Community Food Smart

For $10 or $15 a month, students can purchase a bag of produce from local distributors. The $10 "crunchy" bag includes $20-30 dollars of food and the $15 bag includes $35-45 dollars of food. Both choices come in a reusable bag. Staple foods such as apples, carrots, bananas, oranges, onions and potatoes will be included every month, the rest of the items will vary depending on what is in season.  Each produce bag also includes information on how to prepare and store your food, and new recipes based about their speciality food item of the month. To order a bag, you must pay before the first Thursday of every month to the Help Desk and pick up is the second Thursday of every month in the afternoon at the Help Desk

Academic Assistance 

The Academic Assistance budget is dedicated to supporting students who wish to further their education or knowledge in a certain subject but cannot make ends meet. For example, needing to attend a conference in Moncton or Halifax. Academic Assistance is administered by the Vice-President Administration.

Legal Assistant

 The STUSU provides every student with one hour of free confidential legal assistance every year through the Union Lawyer. This service can be accessed by calling the lawyer Allan Muarry directly at (506) 458-1108.

Bus Pass

In 2006 a referendum was passed at St. Thomas University to create a campus-wide bus pass for use on Fredericton Transit. Because of this, every student at St. Thomas University is eligible to use Fredericton transit all year while their student ID is valid. The bus is especially useful to students who live in Chatham Hall and those who live off campus outside of walking distance. 

The Bus Pass is negotiated through the Students' Union. If you have any issues with the bus pass or have any suggestions for an improvement, please contact the Vice-President Student Life at su_vpsl@stu.ca.


Emergency Bursary

The STUSU maintains a budgetary line solely for assisting students who find themselves in an emergency situation during the year. The STUSU employs an Emergency Bursaries Coordinator for the purpose of maintaining this program. Applications can be picked up at the main office in the SUB, the Help Desk

Charitable Assistance

The Charitable Assistance Budget is dedicated to helping students who wish to engage in charitable endeavours. If there is an initiative that you believe the Union should donate to, contact the Vice-President Administration.

Help Desk

Located in James Dunn Hall, the Help Desk offers free local telephone service, lost & found, photocopier and scanner, condoms, and basic school supplies such as pens and pencils. They have a collection of pamphlets with legal information and campus information, and the volunteers endeavour to be knowledgeable and helpful, if you would like to be Help Desk Volunteer please email su_helpdesk@stu.ca. If you have any questions about things at STU, chances are the Help Desk has the answer! You can also follow the Help Desk's Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram

Clubs and Societies

Clubs and Organizations are groups of students who are interested in talking about or taking action on a particular issue. They are groups that are formed outside of classes and open to all members of the STU community, with some clubs welcoming students from UNB and the greater Fredericton area.


Safe Ride

Operated in partnership with the University of New Brunswick Students' Union, SafeRide provides a free drive home for students on campus. Whether you're studying late or coming back from a night class, you can take SafeRide home with your student ID card. Pickup locations are outside of James Dunn Hall, the Students' Union Building, and Head Hall.

Hours:  Monday - Friday: 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information please follow UNB SafeRide Facebook Page


Health and Dental Coverage

Health and Dental Coverage

The STUSU is part of the Campus Trust, which uses a self-funded model to provide students with health and dental coverage. Campus Trust is made up of various member institutions each with their own specialized plans tailored to their institution’s needs. STUSU's coverage with the Campus Trust is meant to enhance the student quality of life at an affordable cost. Contact STUSU’s Vice-President Administration at su_vpadmin@stu.ca, 506-460-0301 or visit www.studentbenefits.ca for more information.




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STUSU is a member of the New Brunswick Student Alliance (NBSA), which advocates to the provincial government, the university administration, and other relevant stakeholders on behalf of their members. Contact STUSU’s Vice-President Education at su_vped@stu.ca, 506-460-0301 or visit www.nbsa-aenb.ca for more information.

STUSU is a member of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), which advocates to the federal government and other relevant stakeholders on behalf of their members. CASA represents undergraduate, graduate and polytechnic students from coast to coast. For more information contact STUSU’s Vice-President Education at su_vped@stu.ca, 506-460-0301 or visit www.casa-acae.com.

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Welcome Week

Welcome Week


Welcome Week

Welcome Week is the first week  where first year students are welcomed into the community at St. Thomas University. Organized by the Students’ Union through our Welcome Week Chair,  works in partnership with Residence Life and the University Administration to plan this a week of exciting events. Welcome Week is a week full of activities that are both fun and informative. Sometimes they’re more fun than informative, but that’s alright too.

Shinerama is also a part of the Welcome Week. It is Canada’s largest postsecondary fundraiser. Shinerama is part of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, which is an organization that has been raising funds for the fight against cystic fibrosis since 1960 and has contributed $150 million to leading research and care. As a result, Canada has one of the world’s highest survival rates for people with Cystic Fibrosis.


Hello, My name is Morgan. I am in my fourth and final year here at STU and I am double majoring in Criminology and Sociology with a minor in Political Science. As excited I am for the new things that fourth year will bring, I am very excited to bring a great Welcome Week to the incoming class of 2021, and becoming more involved with STU throughout the next year. 


Hey STUdents! My name is Victoria Da Silva and I am going into my 4th year of a double major in Gerontology and Psychology.  This summer I have been given the honour of leading STU's Shinerama campaign!

As Shinerama Coordinator, I am responsible for planning summer and winter fundraisers as well as our annual Shine Day, which will be held on Tuesday, September 5th! Our goal is to raise not only funds but also awareness for the most common fatal genetic disease, Cystic Fibrosis. This disease targets children and young adultsand primarily affects their lungs and digestive systems, which will eventually lead to death in the majority of people with CF.

That said, it is our exciting job to fight this disease, which currently has no cure, so that people living with CF can live happy and healthier lives! I am so excited to meet you all and have you join myself and the rest of our St. Thomas Crew on Shine Day, it'll be lots of fun so mark your calendars!

Follow our exciting Shinerama journey on:

Instagram : @stushineforcf

Facebook: St. Thomas University Shinerama for Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Lots of Shine Love,

Victoria Da Silva