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My residence - Remmen

Here you will find information about: 
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Laundry room

The laundry room is on the ground floor, in the hall connecting house C and D. You don't need a washing card or to book a time to do your laundry.
All rooms have a personal electronic mailbox connected to them.

You'll find the mailboxes here: 
In A and B you will find them on the first floor.
In C and D you will find them in the lower floor.
In house 8 you will find them on the wall in the bicycle parking.

To access your mailbox, you must have registered your student card. This is the only possibility to open the mailbox.

It's IMPORTANT that you add your room number to your adress, when you report relocation. The room number should also always be added to your orders. Also remember to change this on your profiles on ebay, nelly etc.

Your delivery address: 
B R A veien 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D or 8A, 8B + H0XXX (see door or contract) 
1783 Halden

You will receive a SMS from us if you have gotten mail delivered to our office.
Mail must be collected at the SIØ administration between 08.00 and 15.00 week days

If you are expecting a package at the post office, this can be collected at:
Coop Prix - Braveien 55

You can collect packages from both "Postnord" and "posten" at coop prix
Change battery on the door

There are electronic locks on the doors, the battery will be empty at some point and must be replaced. This can be noted by the door not giving any kind of signals when you scan your card or pressing your code, the door lock seems "dead". You may also get three red or yellow flashes.

During the day you can contact the caretaker. In the evening / weekends and holidays we have a student attendance who may help you.

NOTE: If your door lock appears to work, (you get green lights) but you cannot unlock or re-open the door, try to give the door a proper push and try again. (wood is alive, and the door may have got a little jammed, a little push will help it to place again). With continuous experience of this, send an error message so that the caretaker can try to adjust the door.
Lost/forgot key card

During the day you can contact janitor Magne on phone 906 71 411 for locking.
On evenings and weekends, student attendance on telephone xxx xx xxx can assist you, possibly Securitas on tel. +45 907 84 853.

If you lose your card, you must quickly get a new one. Remember that a new card needs to registered at our office in the E-building at the school.
Operating the blinds

When pressing button 1 and 3 the blinds will change angle.
A long press (5 seconds) on button 1 and 3 will make the blinds go up or down in the direction you press. This can be stopped by pressing button 2.

The blinds are programmed as follows:
  • After 2 min of sun, the blinds will go down.
  • After 30 minutes without sun, the blinds will go up again
The blinds will go up automatically when gusty as this can damage the blinds.
Fire instructions
You'll find this panel outside every collective in house C and D. This panel is only for prior notice. If the alarm is unwanted and it's impossible to silence the alarm, call (+47) 69201700 ASAP.
WI-FI and the wired network


You receive a password and username to log on to the wireless network from Østfold University College, which is the supplier of our broadband network. All student residences also has wired network wall jack.

If you experience problems with your connection, please try the following before you contact us:
  1. Check if your own computer works your room.
  2. Check if your neighbors computer works at your neightbours room. 
  3. Check if your own computer works at you neighbours room.
  4. Check if your neighbors computer works in your room. 

If at least one computer working on each room, then there is no network problems and you must debug the computer.

WI-FI: Contact it-vakt if the problem persists.
If the wired network does not respond, report errors at your page at unialltid. The caretaker will come check the outlet and if it receives signals.

IT operations have accepted temporary use of private wireless access points, under the condition that they are used on Channel 1.6 or 11 on the 2.4Ghz band (IEEE 802111g) or anywhere on the 5Ghz band.
Use of other channels will weaken the Eduroam wireless network.

What do you do if you experience bothersome noise from other residents?

Have in mind that you live with other students and therefore must accept noise to some extent. However - According to Norwegian law, your neighbour is not allowed to disturb the general peace and order, hence unnecessary noise.

The house rules reads:
Tenants should at all times respect other people’s need for peace and quiet. After 23:00 on weekdays and 24:00 on days before Sundays/holidays it should be quiet in the flats and on the premises in general. Tenants are responsible for guests and should call for assistance if they are unable to control them. SiØ can require them to leave the premises.
This rule is not only SIØ's, but it is also legislated in the constitution § 3.

SECURITAS: TLF (+47) 907 84 853 
POLICE: 02800

Here is what you can do if you experience noise:
  1. Talk to your neighbor and try to find a solution together. This will often be the best solution as it promotes a good environment for all parts.
  2. Call Securitas Security: (+47) 907 84 853. (Remember to tell them that you're calling from Remmen)
  3. Send a complaint to us at where you describe the incident and involved parties.

All our homes are non-smoking. Smoking is not permitted.
Smoking must be done in designated places. Smoking right outside the entrances is prohibited.

Attention, smoke smell can be very difficult and expensive to get off. If you've smoked inside and it smells when you move out, there will be a cleaning fee. This can cost you between 5000 - 12000 NOK
Report inquiry

If you notice mistakes and defects in your room or collective while you live there, this must be reported to us in unialltid. The message will then go directly to the janitor who comes and looks at the case. This can be anything from light bulbs, heating cables, cranes and furnaces.

This is what you do:
  • Log in to your site
  • On the front side, on the left, you get this and you choose "Inquiry"

NOTE, if you want the caretaker to look at the case even if you are not home, it is important that you remember to accept “godtar innlåsning”. If you do not accept this, we will not go into your room if you are not home. You may therefore experience that it takes a long time before your problem getting fixed because you have to be home at the time the caretaker comes to look at the matter.
In the case of a thing that is in the common area of the collective, locking is not important, it is only if there is a matter in your private room.

Do you have other questions that do not concern physical things in your home, but if you have a contract, student card, codes and other general questions, please send it to

Storage of garbage in the corridors shall not occur at all. If you plan to take the trash out when you leave, leave it in your room until you leave.

We have sorting for general waste and paper. This must be disposed of in the correct containers.
Glass, metal and other waste must be thrown at recycling stations, nearest you is B R A veien 55.

Weekly cleaning control
We have weekly cleaning control in collectives. We recommend that you and your room-mates come to an agreement about cleaning routines. This contributes to a clean and comfortable living environment.
We do not check studio apartments or couples apartments. 

The weekly cleaning shall consist:
  • Empty garbage (must of course be done continuously)
  • Floor
  • Kitchen benches and cabinets
  • Stoves and plate tops
  • Kitchen sinks and faucets
  • Bathroom (not in your private rooms, only the ones you share)

Semester cleaning
The semester cleaning is done twice a year, in November and in April/May. You will get a cleaning list from us.
You will be charged 500NOK, if your cleaning task is not approved.
If you are in practice or are not in the resident while semester cleaning is checked, you can send us an email to book an appointment for another day.
Please note: There are only in the common areas in collectives the semester cleaning will be checked. If you live in a couples-apartment or in a studio apartment, there is no semester cleaning.

Cleaning Equipment
SiØ puts out starter packages in collectives every summer.
This includes
  • Mop rack
  • Buckets
  • Rags
  • Some soap
Soap and cloths are not replenished, this is the responsibility of the resident to acquire. The starter packages is available from August 1st and are intended as a start-up assistance when moving in.
If there is no vacuum cleaner where you live and want vacuum cleaner, you must buy this yourself. (Central vacuum cleaner is to be found on Nye Remmen and Bjølstad 4)
Cleaning check in connection with changing room/moving
When moving out, the entire room, including your cabins and the fridge in the common area must be washed. A cleaning-check time must always be reported to us. You can report this to
See "move out" for more information and checklists.