Winter Orientation

Orientation is an event that is filled with spirit, energy and information. It provides new students for an opportunity to gain knowledge about the campus and meet other new students. This year's Winter Orientation is being held on January 5, 2016. It will begin at the Landing (UC3018) in the University Centre. 

If you have any questions about Orientation please contact the Answers office (709) 864-7461 or email



A welcome from our director of student life, our MUN Student Union & the City of St. John’s, a proud sponsor of Orientation



People Up Meeting People! is a great way to meet other new students to Memorial!

 11:30am - 12:30pm

Campus Tours

Our trained volunteers will take you on a campus tour! It will highlight the need to know places around campus!

 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Resource Fair & Lunch

This fair will showcase the many resources available on campus for our students as well as provide lunch for all new students! 


Long Pond Nature Walk

The Long Pond nature walk will bring you on a beautifully scenic walk of Long Pond right on campus!


“Newfoundland Waltz” Dance Lesson

Join in for an interactive and high energy introduction to Newfoundland culture!


To register for the afternoon activity you would like to attend

 click here!

 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Student Panel

This will be the conclusion of Orientation. The student panel will address some of the main concerns new students have when attending Memorial, as well as offer hot refreshments & snacks.

 4:00pm - 5:00pm


How to Register

Hurry, hurry! Reserve your seat for your one and only official welcome to Memorial University! Orientation will be your official welcome to Memorial and will act as a kick-start to your independent, academic journey.
Registering for Orientation is the same as registering for winter semester courses. Search for the course number “ORTN1000” or add the course registration number (CRN) “70281”.

Here's a Step-by-Step Guide to Registering for Orientation:

  1. Go to
  2. Use your MUN Login and Password to access
  3. Click on the "Students" Tab at the top left on the page.
  4. Click "Launch Memorial Self-Service" on the left.
  5. Once Self Service has launched, click on the 'Student Main Menu' tab.
  6. Click the 'Registration' link tab.
  7. Click the 'Add/Drop Classes' tab.
  8. Scroll to the bottom and enter the CRN 70281 into one of the blank boxes and hit submit.
  9. You should now see that ORTN1000 has been added to your schedule.
  10. Congrats! You are now registered for Winter Orientation :).
If you have any trouble registering for your courses or Orientation, please contact the Registrar’s Office at: (709)-864-8260 or email them at:


Map of Campus


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Orientation, when is it and who can attend?
Memorial University’s New Undergraduate Student Orientation is designed to welcome, inspire and socialize new students to the St. John’s campus while fostering their independence and promoting their scholarly journeys. It’s a fun, interactive and informative event which strives to help students meet new people, find out about Memorial’s many services and become engaged in Memorial’s community. Orientation is open to all new students beginning their first semester at Memorial and takes place on January 5.

2. How do I register for Orientation?
Undergraduate students need to register for Orientation through their Memorial Self-Service account. Students may register for Orientation at the same time as they register for their winter 2015 courses. The Orientation course name is ORTN1000.

3. What should I bring with me to Orientation?
You should consider bringing the following things to orientation:

  • comfortable clothes/sneakers
  • re-usable water bottle
  • your student number (9-digit number)
  • your class schedule (for your personalized campus tour)
  • government issued photo ID (for you campus card)
  • some change/money if you wish to purchase MUN clothing or other things at the Bookstore

4. Can I pay my tuition and fees during Orientation?
The cashier's office will be open all day, for both days of orientation. You can pay with cash, debit or cheque.

5. Can I get my campus card at Orientation?
You will have an opportunity to get your campus card during Orientation on the third floor of the University Centre. You can also drop into ANSWERS (UC3005) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Monday to Friday, either before or after Orientation to get your card, or pre-order it online. Make sure to bring a piece of government-issued photo ID with you.

6. Will there be alcohol served at Orientation?
There will not be alcohol served at Orientation. Alcohol consumption will not be permitted at any orientation events.

7. Where can I park during Orientation?
We strongly encourage that students are dropped off at orientation or use an alternate form of transport as parking is very limited. Students must use metre parking while attending orientation.

8. Are Orientation events accessible?
At Memorial, we work alongside the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre to make sure our Orientation events are accessible to all participants. For further information about building accessibility, or to self-identify a personal need, please contact the Blundon Centre ( to ensure you have the most rewarding experience possible.

9. Can parents attend Orientation?
There are no parent sessions during Orientation. Parents are, however, welcome to attend the welcoming ceremonies and the resource fair.

10. What are my responsibilities as a student at Memorial?
As a Memorial student, you are expected to follow the Student Code of Conduct that is applied to all students across Memorial campuses. You should carefully review the document before arriving at Memorial.

11. How can I opt out of Health and Dental insurance?
As a Memorial student, you must have valid health and dental insurance. However, if you are already covered, you may opt out of Memorial's health and dental insurance. MUNSU(our undergraduate students' union) handles all health and dental insurance inquiries and can be contacted through email at or via telephone at 709-864-7633.

12. I'm a Graduate student. Can I attend Orientation events?
Yes, graduate students attend all Orientation events. Winter Orientation is open to undergraduate and graduate students new to Memorial University.

13. Is there an App for Orientation?
Memorial is excited to have a new, awesome App called MUNmobile. Download MUNmobile on your smartphone device to receive a detailed description of orientation events and to build your own personal orientation event schedule!

14. What if I have more questions?
For more information on Orientation or any general questions, you can drop by ANSWERS in the University Centre, room UC3005, call us at (709) 864-7461, or send an email to