Winter orientation

All new students starting their studies in Winter 2024 are warmly invited to join our Winter Welcome Orientation.

We hope that you will join the events that we are planning to help you get a good start to your studies at UNB.

Our Winter Welcome Week 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 student, if it is your first term at UNB Saint John then you are invited to participate in 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 term.


Online information session

10 – 10:45 a.m. | Welcome by Student Affairs and Services and general overview of UNB Saint John and getting started

10:45 – 11 a.m. | Meet Your SRC (Student Representative Council)

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Things I wish I knew as a first-year student. Best tips and advice from current UNB Saint John students

Break for Lunch

1 – 1:45 p.m. | Saint John Newcomers Centre introduction. All students are welcome to join, particularly international students who have just arrived

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. | How to dress for Winter

2:30 - 3 p.m. | Wrap up and final questions

Join the session

2:30 - 4 p.m. | Ice Cream Social compliments of the SRC – Whitebone Pizzeria (while supplies last)

12 - 2 p.m. | SRC Clubs & Societies Expo – G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre – Right side court

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Government of Canada Social Insurance Number Clinic – Hans W. Klohn Commons Library – Room 126

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Services for Students Expo – Hans W. Klohn Commons – Lunch, snacks, prizes and more!

5 – 7 p.m. | Pizza Party & Family Feud – Hosted by the BAS Society and the SRC – Whitebone Pizzeria

9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. | Two Years Eve Party – Lily Lake Pavilion

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2 and 4 p.m. | Basketball game openers at the G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2 and 4 p.m. | Volleyball openers game at the G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre – “Bell Let’s Talk” Games

What you can expect

We are very pleased to invite you to our Services for Students Expo on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Hans W. Klohn Commons main level. Lunch and treats provided compliments of Student Affairs & Services.

Drop by and say hello and let us introduce you to our key support people in Student Affairs and Services and other UNB departments. You can sign up for clubs & societies, campus recreation and athletics teams, and meet your SRC (Student Representative Council).

The Registrar’s Office will also be on hand to assist with any questions you may have. Be sure to visit our tables to enter to win some pretty cool prizes. We can’t wait to meet you!

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.

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.

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.

Are you ready to get started?

More information for your first week of classes

Our new student guide is developed specifically with you – our new students – in mind! It’s packed with information and QR codes to UNB pages often visited by students. This guide will also give you a campus map to help you find your way around and locate your classrooms.

If you are commuting to campus, you have to purchase a parking pass. They are available for various durations (1 month, 2 months, one term, two terms and a full year for instance). Vehicles without parking passes are not ticketed during the first week of classes to give you time to pay and pick up your pass. Order a parking pass (UNB log-in credentials needed).

At UNB, your student Id card is called your U-Card. You can upload your own photo prior to coming to campus and simply pick it up from our Security office in the Athletics Centre. You can also add money to your U-Card to purchase food on campus and to print documents in our computer labs.

Many of you would like to know which textbooks to get for your classes. Each professor will provide this information when you receive your syllabus during the first day of classes. Your syllabus may be available prior to classes start via UNB’s course management system called Desire to Learn Brightspace (UNB login credentials needed). Once you have determined which textbooks you need, you can purchase them in the Campus bookstore, located on the main level of the Athletics Centre.

UNB offers many payment options. The deadline for paying your tuition and fees is listed under UNB’s important dates. If you have questions about your student account or fee statement, reach out to and remember to include your student number. If you don’t remember your student number, you can find it on your letter of acceptance to UNB.

As a UNB Saint John student, there are lockers available to you in many of the campus buildings. You need to bring you own lock. It’s “first come, first serve”. If you see an empty locker, it’s yours!

UNB’s recruiters are happy to give campus tours to new students. Be sure to schedule a campus tour to become familiar with our buildings and services.

The Athletics, Recreation & Wellness department is your hub for campus recreation, intramural, fitness and more. Looking to play soccer for the Seawolves? Full-time UNB Saint John students can participate in our men’s & women’s training camp or tryout for our men’s and women’s volleyball and basketball teams. Follow the Seawolves on Facebook & Instagram.

There are several food services on campus: our Whitebone Pizzeria, Baird Cafeteria and the Commons Café. Make sure to explore them all and learn about the meal memberships to save money.

Student Affairs & Services can always be you first go-to resource! We are a department full of helpful staff members. Our location is the ground floor of Oland Hall. You can stop by any time to ask questions or contact us via and make sure to include your name and student ID in all correspondence with our offices.