Before You Arrive
Congratulations on your admission to Memorial University of NL (St. John's Campus)! Once you have gathered and received all the relevant documents you require for school and travel, we recommend you start the following process:
- Decide On Housing
- Setup Your My MUN Account and MUN E-mail
- Join Our Online Community
- Things New Students Need to Know
- Airport Greeter Program
- Calculate Your Program Tuition and Fees
- Before You Depart
As a student, you have the option to live on or off-campus. To live on-campus, you must submit an application to the Student Residences Office. Apply online for on-campus residences as soon as possible. Here is a list of on-campus residences for students (Undergraduate and Graduate). For further inquries, contact the Student Residences Office here.
If you prefer to find accommodations off-campus, you may find more information here. For further support on housing, please contact our office through email@example.com.
If you require temporary accommodations, more information can be found here.
- Once offered admission to Memorial University, you will be assigned a MUN Portal (my.mun.ca) account, Self-Service account & an "@mun.ca" e-mail account by the university's ITS division.
- Set up your my.mun.ca account as soon as possible. Check your "@mun.ca" e-mail frequently as communications from the university will be sent to this account.
Click here to activate/create your Memorial Self-Service account
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues setting up your MUN e-mail account.
On-campus residences check-in for students (first year students or first time to residence) begins Sunday, January 5th, 2020 at 9:00am. Students must submit a housing application and receive a housing offer in order to check-in. If you arrive before this date you will require temporary housing until the check-in time.
If you plan on arriving after the check-in date and time, please notify the Student Residence Office at email@example.com with your arrival information i.e. date and time.
The Math Placement Test (MPT) will be written January 6, 2020. You must be registered for MATH: 1MPT to write the MPT. You may check the course offerings posted by the Office of the Registrar to see the specific time and place for each section of MATH 1MPT.
Note that MATH 1MPT is listed at the bottom of the list of math courses. Once you have registered, you can view the course information for MATH 1MPT on your Self-Service to see the date, time, and location of your Math Placement Test.
Arrive a few days before classes begin. You may want to get yourself settled in as well as going sightseeing around St. John's prior classes begin. Here are a few attractions around the vicinity (this may add additional expenses, i.e. temporary housing, transportation, and food. Arriving early is totally at the discretion of the student). Also, check out the City of St. John's interactive map here to find and access existing programs and services around the city.
Immigration Process: it may take at least 2 (two) hours at the Port of Entry (POE) at the first Canadian airport you enter (for example, Toronto Pearson Airport). If your POE is St. John's however, this process will most likely be faster.
Check the location of your campus: Make sure your flight takes you to the correct campus. We have 3 campuses, three different cities: 1) St. John's, Newfoundland, 2) Corner Brook, Newfoundland and 3) Harlow, England.
If you are studying in St. John's book your flight to Airport Code YYT:
- Another city in Canada has a similar name: St. John, New Brunswick. This city is over 1700 kilometres from Memorial University.
Late Arrivals: We recommend arriving before classes are scheduled to begin, however if you are arriving late, notify your instructors or your supervisor (if you have one).
Undergraduate students: If you need to request to defer your applicaton to a future semester, you must first drop any registered courses and then contact the Admissions Office. In your request to defer email, include your full name, student number, and an explanation of your extenuating circumstance.
The deadline for application deferrals is the first day of classes each semester.
Graduate students: contact the School of Graduate Studies with all requests.
Dates for the Spring 2020 airport greeter program will be announced in April.
Watch a short clip of the Airport Greeter Program.
Please note this is a free service for new international students. If you have technical issues you may want to try using a browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox when making your request.
*Bring enough Canadian money to pay for your taxi fare from the airport to your first night of accommodations.
*There is no currency exchange kiosk at the St. John's International Airport (YYT).
Visitor Information Centre (VIC) at St. John's International Airport (YYT)
There is a lot of information for you at the VIC in the arrival's area of the St. John's International Airport. You can find maps, accommodations & transportation information at the VIC.
For any inquiries or concerns, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.