WIT Campus Accommodation FAQ’s
1. How do I apply for accommodation?
It’s simple – visit the web site
http://www.witcampusservices.ie/accommodation/howtoapply.php to book online. Alternatively telephone us on 051 302615 or 051 306100 and we can assist you.
2. What do I need to apply for WIT Campus Accommodation?
You will need the deposit, details of your course, bank details (to which the deposit is returned at the end of the Academic Year) & some personal information i.e home address, date of birth etc.
3. How much is the deposit?
The deposit is 300. All cancellations will be subject to an administration fee of 100.00. Applicants must inform WIT Campus Services – Accommodation of their cancellation in writing or by email within 3 days of the CAO results being issued. Cancellation over the phone will not be accepted.
For students currently living in WIT Campus accommodation – we will deduct 100 from your current deposit before June 01st and the balance of 200 must be paid in full by July 1st or you will lose your reservation.
4. How do I choose the right accommodation?
The WIT Campus accommodation team can assist you with making a choice but where you live is a personal decision. Please be advised Manor Village or College Fields cannot accommodate students who wish to stay for only one semester/half a year i.e. September to December/January. However Roncalli House can accommodate one semester students. College fields is ideal for students who wish to be near the Main Campus, especially for those involved in out of hour's activities such as sports. Manor Village is located close to College street campus, but with a free bus service each morning and afternoon, getting to the Cork road campus couldn't be simpler. If you hope to work during your time at WIT, Manor Village is located close to the city centre.
5. When can I check in? If I arrive early can I check in?
The earliest check-in date for the Academic Year 17/18 is 1st September 2017. Unfortunately we are unable to facilitate an earlier check in date.
6. Can I check in if I have not paid my rent?
Full prepayment of the semester rent along with your 380 utility is required before keycards will be issued.
7. Where do I get my key?
Your keys can be collected from Manor Village reception upon arrival or C ollege Fields apartment where one of our wardens will be there to greet you.
8. Who will I live with?
WIT Campus Accommodation apartments consist of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments. We endeavour to put first year students together similar to putting second, third and fourth year students together. We try to mix apartments equally between males and females. Any student who is in "twin room" accommodation must accept that Management reserves the right to fill all beds as they see fit. However if you know of another person who may be booking Campus Accommodation also we can certainly facilitate if you wish to share the one apartment.
9. Will there be enough accommodation?
There is plenty of WIT Campus accommodation available but in order to get exactly what you want, you should make your reservation as early as possible.
10. How do I pay the rent?
Your WIT Campus accommodation costs are paid in two instalments – the first in September, before you move into the property. The second instalment is due the 1st week of January. Payment is accepted by cheque, postal order, credit card or laser card only, no cash is accepted. All cheques, bank drafts & postal orders to be made payable to WITDCS Accomodation.
11. What is included in the rent?
Your rent covers your occupancy of the property from September for 38 weeks.
12. What other costs should I expect?
Utility charge - 380 which covers refuse and Wi-Fi and electricity. This must be paid on check in. This covers the cost of weekly refuse removal and the recycling centre and Wi-Fi. There is an allowance of 220 for electricity. Every two months, an electricity bill is issued based on consumption which is deducted from the utility payment. If the final amount incurred is greater than this amount, the student is liable for the difference.
All students are responsible for their individual apartments for having a TV licence.
College Fields apartments operate on electricity cards which may be purchased at a variety of in College Fields, the WIT Card office or Manor Village.
Car Park - this can be paid in a lump sum of 200 or can be paid weekly or monthly.
13. What do I need to bring with me?
Each apartment has a fully fitted kitchen with crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking utensils. You will require bed linen, duvet, pillow, towels, and tea towels.
Your bedroom has a bed, desk, chair, bookshelves and wardrobe. We provide each bed with a mattress protector.
14. How can my parents contact me by telephone?
There are operational telephones in every house in the apartments. However calls can only be received, no outgoing calls can be made. The number will be provided during check in.
15. Where will my parents & others send my mail?
Students Name: Student Name:
Room Number: Room Number:
Manor Village Student Accommodation Main Accommodation Office
Cork Road Waterford Institute of Technology
Waterford Cork Road
16. Where can I do my laundry?
Both Manor Village & College Fields have a fully staffed Launderette. The cost is 8 for a 5kg bag of washing, which will be washed, dried and folded for you on your return.
17. Is smoking allowed?
No smoking is not permitted in any of the accommodation units or common areas.
18. Where is WIT located in relation to the city centre? Can I walk there?
The college is located on the Cork Road in Waterford City. The City centre is about 10 minutes by bus/taxi. It would take approx 30 minutes to walk and this us not advisable by night.
19. What if I change my mind or find alternative accommodation? Do I get my deposit back?
Unfortunately, given the high demand for on-campus accommodation, you will forfeit your deposit should you wish to cancel your booking with us. Furthermore you will be liable for all rent owing if you have a contract signed.
20. Are the rooms insured?
Insurance for personal items such as PCs, laptops, stereos and other personal belongings are not covered.
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