Traditional-style residences

Our traditional-style residences are popular among undergraduate students and include both single and double rooms. With nine co-ed, one all-female and one all-male residence, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. 



Aitken House

  • Building: All-male
  • Capacity: 95
  • Number of rooms: 43 double rooms, 9 single rooms
  • Meal Plan: Required
  • Year opened: 1958
  • House Charities: Canadian Blood Services, AIDS NB 
  • House History: Aitken House is named in honour of William Maxwell Aitken, 1st baron beaverbrook, chancellor of the University from 1947-1964
  • Fun Fact: The Aitken House Club Med Social is one of the most anticipated campus events of the year. The building's basement becomes a beach with truckloads of sand brought in every November for the party.
  • Features: TV lounge, study lounge, computer lab, pool table, exercise lounge, foosball table, laundry facilities


Bridges House

  • Building: Co-ed
  • Capacity: 97
  • Number of rooms: 38 double rooms, 21 single rooms
  • Meal Plan: Required
  • Year opened: 1962
  • House Charity: IWK Children’s Hospital 
  • House History: Bridges House is named in honour of brothers Henry Seabury Bridges (Professor of Classics at UNB 1881-1895) and Hedley Vicars Burpee Bridges (Principle of the Provincial Normal School 1906-1933). 
  • Fun Fact: Each February, Bridges’ residents take the plunge into an icy outdoor pool for the annual ‘Bridges House Polar Dip’. The event attracts around eighty people and raises funds for the IWK Children’s Hospital.
  • Features: TV lounge, Study lounge, computer lab, pool table, exercise lounge, fooseball table, kitchenette, laundry facilities 


Harrison House

  • Building: Co-ed 
  • Capacity: 97
  • Number of rooms: 38 double rooms, 21 single rooms
  • Meal Plan: Required
  • Year opened: 1962
  • House Charity: Right to Play 
  • House History: Harrison House is named in honour of Thomas Harrison, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) first president (1886-1906) to be born in New Brunswick.
  • Fun Fact: Harrison House has the longest running tradition at UNB, the Great Pumpkin Sacrifice which began in 1973. Each year, house residents carve a gigantic pumpkin in the likeness of Roman god Janus and on Oct. 31, carry it to Joy Kidd House where it is blessed and then returned to Harrison House where it is sacrificially dropped from the roof. The event is meant to represent the “academic harvest” and the pumpkin is sacrificed to ensure academic success.
  • Features: TV lounge, study lounge, computer lab, pool table, exercise lounge, kitchenette, laundry facilities 


Joy W. Kidd House 

  • Building: Co-ed
  • Capacity: 220
  • Number of rooms: 87 double rooms, 46 single rooms 
  • Meal Plan: Required
  • Year opened: 1998
  • House Charities: Habitat for Humanity, Canadian Mental Health Association
  • House History: Joy W. Kidd House is named in honour of Joy Wells Kidd, dean of women at UNB Fredericton from 1966-1985.
  • Fun Fact: Each fall Joy W. Kidd House residents host Kiddstock, a charity concert featuring local musicians from around New Brunswick. All proceeds raised from the event go to Joy W. Kidd House’s charity, Habitat for Humanity.
  • Features: TV lounge, study lounge, computer lab, pool table, exercise lounge, kitchenette, laundry facilities


Lady Beaverbrook Residence (LBR)

  • Building: Co-ed 
  • Capacity: 64 
  • Number of rooms: 23 double rooms, 18 single rooms
  • Meal Plan: Required
  • Year opened: 1930
  • House Charities: Capital Region Mental Health & Addictions Association
  • House History: Lady Beaverbrook Residence was named in memory of Gladys Drury, the first Lady Beaverbrook. Drury was married to Sir Max Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook), chancellor of UNB from 1847-1864 and died in 1927.
  • Fun Fact: Lady Beaverbrook Residence was named one of Canada’s most beautiful residences by Huffington Post in 2016.
  • Features: TV lounge, study lounge, pool table, exercise lounge, full kitchen, fireplaces, squash court, laundry facilities


Lady Dunn Hall

  • Building: All-female
  • Capacity: 93
  • Number of rooms: 27 double rooms, 36 single rooms
  • Meal Plan: Required
  • Year opened: 1963
  • House Charity: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
  • House History: Lady Dunn Hall is named in honour of Marcia Anastasia Christoforides, wife of Sir James Dunn and second wife to Lord Beaverbrook (Sir Max Aitken). Lady Dunn was the first on-campus accommodation for women at UNB.
  • Fun Fact: Canadian singer Anne Murray (BPE ’66) lived in Lady Dunn Hall during her time as a student at UNB.
  • Features: TV lounges, study lounge, computer lab, pool table, kitchenettes, laundry facilities


MacKenzie House

  • Building: Co-ed
  • Capacity: 99 
  • Number of rooms: 34 double rooms, 31 single rooms
  • Meal Plan: Required 
  • Year opened: 1965
  • House Charity: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fredericton-Oromocto
  • House History: MacKenzie House is named in honour of Dr. Normand Archibald MacRae MacKenzie, president of UNB from 1940-1944.
  • Fun Fact: “Lucerno Non Uro” (I Shine, Not Burn) is the motto of the Mackenzie Clan of Scotland that MacKenzie House has adopted to show their Scottish pride. The annual house charity event held each October is the Caber Toss. The event is a version of the traditional Highland Games where participants throw a large tree trunk.
  • Features: TV lounge, study lounge, computer lab, pool table, fooseball table, exercise lounge, squash court, laundry facilities 


McLeod House

  • Building: Co-ed
  • Capacity: 145
  • Number of rooms: 16 double rooms, 77 single rooms, 27 single rooms with shared private bathroom 
  • Meal Plan: Required 
  • Year opened: 1974
  • House Charity: Juvenile Diabetes Association
  • House History: McLeod House is named in honour of Edith G. McLeod, Registrar Emerita, secretary to the president from 1927-1945 and University registrar from 1946-1968. 
  • Fun Fact: McLeod House has its own in-house meal hall, offering residents the convenience of prepared meals in their house.
  • Features: TV lounge, study lounge, computer lab, pool table, fooseball table, exercise lounge, squash court, laundry facilities


Neill House

  • Building: Co-ed 
  • Capacity: 94
  • Number of rooms: 39 double rooms, 16 single rooms
  • Meal Plan: Required
  • Year opened: 1961
  • House Charity: Canadian Cancer Society
  • House History: Neill House is named in honour of the Neill family, long prominent in the commercial life of Fredericton.
  • Fun Fact: Neill House is the twin of Neville House. The two houses are mirror images of each other.
  • Features: TV lounge, study lounge, computer lab, pool table, exercise lounge, laundry facilities 


Neville/Jones House

  • Building: Co-ed
  • Capacity: 94
  • Number of rooms: 39 double rooms, 16 single rooms
  • Meal Plan: Required
  • Year opened: 1961
  • House Charity: Women in Transition House
  • House History: Neville House is named in honour of Fred L. Neville, who lived in the Neville Homestead for 91 years and was the last generation of Nevilles who owned the farm where the UNB residence quad now stands. In 2006, Neville House merged with Jones House (named after former president and chancellor of UNB from 1906-1940) upon its closure in 2006 and became Neville/Jones House. 
  • Fun Fact: In 1992, students from Neville House had their inaugural bed push event to raise funds for local Fredericton charity Women in Transition House. Originally, residents pushed a bed 120 kilometres from the UNB Saint John campus to the Fredericton campus. This route ended in 2010, but the push is still 120 kilometres around the BMO soccer field on the Fredericton campus, rain or shine! 
  • Features: TV lounge, study lounge, computer lab, pool table, exercise lounge, laundry facilities 


Tibbits Hall

  • Building: Co-ed
  • Capacity: 131
  • Rooms: double rooms, single rooms, single rooms with semi-private bathrooms attached and accessible suites
  • Meal Plan: Required
  • Year opened: 1970
  • House Charity: Fredericton Food Bank
  • House History: Tibbits Hall is named in honour of Mary Kingsley Tibbits, the first woman to graduate from UNB (BA 1889).
  • Fun Fact: Each year Tibbits Hall hosts a Halloween Charity Social in support of the Fredericton Food Bank. Costumes encouraged! 
  • Features: DKT media lounge, tv lounge, study lounge, computer lab, pool table, exercise lounge, kitchenettes (2), laundry facilities