Paton College in Winter

Student Residences

At Memorial, living on campus is about more than having a convenient place to eat, sleep and study. Living on campus is about exploring new ideas, making new friends and learning more about the world around you and how you fit into it. Students living in residence have access to a wide variety of services and are encouraged to get involved in campus life, whether that’s through our residence societies or one of our many other campus clubs and societies.

Students living on campus are supported by our team of Residence Life staff, providing support and guidance that ensures your residence experience will be enjoyable and educational. There are live-in staff in each of our residences, with academic support and free tutoring provided in our residence learning commons.

Accommodations are available in three communities: Paton College, Macpherson College and Burton's Pond Apartments.


Paton College

Paton College consists of nine “residence hall” style houses arranged around a courtyard and adjacent to the campus dining hall. The houses are co-ed and home to approximately 100 students each. Rooms are mostly double occupancy, with shared washroom facilities in each wing. In each house you will find a TV room, small kitchen, study rooms and lounges. Each Paton College residence is managed by a Residence Coordinator and staffed with four Resident Assistants. The Residence Life staff provides a high level of support and guidance that makes Paton College the ideal environment for first-year students.


Typical Paton College Room Layout & Floor Plan

3D tours of a Paton College bedroom and common kitchen are available on the Student Residences website.


Macpherson College

Macpherson College is comprised of two wings, Cluett Hall and Shiwak Hall, each home to 250 students. Accommodations consist of private bedrooms with semi-private washrooms, and each floor includes a community lounge and meeting/study space. Each wing has a full complement of Residence Life staff, including a Residence Coordinator and Resident Assistants. Macpherson College provides students with a high level of independence and privacy, while still providing substantial guidance and support.


Typical New Residence Room Layout


3D tours of a Macpherson College bedroom and common areas are available on the Student Residences website.


Burton’s Pond Apartments

Burton’s Pond Apartments is made up of four courts, each home to approximately 125 residents, providing a high level of independence best suited for students beyond their first year of studies. Apartments have four private bedrooms, with a shared kitchen, living room and washroom, and are just a short walk from academic buildings and the campus tunnel system.


Typical 4 Bedroom Burton's Pond Apartment Layout

Housing Fees

Fees are listed per semester for the 2017-2018 academic year, and are subject to change without notice.

Paton College
(Residence halls)
Double occupancyShared,
one per wing
Single occupancy$2202
Macpherson College
Single occupancy
(Two bedrooms
per suite)
one per suite

Fees for Burton's Pond Apartments can be found on the Student Residences website


Meal Plans

You’ll never go hungry with our “all you care to eat” meal plans. Students can choose from 14, 19 or unlimited meals each week. All plans include flex dollars that can be used at a variety of cafés around campus. Students residing in Paton College and Macpherson College are required to purchase a meal plan. A meal plan is optional for residents of Burton’s Pond and students living off campus.

FALL 2017WINTER 2018
Unlimited (includes $125 flex dollars)$2515$2610
19 meals per week (includes $200 flex dollars)$2515$2610
14 meals per week (includes $250 flex dollars)$2415$2505


Student Residences Office

Hatcher House - HA 313
Memorial University
St. John’s  NL  A1B 3P7

(709) 864-7590



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230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

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