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Welcome Winter 2015


Welcome to Memorial University! We are pleased about the prospect of your attendance at our St. John’s campus, and would like to bring your attention to the websites that publish exciting news pertaining to the university, as well as those which offer important, practical information for students. Included on this page is a summary of the information that may have been sent to you by various departments, so we recommend that you bookmark this page as a news and procedures resource. You may continue to visit the links provided to remain up-to-date on Memorial’s current events in the coming months. All websites included here and in the links memo to the right are updated regularly, so you can keep yourself informed of what is happening at Memorial in the days before and after you begin your studies.



Now that you have applied to Memorial University, there are some things you should know about finalizing your admission, course registration, paying your fees, and on-campus housing.

If you are a current high school student or if you are a transfer student who was enrolled at another institution over the past semester, your general admission status will be confirmed when your final grade results are received by the Registrar’s Office. The good news is that students with early (provisional) admission status are eligible to register for courses but must gain final acceptance once grades are released to remain registered for these courses. 

Registration begins on November 3rd, 2014 and a notice of your permission to register, along with the scheduled time that you can begin to register, will be sent to you via your email account in October. To view information on how to set up your email account access the Step-by-Step Guide.

Once you register for your courses you may pay your fees by cash/debit card, cheque/money order, telephone or online banking. Students may click here to view recent changes to paying fees and tution by credit card. Learn more about tuition and related fees.

If you have applied for on-campus housing, you should hear from the Housing Office regarding your housing status. Should you have any questions concerning housing, feel free to contact Or visit the Housing website for more details about both on- and off-campus housing. 



In preparation for your introduction to university life, you should avail of the many student services and resources on campus designed to assist you. Whether you seek academic advice, or simply want information on Memorial’s academic programs, there are resources available to you. All incoming students should read through the Guide to First Year and obtain advice on course selection from the Academic Advising Centre.

If you feel a little disoriented or overwhelmed once you get here, you can become better situated on campus through Answers, Memorial University’s student information resource centre.

If you are a student with a disability, you may wish to contact the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre. The Centre's mission is to provide and co-ordinate programs and services that enable students with disabilities to maximize their educational potential and to increase awareness of inclusive values among all members of the university community.

You can also become acquainted with the St. John’s area and what is happening at Memorial today by familiarizing yourself with the university’s many news publications.



Don’t forget to register for the Math Placement Test or the Calculus Placement test. All students intending to complete mathematics courses at Memorial are required to write the Math Placement Test (MPT) or the Calculus Placement Test (CPT). The MPT is designed to assess your basic mathematics skills with the intention of ensuring that you register for the Mathematics course that is best suited for you. The CPT is an examination of a student’s knowledge of differential calculus. A sample test for both the MPT and CPT can be found on the Department of Mathematics and Statistics website.

If you have not already written the Math Placement Test, you can register to write it on the first day of classes, January 5th. You can register for the MPT and CPT examination along with your other courses in November by adding the course Math 1MPT or Math 1CPT.



Be a part of the solution by becoming an active member of Memorial University of Newfoundland Students' Union, or by getting to know what your student union can do for you.

If you’re a sports enthusiast, become a part of the team by being a supporter of Memorial University’s Sea-Hawks. If you enjoy to stay physically fit, you can avail of fitness classes and equipment at The Works, Memorial University's gym. 

You can view the Student Volunteer Bureau website for information on how to get involved in volunteering. Memorial University also offers many Leadership Programs and as well as a variety of clubs and societies for students to participate in.



We know you may have many questions about coming to Memorial. That's why the International Student Advising (ISA) Office created a step-by-step checklist that will make it easier for you to get the information you need.



Make the most of your education at Memorial University by allowing us to guide you on your journey toward a unique, self-enriching experience. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

For additional help access Memorial University's instant chat service MUNLive.