With residences full, Memorial issues call to staff, faculty, students to provide additional space


With students struggling to find housing in St John’s, Memorial University is asking current and former employees to consider renting a room in their homes to students. Saltwire reports that all of the university’s on-campus housing options, except for one, are full. The university has also asked students with single occupancy in traditional double dorm rooms to consider taking in a roommate and is giving incoming students without a place to live the option to take a year off. “We’re aware that students here, and at universities all across the country, are having a hard time finding affordable rentals near campus, and will do all we can to help,” said Memorial Manager of Communications and Media Relations Chad Pelley.