Office of the Registrar
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (2010/2011)
2 General Information

The College, a campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, was established in September 1975. In 1979 it was named Sir Wilfred Grenfell College honouring the memory of the medical missionary who pioneered medicine in northern Newfoundland and along the coast of Labrador until his death in 1940.

Four year degree programs in arts, science, business administration, fine arts, nursing and resource management may be completed at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. The Bachelor of Arts degree is available in English, environmental studies, historical studies, humanities, psychology, social/cultural studies and tourism studies and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) may be obtained in psychology. The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours) are offered in environmental science, general science, and psychology, and the University's four year Bachelor of Nursing degree is offered in conjunction with the Western Regional School of Nursing in Corner Brook. Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees are conferred in visual arts and theatre. These programs are different from programs offered on the St. John's campus and most are available only at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

Students at Grenfell may also complete the first year requirements of several programs offered at the St. John's Campus. It is recommended that students meet with an academic adviser concerning course selection for specific programs.

Students have the option of completing distance and web-based credit courses offered by Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. As well, the Division of Community Education and College Relations also offers a wide variety of non-credit courses to the students at the College and to the general public.

The College campus affords a spectacular view of the city of Corner Brook and the scenic Bay of Islands. The Arts and Science Building houses administrative and academic units, a bookstore, an athletics and recreation wing, a student residence and the Student Centre. The Library and Computing Building includes the Ferriss Hodgett Library, a computer lab and a high tech lecture theatre. The Fine Arts Building contains facilities for students of theatre and visual arts, the college community and the general public. It features a 225 seat "black box" theatre, dressing rooms, scenery, costume and properties workshops, as well as an actors' green room and a rehearsal hall. The Fine Arts Building also includes an art gallery, art storage vault, studios for drawing, painting, sculpture, multi-media and photography, darkrooms, and workshops for lithography, intaglio and serigraphy. The Forest Centre is a shared facility housing classroom, laboratory and research facilities for the College as well as the Newfoundland Division of the Canadian Forestry Service. All campus buildings are connected, mostly be skywalks.

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2.1 Student Services

Student Services promotes the intellectual, social, spiritual, and physical development of all students. By advocating for students, providing the highest quality service and involving students in leadership roles, Student Services strives to help students realize their full potential - to become successful students, caring individuals, and productive citizens.

The department offers many programs and services which promote student development, such as student employment, leadership development, scholarships, orientation, recreation and wellness, academic support, and student housing.

Student Services is located in the Student Services Centre, AS234 at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Further information may be obtained by telephone to (709) 637-6232, or by e-mail at, or through the website at