Winter Semester 2022 FAQ

Updated: January 13, 2022.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador updates for travelling to the province can be found here

Students arriving from outside the province must self-isolate off-campus. We no longer can provide self-isolation for arriving students on campus. Hotel arrangements have been made and a bursary is available for students to help offset this cost.

Students new or returning to residence from within the province are not required to self-isolate but will only be permitted to move into residence on or after Sunday, January 9th, after a confirmed negative rapid test. If arriving after January 9th, please complete a rapid test from the Student Wellness Counselling Center prior to coming to residence. There is a drop-in rapid testing clinic (no appointment necessary) in the University Centre (The Landing, UC-3018) opened 9:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I stayed in the province during the break, when can I move in?
If you stayed in the province and DO NOT need to isolate you can move into residence from Sunday, January 9th onwards, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ONLY and after rapid testing. Please refer to the check-in information in a further question below. 

I’ve travelled outside of the province and I’m returning after January 4th. Where can I self-isolate?
Arrangements have been made at several local hotels. That information can be found here.

I have to self-isolate off-campus at a hotel. Is there any funding for this?
A bursary has been made available for students to help offset the costs of self-isolation off-campus. Information on this bursary and how to avail of it can be found here.

I live in Paton College, can I self-isolate there?
No. Due to the shared nature of washroom facilities, students returning to Paton College residences must complete their isolation off campus before arriving at residence. Self-isolation locations at hotels with discounted rates have been negotiated. Students will incur a cost for a hotel stay and associated meals and should refer to bursary information if these costs are prohibitive.

I have a single room in Paton College. Why can’t I self-isolate there?
Due to the shared nature of washroom facilities, students new or returning to Paton College residences must complete their isolation off campus before returning to residence.

As classes are virtual, I will arrive at a later date in January. What do I need to do?
If you are within the province of Newfoundland & Labrador you are welcome to move in anytime on or after January 9th, after a negative rapid test. If you are from out of the province, you will be required to self-isolate off campus before your return to residence.

I won’t be coming back until later in January, will I get a partial refund on my meal plan and room?
Meals and rooms will be prorated based on usage, meaning you will only pay for the time you actually live in residence.

What happens if there is a case of COVID-19 in residence?
We have had a robust COVID-19 response plan in place since the early days of the pandemic. There are emergency isolation rooms available for any students who test positive COVID-19 and contact tracing procedures are in place. Additional preventative measures are already in place as well and more details on them can be found here.

Memorial has the ability to offer symptomatic PCR testing for staff and students, to lower the wait times and increase convenience and safety for our community. We also have rapid tests approved for use, and they will be delivered over the holiday break at no cost to the University. We will use these under Public Health advice and where appropriate for the campus community based on our approved plans and the community risk level.

I’m not coming back for the winter semester, how can I get the things I left in my room?

Students who need to retrieve their items must first receive a confirmed negative rapid test. Students may retrieve items between Monday, January 10 and Friday, January 14th, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ONLY. You must first contact the Student Wellness Counselling Center at 864-8500 and arrange an appointment for a rapid test first. There is a drop-in rapid testing clinic (no appointment necessary) in the University Centre (The Landing, UC-3018) opened 9:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. When completed and confirmed negative proceed to the main office Hatcher House to retrieve your items.

How will check-in work for the winter semester?
For students who need to self-isolate:
You must self-isolate off-campus, please see above.

For students who do not need to self-isolate:
Check-In, January 10th onward

- Monday to Friday only between 9 am and 5 pm only

-Complete a rapid test from the Student Wellness Counselling Center prior to coming to residence. There is a drop-in rapid testing clinic (no appointment necessary) in the University Centre (The Landing, UC-3018) opened 9:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
- When tested and confirmed negative proceed to the main office Hatcher House to check-in
- If positive you will be instructed to isolate off campus for 7 days per previous communication
- Arrival after these times you will be required to isolate off-campus overnight
- Entrance to residences or dining hall is not permitted
The main office (Hatcher House, HA-313) will be open for check-in starting January 10th, Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Contact

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