Ross Vet Campus from above on the island of St. Kitts

Housing for Ross Vet School Students

THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT STRIVES TO PROVIDE HIGH-QUALITY SERVICES TO THE STUDENTS AR ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

At Ross Vet, our Housing Department provides housing assistance for students both on and off campus. We offer diverse housing options and related services, allowing students to find a home where they feel comfortable and safe. We will work with you to find affordable, secure, and clean living environments which also meet strict safety standards. The Ross Vet Housing Department connects students with property landlords who agree to abide by the Landlord Code of Conduct, helping ensure positive and pleasant relations between and among the Ross Vet community and the community at large. 

In addition to the main task of finding housing, our Housing Department seeks to enhance your life at Ross Vet school through a variety of services, programs, and events that help:

  • Promote opportunities for you to connect with others.
  • Develop a strong and enduring sense of belonging.
  • Establish an environment rooted in mutual respect and civility where students of varying backgrounds and cultural differences are respected and celebrated.

The Ross Vet school Housing Department is located on the east side of the campus in the Campus Living Residences, Chief Tegreman Hall 111.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING AMENITIES

All rooms include

 

  • Efficiency kitchen (refrigerator, sink, stove, microwave, toaster oven, and coffee maker
  • Bathroom (shower, sink, and toilet)
  • Air conditioner
  • High-speed Internet connection (cable not provided)
  • Telephone that allows for on-campus dialing and free Internet calling (VoIP) to the United States and Canada
  • Cable TV hook-up, but students must bring or purchase their own television. Premium Cable TV is offered free of charge in each apartment building’s air-conditioned lounge.
  • Wi-Fi networks in all common lounges
  • The units are wired for 110 volts (compatible with most U.S. and Canadian appliances and electronics), but keep in mind that the rest of St. Kitts is wired for 230 volts
Each standard room includes
  • Bed frame, 76" x 55"
  • Mattress
  • Nightstand
  • Closet/ wardrobe
  • Hangers (set of 10)
  • Dresser (six drawers)
  • Desk
  • Two armchairs
  • Two small lamps with shades
  • Stove with two burners
  • Microwave
  • Toaster oven
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Window blinds
  • Shower curtain with hooks
  • Pots and pans, seven pc (includes three saucepans with lids and stainless fry pan)
  • Corelle Dinnerware, 20 pc (set includes four each of the following: dinner plates, salad/dessert plates, saucers, soup/ cereal bowls, and cups)
  • Glasses: 4 in single occupancy, 6 in double occupancy, and 9 in triple occupancy units
  • Silverware, set of 20 pc (forks, knives, and spoons)
  • Silverware holder
  • Cooking utensils, 14 pc (steak knife, kitchen knife, basting spoon, slotted spoon, ladle, slotted turner, cutting board, etc.)
  • Garbage receptacle, kitchen
  • Garbage receptacle, bathroom
Each campus living residence offers
  • Study lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Laundromat
  • Restrooms
  • Room furnishings
ROSS VET OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING POLICY

Off-campus student housing on the  “Ross reviewed” list meets the following requirements:

  1. Properties have been inspected by Ross Vet security and housing personnel and meet the minimum guidelines for safety and security. The safety features include, but are not limited to, security bars on windows and doors, outdoor lighting, and security cameras. For complete guidelines for “Ross reviewed” properties, contact the Housing Department.
  2. Properties are located in Ross Vet security “patrol zones” and are within a short distance of Ross Vet security in case of an emergency.
  3. Property landlords have proven to be responsive to tenant’s needs and fair in the management of the rental process

Listed properties are reviewed at least once every two years to assure compliance with Ross Vet guidelines. Listings and landlords that do not appear on the Ross Reviewed list have not yet been reviewed or they have been denied listing for non-compliance with Ross Vet’s minimum standards. Properties not on the approval list may be located outside the Ross Vet security patrol zones or present other risks. 

You may find your own accommodations through rental management agencies, websites, word of mouth, or other sources, but Ross Vet strongly encourages you to select off-campus housing from the “Ross reviewed” list. Regardless of how the property was found, 
you are responsible for diligently evaluating any potential properties, landlords, and roommates. 

To assure Ross Vet can be as responsive as possible to student safety, regardless of where students choose to live, having accurate local address information is critical. You are required to submit your local address to Ross Vet and proactively inform the school of any change of address. This assures accurate information on all students in case of an emergency or natural disaster. 

Please note that if complications arise between students and landlords—whether or not the property is Ross reviewed—or if there are complications between roommates, those issues are the sole responsibility of the students involved. 

Questions about housing policies should be directed to the RUSVM Housing Department.

ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE MAKES NO GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE CONDITION, CLEANLINESS OR LOOK OF THE LISTED PROPERTIES WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY LAW, CUSTOM, PRIOR ORAL OR WRITTEN STATEMENTS, BY ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, OR OTHERWISE.

ALL STUDENTS NEED TO CARRY OUT THEIR OWN DUE DILIGENCE OF THE LISTED PROPERTIES TO DETERMINE IF THE LISTED PROPERTIES SATISFY THE STUDENT’S NEEDS.

RUSVM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR (1) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, (2) COMMERCIAL LOSS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING LOSS OF BUSINESS OR PROFITS), OR (3) LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT; BASED UPON BREACH OF WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, WHETHER OR NOT RUSVM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE OR LOSS.

***To secure housing requires entering into an agreement with a property manager/ landowner. Legal counsel can offer the best guidance on a lease or agreement. Therefore, a renter should seek legal counsel before signing a lease or entering into an agreement and at any time during the tenancy agreement.

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING TIPS
  • Determine your budget for a Ross Vet listed property.
  • Decide whether you want to live alone or with a roommate.
  • Determine the area where you want to live (i.e. distance  from campus or downtown Basseterre). Consider the cost of a car into your budite, even if you intend to live close to campus.
  • Begin your search for a Ross Vet listed property.
NEIGHBORHOODS

Neighborhoods with listed properties close to campus:

  • West Farm
  • Boyds
  • Mattingley Heights (transportation required)
  • Camps (transportation required)

Neighborhoods with listed properties further away from campus (transportation required for all):

  • Fortlands
  • New Road Housing
  • Cedar Grove
  • Bird Rock
  • Frigate Bay
OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING WEBSITE

The Off-Campus Housing website is available to assist approved/ registered Ross Vet students via MyRoss. Students transitioning from on-campus housing should make arrangements for off-campus living before the end of their first semester. Incoming students destined for off-campus residences must obtain housing prior to arriving on St. Kitts.  

BRINGING YOUR ANIMALS

PETS

Students may bring pets with them to St. Kitts, but the animals must meet all importation requirements. Students should also be sure the animal—like the student—has a return airline ticket. Check with the Housing Department to see which units allow pets. Please visit Preparing to Move to St. Kitts for complete information.

SERVICE ANIMALS AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS

If you have a service animal (SA) or emotional support animal (ESA), please review the service animal policy in the handbook. If you have questions regarding your service animal or emotional support animal, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services OSDS at 855-229-0848 or rusvmaccommodationscoordinator@rossvet.edu.kn.  

RUSVM Housing Department

The Ross Vet school Housing Department is located on the east side of the campus in the Campus Living Residences, Chief Tegreman Hall 111.

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