MOVING IN TO COLLEGE FAQS
Q: When am I expected to move in to College?
A: If you are a full year or a semester one new resident you are expected to be settled in College the Saturday lunchtime before orientation week.
The College runs compulsory induction sessions for new residents on subjects such as fire safety, evacuations, general safety, the tutor system, rules and regulations of College. The orientation events programme run by the College and College Club begins on the Sunday.
Q: Can I choose my own room?
A: New residents have little choice in their room allocation. Rooms are allocated at the discretion of the Principal. Factors affecting room placement may include disability information, years at university (eg. if you are transferring from an interstate university) and if you would like to share a room or live in a discounted room (small rooms at reduced rent).
Q: Do I get a room to myself?
A: Yes, most rooms are single study-bedrooms. The College has several share rooms that are usually shared by siblings or cousins. If you are interested in sharing a room please notify us on your application. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to. There are however, several small rooms available at a substantial rent discount.
Q: Are there any discounted rooms?
a: Yes, several small rooms or share rooms are available at a substantial rent discount. Please indicate on your application if you would like to be considered for one.
Q: Can my mum, dad, friends stay overnight when they drop me off?
A: No. Orientation week is for residents only. There are several reasonable hotels and apartments in the area for parents and friends. The College encourages parents to NOT stay after the orientation lunch on Saturday. It is important for new residents to become part of the College as quickly as possible by making new friends and feeling at home in their own space.
Q: Do I get an en suite? What is the bathroom situation?
A: Bathrooms at College are single sex and communal. Several years ago we surveyed the residents about the bathrooms. When given the choice, residents preferred to keep the communal bathrooms rather than have money spent on creating en suites. They like the social aspect of meeting each other in the bathrooms.
LIFE AT COLLEGE FAQS Q: What do I need to bring to College?
A: You'll find answers to your questions in this document 'Things to Do and Things to Bring'.Please note that the bed provided is a regular single bed and residents cannot bring their own beds. If for medical or height reasons you require a special bed you will need to seek permission in writing from the Principal.Q: What happens in vacation time?
A: During the mid-semester breaks in April and September residents are still in session in College – that is, they have paid for these breaks. These are not true holidays – they are breaks from lectures and classes. Most residents will have academic work to complete.During the end of year summer break residents are expected to vacate their room and remove their belongings from the campus. The College accommodates conferences over the summer period in order to raise revenue for the College. If a resident wishes to remain in College over the summer break they must obtain permission from the Principal. Limited storage of 1 tea chest and 1 large suitcase is available for most residents. Extra storage can be negotiated at a cost to the resident of $100 per week per allocated space over the summer break. Q: What is the College Club and why do I pay fees for them?
A: The College Club is an incorporated student club run by the elected resident members of the College. All residents are members of the Club. The Club provides activities such as sports, organises special events notably Valedictory Dinner and the Ball, and ensures that its members are represented to the management of the College. The Club are in many ways the heart of the collegiate lifestyle, and along with the Residential Tutors, create and run the welcoming activities during orientation to ensure that residents are looked after throughout the year. Q: Is there parking available?
A: Limited on-site parking is available for senior residents only. Residents pay an annual parking fee for this privilege. Most residents will not need a vehicle as the College is within walking distance of most amenities and entertainment. Parking allocation is at the discretion of the Principal. Some all-day parking is available on Ward St. Brougham Place has limited short term parking. Q: Is there a curfew?
A: Lincoln College does not have a “bedtime” curfew for residents. The only curfews in place are noise curfews during SWOT vac (Study Without Teachers vacation) and exam periods. At all other times we have reasonable restrictions on noise. There are also prohibitions with regards to alcohol and smoking on campus. So, in a nutshell, residents can stay out as late as they like so long as they don’t disturb others when they come home.
Q: what does the Contents Insurance cover?
Residents are covered for personal items including mobile phones, laptops, bikes, surfboards, sporting equipment, musical instruments etc as long as they are kept in a secure room either in their college room or a locked bike/storage shed. There is no coverage for items once they are outside of the room, or if the room is not locked.
The maximum for each claim is $5,000 for all items. So if you have had a bike, laptop, mobile phone and camera stolen worth $8,000, you will only be able to claim for up to $5,000.
The excess per claim is $250 which means you will get $250 less than the claim amount. For example if you have had a camera stolen worth $2500, you will only receive $2250.
Residents should keep receipts when buying personal items because this makes placing a claim a lot easier! If you don’t have a receipt, it is good to supply a user manual or photographs to support any claim.
Any loss should be reported at a police station, you will be issued with a Police Report Number which is required on the Insurance Claim Form.
Insurance Claim Forms can be obtained from College Central. Please speak to Linda Bastick or Marilyn Palmer-Firth if you require any further information.