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Fall 2012


There are lots of ways to get connected to Memorial's Office of Student Recruitment throughout the year. Like Us. Hang with us. It's time to get social with us. To find out more, check out

Do you have a Get Social t-shirt yet? If not, there's still time to get one! If you have one, here's a good way to win a $500 gift certificate to Memorial's bookstore! Check out the details here.



We want to hear from you!

If you are going to be attending Memorial's St. John's Campus for the first time in January 2013, the Office of Student Recruitment wants to chat with you. We will be hosting focus groups to hear about your experiences in coming to Memorial. Email for more details. 


Orientation is a high-energy event that takes place each year before the start of fall semester. It gives new students and opportunity to meet other new students, to get familiar with life at Memorial and the programs and services available to them.

MUN Cheerleaders PUMPed Grenfell Orientation Welcome
Orientation Concert
St. John's
MUN Cheerleaders perform
St. John's
A sea of red at PUMPed!

GCSU President Robert Leamon welcomes everyone to Orientation

Orientation Concert

MUNdays & I fell for Grenfell

Every fall, Memorial University celebrates the diverse accomplishments and amazing spirit and atmosphere of this great university. The annual event is chock-full of fun times – ready to invigorate, stimulate and inspire the Memorial community. MUNdays roll out under the banner of I love MUNdays on the St. John’s campus, and I Fell for Grenfell on the Grenfell Campus.


Serving Pancakes
Rob Shea Opens
MUN Iranian
Health Challenge
Serving Pancakes at the
Pancake Breakfast 
Dr. Rob Shea declares
MUNdays OPEN! 
MUN Iranian Society during
the Spirit Parade 
Health Challenge 
I fell for Grenfell - Grenfell Campus
Campus Dash
International Night Family Art Saturday
Pie the Prof
Campus Dash International Night Family Art Saturday Pie the Prof


Trek in Gros Morne National Park

International students at Grenfell Campus took a short bus ride to Gros Morne National Park (A UNESCO world heritage site), where they saw first-hand the spectacular scenery. They hiked into Western Brook Pond, visited local stores and restaurants and some students tried their first moose dinner and ate every last bite! The students also made a stop at Memorial’s Bonne Bay Marine Station.



Juan Alvarez

New to Memorial this fall, Juan Alvarez is pursuing the business administration program on the St. John’s campus. He says in the beginning it was challenging transitioning to a new country and a new chapter in his life.

“The welcoming community and atmosphere in St. John’s made it easy for me to adapt to my new life here at Memorial. The university community and the people living in St. John’s are friendly and accommodating. I am very happy with my decision to pursue my studies at Memorial University.”

Crystal Rolle 

Crystal Rolle joined the Grenfell community this September and plans to complete a bachelor of arts in Environmental Studies. Crystal moved here from the Bahamas where she had been working as a paramedic and EMS instructor.

“My experience here so far has been excellent. I have had a smooth transition and everybody here is very hospitable and generous - all the time - even to strangers! The friendliness of the student recruitment officer I met, along with the good reputation of the environmental programs at Grenfell, was what drew me here. After my first degree, I hope to continue with my Master’s degree in Environmental Policy here at Grenfell.”




Join us weekly during our “Webinar Wednesdays” series of online presentations of all things Memorial. Throughout the year, we feature our faculties, schools, money matters, and all things you need to know about Memorial. Check out the schedule of upcoming webinars.

Important dates to remember

Don't forget the following dates that will be coming up:
January 15, 2013 - Application deadline for the School of Music
March 1, 2013 - Application deadline for General Admission & for several schools & faculties. Check deadlines website for a full list.
March 31, 2013 - Application deadline for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts). 



Semi-final finish for SIFE Memorial at World Cup

Memorial University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) advanced through the opening round of competition at the Enactus (formerly SIFE) World Cup this fall to earn a spot in the semi-finals. SIFE Memorial joined teams from around the world in Washington, D.C. from Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The team advanced through the first round of competition to earn a spot in the semi-final and finish in the top 16.

New physics major at Grenfell

Students can now complete a four-year physics program at Grenfell. Throughout the degree, students will study everything from the traditional fields of electricity, magnetism and quantum mechanics to astrophysics, cosmology, geophysics, and sub-atomic and particle physics. A minor in physics is also available. Grenfell is the ideal place to study physics, with the recent installation of the largest astronomical telescope in Atlantic Canada at the Grenfell Campus observatory. The research-quality instrument has now been installed in the observatory dome atop the new academic building extension, and will be used by students in upcoming physics courses.

New residence construction underway

Construction of the new residences on the St. John’s campus and Grenfell Campus is well underway! The doors are expected to open in time for fall 2013. On the Grenfell Campus, each suite of the 200-bed residence will comprise of two private bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a small entry way. The residence will also feature communal food preparation areas and laundry facilities. On the St. John’s campus, the west tower of the residence will be completed for the fall of 2013. The east tower will be completed at a later date. Each tower contains 250 beds for a total of 500 beds.

Skywalk Science North Twin Towers Grenfell Res
St. John's Campus
Skywalk Installation - Aug. 2012
St. John's Campus
Sept. 2012
St. John's Campus
Nov. 2012
Grenfell Campus
Nov. 2012



St. John’s Campus

Grenfell Campus