Accommodation on campus is very limited and as a result, the students selected for the Halls of Residence are those most likely to make a real contribution to University life through:
- Exemplary personal integrity and academic performance;
Positive work attitudes;
Contributions to clubs, societies, sports programmes and other student or community activities.
The University attempts to maintain a balance in the allocation of spaces. Priority is given to first year students from overseas and the rural parishes. Residence will normally be for the period August to May
Room Allocation and Duration of Stay
Students enrolled in a four-year programme are eligible for no more than three years on the Halls of Residence. Students enrolled in a three-year programme at the University are eligible for no more than two years, except for the spaces allocated for the Students’ Union and other University positions, or otherwise approved by the Accommodation Officer.
The Occam computer system is used to assign students to rooms. No student is allowed to change his/her room allocation without the permission of the Resident Manager(s), who will then inform the Accommodation Unit.
Students requiring accommodation at the end of each semester must submit an application letter from their Programme Director. An additional fee is charged for this extension.
An application must be made by students who wish to be readmitted on the Halls of Residence for another academic year. March 31 each year is the deadline for all applications to be submitted to the Resident Manager. Application forms can also be obtained from the Managers. NOTE: re-admission is not guaranteed. Students will be notified via a posted listing of their readmission status upon checking out. Residents who have University fees outstanding will not be considered for accommodation on campus for the following year. Re-admission will be based on:
Successful completion of the present course of study and promotion to the next year’s level;
- Involvement in University/Hall activities;
- Financial need; and
- Availability of space.
Residence on Halls is normally for one year. For returning students, preference is given to those who have made significant contributions to the life and work of the University/Hall.
Fees and Charges
Residence fees are payable on a semester basis. Students will not be allowed into the Halls of Residence before they have registered for the Hall. If a student terminates the contract within three weeks of the start of the semester, the amount refunded will be in accordance with the University’s refund policy as stated in the Student’ Handbook.
A caution fee is charge to protect against loss of swipe keys, and/or damages to the facilities. This fee is refundable after the student checks out and an assessment of the facility has been made by the Hall Chairperson and a representative from both the Accommodation Unit and Facilities Management Department.
If the team finds that extraneous damage has been done to the facility, charges will be applied to the students’ Caution fee.
Note: where there is damage or removal of property, and the party or parties are unidentifiable, all resident students occupying that particular Hall, Floor or Section will share the cost.