Student housing options abound in Fredericton due to declining enrolment levels

August 29, 2012

Declining enrolment at Fredericton universities means students now have more choice on where they are going to live, whether they are looking to reside on or off campus. St. Thomas University's residence manager says there are more spots available to students in campus residences than in previous years. STU is experiencing a slight drop in first-year students, who tend to use on-campus housing more. By contrast, STU is continuing to retain returning students at a higher rate, and some of these students are signing up for additional years of living on campus. Students at the University of New Brunswick will also have their choice of places to reside. "We've been around this level that is some percentage, you know, 90 per cent occupancy across the residence system, at least that will be the case this year," says UNB's executive director of residential life. CBC