Arrival & Airport Greeting


You should arrive at least two days prior to the beginning of classes. For students who are living on-campus, move-in dates are generally during the two days prior to the beginning of the semester. Many students choose to arrive three to seven days in advance if they are living off-campus. This additional time allows you to overcome your jet lag, become oriented with St. John's and get settled into your accommodations.

If you are booking a return ticket, book your return flight for the day after the last day of exams. Booking your flight home too early is not considered an acceptable excuse to re-schedule a final exam.

When booking your flight to Newfoundland, make sure you choose St. John’s, Newfoundland (YYT) and not Saint John, New Brunswick (YSJ). If you travel there by mistake, you will have to take another plane or take a long bus ride and a ferry boat to Newfoundland. We do not want this to happen to you!

Airport Greeting

Available from August 23 - September 13th between the times of 11:00pm and 4:00am

If you arrive in St. John's (airport code: YYT) between August 23rd and September 13th between the hours of 11:00pm and 4:00am please be on the look out for senior MUN students ready to assist you at the airport.

Visitor Information Centre (VIC) at YYT

Be advised that there is an abundance of information for you at the VIC in the arrival's area of the St. John's International Airport. You can find maps, accommodations & transportation information and much more at the VIC. They are open until 11:30pm every night except Saturdays. On Saturday the VIC closes at 5:30pm.

Important Reminder

Bring Canadian cash or a credit card that works in Canada for the taxi ride from the airport to your accommodations. Our greeter will assist you and explain to the taxi driver how you will pay and where your destination is in the city.