Parking lot changes at Print and Mail Services

Please be advised of changes to access and egress from parking lot 36 (Print and Mail Services building). Effective Wednesday, May 29, the east entrance to the lot is being converted to two-way traffic and the west exit will be closed. This is required to facilitate work associated with the City of St. John’s Lambe’s Lane Extension project. Reference this map to view the impacted area. This reconfiguration of traffic flow is planned to remain in place until the Lambe’s Lane Extension project is completed later this year, so please be cautious as drivers become accustomed. Also on Wednesday, May 29 the City of St. John’s will be conducting work in this parking lot related to this upgrades project. Follow signage and watch for flags persons, workers and equipment on site. There will be minimal impact to parking due to this ongoing work. If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to Chad Ballah at 709-864-3575.


Planned power outage for Arts and Administration building extension, April 6

Facilities Management has scheduled a panel power outage on Saturday, April 6 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. affecting normal power on some floors of the Arts and Administration building (extension). The power outages are required to complete work associated with the installation of new accessible hardware in several locations.


New! Non-Maintenance Request Form

Facilities Management has introduced a new form, replacing the previous Project Request form and the Service Materials Authorization (SMA) form.



Elizabeth Avenue entrances/exits in front of Arts and Administration building temporarily closing, Nov. 6

To facilitate the next stage of the ongoing City of St. John’s Elizabeth Avenue Upgrades project, Facilities Management is advising of a temporary closure of both Elizabeth Avenue entrances/exits in front of the Arts and Administration building beginning on Nov. 6, 2023.


Traffic notification – changes to roadway in front of Arts and Administration building

Facilities Management is advising of changes beginning by the end of day Thursday, Sept. 14, to alter traffic flow from one-way to two-way traffic in front of the Arts and Administration building. Signage will be placed indicating two-way traffic.  


Education building updates - elevator lift, tunnel and door 8

Facilities Management advises that the elevator lift in the Education building locker tunnel is experiencing an extended outage and will remain closed until approximately mid-fall.

Road construction and closure - Elizabeth Avenue

Beginning Monday, Aug. 21, the city of St. John’s will restrict a portion of Elizabeth Avenue (Newtown Road to Allandale Road/Bonaventure Avenue) to local traffic only. A detour will be in place to direct traffic along Bonaventure Avenue, Whiteway Street and Newtown Road, or Allandale Road, Prince Philip Drive and Westerland Road. The detour map is available here. Local traffic will not be able to turn left onto Elizabeth Avenue from Bonaventure Avenue. This is to facilitate the City’s Elizabeth Avenue Shared Use Path and Road Improvements project that began earlier in August.  


Planned construction at the Education building, near door 8

Facilities Management would like to advise the university community that tunnel roof re-waterproofing and concrete replacement works in front of the southeast entrance to the Education building at door #8 will be ongoing as of Monday, July 31 until Monday, Aug. 21. While this work is ongoing, this entrance/exit will be closed but will continue to function as an emergency exit from the building.

Upgrades coming for the Aquarena

Memorial University has awarded the contract for upgrades to the Aquarena sport facility to CAN-AM Platform & Construction Ltd.

Memorial University is proud to be a key partner in delivering a successful Canada Games to the province in 2025. In addition to hosting the athletes’ village, the St. John’s campus will host a number of sports, including swimming, diving and artistic swimming at the Aquarena.

These upgrades to the Aquarena support the Canada Games standards required to ensure that athletes from across Canada can enjoy a safe, excellent, sporting experience in August 2025. 


Partial Closure of Parking Area 15

Partial Closure of Parking Area 15 from June 26-27, 2023.


MUN Student Union Breezeway Renovation

In the middle of the Chemistry and Physics building, there sits a courtyard. Albeit no longer accessible, the courtyard originally only had three sides which created a breezeway (an architectural feature that allows the passage of a breeze between structures). Memorial University’s Student Union (MUNSU) would hold barbecues and student events in that breezeway, and when the building structure later changed shape, the name went to the bar at the Thompson Student Centre and now to its current location on the first floor of Memorial's Smallwood (University) Centre. 

Temporary bridge closure between parking garage and Clinch Crescent

Facilities Management is advising that beginning Monday, Feb. 13 and for the next several weeks, the bridge pedway crossing the river to the parking garage as well as a portion of the Janeway sidewalk leading to the bridge will be closed. 



Dining Hall Transformation

The Senior and Junior Common rooms at R. Gushue Hall in Paton College on St. John’s campus have been transformed into a bright, modern dining and socializing area. The official opening celebration was recently held.

Behind the scenes, Facilities Management plans and coordinates with stakeholders to bring a project such as this to fruition. Work on the area began in March 2021.

Completed Renovation of Main Dining Hall

Photo Credit: Gina Myrick, Facilities Management


Planned power outage, Aug. 13-14

Facilities Management is coordinating a planned, power outage on Aug. 13-14 from 6 a.m. on Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday (48 hours). This outage will affect normal and/or emergency power to a number of St. John’s campus buildings. Please view more details here. 


Construction at Livyers Loop, Irwin’s Road and Prince Philip Drive starts July 4

Facilities Management is advising of closures in the area of Prince Philip Drive (east bound), Irwin’s Road and Livyers Loop beginning Monday, July 4 for approximately seven weeks.

EIX wins a 2022 Atlantic Architectural Design Excellence Award

Every two years, the Atlantic Canadian provinces' Architectural Associations recognize and celebrate architectural design excellence. The Emera Innovation Exchange (EIX), part of the Signal Hill campus, recently won an award of excellence in institutional design. 

EIX SHC Architecture Award 2022 image.

PHOTO CREDIT: James Britton & Jermey Bryant

Humanities and Social Sciences Commons cozier than ever

The newly refurbished Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Commons, in SN-1107, was completed with help from the Department of Facilities Management.

Completed renovations of the Humanities and Social Sciences Commons by Facilities Engineering and Development.

PHOTO CREDIT: Rich Blenkinsopp


Planned power outage May 28, updated timeline

Facilities Management (FM) is coordinating a planned, extended power outage to complete critical electrical infrastructure upgrades beginning Saturday, May 28, at 6 a.m. for about 24 hours.

Informational graphic noting a planned power outage.

It was a whale of a day!

Facilities Management participated in Memorial's first open house event celebrating its oceans-related research and teaching and learning at "Whale of a Day" on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Facilities Management Whale Day Booth 2022.

Facilities Management Booth at "A Whale of a Day".

Campus cleanup a success

Facilities Management employees came out on May 2, 2022 to help with the first annual campus cleanup. 

A poster advertising the university spring cleanup on May 2, 2022.


A whale of a day

Join us on May 14th as we celebrate everything oceans with the Memorial community and the public at the first open house event for the new Core Science Facility. 

Emissions reduction

Memorial is taking a giant step forward toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the university’s carbon footprint. Funding was announced to replace a fuel-fired steam boiler with two electric-powered steam boilers in Memorial’s Utilities Annex. 



Prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Facilities Management, the Sustainability and Climate Action Office and Student Housing have partnered with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.


Road closure notification - Arctic Ave.

Starting on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 7 a.m. and continuing until April 24, contractors will be performing work on Arctic Avenue, in front of the University Centre (UC). This work will stop all through-traffic, except Metrobus service and emergency vehicles. MORE


Water main repairs

Facilities Management advises that repair work to the Catch Basins on Phelan Road and Arts and Administration parking area 1A, will commence March 8, and is expected to continue until March 12, 2021.