Applying - Families

Applications are now open for the following semester: 

Fall 2024 Applications are open

  • Paton College is accepting new applications.


  • Family Applications are currently closed, due to the high volume of applicants on the waitlist
  • Burton's Pond Apartments (individuals), Macpherson College, and Signal Hill are fully occupied and the waitlists are now closed.
Information regarding the 2025 academic year


Memorial University is a proud partner of the 2025 Canada Games, hosting the Games village, provincial/territorial mission offices, competition and training venues, polyclinic, media centre, and entertainment/social spaces on the St. John’s campus.  


The 2025 Canada Games will leave a legacy that includes St. John’s campus upgrades, academic and work-integrated learning opportunities, and the new Fortis Canada Games Complex.


Memorial is honoured to host nearly 5,000 athletes and coaches in the Games village on the St. John’s campus including housing in some of its residences. Facilities Management and the Canada Games Host Society will need time to prepare rooms and spaces before the athletes arrive.


As a result, from May 1-August 31, 2025 (spring semester/intersession/summer session) Paton College and Macpherson College residences on the St. John’s campus, which usually operate at a reduced capacity during this period, will be closed. Students will be required to move out by the end of the winter semester’s final exams.  


In addition, Guy Court and Gilbert Court in Burton’s Pond will close from July 1-August 31, 2025.


St. John’s campus accommodations will not be available for new student rental from May 1-Aug. 31, 2025.


Memorial will be hiring an additional off-campus housing advisor position to assist students in finding alternative accommodations if needed.


Baltimore Court, Cartier Court, Cabot Court and Signal Hill Campus are excluded.


In addition, Marine Institute and other technical sessions may stay until June 30, 2025.   


A limited short-term guest accommodations season in Macpherson College will also close by mid-July for preparation.

Memorial University has dedicated residence space for families in Burton’s Pond Apartments. Our family accommodations are reserved for:

  • An adult couple in a common-law relationship as defined by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, or an adult married couple, with or without children under the age of 18. One adult in the couple must be a full-time student at Memorial University, the Marine Institute, or the College of the North Atlantic.
  • A single, full-time student at Memorial University, the Marine Institute, or the College of the North Atlantic, living with children under the age of 18.
  • Priority to be given to full-time undergraduate and graduate students.

To apply for our family accommodations for the first time:

  1. Receive your provisional (early) acceptance*. If you have not yet been accepted, apply to study at Memorial University of Newfoundland and submit the required documentation.
  2. Receive your admission decision email.
  3. Activate your MUN Login. You will need this to access a number of student services.
  4. Complete your student residence application using your MUN login and pay the $40 application fee. 
  5. You will receive an email with an offer of accommodations from the Student Residences staff.

Families living in our residences do not need to reapply for residence or move out in between semesters. Families may remain in residence as long as a student is currently registered for courses in an upcoming semester.