Orientation week

Orientation week eases the transition to university and promotes relationship building with fellow students and the campus community. All new UNB Saint John students (all first year: international or domestic; high-school entrant, transfer, or mature) are invited to participate in orientation events.

Our goal is to make you feel welcome, as well as prepared for the upcoming year. During the orientation events, you will have the option to participate in academic, social and recreational activities that will help you feel comfortable in your new environment.

What you can expect

During the week of August 24-28 you will be able to take in a series of ‘crash courses’ in how we will deliver our services and programs at UNB Saint John. These sessions will be promoted by our Ready, Set, UNB Saint John team. The schedule will be released by August 18. Check out the event listing on Ready, Set, UNB Saint John for more info.

During the week of August 31 - Sept. 4 you will be able to take in a session with our SRC Orientation Chair and VP Student Life who will discuss in greater detail some of the activities planned for orientation week.

During the week of Sept. 5-12 you will be able to take in a series of both face-to-face and virtual sessions that are applicable to you. Expect an emails from the campus as well as the student representative council, who will provide you with more information about session times and web links for how to register for appropriate events.

Campus welcome

Join our campus Vice-President, Dr. Petra Hauf, as we welcome the Fall 2020 class to UNB Saint John. During this session we will welcome you to our beautiful campus and learn all about student life and supports we offer our students. Kick-off the year and classes by attending this session and learning all about what UNB Saint John has been busy with as we prepare to launch your University career.

Faculty welcome

Each of our faculties are preparing a way to welcome you to campus and to your new academic family. From barbeques, student panels, and “speed dating a Major”, there is a variety of events planned to orient you to your Faculty. Our main goal here is to help you integrate both academically and socially to UNB Saint John.

Academic advising and registration sessions

Our academic advisors will be hosting virtual presentations to help students understand the course requirements of their degree, important academic information and select the courses you will take in your Fall and Winter term. We will host group sessions for students for most undergraduate programs at UNB Saint John.

These sessions are designed for students who have yet to register and to help you register for the courses. Students only need to attend this session if you do not know how to register using e-services or if you are experiencing issues.

Family orientation

We know that parents, guardians, brothers and sisters are also excited about you attending UNB Saint John. This session is designed specifically to let your support network know how we plan to support you over the academic year.

Residence orientation

Our Residence staff are developing a series of events to get you used to living on campus. These events will be coordinated by the Residence Assistants (RAs) and intended to let you meet your peers living on the same floor as you.

Student Representative Council

Your SRC Orientation Chair has spent the summer furiously planning activities to introduce you to student life here at UNB Saint John. Join us for walks in the park, movie nights under the stars, online comedy shows, car washes for Shinerama and so much more. This combination of online and face-to-face events is designed to introduce you to life as a student whether you can be on campus or are studying from afar.

Student Services sessions

Student Services will host a set of sessions including Transitioning to University, Immigration, Welcoming students to NB and Canada, financial aid (with guest presenter from the Provincial government), and many more.