Hello all! Here are some pics from around campus and my dorm. Matriculants can choose whether to live in a single-bedroom suite or a two-bedroom suite during their first semester at AUC. I chose the latter since it was $800 cheaper, and I liked having a roommate. I have my own bedroom and bathroom. Plus, the two-bedroom suites have balconies while the one-bedrooms do not. They found me a roommate who was very similar in lifestyle to me.. quite, clean, and sleeps early. The dorms are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Since my class is the largest class to matriculate in AUC history with 199 new students, I met several first semesters who were not able to secure a dorm. Nevertheless the Housing Department has as a lot of information on off-campus housing that they can help students find. The campus has its own power generator and water desalination plant and so it does not experience the power outages that are common off-campus, especially during a hurricane. So far so good: no bug problem, internet’s fast, and the water tastes good. Enjoy!
**QUESTIONS FROM READERS**
It looks like you lived on the first floor. did you have any issues with bugs or flooding? i have heard that this can be an issue. i am moving in to the dorms in the next few weeks and have been assigned a first floor single. Your blog very informative, more than other information that we have been given. thanks so much.
Hi, Thanks for the comment. When I first moved into the apartment, I did have an ant problem, but that was soon resolved after I sprayed the whole place with Raid. I have not had any problems with flooding, but then again we have not had any major storms or showers this past semester. I’m actually quite surprised to hear that you heard there were flooding problems because all along the outside hallway of the dorms there is a large drainage trough where all the water would drain away if there were a major downpour. You’ll notice it when you get here Congratulations on your acceptance to AUC and good luck on your first semester! See you on the island!