The simple thought of living away from home can be thrilling. One of the most exciting things about it is that you get to be your own master. You do things the way you want them to and when you want them to (not really, this illusion breaks eventually). When you are living in The Arc Winnipeg, which has a strong student community, things are bound to be great. However, living alone is never easy. Even before starting out you might have many questions in mind. We are here to answer some of those.

Is there parking?

When you are taking your car to the university with you, knowing about the parking is essential. There are usually only limited parking spots available and the housing society would be able to tell you about the same. However, if you use a bicycle to get around, then no worries. There is free bicycle parking and there is a bicycle parking slot available.

What happens in the case of a lost key?

As the living accommodations have electronic keys which can’t be duplicated. You are required to contact the administration about the loss of the key. Then will reset it. In case, you can find the key also you should immediately inform them of the same.

Will the rooms be furnished?

Just the thought of carrying your own furniture can cause nightmares. Find out whether the room has is fully furnished or not. In most places, you are only required to bring your own chair. Everything else, the bed and the table are provided by the facilities. In rooms of luxury housings like The Arc, there are Also Smart TVs are also there. You no longer have to balance your laptop on your bed. You can simply stream your favourite shows on the TV.

What do you need to bring when you move in?

Though the room might be fully furnished, there are certain things that you would need to get with yourself. You are required to bring kitchen items, cleaning supplies, bedding linens and towels with you. Apart from that, you should get other crucial items like toilet paper, garbage bags and dustbins.

What are the utilities included in the rent?

Before making a final decision, you need to take a closer look into the kind of amenities being offerred. It is always best if the rent includes Gas and High-speed internet. However, in most cases, you would be required to set up a WYSE account for your water charges.

Is there a community assistant?

Living alone is never easy. Having a community assistant will help to make things better. A community assistant is a student resident who works as a liaison between the management and the residents. They help to plan with day to day operations of the management office. They are there to help you out with any questions or queries that you might have. Having a community assistant can make things a lot simpler as they would be there to guide you.