Information for students

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial staff and faculty have been working diligently to make decisions and communicate information on the impact to students. As this situation is changing quickly, please check back regularly for updated content.

Important updates

  •  New and current students should make plans to be on campus for their university experiences this fall, unless all of the courses they are registered for are offered online. Provost and vice-president (academic) Mark Abrahams addressed students in this fall 2021 update. Detailed planning for the fall 2021 semester is ongoing and information will be shared as it becomes available on Memorial’s COVID-19 website.

  • Memorial University has approved plans to offer increased in-person teaching and learning activity during the spring 2021 semester. This decision was taken in a meeting of the university Senate on Feb. 9. The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (HKR) will return to offering its programs fully on campus in the spring semester. Students in HKR programs can expect to hear directly from the school with details on the return to campus.The Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and Marine Institute will continue with on-campus instruction and will communicate details directly to new and current students in their programs. Other faculties and schools with spring semester course offerings will continue with primarily remote instruction. Details will be communicated from the units directly to students.
  • The official start date of winter 2021 classes in most programs at the St. John's campus, Grenfell Campus and Marine Institute will be moved to Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

  • Holiday travel message: Travel restrictions for Newfoundland and Labrador remain in place, and essential travel only is recommended at this time. All students located in the province who may be thinking of travelling should carefully consider plans. Those who travel will be subject to provincial public health travel regulations, which include a requirement to self-isolate for 14 days upon return, and completion of the arrivals form found here for domestic (Canadian) students and here for international students. NOTE: this form will close on Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. Newfoundland Standard Time.

  • Memorial students will not be charged the Distance Education Administration Fee and Recreation Fee for the winter 2021 semester.

  • Students may now book individual study spaces on campus through the Library. 
  • There have been changes to the criteria for scholarship standing for new and returing undergraduate students for 2020-21 scholarship year. 

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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

Tel: (709) 864-8000