Memorial University prides itself on being a smoke-free campus. Smoking is prohibited across campus and in all of our buildings. This includes vaporisers and e-cigarettes.
Overnight parking is available at an additional cost.
Bedding and towels are included with your room. We do not offer housekeeping during your stay, but we have a linen exchange cart if you require fresh linen. If you require additional pillows or blankets, please ask our staff.
There is free local and long-distance calling within North America for all guests staying in Macpherson College. Our Paton College rooms do not have individual phones, but you may use the public phone at our check-in desk in Macpherson College for local calling. When using the phone dial ‘9’ followed by the number you wish to reach.
Our laundry facilities are available to all guests. To operate our laundry facilities you will need to purchase a laundry card at our front desk. We sell either $5 or $10 prepaid cards. These cards are reloadable. The cost is $1.25 per wash and $1.25 per dry. Please note that detergent is not provided.
We offer short-term, secure, complimentary luggage storage for our guests.
Drop by our desk at any time if you have questions for us! Our front desk operates 24/7 from the beginning of May to mid-August.
The Aquarena is our on-campus aquatic recreation facility. The Aquarena offers access to a swimming pool, lane swimming, workout centres, and squash courts. To access this facility, please ask our front desk if a fitness pass is included with your stay. To redeem the pass you will need to check in at the main desk of the Aquarena. For hours of operation and detailed schedules see: http://www.theworksnl.ca.
The Works is our on-campus recreation facility. The Works offers an indoor track, fitness classes, fitness centres, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and lane swimming. To access this facility, please ask our front desk if a fitness pass is included with your stay. To redeem the pass you will need to check in at the main desk of the Works. For hours of operation and detailed schedules see: http://www.theworksnl.ca.
All of our buildings are secured by key or card access. This ensures that only those guests assigned to that building are able to access the facilities.
We have a variety of meeting spaces available for booking within our accommodations and across campus. These spaces include boardrooms, classrooms, and indoor and outdoor event spaces. Whether you are organizing an intimate meeting or are looking to host a large gathering in an outdoor space, we have a variety of locations available. For more information or to book, click here.
We offer secure indoor bike storage for any guests travelling with bikes. We also offer bike rentals at $10 for 4 hours or $40 for 24 hours. A bike lock and helmet are included with all rentals. In St. John’s it is required by law for individuals to wear a helmet when riding a bike. We have a selection of men’s and women’s adjustable hybrid and step-thru bikes. These bike rentals are open to all guests of Memorial and are available through the Co-operators IMPACT fund.
When biking in St. John’s, riders must bike on the road and not on the sidewalks. As you are sharing the road with other vehicles, you are also required to follow the rules of the road. For more information regarding the rules of the road, educational material, and bike route information, please see: http://www.bikestjohns.ca/.
Burton’s Pond is located next to our Macpherson College facilities. This lovely duck pond is surrounded by a paved walking trail. You can purchase duck food at our front desk in Macpherson College for $1 per bag. We only accept cash for the purchase of duck food, and all proceeds go towards the Bowring Park Foundation.
The Bowring Park Foundation is a charitable foundation established in 1995 to assist the City of St. John’s in the restoration, preservation and future development of Bowring Park. The goal of the Foundation is to ensure the development of a “public garden for quiet family enjoyment.”
In our Macpherson College residence, we have accessible rooms available. These rooms are single occupancy and include a fully accessible shower and toilet.
The Queen Elizabeth II library is located on campus, less than a ten minute walk away. It features printing services and computer access. For hours and services see: http://www.library.mun.ca/.
Our accommodations are central to various walking trails throughout the city. We are a minute’s walk to Long Pond trail which is great for walks and jogs. This trail is a part of the Grand Concourse system which stretches throughout the city. It also connects to Mount Scio trail which takes visitors to the MUN Botanical Garden.
There are a variety of food options when staying on campus. These options include the following.
Smitty’s Family Restaurant located at 29 Rowan Street in Churchill Square. Receive a 15% discount coupon when you stay with us! This restaurant is located only a ten minutes’ walk from our accommodations.
Bitters Graduate Student Pub located in the Field House. They offer pub food as well as alcohol beverages.
The University Centre has a food court located on its third floor. They offer a variety of fast food options.
The Garden Café is located at the entrance to the MUN Botanical Garden. They are an English Tearoom, serving soups, sandwiches and all day breakfast on the weekends.
Food services are provided by Aramark in R. Gushue Dining Hall, second floor Hatcher House, and in various cafes across campus. Please note that service in the R. Gushue
There are vending machines in all of our Paton College buildings, as well as in each wing of Macpherson College. In Paton College, the vending machines are located on the second floor of Hatcher, Rothermere and Bowater, and on the first floor of Squires, Burke, Curtis, Blackall, Barnes, and Doyle. In Macpherson College, the vending machines are in the first floor laundry room, which can be accessed by pressing button 1 in the main elevator of Shiwak and Cluett.
Why not take a little piece of Newfoundland home with you? Our front desk has a selection of locally made products, and a variety of items from the university bookstore. Drop by to pick out your souvenir today!
Our Paton College buildings have one TV room per building. These are located on the first floor of Rothermere, Bowater, Barnes, Burke, Curtis, Blackall, and Doyle, on the third floor of Squires, and on the fourth floor of Hatcher. Our Macpherson College buildings have a TV in the common lounge on each floor.
In Paton College, each building has one small shared kitchenette. These kitchenettes include a fridge, stove, microwave, kettle, toaster, and sink. They are located on the first floor of Rothermere, Bowater, Squires, Burke, Curtis, Blackall, and Doyle, on the second floor of Barnes; and on the fourth floor of Hatcher. In Macpherson College, there is a lounge and kitchenette area on each floor. These kitchenettes include a fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, and sink, but no stove or oven. Please also note that there is no cookware or cutlery provided in any of our kitchenette areas.