Applying - New Students

Applications are now open for the following semester:

Fall 2023:

  • Paton College is accepting new applications.
  • Macpherson College and Burton's Pond Apartments are now closed. 
  • Family and Signal Hill Campus Applications are now closed, due to the high number currently on the waitlist.

Note for Fall Applications: Once you have successfully paid your $40.00 application fee and would like to have a room assigned to you, please contact the Student Residences Office by emailing or by phone 709.864.7590. Our staff will assist you in selecting your preferred room based on our availability.


Winter 2024:

  • Paton College is accepting new applications.
  • Macpherson College and Burton's Pond Apartments are now full. 
  • Family and Signal Hill Campus Applications are currently closed, due to the high volume of applicants currently on the waitlist.

Fall 2024:

  • Paton College, Macpherson College, and Burton's Pond Apartments (individuals) are accepting new applications.
  • Family Applications are currently closed, due to the high volume of applicants currently on the waitlist.
  • Signal Hill Campus applications are available on the drop down menu on the previous page.


To apply to live in residence:
  1. Receive your provisional (early) acceptance*. If you have not yet been accepted, apply to study at Memorial University of Newfoundland and submit the required documentation.
  2. Receive your admission decision email.
  3. Activate your MUN Login. You will need this to access a number of student services.
  4. Complete your student residence application using your MUN login and pay the $40 application fee. 
  5. Select your building and room and pay your $500 confirmation fee. This fee is credited toward your residence fees.

Students attending other post-secondary institutions are always welcome to live on campus. Please click here to learn more.

Selecting your accommodation preferences

There are a variety of accommodation options available to choose from.

Paton College provides a high level of support and guidance which is best suited for undergraduate students who are in their first year of studies or away from home for the first time. Two buildings have been designated for graduate and mature students.

Macpherson College provides a higher level of independence and privacy than Paton College and is recommended for independent, undergraduate students or those entering their second year and beyond.

Burton's Pond Apartments offer a high level of independence which is best suited for older, more independent undergraduate students in their second year or higher as well as best suited for graduate students and students with families.

If you are unsure of which building might suit you best, contact or visit the Student Residences main office to discuss your options.

Room Type

Paton College has two types of rooms: a double room and a single room. A double room is shared by two students. A single room has one occupant during the year. Single rooms are typically only reserved for returning students. Paton College also has quiet floors/wings and accessible units. In most buildings, the quiet floor is the fourth floor. There are also sections in some buildings designated as Living Learning communities each year.

Macpherson College has one type of suite: two private bedrooms with a shared washroom. Macpherson College also has quiet floors located on the fifth and sixth floors of both buildings as well as accessible units.

Burton's Pond Apartments offers two single rooms in an apartment-style residence with shared common spaces (i.e. bathroom, kitchen, living room, office/lounge).

Signal Hill Campus offers rooms reserved for graduate students. These rooms are private with a private washroom and have shared kitchen spaces.

Roommate Requests

When you apply for residence, there will be a section to indicate any roommate preferences you have. If you do not indicate a roommate preference on your original application, but you wish to do so at a later time, please submit your request through email to Please note that while we try our best to match up roommates, it is not always possible.

For a better chance at being matched up with your preferred roommate, please make sure that all roommates have also requested you. Only students who are offered and have accepted the same community will be reviewed if a roommate request is submitted.

If you do not have a roommate request, one will be assigned to you based on the questions you fill out on your application.

Burton's Pond Apartments now have gender-inclusive apartments which means that genders will be mixed within these apartments. If you wish to live in one of these apartments, please indicate it on your application or through email to