GRO 2016
Program and Speakers
Visiting St. John's
Contact Us

There are many options for accommodations in St. John's, including major hotels, boutique hotels, and bed and breakfasts. We're also offering two specific options to GRO meeting participants:

Memorial's Battery Facility

Located on historic Signal Hill, Memorial’s Battery Facility offers the best of St. John’s, including nearby access to hiking trails, wildlife, restaurants, live music and more.

With condo-like single rooms, private washrooms, and shared kitchens and a breathtaking view of St. John’s and St. John’s Harbour.

*Please note, these rooms are part of graduate student accommodations that have recently been renovated. They are part of the larger conference and Office of Public Engagement facility that is currently under construction (expecting to be concluded by the Winter of 2017). We're excited to offer this option to the GRO participants, but wanted to make it clear that this is a work in progress (as reflected by the price and the information below.)

Each room includes a double or queen bed, private washroom, and incredible view of St. John's.

Other things to know:

  • A shuttle service is provided to connect with Memorial University main campus.
  • Wifi is provided
  • Security on-site
  • There are no TVs, room service or restaurants on-site; however, kitchens will be stocked with basic breakfast supplies
  • We regret that the space is not yet accessible for people who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids. All bags must be carried up the stairs to the second floor.
  • The cost is $110 per night + tax

*We will be asking those choosing this option to complete an on-line survey after the conference to inform how we further develop this accommodation option in our new public engagement facility.

To book a room at the Battery for GRO event:

• Guests can call 1-877-730-7657 or email
• Indicate GRO Battery
• Identify arrival and departure dates
• Identify approximate arrival time
• Rate is $110 plus 13% HST and 4 % TML (Tourism Marketing Levy)


Jag Hotel

In addition to the Battery Facility option, we've secured a special price for rooms at the new Jag Hotel in downtown St. John's. Suites are available at a rate of $176 and $249, plus tax and fees. Full details of the hotel are available here. If you'd like to book, call 1-844-564-1524 or email guest services at Please reference blockname: MUN-Harris Centre. The special rates are available until May 8th.





Public Engagement

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552