Office of the Registrar
General Information (2013/2014)
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's St. John’s campus has three styles of on-campus housing; traditional residence halls in Paton College, suite style in our new residence, and apartment style accommodations in Burton’s Pond. The ten Paton College “Houses” are co-educational and provide accommodations, mostly in double occupancy (shared) bedrooms, for approximately 100 students in each residence. Each House has a kitchen, TV room, laundry room, study room, and computer room. Our new residence consists of two large wings, which will be home to 250 residents each. Accommodations are provided in a private bedroom with a semi-private (shared) washroom, and each floor includes a community lounge and meeting/study space. Accommodations in Paton College and the new residence are ‘room and board’ and all residents are required to purchase a meal plan as 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 the 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.

Each application for On-Campus Housing must include a processing fee that is non-refundable and is not credited to the accommodations fees. Admission and 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 behavior. All applicants must reach their sixteenth birthday on, or before, the date they move in to residence. The University reserves the right to refuse admission, or readmission, to On-Campus Housing to any applicant. Any offer of accommodation for On-Campus Housing is conditional on the applicant being accepted as a student of Memorial University of Newfoundland, or the Fisheries and Marine Institute. An applicant who is not accepted to the University must contact the Housing Office and cancel their offer of accommodations immediately upon notification from the Office of the Registrar.

All residents moving into residence in the Fall semester are required to accept a two-semester Agreement (i.e. 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, each semester. 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 semesters. Housing, Food and Conference Services reserves the right to deny students accommodations between semesters.

All residents of On-Campus Housing, and their guests, must abide by the Housing Regulations as set out in the University’s Code of Student Conduct. For information regarding the Code of Student Conduct contact the Office of Student Affairs and Services.

8.5.2 Off-Campus Housing

The Off-Campus Housing (OCH) Office provides information, enhanced web resources, and social and educational programming for students of Memorial University of Newfoundland who are residing off campus. The staff of the Off-Campus Housing office conduct site visits, review the rental properties using the Off-Campus Housing Amenity Checklist, and maintain the Off-Campus Housing web site. The listings of accommodations are provided for information only and are not endorsed in any way by Memorial University of Newfoundland, or the department of Housing, Food and Conference Services. The University does not take any responsibility for these accommodations. Information about our Off-Campus Office is available 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 an external food services company. All residents of Paton College and the new residence are required to purchase a meal plan. Residents of Burton’s Pond Apartments and Baltimore Court can opt to purchase a meal plan from the food services provider.

Meal plans are valid from the breakfast meal on the day following the first day of Check-In for On-Campus Housing until the evening meal on the day of the last regularly scheduled undergraduate examination. Meal plans are non-refundable.