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Student Housing

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.

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Inside a typical shared student apartment on St. Kitts

UMHS Housing Department

The UMHS Housing Department staff works closely with students to assist in the selection of housing. The Housing Department's hours of operation are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Students must secure housing prior to arrival. Because there are several schools on St. Kitts whose students are vying for apartments, it is recommended that accepted students select an apartment as soon as their financing has been secured.

Housing Information

Caroline Liburd,
Director of Housing, in the Housing Department:
Phone: 869.466.2043 x126
Fax: 869.466.1076
Email: cliburd@umhs-sk.net

UMHS Housing Database

UMHS provides accepted students with access to a housing database of local rental properties. There are a wide variety of rental units to fit every need and budget. The database includes descriptions of the property, rental price, proximity to school, and amenities. Photos of typical housing can be accessed via the Internet.

Link To Database

https://umhs-housing.com

Housing Database Username and Password

The username/password for the housing database is included in the Welcome Package sent to every accepted student. The Housing Department will also provide accepted students with the username/password upon request.

Finding Housing in St Kitts

Housing Options

There are many housing options near campus. For students choosing to live further from campus, it may be necessary to buy or lease a used car, and that should be considered when determining a budget. See below for a list of popular neighborhoods and their distance from the UMHS Campus:

Neighborhood

Distance from campus

Camps

.5 miles

Ocean Gardens

.5 miles

Mattingley Heights

.5 - .75 miles

West Farm

.75 miles

Buckley's

1.5 miles

Shadwell

2 miles

Taylor's Range

2.5 miles

St. Peter's

3.4 miles

Birdrock

3.4 miles

Half Moon Bay

5.5 miles

Frigate Bay (incl. Royal St. Kitts)

5.6 miles

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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:

Web: royalstkittshotel.com

Phone: 869.465.8651

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Marriott Residences

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/

Additional Information

Roommates

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.

Pets

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.

Availability

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.

Security Deposits

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: Office of Bursar

No apartment is considered to be rented until UMHS receives the deposit form and required security deposit.

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