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Halls of Residence at UWI St. Augustine


Frequently Asked Questions


Q. When will I find out about my room assignments?
A. Approximately – Mid-July to Mid-August.

Q. How are room assignments made?
A. Room assignments are made, by the geographical location of the applicant, as well as the year of study. For returning residents, the length of time spent on hall is taken into consideration.

Q. Can I change rooms?
A. Only under extreme conditions and availability of rooms, at the discretion of the Hall Management.

Q. Can I cancel my housing agreement?
A. If you already reside on Hall, agreement may be cancelled with one month’s notice, but a replacement must be found before you can benefit from a Hall refund. Please see your Hall Supervisor for further information.

Q. May I decorate my room?
A. Yes, however if the walls /doors are damaged or disfigured it will be deducted from the Hall Hall Reservation/Caution Fee.

Q. How are the rooms furnished?
A. Each room contains a bed, a desk with reading lamp, a chair, a clothes closet, a wastepaper bin, a face basin and bookshelf.

Q. How many students share a bathroom?
A. Approximately 4 – 6 persons share bathroom facilities. Double Superior Rooms - 2 persons (Trinity Hall).

Q. Is there a place for me to store my belongings between Semester Breaks?
A. With the permission of your Hall Supervisor, you may be able to store your belongings in your room during the Christmas Break, there will therefore be NO refund for the Christmas break. There is NO storage facility available after the second semester.

Q. When should I arrive?
A. You should arrive by the date indicated on your acceptance letter.

Q. Must I be in by a certain time each evening? Can I have visitors?
A. You can come in at anytime. Overnight visitors are NOT allowed, and MUST leave your room by midnight. Visitors must also be signed in/out.

Q. Other than rent, are there other housing charges I may be responsible for?
A. Yes, charges for damages and students are responsible for cooking fuel \gas. Any other Hall Activity Fees E.g. ( Co-Curricular ).

Q. Are Hall Orientation activities mandatory?
A. No.

Q. What do I need to bring?
A. Bed linen, towels, crockery/cutlery, personal items/toiletries, fan.

Q. What requirements are necessary for the receipt of room keys?
A. All residents are required to show
(a) proof of pre-cautionary payment (via an official letter of intent or a bank receipt) 
(b) complete Hall of Residence Agreement provided by the Supervisor.