Student Services Grenfell
Aboriginal Liaison Office
The Aboriginal Liaison Office provides a variety of services to the aboriginal student population attending Grenfell Campus. The Coordinator assists and/or refers students on matters related to: admission requirements, adaptation to an academic/urban environment, building connections with the aboriginal community on and off campus. The office also coordinates activities on campus to raise awareness about Aboriginal cultures and develops opportunities to engage aboriginal students in life at Grenfell.
Grenfell Campus Bookstore is located on the main floor of the Arts and Science Building. When buying textbooks it is usually a good idea to wait until after your first class to be sure that you are buying the correct books for your course section.
In addition to new and used books, textbooks and course supplies, the bookstore also carries a large selection of art supplies, frames, stationery, greeting cards, toiletries to meet your daily needs, crested items and clothing, as well as a multitude of other items for your convenience and pleasure. Check out our general book selection for your own leisure reading and gifts and our reference section
Campus Enforcement and Patrol (CEP)
Campus Enforcement and Patrol (CEP) is the Security Force for Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. They are responsible for the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and guests and for the security of Grenfell Campus property.
The best way to discover more about campus life at Grenfell is to arrange a tour. Campus tours are available for individuals as well as groups. To arrange a tour, please call the Office of Student
Career Development Services
Grenfell's Career Development Services (GCDS) operates through the Learning Centre. Students needing career advising, labour market information, resume and job strategies assistance, and employment connections can use the GCDS.
Students often run into situations that affect their academic performance or sense of well-being. Grenfell's counsellors meet with students on an individual and confidential basis. Appointments can be made by calling 709 637 6211 or 709 637 6234 or through email at:
Student Services Food Bank
Grenfell Campus students in need of food are welcome to access the Student Food Bank in the Arts and Science building AS 281. The food bank is accessible Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Students are required to bring their Student IDs.
Grenfell Campus Student Union (GCSU)
The Grenfell Campus Student Union is the students' voice in all issues that affect the student population. It organizes activities and services to enhance the educational, cultural, environmental, political and social conditions of its members.
Through a partnership with the Western Regional School of Nursing, a Wellness Centre operates at Grenfell Campus on a part-time basis during the fall and winter semesters. The centre is staffed by faculty and senior students from the School of Nursing. The role of the centre is to enhance education and awareness of various lifestyle, health and well-being issues relevant to students at university. Staff members are also available to meet with students on an individual basis. The centre is located in the Arts and Science building AS 110.
Some of the services available include:
- health information & counseling (nutrition, lifestyle, smoking cessation)
- referral to other health professionals (physician, counsellor, dietician, communicable disease nurse)
- health promotion campaigns (smoking, STIs, nutrition, drugs/alcohol)
International Student Services
The international student co-ordinator offers a number of programs and services for international students. New international students will receive an arrival guide, which will assist with their transition to Canada and specifically Newfoundland and Labrador. A buddy program, airport pick up, workshops, etc., are also offered. Social events and activities are also planned on a regular basis to allow international students the opportunity to meet other students, get involved in the community and experience Newfoundland and Labrador culture.
National Student Exchange Program
Grenfell Campus participates in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program, which allows students to pay Memorial University tuition while studying for a semester at one of the NSE's member universities in the United States and Canada. Grenfell students have chosen to experience university life in such places as Oregon, Mexico, West Virginia, Florida, New Mexico and Hawaii, just to name a few.
The first week at university can be confusing and intimidating for new students. Student Services and the Grenfell Campus Student Union co-ordinate an orientation program each September to help students adjust to university life, become familiar with the campus, have fun and make new friends. The program includes tours, concerts, scavenger hunts, barbecues and seminars on how to succeed at university.
Student Services hosts a parent orientation which includes campus tours, as well as various presentations and seminars. This program provides parents and guardians of first-year students with useful information on services and supports available at Grenfell Campus. Parent Orientation enables parents to be helpful and supportive in students' transition from high school to university. An information package about parents' orientation will be sent to parents prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
Recreation & Sport
Grenfell Campus offers a distinctive program of recreation and wellness activities that contribute to the well being and personal and social development of students. The campus has a 25-metre pool, a double gymnasium and an outdoor multi-use court. Students at Grenfell have the opportunity to participate in a variety of different recreation programs, such as: intramural sports, water aerobics, step aerobics, yoga and learn to programs that include activities like downhill skiing, and curling. Students also have the opportunity to play on competitive sports teams which compete in various leagues and tournaments. Through Grenfell's partnership with the Pepsi Centre, students have access to: a complete fitness centre (which includes cardio equipment, weights and squash courts), skating, hockey and a walking track. There are two pass options available to students.
Scholarships, Awards and Financial Services
Student Affairs and Services provides information about scholarships and awards and financial assistance available through the Canada Student Loan Program. Most Memorial University of Newfoundland scholarships are tenable at either campus of the university; however, a few major scholarships are specially designed for students attending Grenfell Campus.
Grenfell Campus aspires to be a barrier-free institution that provides equal opportunities to all students. If you need assistance or special arrangements because of a disability, please contact the co-ordinator of the Learning Centre at 709 637 6268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the beginning of the semester to ensure accommodations are in place for your arrival.
A number of part-time job opportunities exist around campus in various departments, i.e., library, Community Education and College Relations, Grenfell Campus Student Union (GCSU), etc. As well, the Memorial University of Newfoundland Career Experience Program (MUCEP) enables students to work 40 or 80 hours per semester and provides valuable work experience for future employment. Job listings are posted at the start of each semester.
Student Leadership Program
The Student Leadership Program is structured to provide a meaningful learning experience outside of the classroom for students in areas relating to Student Leadership. At the same time, it is intended to build a sense of community among students, increase student engagement and serve as a way to recognize the contributions student leaders make to their campus and community.
The program is comprised of five components, which include a Fall Leadership Conference, a Winter Workshop, as well as experiential, service and reflective learning components. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate students for this program.
About one- half of Grenfell students live on campus. Students can choose from two housing options: residence halls or chalet apartments. In the residences, all rooms are single with every two rooms forming a suite, where two students share a fridge and bathroom. Each floor has a kitchen/lounge where students are encouraged to prepare meals and enjoy each other's company. There is also a small food court on campus where students can purchase meals. The residences are equipped with a laundry facility, computer/study room and every residence bedroom is wired for the Internet and digital telephone service. There are residence assistants (RAs) on each floor who are responsible for students on that floor. The RAs, together with the Residence Council and Student Housing staff, develop numerous social and educational programs and activities throughout the year.
Each of our chalet apartments, which are usually reserved for students in their second year and beyond, provide accommodations for four students. Each apartment has a living room, kitchen and one and one-half baths. Like the residence, however, each student has his or her own room. Individual phones and Internet ports are also provided.
The online student housing application is separate from the application for admission to Memorial and students are encouraged to apply early.
Grenfell Campus offers a room guarantee to all new students who apply for residence by March 1 and who have been accepted or provisionally accepted to the university. A $20 application fee is required.
Note: Some other conditions apply. Students are encouraged to check the Housing website or contact the Housing office: 709 637 6266.
For more detailed information or to complete an online application, visit:
Off-campus Housing (OCH) offers services for Grenfell students seeking accommodations in the Corner Brook area. OCH can assist students with finding appropriate off-campus accommodations and with issues that may arise when students are renting or boarding. OCH also provides advising services, city information and implements programs to help connect commuting students to the campus and the community. For more information, email:
Volunteering is an excellent way to improve your resumé and volunteer experience is a requirement for acceptance into many academic programs, including education, social work and medical school. For more info on campus and community volunteer opportunities, please view Grenfell's online volunteer opportunities database.