Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland

At the end of the road less traveled, a new adventure in learning awaits at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Memorial is an extraordinary university in a unique place.

This is a university of 21st-century explorers, where the opportunities are vast. It’s a place where cutting edge technology and flexible programs combine to liberate our students’ true potential.

The largest university in Atlantic Canada, Memorial offers more than 100 degree programs to a student population of 17,000.

Students can expand their horizons at one of two campuses in St. John’s, including the Marine Institute, or at the campus in Corner Brook, or in Harlow, England.

Memorial is home to a vibrant and innovative research community. Our researchers are exploring all disciplines in science, medicine, arts, social sciences, engineering, education, and business.


Memorial is the largest university in the region, with 17,500 students engaged in full and part-time studies at under-graduate and graduate levels.


Each year, the graduating class numbers in excess of 2,000 students, bringing the total number of alumni to 60,000.

Faculty and Staff

The university employs 950 full-time faculty (and 850 sessional instructors) and 2,300 administrative and support staff, plus 2,000 students in part-time jobs.


Main campus and Marine Institute (MI), St. John’s; Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook; Harlow, England.


More than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as diplomas and certificate programs are offered through our faculties.

Academic year:

Sept. 1 – Aug. 31; three 14-week semesters; also 6-week inter-session and 6-week summer session.


Memorial conducts award-winning and wide-ranging research. These research efforts are often informed by the mid-North Atlantic location that has shaped our culture and studies.

Student Residence

On-campus housing is available in Paton College or Burton’ s Pond Apartments. Paton College is home to almost 1,000 students, who live in one of ten dormitories on campus. Burton’s Pond Apartments consists of four courts and offers a more independent lifestyle.

Living in Residence also gets you:

  • a television room
  • computer room
  • study lounge
  • laundry facilities
  • RESnet wireless Internet service
  • access to the MUNnel System of indoor access
  • meal card for use at select campus canteens and the R. Gushue Dining Hall.


The Queen Elizabeth II Library is just the place. Top of the line technology and the best holdings in Atlantic Canada are just some of its finer points. Here you’ll find:

  • The Commons – Located on the main floor of the library our student computer centre is not just comfortable, it’s state of the art.
  • Bright sunlit study areas – Perfect for last minute studying
  • Wireless access
  • Media Centre
  • Expert staff ready to help at a moment’s notice.

Plus, Memorial is ranked by Maclean’s Magazine as one of Canada’s best university libraries. In addition to its millions of books and periodicals, it houses several specialized collections, including:

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