Office of the Registrar
General Information (2012/2013)
8.5 Housing, Food and Conference Services

Housing, Food and Conference Services provides on-campus housing for students registered at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Fisheries and Marine Institute, off-campus housing services, and food services for the St. John's campus. A student is responsible for locating his/her own accommodations on or off the campus. Information about services and applications for on campus housing is available through the website at:, or by e-mail at, or by telephone to (709) 864-7590/91/92, or in writing to Housing, Food and Conference Services, Room 309 Hatcher House, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL A1B 3P7.

8.5.1 On-Campus Housing

Memorial University of Newfoundland provides two styles of on-campus housing; traditional residence halls of Paton College and apartment style accommodations in Burton's Pond. The ten Paton College "Houses" are co-educational and provide accommodations, mostly in double rooms, for approximately 1000 students. Within each House there is a kitchen, TV room, laundry room, study room, and computer room. Accommodations in Paton College consist of room and board and all residents must purchase a meal plan out outlined under the Food Services section of this Calendar. Burton's Pond Apartments provides housing for approximately 500 students in four apartment buildings (Cabot Court, Cartier Court, Gilbert Court, and Guy Court). Each apartment consists of four single bedrooms and shared kitchen, living room, and bathroom. A services building, Corte Real, which is accessible to residents 24 hours a day, includes a computer room, a laundry centre, a study room, a common room, and the residents' mail boxes. On-Campus Housing is also available for students with families in 12 two bedroom apartments in Baltimore Court. All residents of on-campus housing, and their guests, must abide by the Housing Regulations as set out in the Code of Student Conduct. For information regarding the Code of Student Conduct contact the Office of Student Affairs and Services.

Admission or readmission to on-campus housing is based on several factors, including scholarship, the applicant's potential to contribute to the quality of student life, suitability, and prior behaviour. The University reserves the right to refuse admission or readmission to on-campus housing to any applicant. A processing fee is required for each application and is non-refundable and non-creditable in all instances. An offer of accommodation for on-campus housing is conditional on the applicant being accepted to Memorial University of Newfoundland or the Fisheries and Marine Institute. A student who is not accepted to the University must notify the Housing Office of his/her intention to cancel accommodations immediately upon notification from the University. All residents entering in the Fall semester will be required to sign a two-semester occupancy agreement for the Fall and Winter semesters. Occupancy is normally from the day before the first day of classes until 12:00 noon on the day after the last regularly scheduled undergraduate examination. Residence fees cover the period of a particular semester only. Residents who require accommodations between semesters, for academic reasons, may be provided accommodations, upon approval, if space is available. There is an additional charge for accommodations between the regular semesters, which will be applied to the student's account. Housing, Food, and Conference Services reserves the right to deny accommodation outside the regular semesters.

8.5.2 Off-Campus Housing

Housing, Food and Conference Services, through Off-Campus Housing (OCH), provides information, enhanced web resources and programming to students of Memorial University of Newfoundland who wish to secure off-campus housing through its website. 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 and 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. Information about our Office Campus Office can be obtained through the website at:, or by email at, or by telephone to (709) 864-3765.

8.5.3 Food Services

Food Services at Memorial University of Newfoundland's St. John's campus are provided by Chartwells Educational Dining Services. All residents of Paton College are required to purchase a 10, 14 or 19 meal plan. Meal plan tickets are valid from the breakfast meal on the day following the first day of Housing registration. The meal plan ticket expires with the evening meal on the day of University's last regularly scheduled undergraduate examination. Refunds will not be issued to residents for accommodations and/or meal tickets. All residents of Burtons Pond Apartments and Baltimore are eligible to purchase meal plan tickets from the food service provider.