All student housing is off-campus and is made up of various options located throughout the Island. There is a wide variety of housing to satisfy any student's needs. Housing stock includes apartments, houses, hotels, and dorm-like facilities. There are many housing options within walking distance to campus. The university's bus service shuttles students to and from campus that live outside of walking distance. Apartments are fully furnished, so students only need to bring bedding, towels, their personal needs, and clothing. Groceries are readily available at local stores. The University Housing Department assists students, faculty, and staff members in locating and securing appropriate housing accommodations. The Housing Department maintains a database of housing accommodations to fit every need and budget.
UMHS maintains a housing department on the St. Kitts campus which helps students secure the right accommodations to suit their needs. 5th Semester students attending the Portland, Maine Campus will find information below.
5th Semester students attending the Portland, Maine campus will find housing information here.
Inside a typical shared student apartment on St. Kitts
Distance from campus
.5 - .75 miles
Half Moon Bay
Frigate Bay (incl. Royal St. Kitts)
Among all of the private homes and apartment buildings, the Royal St. Kitts Resort and Casino in Frigate Bay is a popular choice among UMHS students. "The Royal" rents a portion of their facilities for student housing. Studios and one or two bedroom options are available. Each room includes a bed, a desk with chair, high speed internet, television with cable TV, and a fully-equipped kitchen space. Resort amenities include two pools, two restaurants, a gym, and a waterfront bar and grill. Transportation is provided for students who live there.
Interested students should contact The Royal directly to learn more or book their room:
Adjoining the Marriott Resort is the Marriott Residences which is now renting luxurious beachfront Studio and One Bedroom condominiums. Tenants have access to brand new 24/7 fitness center, two beautiful pools with an abundance of chaise lounge chairs, a new basketball court, and a sand volleyball court. Tenants also enjoy 24 hour manned guarded gate, a closed caption camera system and key locked buildings.
Please view the following site for further details http://www.mr-stkitts.com/
Students interested in finding a roommate should let the University Housing Department know that. With student permission, the Housing Department will share contact information so students may talk with each other prior to deciding to room together.
UMHS highly recommends that pets not be brought to St. Kitts. The University does not allow pets on campus. Many landlords do not allow pets in their rental units. The Government of St. Kitts has strict regulations about bringing pets onto the island and will require pets to be properly inoculated. Contact the housing department for further details.
Once an apartment is selected, the student should immediately contact the UMHS Housing Department who will verify with the landlord whether the unit is still available. If the unit is available, the Housing Department will immediately email the student a housing deposit form.
To secure the apartment, UMHS will pay the landlord the security deposit on behalf of the student. To do so, UMHS must receive the deposit form and required security deposit from the student. It is recommended that the payment be made with a money order or certified bank draft.
The deposit form and security deposit should be sent to:
University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts
N.A. Administrative Office
275 7th Ave, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10001
ATTN: Accounting Department
No apartment is considered to be rented until UMHS receives the deposit form and required security deposit.