Fall 2020 COVID-19 Information

Availability for Winter 2021 (Updated September 30, 2020)

As the majority of students will be learning remotely, Student Residences on the St. John’s campus and Student Housing at Grenfell Campus will continue to operate at a significantly reduced capacity in winter 2021. Macpherson College and Paton College will remain closed. However Burton’s Pond apartments will be open to new and returning students.  For further information and specific details about Burton’s Pond Apartments, please click here.

Information will be shared soon regarding Signal Hill Campus.

As this is a new development, final processes are still being determined. All information will be shared on this page once it is available.


Students requiring accommodations for any reason are welcome to apply for the winter semester. Unfortunately, due to limited space we are unable to guarantee accommodation for everyone who may require it.

Please note that any student travelling to the province from outside of the Canadian Atlantic Province bubble (Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick) must abide by isolation protocols set out by federal and provinical governments. Canadian students are asked to refer to both the provincial COVID-19 site and the Memorial University COVID-19 hub in order to ensure that you are abiding by the proper isolation protocols once you arrive in the province.

International students are asked to connect with the Internationalization Office regarding travelling to the province for the fall semester.  It is the responsiblity of the student to have an isolation plan in place.


Winter 2021
Student Residences is still accepting residence applications for Burton's Pond Apartments for the Winter 2021 semester.

If you had previously applied for residence for the 2020-2021 academic year, your application was automatically moved forward for the Winter 2021 semester. Further details will be shared soon regarding this. 

Room selection for returning residents has been completed (as of June 10th) and further inforamtion will be shared with these students once it is available.


Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and residence re-openings, confirmation and cancellation fees will be waived for the 2020-2021 academic year. The $40 application fee remains in place as this fee is used to fund as residence life programming throughout the year. Any overages in that fund is used in the following year.

Mandatory Mask Policy

As of Monday, August 24th, masks must be worn in indoor public spaces and common areas or any time a two-meter physical distance cannot be maintained while within university facilities. This applies to all common spaces within residence facilities such as hallways, stairwells and laundry rooms. For more detailed information on the mandatory mask policy please click here.

Contact Us

We understand that not all questions may be answered on this page. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, application or anything else do not hesitate to contact our office at housing@mun.ca.


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