Applying - New Students

A space in residence is guaranteed for all students entering their first year of studies, for the first time, at Memorial. Students transferring to Memorial from other institutions are typically considered senior students and are not eligible for the residence guarantee.

To apply to live in residence:

  1. Receive your provisional acceptance*. If you have not yet been accepted, apply to study at Memorial University of Newfoundland and submit 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 identifying your time slot for room selection.
  6. Select your building and room at your assigned time and pay your $500 confirmation fee. This fee is credited towards your residence fees.

Students attending other post-secondary institutions are always welcome to live on campus. Please contact us to request a guest login account which can then be used to apply to residence.

Selecting your accommodation preferences


There are a variety of accommodation options available to choose from.

Paton College
provides a high level of support and guidance which is best suited for undergraduate students who are in their first year of studies or away from home for the first time. Two buildings have been designated for graduate and mature students.

Macpherson College provides a higher level of independence and privacy than Paton College and is recommended for independent, undergraduate students or those entering their second year and beyond.

Burton's Pond Apartments
offer a high level of independence which is best suited for older, more independent undergraduate students in their second year or higher as well as best suited for graduate students and students with families.

If you are unsure of which building might suit you best, contact or visit the Student Residences main office to discuss your options.

Room Type

Paton College has two types of rooms: a double room and a single room. A double room is shared by two students. A single room has one occupant during the year. Single rooms are typically only reserved for returning students. Paton College also has quiet floors/wings and accessible units. In most buildings, the quiet floor is the fourth floor. There are also sections in some buildings designated as Living Learning communities each year.

Macpherson College has one type of suite: two private bedrooms with a shared washroom. Macpherson College also has quiet floors located on the fifth and sixth floors of both buildings as well as accessible units.

Burton's Pond Apartments offers two single rooms in an apartment-style residence with shared common spaces (i.e. bathroom, kitchen, living room, office/lounge).

Signal Hill Campus offers rooms reserved for graduate students. These rooms are private with a private washroom and have shared kitchen spaces.

Roommate Requests

When you apply for residence, there will be a section to indicate any roommate preferences you have. If you do not indicate a roommate preference on your original application, but you wish to do so at a later time, please submit your request through email to Please note that while we try our best to match up roommates, it is not always possible.

For a better chance at being matched up with your preferred roommate, please make sure that all roommates have also requested you. Only students who are offered and have accepted the same community will be reviewed if a roommate request is submitted.

If you do not have a roommate request, one will be assigned to you based on the questions you fill out on your application.

Burton's Pond Apartments now have gender inclusive apartments which means that genders will be mixed within these apartments. If you wish to live in one of these apartments, please indicate it on your application or through email to


Student Residences

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