Before you arrive

Before you arrive, we suggest you review our residence contract. You will be required to sign this on move-in day before you receive your keys and check-in to residence. If you are under 19 years of age, your parent or guardian will also be required to sign the residence contract prior to you checking in. 

There are a number of other things you can do to ease your transition to UNB before you arrive in September. Below you’ll find a list of tips from our Orientation Team.

Pre-arrival checklist

  • review the residence contract
  • register for your courses by attending one of our Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration sessions, or by contacting your faculty directly
  • contact Residence Administration if you require any special accommodations during your check-in process or throughout the academic year
  • pay your residence fees
  • get your student ID card
  • check your UNB email account regularly to read the student e-news and other important messages
  • review the Services for Students Guide
  • make note of important academic dates
  • review the residence important dates
  • inquire about purchasing a parking pass through UNB Security and Traffic if you plan to bring your vehicle to campus
  • get the details on bus passes from Fredericton Transit
  • Students are asked to have the following vaccinations before moving into residence: 
    • Hepatitis B (3 doses)
    • MMR (2 doses)
    • Varicella (2 doses)
    • HPV
    • Tdap (within the last 10 years)
    • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Men-CC or Men-C-ACYW)
    • Meningococcal B Vaccine
    • Influenza (yearly)
    • Covid-19 (2 doses and any recommended boosters)

Packing essentials

Download and print our full suggested packing list to help you prepare for the big move.

Traditional-style residences

UNB traditional-style residence rooms come partially furnished and include:

  • a twin bed
  • dresser or drawer unit
  • closet or wardobe space
  • a desk and chair

Suite-style residences

If you’ve opted to live in our suite-style residence, your suite also comes partially furnished.

Suites include:

  • bathroom
  • full kitchen (all major appliances, including a microwave and dishwasher)
  • living room area with furniture

Bedrooms include:

  • double bed
  • dresser
  • wardrobe
  • desk and chair

Residence Life Orientation

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