Spring Orientation, Advising & Registration | New Students | Saint John | UNB

Spring Orientation, Advising & Registration (S.O.A.R.)

At UNB Saint John we cannot wait to have you join our campus community.

UNB Saint John staff and faculty are eager to get you set-up with your course advising and registration. This year we will be offering two types of events for students: Online and in-person.

On May 29, we will host an online event open to all admitted high school students. During this event you will be able to meet virtually with other students who have been admitted to the same program. During this time, an advisor will walk you through the process of choosing your first-year course.

From May 31 to June 3, we will host a series of face-to-face advising sessions on campus! That’s right, we will be returning to campus in small groups. At this time we are able to offer a small number of sessions, based on admitted faculty, to local students who have been admitted.

For these sessions we will be exercising every safety precaution as we welcome you to our campus. We may not be able to accommodate everyone at this time, but students who are unable to register for a face-to-face session can always attend the virtual session on May 29.


  • 6 – 7:15 p.m. | Bachelor of Arts | Register now
  • 6 – 7:15 p.m. | Bachelor of Business Administration | Register now

  • 6 – 7:15 p.m. | Bachelor of Science Engineering | Register now
  • 6 – 7:15 p.m. | Bachelor of Science Computer Science | Register now
  • 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. | Bachelor of Science | Register now

Campus welcome

Join our campus Vice-President, Dr. Petra Hauf, as we welcome the Fall 2021 class to UNB Saint John. This virtual session is intended for students and parents alike. During this session you will also hear from the President of our Student Representative Council (SRC), our academic Dean(s), and Director of Student Services. During this session we will welcome you to our beautiful campus and learn all about student life and supports we offer our students.

Faculty welcome

What better way to start a new program than to hear from your Dean, program chairs, faculty and current students at UNB Saint John. Each faculty will host a virtual session designed to help you learn all about the expectations of your faculty. We will further talk about the exciting opportunities that each degree offers and some of the unique social aspects of your area of study. Our main goal here is to help you integrate both academically and socially to UNB Saint John.

Academic advising 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. We will host most sessions twice to help you find a time that best works for your schedule.

Registration sessions

The Office of the Registrar staff will host virtual registration sessions throughout the week. These sessions are designed to help you register for the courses. Whether you chose to self-advise or attended a session with an academic advisor, we are here to help you register using the e-services platform. Students only need to attend this session if you do not know how to register using e-services or if you are experiencing issues.

Residence tour

Our Residence staff are developing an interesting way to tour virtually around the place you have chosen to call home. Join our Manager and Residence Life Coordinator for a sneak peak of our rooms, dining area, social spaces and a glimpse into campus life.

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.

Student Representative Council

Wondering what life is like as a student at UNB Saint John? Join your SRC President, VP Student Life, and current students for a fun filled hour all about social life on campus and in the city. During this session you will be able to learn what it means to be a Seawolves and ask all of your question.