Signal Hill Accommodations

Graduate student accommodations, located at Signal Hill Campus, offer access to hiking trails, wildlife, restaurants, live music and more.

Imagine looking up from studying to see a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean, and ships in St. John’s Harbour.

With furnished, condo-like single rooms, private washrooms, and shared kitchens, the space offers independent living with utilities included.

The Accommodations

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Large, spacious personal bedrooms with commanding scenic views provide comfortable accommodations for living and academic needs. Each room has its own personal bathroom facility and comes complete with a bed, furniture and a refrigerator. 

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As an independent living facility, food service is not provided. Modern communal kitchens and common areas are available including stoves, ovens, and microwaves.

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While many amenities are provided, you'll need to bring your own personal items, linens/towels, and eating/cookware. Here is a full list of what you will want to bring with you.

Laundry facilities are also located on site, conveniently operated using your university campus card.

As of September 1, 2018, a limited number of semesterized parking permits may be made available to graduate student residents at Signal Hill Campus. Each permit has a purchase price of $100.00 per semester and must be requested by emailing  Each request will be assessed based on a a number of criteria aimed at evaluating need.  Resident permits are very limited and are never guaranteed.  It is requested of all new incoming residents that they not bring with them a vehicle expecting a permit nor assume that parking will be made available.  Pay-per-use parking will also be available at a rate of $1.50 per hour.  Parking at Signal Hill Campus is subject to change at any time.

There are bike racks located outside the facility. Several city buses operate in the vicinity, about a ten minute walk from campus. Please note that the Facility is located on a hill, and walking conditions can be challenging in winter weather.

Residents may choose to avail of a university-run shuttle that provides limited service between Memorial's St. John's campus, the Ocean Sciences Centre, the Marine Institute and Signal Hill Campus. Users are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the daily schedule and the Terms of Use which include the list of holidays when service is not available. Click here to visit Memorial's Sustainability Office for more information.

For more details and general information about graduate student accomodations at the Signal Hill Campus, please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), or email

Site Map

 Signal Hill Campus Map

Floor Plans

Harbour Wing - Level 1 Bedrooms
Harbour Wing - Level 2 Bedrooms
Harbour Wing - Level 3 Bedrooms
Harbour Wing - Typical Bedroom
Tower - Level 3 Bedrooms
Tower - Level 4 Bedrooms
Tower - Level 5 Bedrooms
Tower - Typical Bedroom
Tower - Typical Accessible Bedroom
Tower - Typical Accessible Kitchen

Tower rooms are approximately 100 sq. ft. larger in total area than Harbour Wing rooms.

 Rates and Details

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The above introductory rates will be discontinued as of October 1, 2018 to reflect the conclusion of major construction at the site.  All residents, new and existing, will pay rent at the standard rate as of this date.

The above rates include utilities and in-room internet access (wired and wireless). Additional user rates will apply for cable television, parking (if available), and laundry.

 How do I apply?

Applying to Signal Hill Accommodations is easy. Please read carefully and complete fully so that your application receives quick consideration and response. A non-refundable application fee of $40 (Canadian funds) must accompany every application.  To apply, please click here.

Admission and Readmission

Accommodations at Signal Hill Campus are for registered graduate students of Memorial University or the Marine Institute only. Admission is determined based on your program status and program of study. Graduate students are permitted to live on this campus for a maximum of two years, pursuant to adherence to the rules and regulations of the residence, maintaining graduate student status, and following a review of the student’s public engagement activities during year one. NOTE: the public engagement activity criteria will be waived for 2018. 

Offer of Accommodations

Applicants who have been accepted to live at Signal Hill Campus will be sent an Offer of Accommodations. Your Offer of Accommodations must be completed and returned to Student Residences before the deadline stated on your offer.

The Accommodations Agreement

All graduate students living at Signal Hill Campus are required to accept our Accommodations Agreement, which is a legally binding agreement between Memorial University and our students. The agreement outlines the terms and conditions of occupancy, fees, behavior, etc.

We strongly recommend that you read the Accommodations Agreement carefully and familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions. 

Public Engagement

Signal Hill Campus is envisioned to be a world leader as a publicly-engaged venue that will inspire Memorial and its public collaborators to transform our communities, province, country and world in positive ways. To support this vision, we seek to create a community of public engagement leaders and practitioners amongst residents of the Signal Hill Campus. 

Living at this campus provides Memorial graduate students with a chance to be a part of a dynamic community that contributes to advancing Memorial’s Public Engagement Framework and offers a range of opportunities relating to public engagement.

Applicants for the graduate student accommodations at Signal Hill Campus will be invited to complete a supplementary form to indicate their experience and interest in public engagement activities. Responses to these questions will be used, along with other criteria, to determine housing priority among applicants.

The public engagement eligibility form should be completed within 48 hours of submission of the housing application form. Applicants who choose not to complete this form will not be eligible for public engagement prioritization but may still be offered housing depending on availability. NOTE: The public engagement eligibility form is not mandatory.

We look forward to welcoming you.



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