Living in residence
One of the best ways to get to know people is to live next door to them. Living in residence means students are just minutes from campus events, classes, the athletic centre, cafeteria and library.
Residences are security locked and have TV and study lounges as well as laundry facilities. Most students have their own spacious bedrooms. High speed internet and cable TV connections are included in each room.
In the traditional style residence, bathrooms are shared with others in the wing, and students enjoy a full meal plan and get to class without ever going outside in the rain or snow. With the suite style option, each student will get their own bedroom while sharing a kitchenette and bathroom with another student.
Meal plans are arranged using a debit-type card. Accounts can be increased at any time. The Baird Dining room offers meat and vegetarian entrees, fresh to order sandwiches, a grill, all day breakfast, soups and salads. The card can even be used at the Tim Horton's on campus.
If living in residence doesn't appeal to your son or daughter, don’t sweat it. Many of our students choose to live off-campus with friends or alone, either in an apartment, or in someone's home as a boarder. Regardless of their preference, there are lots of apartment options available within a short walk to the campus and lots more in every other part of the city.
If your child doesn't have their own transportation, the city's public bus route stops right on the campus and offers student discounts…so they can take that extra money and treat themselves to something other than Kraft Dinner for lunch.
Compared to other cities in Canada, and even New Brunswick, Saint John housing and apartment costs are amongst the lowest.