New Student Orientation | New Students | Saint John | UNB

New student orientation

Do you have any questions for us about your new beginning with UNB Saint John? We are here to help! Throughout August, every Wednesday from 2 - 3 p.m. ADT Student Services staff will host an online drop-in session via Microsoft Teams.

Orientation week is where it all begins! Check back on Aug. 18 for a full schedule of activities, times, and locations!

Orientation week, from Sept. 5 – 9, is a fun filled week of events, activities and informative sessions to help you make friends, have fun and learn about all the incredible things UNB has in store for you. Whether you are international or domestic; high-school entrant, transfer or mature, if it is your first year at UNB Saint John then you are invited to participate in orientation events. Make the most out of your time here at UNB and make sure to attend all the events planned that week.

Our goal is to make you feel welcome, as well as prepared for the upcoming year.

What you can expect

During the week of Sept. 5-9 you will be able to attend various events, activities and sessions that are applicable to you. This year we are happy to announce that all our events will take place in-person. Throughout the day we will be introducing you to all our key support people in Student Services and your faculty. We can’t wait to meet you!

Other students recommend it

"I loved being able to meet the people living on residence and I cannot wait to start classes to meet more people" – Mickayla

"The most fun part about orientation day was going around and actually learning about the school and figuring out where my classes are, also being with my friends and having fun" – Pat

"It has been an awesome experience and an awesome first week. I couldn’t have asked for more! The events have been fun and exciting. 10/10" – Aiden

"One thing I wish I knew before orientation... just go! You don’t have to participate, just go. Talk to people. Make friends. They might be your friends for a lifetime!" – Krista

Campus and faculty welcome

Trying to make friends with others in your program? Well, you will not want to miss this! Now that you are a part of our community at UNB Saint John, we want to give you a warm welcome!

Join our campus Vice-President, Dr. Petra Hauf, our Director of Student Services, Sheldon MacLeod, and the President of the SRC Devin Debly in the G. Forbes Elliot Athletic Centre.

You will then be escorted to your specific faculty building where you will meet your professors and other students within your program.

Student Services

The Student Services 'ask me' table is located on the 1st floor of Oland Hall and will be available from Tuesday, Sept. 6 – 8 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for any drop-in questions you may have. Student volunteers will be on hand to help you find your way to your first class. Representatives from our departments are very excited to meet you!

On Tuesday, Sept. 6 Student Services will host a free BBQ lunch with lots of fun and games. Stay tuned for more details!

Student Representative Council

The Student Representative Council (also known as SRC) is your student union that represents all undergraduate UNB Saint John students. They have so many fun activities planned, not only for orientation but all year round! The best way to stay informed with your SRC is on Facebook & Instagram.

Academic advising and registration sessions

UNB Saint John offers so many interesting and diverse courses for you to take, so how will you choose? Our academic advisors will be accessible at specific times to help you understand the course requirements for your degree and will aid in the selection of your fall and winter term courses.

These sessions will focus on students who have yet to register for their courses or those who want to ensure they are on their best path towards graduating. The times and locations will be posted soon – stay tuned!

Campus store

Our campus store, on the main floor of the G. Forbes Elliot Athletic Centre, Room 112 is your one stop shop for textbooks, school supplies and UNB merchandise to show off your UNB pride! Can’t wait for orientation? Start shopping for UNB clothing and accessories.

Family orientation

Parents, guardians, supporters and other important people in your life are just as excited for you to attend UNB Saint John as you are.

This session introduces your family to what support services UNB Saint John can offer you, to ensure you make the most of your time with us both socially and academically.

Residence orientation

Are you moving into one of our beautiful residences on campus this fall? This is the best way to meet your new neighbours! Our residence staff have been planning a series of events to introduce you to your new home, including your peers and residence-specific supports. Keep an eye on your email for more information.

Commencement ceremony

On Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 3:30 p.m., the University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus invites new students to Commencement. Hosted by Dr. Paul Mazerolle, UNB President and Vice-Chancellor, and Dr. Petra Hauf, Vice-President, this annual ceremony is a special time for us to welcome you, our newest students, to the UNB family. More details to come!

IT Services

Before your arrival to campus for orientation welcome week it is very important you have claimed your IT services. Activate Your IT Services now. If you require assistance with your username or password or have questions for our IT service desk team, contact the IT Help Desk.