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Halls of Residence at UWI St. Augustine


Freedom Hall (formerly Milner Hall)

Freedom Hall is a co-ed Hall of Residence at the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies. Freedom Hall is very accessible both from campus internally and externally. The Hall borders the campus on the north-east and is within five minutes walking to all campus' facilities. The two main towns in close proximity to the Hall are: Curepe on the west and Tunapuna on the east. Both are within 10-15 minutes’ walk from the Hall.

Brief History:
Freedom Hall is the oldest of the Halls of Residence at the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies. It has been in existence for over 75 years and has been the home of many regional and international students. It has contributed immensely to their academic and social development. Freedom Hall was part of the original Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture that was acquired by the University of the West Indies in 1960. It was subsequently enlarged and can now accommodate 330 students.

The Hall comprises five blocks. Present configuration provides for an Old Wing and a New Wing. The Old Wing comprises four blocks; A male only undergraduate block (62 spaces- double occupancy); A female only undergraduate block (62 spaces- double occupancy) and 1 block (30 spaces- single occupancy) for both male and female senior undergraduates. The fourth block is the Postgraduate Flats (Four Bedroom Apartments- single occupancy) for males and females- 20 spaces. The new Wing is housed in in one block for males and females. The Ground, First and Second Floors house undergraduate students (124 spaces- double occupancy) and the third floor houses Postgraduate students (27 spaces- single ensuite). The Hall is fully equipped with kitchen facilities, Common Rooms and both private and shared bathrooms and toilet facilities.

Other facilities include:

  • A central laundry area;
  • A Multipurpose Hall, which is used as a recreation and meeting area;
  • Common areas equipped with cable TV;
  • Spacious grounds and close proximity to the various playing fields on campus and the Student Activity Centre;
  • A Tuck shop and vending machine;
  • Cleaning of Kitchen and other Common areas;
  • Porter Services 24/7;
  • Maintenance services through Works Department and an in-house Maintenance Assistant;
  • WiFi Access throughout the Hall and computer room that is free of charge to residents.

Hall Activities

  • Hall Concert;
  • Valedictory Dinner;
  • Christmas Function;
  • Block Events;
  • Hall Sports;
  • Various programmes by Resident Assistants;
  • International Food Day.

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Dr. Michael Sutherland – Residence Manager
Mrs. Lisa Ann Robinson-Nelson - Hall Supervisor 
Milner Hall 
The University of the West Indies 
St. Augustine , Trinidad , W.I. 
Tel.: 1-868-662-2002 
Fax: 868-663-7670 
Exts. 82479