Welcome to the The Letter, a Memorial University newsletter designed specifically for prospective International students interested in Memorial University of Newfoundland. Each issue, we will keep you updated on the latest news around campus, profile current students, and much more.
Students joining campus for the first time in the winter semester get the same treatment as those that arrive in September, by participating in a one day campus orientation. Events include a panel of University representatives (for you to ask them your burning questions), a University services fair and a campus tour.
|Participating in Winter Orientation|
Grenfell Campus is surrounded by beautiful walking trails and in the winter students can borrow snowshoes from our Off-Campus Housing Office free of charge! Groups head out to the trails to take a break from their studies and enjoy the crisp winter air.
|Snowshoeing at Grenfell Campus
Grenfell Campus was the only Newfoundland and Labrador stop for the Earth Summit 2012 pan-Canadian tour! Environmentally minded students, staff, faculty and community members got together with representatives from across the country to help build environmental policy documents to submit to the Canadian government.
Bingling Gu just began her studies at Grenfell in January 2012 and plans to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. As a graduate of St. Catherine's Academy in Belize City, Bingling excelled academically and was awarded a Grenfell Campus, Memorial University full, first-year tuition scholarship for academic achievement:
"I arrived at Grenfell just last month and the profs know me by name already. The people are extra nice, they not only give you directions around town when you're lost, but they actually take you there. They told me crime rate was low, and it's true, this place is surprisingly safe. I love snow, this is what I wanted for life, snow, this place looks like a fairytale town!"
Steven Mwita arrived at the St. John’s campus in September 2011. As a first year student working towards a bachelor of science in economics, Steven says the transition from living in Tanzania to living in St. John’s was not that bad. Steven says that St. John’s has the kindest people and there is a sense of community that you feel as soon as you get here.
“I decided to stay in residence when I came to the St. John’s campus. Living in Coughlan House has been so much fun! I got to meet people right away. And I get to be involved in really cool activities like winter carnival, which we won this year!”
The Office of Student Recruitment is recruiting in various countries around the world. Check out our International students webpage to see if we'll be in your country.
Don’t forget we’ll be hosting webinars during the winter months. Check out the webinar schedule for the most up to date information.
Former General Rick Hillier, Dr. Nigel Rusted, and Thomas Dawe, are among the newest recipients of the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada is the second highest honor of merit in the country, and is awarded by the Governor General on behalf of the Queen of Canada.
Construction of the new 200-bed residence is well underway! The new facility is expected to open in 2013. Each suite will comprise two private bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a small entry way. The residence will also feature communal food preparation areas and laundry facilities.
Grenfell currently has two residence wings (three floors each) attached to the Arts and Science Building and eight chalet-style apartment buildings on two sites, comprising total accommodations for about 400 students.
|New Residence Construction - Grenfell Campus
The residences of Paton College are being renovated to make them more energy efficient. The switch from a hot water to an electrical heating system and the addition of brand new ventilation systems will have the largest impact on energy efficiency. But other changes, including compact fluorescent light bulbs in every socket, will further decrease energy use and new low-flow plumbing fixtures will also serve to reduce water usage.
Every room will now have wired and wireless Internet access, as well as cable television access. And for the first time at Memorial, single rooms which previously held a twin bed are being upgraded to double beds.
|Paton College Renovations|
|Double Room||Kitchen||Washroom||Laundry Room|
The Sea~Hawks’ season is slowly wrapping up and our teams are competing to make the playoffs. For all the latest news and scores check out goseahawks.ca.
|St. John’s Campus