Living in residence

Residence is more than just a place to live. It is an opportunity for personal growth, academic support, leadership development and lifelong friendships. Our small campus size means you will experience UNB Saint John’s unique benefits. We are thrilled to have you join the residence community!

Comprehensive support in a welcoming community

We are here to offer you an outstanding experience in UNB Saint John’s residences. Our team consists of front-line student support staff, resident assistants, elected student volunteers, residence council and the residence life coordinator.

With your help, we foster a safe, welcoming, fun and accepting home. The residence environment is conducive to a safe and healthy learning environment, while providing you with the opportunity to learn how to communicate and interact within a community.

Living in residence means growing and developing yourself as an individual and a member of your community.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures and hope that you will enjoy our diverse UNB Saint John family.

Residence staff

Our residence staff consists of trained residence assistants (RAs) that are strategically placed throughout the Sir James Dunn, Dr. Colin B. MacKay & the Dr. Barry And Flora Beckett Residences as well as the Residence Life Coordinator.

RAs are upper year students who live in residence with you. This group of student leaders are hired by Residence Life to help you in your pursuit of academic and social growth.

Each RA is responsible for:

  • providing a safe and secure living environment
  • making sure rules are followed that are conducive to a safe and healthy living and learning environment
  • leadership assistance
  • supporting you in whatever way you need it

The on-duty RA can be reached at any time of day or night.

Residence council

Life here is not complete without the many fun social activities that take place within the walls of the residence. Residence council is a group of students who are elected each year and volunteer their time and effort to help you make the most out of your residence experience. From movie nights and themed parties to the winter formal and year-end dinner, residence council is a great way to get involved!