Schedules Updated: All Marine Institute locations to remain closed Wednesday, January 8
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

All Memorial University campuses and facilities on the Island of Newfoundland will remain closed for students, faculty, staff and clients on Wednesday, Jan. 8, to support continued provincial energy conservation efforts.

This includes the St. John’s campus, Grenfell Campus and Marine Institute including Ridge Road campus, Offshore Safety and Survival Centre in Foxtrap, Lewisporte, the SERT Centre in Stephenville, Southside Marine Base, Holyrood facility and community-based programs.

OSSC students are advised that updates regarding course schedules are provided below.

Some faculty and staff may be required to come into work on Wednesday to ensure the campuses are prepared for the resumption of activity when reopened. Those employees will be contacted directly by their departments or supervisors. Other faculty and staff are reminded that workplaces remain closed to conserve energy.

An update on the Institute's re-opening will be provided on Wednesday at, on Twitter by following @marineinstitute, and via local media. 


Supplementary, Deferred, and Challenge Exams  for the Fall Semester will be postponed until Monday and Tuesday next week January 13th and 14th. The deadline to apply will be extended to Thursday January 9th.


The revised schedule for training at the OSSC this week is now as follows:

  • Advance Firefighting STCW95, the 5 day BST and Fast Rescue Boat training...are cancelled for this week.  Students will be contacted by OSSC administration later this week to be rescheduled.
  • BST-R students scheduled January 6-7 are now scheduled for Thursday & Friday January 9-10. The Jan 9-10 class will proceed as scheduled
  • Confined Space Technical Rescue is cancelled and students have been rescheduled to next week.
  • H2S Alive will begin Thursday January 9 at 0900
  • OSI will go ahead Friday Jan 10 at 0800 and HUET will go ahead Friday Jan 10 at 1030
  • CSE-CAPP will continue on Friday as scheduled