Graduate Life

Graduate housing

Should you live alone or get a roommate? Need a house or just a room? Like to walk or enjoy a commute? Simple questions? Don't kid yourself.

Finding the right place to live is an important part of graduate school. You know what kind of environment works best for your lifestyle, so don't compromise.

That's why you have options. We offer on and off campus housing choices for you, so you can find a place to call home.

On-campus housing

Looking for the convenience of living on campus? Full-time graduate students are eligible for two types of on-campus residence (provided space is available): Burton’s Pond Apartments and Feild Hall Residence.

The Burton’s Pond Apartment complex is located on the eastern edge of the campus and is home to 512 single undergraduate and graduate students. Each single student apartment accommodates four students, each with a private bedroom, a shared kitchen, living/dining room, and bathroom. All apartments are fully furnished. There are also 15 two-bedroom family units available to students with families. The complex also includes a laundry centre, mail boxes, and the International Student Advising Office.

Apartments are allotted by date of housing application. Family accommodation is assigned according to a priority system.

Feild Hall Residence is located on the north side of campus. The first floor houses Bitters Restaurant and Lounge, and the second floor houses the Graduate Students’ Union (GSU) offices and departmental offices for students. The third and fourth floors contain 29 single rooms for graduate students. Each room is fully furnished, and share a kitchen and men’s and women’s washrooms and showers on each floor.

Off-campus housing

The majority of graduate students at Memorial University live off campus, thanks to the availability of low-cost accommodations near the university. Variety in housing, from individual rooms, apartments, and houses, are available to graduate students.

The Off-Campus Housing Office provides services and support for graduate students seeking rental accommodations, including up-to-date listings of rental properties in St. John’s. 

International students

In addition to the above resources, international graduate students may wish to contact the Settlements Program Coordinator for advice on how to find an apartment, information on cost of living, and managing relationships with landlords and roommates. For more information, please refer to the International Student Advising Office website.

 

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