Information for Attendees

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People, Place, and Public Engagement is being held at Memorial University's beautiful new Signal Hill Campus on historic Signal Hill. The campus is located at 100 Signal Hill rd. overlooking both the harbour and the city. Make sure to clarify that your headed to the Signal Hill Campus, since St. John's is also home to Memorial's main campus.


Pay-per-use guest parking is available at Signal Hill Campus by using the Passport Canada mobile app (available on Google Play Store or Apple Store) or online (

There are 2 pay-per-use guest lots available:

• lower lot Zone 201
• middle lot Zone 200

Please note, free parking is not available on-site, and pay-per-use parking is limited. 


Signal Hill Campus is located on a fairly serious hill. It is possible to walk, and many people do everyday, but please bear in mind that you'll be facing a fairly steep climb (that said, the hiking up here is wonderful!)

There is no direct bus route to Signal Hill Campus at this time; however, several stop near the base of the hill. For more details on bussing, please see MetroBus

There is also a shuttle that runs between Signal Hill Campus and several of Memorial's locations. Information about that shuttle can be found here

Friday afternoon sessions

We will be providing transportation to the St. John's Community Market, Bannerman Park, and the Neal Building as part of our afternoon sessions. We'll also provide transportation back to Signal Hill Campus afterwards. making stops at the Delta and Alt Hotel en route.

1:00pm: Depart Signal Hill Campus for St John's Community Market
2:00pm: Depart Signal Hill Campus for Bannerman Park
3:00pm: Depart Signal Hill for Neal Building
3:50pm: SJFM to Delta, ALT*, and Signal Hill Campus


The rumours are true: our weather can be a bit wonky sometimes! Your best bet is to check the forecast before you come and pack plenty of layers. Raincoats are a must, but umbrellas tend not be useful because of the winds that tend to accompany fall showers.

We do recommend bringing some sturdy footwear if you're planning to do much walking, or if you'd like to explore the stunning hiking trails that surround Signal Hill Campus.

Staying here:

For information about planning your stay, please see here.


People, Place, and Public Engagement

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