Student Residences

At Memorial, living on campus is about more than having a convenient place to eat, sleep and study. Living on campus is about exploring new ideas, making new friends and learning more about the world around you and how you fit into it. Students living in residence have access to a wide variety of services and are encouraged to get involved in campus life, whether that’s through our residence societies or one of our many other campus clubs and societies.

Students living on campus are supported by our team of Residence Life staff, providing support and guidance that ensures your residence experience will be enjoyable and educational. There are live-in staff in each of our residences, with academic support and free tutoring provided in our residence learning commons.

Accommodations are available in three communities: Paton College, Macpherson College and Burton's Pond Apartments. First year students are guaranteed a room in residence in Paton College or Macpherson College.

Apply for Student Residences

To apply for Student Residences, you will need to have received provisional acceptance to Memorial and have activated your MUN login credentials. The residence application will be available until the beginning of the semester.

For a step-by-step process on how to apply, visit Student Residences.


Paton College

Paton College consists of nine “residence hall” style houses arranged around a courtyard and adjacent to the campus dining hall. The houses are co-ed and home to approximately 100 students each. Rooms are mostly double occupancy, with shared washroom facilities in each wing. In each house you will find a TV room, small kitchen, study rooms and lounges. Each Paton College residence is managed by a Residence Coordinator and staffed with four Resident Assistants. The Residence Life staff provides a high level of support and guidance that makes Paton College the ideal environment for first-year students.


Typical Paton College Room Layout & Floor Plan

Macpherson College

Macpherson College is comprised of two wings, Cluett Hall and Shiwak Hall, each home to 250 students. Accommodations consist of private bedrooms with semi-private washrooms, and each floor includes a community lounge and meeting/study space. Each wing has a full complement of Residence Life staff, including a Residence Coordinator and Resident Assistants. Macpherson College provides students with a high level of independence and privacy, while still providing substantial guidance and support.


Typical New Residence Room Layout

Burton’s Pond Apartments

Burton’s Pond Apartments consists of five buildings and offers a more independent, apartment-style setting for students beyond their first year of studies, as well as families. Apartments have four private bedrooms, with a shared kitchen, living room and washroom, and are just a short walk from academic buildings and the campus tunnel system.


Typical 4 Bedroom Burton's Pond Apartment Layout

Housing fees

Fees are listed per semester and are subject to change without notice.

Community Bedroom Washroom Total Cost
Paton College
(Residence halls)
Double occupancy Shared,
one per wing
Single occupancy $2202
Macpherson College
Single occupancy
(Two bedrooms per suite)
Shared, semi-private
one per suite
Burton's Pond Apartment fees can be found on the Student Residences website.

Meal plans

You’ll never go hungry with our “all you care to eat” meal plans. Students can choose from five or seven day unlimited meal plans, and all plans include flex dollars that can be used at a variety of cafés around campus. Students residing in Paton College and Macpherson College are required to purchase a meal plan. A meal plan is optional for residents of Burton’s Pond and students living off campus.

Plan Type Price (CAD)
Fall 2018 Winter 2019
7-Day Unlimited
(inc. $100 flex dollars/semester)
$2535 $2655
5-Day Unlimited
(inc. $200 flex dollars/semester)
$2535 $2655


Student Residences Office

Hatcher House - HA 313
Memorial University
St. John’s  NL  A1B 3P7

(709) 864-7590