Office of the Registrar
General Information (2009/2010)
8.13 Housing, Food and Conference Services

It is the responsibility of each student to locate accommodation on or off the Campus. Accommodation on campus is available at Paton College and Burton's Pond Apartments. All residents of on-campus housing must abide by the rules and regulations as set out by Housing, Food and Conference Services. Applications for Paton College and Burton's Pond are assigned on a first come - first served basis. The processing fee is non-refundable and non-creditable in all instances. Further information and applications about on campus accommodations may be obtained through the website at www.housing.mun.ca, or by email to housing@mun.ca, or by telephone to (709) 737-7590/91/92, or in writing to the Housing, Food and Conference Services, Room 309 Hatcher House, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 3P7.

8.13.1 Paton College

Paton College is a residential complex located at the eastern end of Memorial University of Newfoundland's St. John's campus. This complex, which houses approximately 1000 students in ten dormitories, offers both single gender (female only) and co-ed living. Offers of rooms at Paton College are conditional on students being accepted and registered at Memorial University of Newfoundland or the Fisheries and Marine Institute. Students who are not accepted to the University must notify the Student Housing Office of their intention to cancel accommodations immediately upon notification from the University. All accommodations at Paton College are on a room and board basis. Occupancy of rooms extends from the day before registration until 12:00 noon the day after the last regularly scheduled undergraduate examination. Residence fees cover the period of a particular semester only. Those residents who have an academic requirement to be in residence between semesters may be provided with room accommodation if space is available and approved by Housing, Food and Conference Services. An additional charge for such accommodation will be applied to the student's account. Housing, Food and Conference Services reserves the right to deny accommodation outside the normal semester period if space is needed for other purposes. All new registrants entering Paton College will be required to sign a two-semester occupancy agreement for the Fall and Winter semesters. All students in Paton College are required to purchase a 10, 14 or 19 meal plan. Meal tickets are valid from the breakfast meal on the day following the first day of Paton College registration. The ticket expires with the evening meal on the day of University's last regularly scheduled undergraduate examination. Refunds will not be issued to students for room accommodations and/or meal tickets.

8.13.2 Burton's Pond Apartments

Burton's Pond Apartments is a residential complex located at the eastern end of Memorial University of Newfoundland's St. John's campus. This complex houses approximately 512 single students in four apartment buildings Cabot Court, Cartier Court, Gilbert Court, and Guy Court. Fifteen two-bedroom family units are contained in Baltimore Court, and there is a service building - Corte Real Court - containing a computer room, a laundry centre, a study room, a common room, and students' mail boxes which are accessible to residents 24 hours a day. Each apartment unit in the four single students buildings is occupied by four students, each of whom has a private bedroom and share the kitchen, living room and bathroom. All registrants entering Burton's Pond Apartments will be required to sign a two-semester occupancy agreement for the Fall and Winter Semesters.

8.13.3 Off-Campus Housing

Housing, Food and Conference Services also offers a method to find off-campus housing in and around the St. John's area. Off-Campus Housing (OCH) provides information, enhanced web resources and programming to students of Memorial University of Newfoundland who secure off-campus housing through their website. The objective is to help make the work of finding and securing housing easier for students and landlords. Housing, Food and Conference Services personnel will conduct site visits, review the rental properties using the Off-Campus Housing Amenity Checklist, and update the web site information. These listings are provided for information only; they are not endorsed in any way by Memorial University of Newfoundland or Housing, Food and Conference Services. The University does not take any responsibility for these accommodations. Further information may be obtained on the website at www.housing.mun.ca/och, or by email och@mun.ca, or telephone to (709) 737-3765.