UNB Lingo

Starting university and at a new place can be intimidating with it seemingly having its "own language."

Here is a list of words you may hear around UNB Fredericton's campus and around Fredericton.

Academic Advisors Staff members or professors in each faculty that aid in all academic matters including course selection and registration, finding support and help, and directing concerns to the appropriate places.
Academic Calendar Houses all the information you will need for your degree including important dates for the year, university regulations, program requirements and more.
Alden Nowlan House Also known as the Grad House and is the home of the Graduate Students Association. Located at 676 Windsor Street it offers a quiet reading room, fully licensed facilities, regular member events, and more.
ALPS Adult Learners, Part Time Students Association
Atrium The large, glassed in area that comprises part of the cafeteria on the lower level of the Student Union Building.
AUC Aiken University Centre - An arena located at the top of the hill next to Marshall D'Avray Hall. Our V-Reds hockey team plays here and noon hour skating for the public is offered.
AUS Atlantic University Sport
Ballroom A large room located on the top floor of the Student Union Building often used for social occasions or meetings.
BlackShirts Upper year students that assist in orientation events and lead RedShirts.
Blue Room A large, casual, meeting space located on the middle floor of the Student Union Building. The walls are painted blue, hence the name.
Book Buy and Sell An event that the Student Union puts on each year to help you to make some money on the textbooks you will never use again, and to purchase your current course texts at hugely reduced prices.
C.C. Jones C.C. Jones Student Services Centre is a one stop shop! It houses counselling services, the health centre, the student advocate, the international advisors office, financial aid, and more!
Campus Shoppe Convenience store located in the Student Union Building Lobby.
Cellar Pub and Grill located in the basement of the Student Union Building.
CHSR UNB’s radio station 97.9 FM
Cultural Café The Cultural Café is a service mainly offered to International students who are learning or improving their English while studying at UNB. The Cultural Café is not limited to International students… Come out and have a fabulous time with International and Canadian students alike! A typical meeting is usually comprised of a casual, fun game or activity to stimulate discussion within the group, and snacks for your enjoyment. Don’t miss out on some of the fun activities that are in store for.
D2L Desire 2 Learn – online learning environment professors post course material too
eServices A single area for students to find account balances, term marks, schedules, residence information, parental consent, etc.
Fresh Food Bags Community Food Smart is a bulk food buying club aimed at improving the health and well-being of individuals and families in our local communities. Every month members have the opportunity to purchase a bag of produce for only $15. There is also an optional annual membership fee of $10 which helps to sustain the program. Bags will typically include six staple items, apples, bananas, oranges, potatoes, onions and carrots, as well as a variety of seasonal options. Each month will feature different vegetables and fruit depending on what is available and affordable. An effort is made to get as much local food into the bags as well.
Grad House See Alden Nowlan House
GSA Graduate Student Association
Head Rest The coffee shop located on the second floor of Head Hall.
HIL Harriet Irving Library
HOC House Orientation Committee – residence leaders that organize and run residence events
House Committees House Committees are elected bodies of students who plan events for their respective residences (houses), and who offer leadership and advice on house affairs.
ITS Information Technology Services - provides technology support, information and services to all UNB students, faculty and staff across all UNB campuses.
IUC Integrated University Complex (IUC) or the concourse is where the Science, Physics, Forestry and one of the UNB Libraries is located.
LB Gym Lady Beaverbrook Gym 
LB Rink This rink is located just below the lower gates of campus on University Ave. They have free skates during the week and on weekends.
LBR Lady Beaverbrook Residence is located next to Head Hall.
McConnell McConnell Hall is the main dining hall on campus.
Mem Hall Memorial Hall, which houses the UNB Art Centre and performance space.
myFiles Looking for an easier way to manage your work files from your personal computer? Look no further than myFiles. myFiles allows you to easily access your files from your personal devices from anywhere you have access to the web. To access myFiles, simply log in to your myUNB Portal and select myFiles from the Launch Menu. From there, you can download or upload files, rename your folders, or anything else you would typically do from your computer.
myPrint Students – Want to print directly from your personal computer on campus but don’t have your own printer? myPrint lets you easily print from your personal devices to any lab printer on campus. Accessed through your myUNB Portal Launch menu, you can use myPrint to upload and print documents, print web pages, or even install a lab printer on your device so you can print directly from the programs you’re working in.
myUNB News Daily newsletter that informs you of important dates and events happening on campus. To subscribe: http://blogs.unb.ca/myunbnews-s-fr/ or through your myUNB Portal.
myUNB Portal The myUNB portal is your online entry point for information and tools at UNB. With a single login you can quickly access many of UNB's online services, including Desire2Learn, Outlook, and eServices. MyUNB provides you up-to-date information that is relevant to you, customized notifications, and the ability to connect and communicate with other students, faculty and staff in many different ways. The portal provides UNB with the ability to use social networking tools including blogs, wikis, and message boards to communicate online in a secure environment.
Neville Homestead Small farmhouse located on MacKay Dr. which houses the Career Development and Employment Centre.
New Res Before Elizabeth Parr Johnston residence got it's name, it was known as the new residence (shortened to New Res). EPJ is the only suite styles apartment residence on campus.
"Old Arts Building" see Sir Howard Douglas Hall
Orientation Chair Part of the UNB Student Union Orientation Executive that is responsible for planning orientation week. Working with the Shinerama Chair they together lead BlackShirts and RedShirts in all Student Union Orientation programming.
Proctor Proctors are student leaders who are selected to help provide a supportive, positive living environment for students in residence.
Quad The grassy area directly behind the Student Union Builiding
Quiet Hours Residence is a densely populated, vibrant and growing community. You must expect some reasonable living noise. Absolute silence is not possible. However, residents are not permitted to create excessive noise. In all residences, residents are expected to be considerate of their neighbors 24 hours a day, seven days a week so quiet hours are enforced to do so. Quiet Hours are as follows: Sunday – Thursday: 10:00pm – 8:00am and Friday and Saturday nights: 2:00am – 11:00am.
RedShirts The spirited orientation leaders that act as ambassadors for the Student Union during SOAR and fall orientation. They also wear red shirts.
Res Life Residential Life is the administration office for all residence matters.
SafeRide Need a free ride home after a long day on campus? If you’re a full-time undergraduate, just show us your student ID we’ll drive you home as long as the destination is within the highlighted area shown below. Pickup locations are at the SUB, Head Hall, and James Dunn Hall (STU Campus) entrances. Designated white boards will inform you when the next pick up will take place. If you have any questions or concerns about SafeRide, email the SafeRide Coordinator, at saferide@unb.ca.
SafeWalk SafeWalk is a program designed to provide students, visitors, and faculty of UNB safety at night by escorting them between two locations on or around campus. Users of the service may call the security office and request a SafeWalk, or call the SafeWalk cellphone. Two CP's (one female and one male) will then arrive to escort the person to their intended destination. Never be afraid to ask for our help as that is what we are here for, and in many cases our service has made a noticeable difference in campus safety.
SClub The Social Club is the on-campus club located on the top floor of the Student Union Building.
Shinerama Chair Part of the UNB Student Union Orientation Executive that is responsible for planning orientation week. Working with the Orientation Chair they together lead BlackShirts and RedShirts in all Student Union Orientation programming. They also lead all activities related to raising money for cystic fibrosis through Shinerama.
Sir Howard Douglas Hall (3 Bailey Dr.) The oldest building on campus and the oldest university building still in use in Canada. The Sir Howard Douglas Hall holds the Office of the Registrar, Office of the President, University Secretariat, the Undergraduate Awards Office, and many more.
SLIC The Student Legal Information Centre (SLIC) provides free and confidential legal information to all UNB undergraduate students.
SU Student Union; also the name of the Student Union Mascot, a fox. SU is easily recognized by the red bow she wears in her fur.
SUB Student Union Building
SUB Towne A shop in the Student Union Building that sells clothing and UNB gear.
The Bruns The Brunswickan is the student run weekly campus newspaper.
The Tunnels In some spots on campus there are underground tunnels that let you pass from one building to another without going outdoors.  Tunnels connect the Harriet Irving Library to Kierstead Hall and Tilley Hall and another tunnel connects the Science Library Concourse to Toole Hall.
Tim’s  Tim Horton’s, located in the Student Union Building Cafeteria.
TownHouse A student organization for those living off-campus. TownHouse is a "virtual residence" that provides all the fun and connection of a "real residence." Take part in "house" activities, intramural sports, BBQs, movie nights and more.
UCard The UCard is UNB's official Photo ID Card. Much more than a simple ID, this card gives you discounts around town, access to library resources and secure areas, entry to gym facilities, meal plans, printing, entrance to events, purchases with UCard cash and more.
UCard App Adding money to your UCard and managing your card just got easier thanks to a new app called 'Transact by Blackboard'. This app is available for both iOS and Android devices. You can check your account balance, make a deposit, and deactivate/activate your lost card right from your phone.
UNBSU UNB Student Union – elected individuals that represent the student population. They plan events and make sure your voice is heard.
URec Recreation Services runs the Currie Centre fitness faclities, LB Gym squash courts and climbing wall, intermural sports, group fitness classes, instructional classes, and recreational gym time.
V-Reds Varsity Reds – The name given to each of our varsity sports teams. Go Reds!
Writing and Study Skills Centre We provide individual appointments, drop-in consultations, and workshops for all full- and part-time UNB students. Our specialty is academic writing, but we also work with students to develop other abilities such as time management, note-taking, examination preparation, and presentation skills. To book an appointment, please call 453-4527 (SAS front desk) or 452-6346 (Writing Centre).