COVID-19 Parking Update

Parking permit renewals on St. John’s and Signal Hill campuses are suspended until further notice and no permits will be required for the majority of parking areas. Members of the university community can continue to park at no cost. Grenfell Campus and Marine Institute will issue permits, but will not charge for these.

Parking permits will still be required (at no cost) for the following parking areas on the St. John’s campus: lots 60, 30, 27, 1, 25, 28, 20, 13 and 4. Permits expiring on April 30, 2021 for these areas will be honoured until further notice. Permit holders do not need to request a new permit.

All other permit parking areas will not require a permit and members of the university community can park at no cost.

Campus Enforcement and Patrol will continue to enforce permit use in areas noted above that require permits and will enforce parking regulations for metered and pay-per-use lots, blue zones, fire lanes, and areas where parking is prohibited. Guests should continue to use the Passport parking app for events.

This decision was made in consideration of the many scenarios how employees and students are accessing campus.

Parking Permit Rate Increase

At the March 11, 2021 meeting of the Board of Regents, a parking permit rate increase equivalent to consumer price index (0.9%) was approved for St. John’s campus student, staff and faculty rates (excluding MUNFA), effective May 1, 2021. As per the MUNFA collective agreement, last year’s rates have been maintained for this group. There was no change to the Signal Hill Campus rates. Since parking permit renewals have been suspended until further notice, these rates will not come into effect until renewals begin and rates will be prorated.


Winter Parking Lot Closures

Effective December 15, 2020, some parking areas on the St. John’s campus will be closed to allow for more efficient snow clearing and ice control. This decision has been made based on the numbers of people accessing campus and the expected demand for parking throughout the winter season. This also has a sustainability benefit with less salt being utilized.

The areas selected for closure have the least expected usage and do not serve as primary parking for buildings. Parking demand will continually be assessed over the coming months and open and/or closed areas will be adjusted according to ongoing need.

The areas that will be closed are:
• Lot 3 (partial)
• Lot 1A (partial)
• Lot 15B (partial)
• Lot 15 (partial)
• Lot 14 (partial)
• Lot 22 (partial)
• Lot 56B (full)
• Lot 16A (partial)
• Lot 19 (partial)

A map showing the closed areas can be found here and signage and barricades will be placed in closed areas.

Parking at the Signal Hill Campus

Vice-presidents council has decided to suspend parking permit renewals on St. John’s and Signal Hill campuses until further notice. Parking regulations for metered and pay-per-use lots will still be enforced and guests should still use the Passport parking app for events.

Employee and Student (residence) permits for the Signal Hill Campus must be approved by the Signal Hill Campus Business Office prior to sale. Requests for a permit can be made through the individuals department/unit to this office.

All visitors to the Signal Hill location that require parking can use Pay Per Use parking, available via the Passport parking application. The St. John's Campus Parking Office does not issue temporary permits for this location.

Departmental permits will honored in the passport application spaces. However, staff and student permits are only permitted in designated permit areas.

As per the University Parking Regulations, parking provisions at the Signal Hill Campus are in effect 24/7.

Parking Permits Available to All Memorial Students at Greenbelt Tennis Club

The Greenbelt Tennis Club has twenty (20) parking spaces at their facility for Memorial students.  Students must purchase a permit directly through Greenbelt Tennis Club, located at 114 Newtown Road, St. John’s. Permits are available on a per semester basis at a cost of $150 plus tax. Students will be required to present their Student ID, as well as provide their License Plate Number, car make, and model at the point of purchase. 

For more information on obtaining a permit, please contact the Greenbelt Tennis Club at (709) 722-3840 or

Reminder to All Permit Holders: Permits are Not Valid in Pay-Per-Use Parking Spaces

Student, Employee, Visitor and Departmental permit holders are reminded that permits are not valid in Pay-Per-Use (metered, Pay & Display, and Passport Canada) parking spaces. Drivers parked in a Pay-Per-Use parking space who have not paid through the applicable channel will be ticketed. 

As parking is limited on St. John’s Campus, the Parking Office encourages all vehicle owners to consider alternative methods to transportation to Campus such as public transit or carpooling. 


Campus Enforcement and Patrol

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

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

Tel: (709) 864-8000