Memorial University – St. John’s Campus



Memorial University of Newfoundland brings together an impressive collection of students, teachers, researchers, and scholars who have created a distinctive environment conducive to learning, personal growth, and expanding knowledge for today and tomorrow. One of the top comprehensive universities in Canada, programs at Memorial range from the arts to music to engineering to environmental science.

Capitalizing on its unique mid-north Atlantic location, Memorial emphasizes outreach education by serving as a community resource and expanding its international linkages to promote individual, cultural, and economic growth. The University offers a high quality, affordable educational experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Areas of Expertise

Memorial is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and offers more than 100 degree options.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Co-ed:1,500 bedsLowest: $5,886Highest: $6,358

Prices are based on two semester enrolments (September to April) for Paton College residence on the St. John's campus. Prices include an obligatory meal plan and vary according to number of meals chosen per week (10, 14, or 19).

Off Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Other:Lowest: $400Highest: $900

Prices vary depending on landlord renting the accommodations, distance from campus, cost of utilities, etc. Visit to search rental properties around St. John's.

Incoming Students

First Year Orientation: Student Affairs & Services are here to help you throughout your University career by providing you with access to various activities and services. Check out what they offer:

Career Planning

The Centre for Career Development (CCD) is a leader in creative and innovative programs and services. A team of career planners, advisors, administrative staff, and peer educators provides services to both current students and recent graduates of Memorial University. Several of Memorial's programs offer a co-op option. The co-operative education system offers alternating semesters of classroom study and work term placements in local, national, and international businesses. The goal is to weld theory and practice, creating highly qualified, experienced professionals. The Student Volunteer Bureau is an excellent place for students to go if they are interested in gaining valuable experience through volunteering. Tons of volunteering opportunities, both on and off-campus are listed for students to view. Drop by Room 4001 in the University Centre to see where you can volunteer.


The St. John's Campus has an Olympic size swimming pool, aerobic room, complete fitness centre, and basketball courts (indoor and outdoor), along with indoor track and fields. The new field house complex enhances Memorial's athletic offerings. Collectively, Memorial's recreational complex is called The Works. MUN Sea-Hawks are regular competitors in men's and women's varsity (AUAA) play, all campuses offer recreational and intramural activities. The St. John's Campus is close to excellent hiking and cross-country skiing trails.


Clubs at Memorial include the Alexander Murray Geology Club, Anime Film Society, Archaeology Club (MUNARCH), Association for Baha'i Studies, Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE), Barnes House, Bio-Chemistry Society, Biology Society (BIOS), Blackall House, Bowater House, Burke House, Burton's Pond Student Association (BPSA), C'MUN Outdoors Club, Certified Management Accounting Society (CMA), Chemistry Society, MUN Chess Society, Chi Alpha, Chinese Christian Fellowship, Chinese Scholar and Student Association, Christian Fellowship (Intervarsity), Classics Society, Commerce Society, Computer Science Club, Coughlan House, Curtis House, MUN Debating Society, Doyle House, Drama Society, Economics Society, Education Society, Engineering "A" Society, Engineering "B" Society, Memorial English Students' Society (M.E.S.S.), EnviroMUN, MUN Film Society, Folklore Students' Society, Forestry Society, French Club, Frontier College, Geography Society (MUGS), German Society, Hatcher House, MUN HEMP Society, History Society, International Student Centre (ISC), Learning Disabilities Society, MUN Liberals, Linguistics Society, Mathematics and Statistics Society, Medical Students' Society, MOD II, MUN Society of Creative Anachronism, Music Society, Muslim Students' Association (MSA), MUN New Democrats, MUN Nursing Society (MUNNS), Out On Campus, PC MUN, Pharmacy Society, MUN Philosophy Society, Physical Education Society, Physics Society, Political Science Society, Psychology Society, MUN Rifle Club, Rothermere House, Russian Circle, Salvation Army Student Fellowship (SASF), Shaft Society, Ships R' Us, SMURF Society (Scouters at Memorial University Undertaking Rovering Frequently), Social and Cultural Anthropologists at MUN (S.C.A.M.), Social Work, Association of Society for Creative Anachronism (MUNSCA), Students of Indigenous Descent (MUNSID), Student Alumni Association, Student Linguists at MUN (SLAM), Student Music Society, Students Older Than Average (SOTA), Student Parents At MUN (SPAM), Squires House, Toastmasters Club, United Nations Society - MUN Chapter, Upward Mobility Jugglers, USS Avalon Society, and WUSC (World University Services Local Memorial Committee).

Information Technology

The entire campus has access to wireless internet access. Computer labs are available in various buildings around campus. All residences rooms have access to wireless internet. Renovated houses also include wired internet hookups, and the option to have cable tv in the room. (Cable TV requires a contract with a local cable company).


The School of Music, theatre and drama programs, and clubs and societies pertaining to cultural activities are all available. St. John's has thriving visual art, writing, theatre, and music community.

Special Services

Services for Native students are at hand through partnership with Native Liaison Office. Partnership between the student union and student affairs office provides support for groups and organizations including Student Parents at MUN, the Women's Resource Centre, the International Student Centre, and the local World University of Canada Committee. The Glenn Roy Blundon Centre offers technology and volunteer help for students with hearing, vision, mobility, and learning impairments, including temporary problems such as broken legs. All buildings, tunnels, and skywalks are wheelchair accessible. MUN offers support groups and clubs for mature students, student parents, international students, and gay students. There is a subsidized child care centre on campus and a limited number of family apartments are available in campus housing (St. John's only). There is a Counselling Centre and Chaplains for five Christian denominations.

Affiliated Institutions

Some of Memorial University's Separately Incorporated Entities: Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI) Canadian Cold Ocean Engineering (C-CORE) Centre for Earth Resources Research (CERR) Fisheries Conservation Group Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA) Gardiner Centre GENESIS Group Inc. Harris Centre Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) International Centre International Programs Office (IPO) The J.R. Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies Labrador Institute Maritime History Archive Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden Ocean Engineering Research Centre (OERC) Ocean Sciences Centre The Works/Memorial University Recreation Complex Incorporated Other Campuses: Marine Institute, Ridge Road, St. John's Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook

International Involvement

Memorial has a campus in Harlow, UK, 40 minutes north of London, England. Students cannot complete an entire degree at the Harlow campus, but are given the opportunity to study for a semester. Programs offered at the Harlow campus include, but are not limited to, business administration, education, and the social sciences. The Frecker program on the French Island of Saint-Pierre is available in the fall semester for up to 30 students completing a French major. Students live with island families, immersing themselves in the culture and language. An option to complete the third year of the French major program in Nice, France is also available. Memorial is a partner in the Canadian University Student Exchange Consortium and has formalized exchange agreements with about 20 international universities. Cooperative education programs in business, engineering, and physical education provide work and learning experiences for students in Canada and abroad.

Campus Tour

On request, please contact as far in advance as possible. Call (709) 864-3777 or e-mail

Modified on October 13, 2021