded by our strength as one university with two campuses, the university experience will differ slightly for our various programs and campus communities to ensure physical distancing and capacity within our spaces.


Most courses and labs in undergraduate and graduate programs are adjusted appropriately for students who are unable to be on campus. However, some programs require in-person instruction to meet program outcomes and attendance is mandatory to satisfy lab, clinical and practicum requirements.

Students who are unable to participate in mandatory in-person courses and labs that do not have an alternative delivery method option but are required to meet program outcomes and satisfy lab and practicum requirements must contact their academic advisor immediately for program advising.

UNB Fredericton campus

Undergraduate programs are offered with a blend of alternative delivery methods and limited in-person instruction. In-person instruction will take place where it has been identified as a priority and is required to meet program outcomes. In-person instruction will largely focus on lab components.

UNB Saint John campus

Undergraduate programs are delivered with a combination of in-person instruction and alternative delivery methods with in-person classes available wherever possible.

UNB Moncton site

Advanced Standing Program is delivered through alternative delivery methods with off-site clinical placements.

Graduate Studies

On both campuses, graduate programs are delivered with in-person instruction, with alternative delivery methods available.

Course delivery methods

The delivery method for each course is identified in the course registration system. The UNB course timetable indicates if courses are 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. Additional notes will be added in the comment section if appropriate. If the course delivery method is not listed, please contact your faculty for details.

In-person: Courses delivered by an instructor with students in attendance will have a physical room listed.

Alternative delivery methods: Courses delivered remotely using a variety of learning strategies selected by the instructor have the code AD listed under the room assignment.

Combination: Courses offered using a combination of both in-person instruction and alternative delivery methods list a physical building for the in-person component, AD for the portion offered remotely and combination is noted in the comment section. TBA (to be announced) is listed if the course has not yet been assigned an actual location.

Admitted undergraduate and graduate students who have already registered for their fall courses can view the delivery method of each course through the myUNB portal under class schedule.

UNB Libraries

On both campuses, libraries will support learning in all programs but with limited capacity in accordance with New Brunswick Public Health guidelines. Harriet Irving Library and Hans W. Klohn Commons are open.

Contact UNB Library Services to learn how they may provide additional research support. More information how to access library services:

Residence and living accommodations

UNB Residences will be open with limitations as directed by New Brunswick Public Health requirements.

Whether students live on or off-campus, when you become a student at UNB, you become a part of the UNB family. Student Services is available to liaise with students who require off-campus housing.

Students must make the personal decision to move to Fredericton or Saint John based on what is best for their individual set of circumstances. Students unable to participate in required course components should contact their academic advisor immediately for program advising.

Residents of the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador) can travel within the four provinces and will not need to self-isolate for 14 days. Students entering New Brunswick from outside of the Atlantic bubble are required to self-isolate for 14 days. See the Government of New Brunswick for more information on international and interprovincial travel.

Support services

Regardless of the learning delivery model, students continue to have access to resources and services such as academic advisors, financial aid, health centres and counselling, library services and various student academic help centres.

Frequently asked questions