Parents and supporters

How you can help your student succeed

We recognize that parents, partners, siblings, family and friends, are  important members of the support network for our students. To help in this role, we offer information that is meant to help you understand what students will be experiencing and how you can help. We encouraged you to share this exciting new experience with your student, and to experience UNB Saint John for yourself.

Moving into residence

For those of you bringing a first time UNB student to live in one of our residences, moving in is a big day.  Student Services representatives will there to welcome you while your student is welcomed by the Reslife Coordinator, RAs and members of the Res Council.  

Family orientation

Family Orientation is your opportunity visit campus, learn about the flow of the academic year, meet with Faculty representatives and Student Services staff and ask any questions that you may have. Family Orientation is a drop in event that will take place on Tuesday, September 5th from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Hans W. Klohn Commons.

Representatives from the following departments will be on hand:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Science, Applied Science and Engineering
  • Student Health Centre
  • Student Abroad
  • ISS
  • Environmental Health, Safety and Security
  • Student Services
  • Registrar's Office
  • Athletics
  • Bookstore
  • Financial and Administrative Services
  • Students' Representative Council


We know you likely have questions, and we would be happy to have a conversation, answer your questions or direct you to someone who can. Please don't hesitate to contact Ken Craft.


Below are some of the many resources available to help you in supporting your student during their transition to university life.