At Øvre Sund, you live close to everything in our new, fresh student housing. All rooms and apartments are of a good standard and have their own bathroom.
About the buildings:
The student accommodation at Øvre Sund was completed for the start of term in 2017 and won the Drammen City Building Quality Award in 2018!
Øvre Sund consist of 243 housing units in three buildings: Domi, Tutus and Unitas.
The names are Latin, and was selected after a competition among the students in Drammen. Domi means "home", Tutus means "safe" and Unitas means "unity".
Domi and Unitas are environmentally friendly and forward-looking buildings, constructed in solid wood according to a passive house standard. In your shared kitchen in Domi and Unitas you will find a Quooker, where you get boiling water (110 °C) directly from the faucet.
All residents living in single units has their own, private fridge and kitchen cabinet in the shared kitchen.
In Domi you will find three couples apartments and 27 single units with private bathrooms and kitchens, as well as single units with private bathrooms with shared kitchens for 10, 11, 14 and 15 tenants.
In Unitas there are single units with private bathrooms and shared kitchens for 14 or 15 tenants.
Tutus was built in 2012 and has a good, modern standard. The building consists of spacious apartments.
All units and indoors common areas are non smoking
There is a large room for bicycle parking on the ground floor, where you can store your bicycle as well as washing and repairing it.
There is one elevator in each building.
The student accommodation is located on the opposite bank of the river from Papirbredden Knowledge Park. With the Ypsilon bridge over the river, residents only have a few minutes' walk to campus.
The buildings have large common outdoor areas with grass and plants. A public playground is located at the outskirts of the outdoor area.
There are two HC-parking lots for cars, but no more spaces reserved for the student housings. Because of the proximity to the emergency room's ambulance entrance, it is of high importance not to park incorrectly by the student housings.
You´ll find one shared laundry room on the ground floor of Tutus for residents in this building, as well as a shared laundry room on the ground floor of Domi. This is available for all residents in Domi and Unitas. The laundry in Domi has washing machines with dosing systems for detergent, which means that you do not have to bring your own detergent.
Read more about using the laundry room / appWash here.
Storage rooms are located on the lower floor of Unitas, where all storage rooms are marked with room numbers. Use the basement entrance to access the storage rooms.
- Waste igloos for Domi / Unitas (buried tanks) are located at the main entrance to Domi.
- Waste bins for Tutus can be found in the waste shed at the entrance. Code for the door lock is: 1258 #.
Remember to sort your waste!
District heating system
Electricity is included in the rent.
The building is attached to a district heating system that contributes to heating of water, ventilation heating and heating of radiators.
Think of the environment - help us saving energy!
Cable in router
Internet via cable
A router from SSN has been placed in your apartment. To use a wired connection, you must connect the device you wish to use through this.
We recommend that you use network cables of the standard cat5e or newer.
Priv-ssid: Private wireless network
SSID and password for your personal wireless network can be found under the internet tab on My page.
This wireless network is reserved for tenants who do not have an account to use eduroam. If you are not a student or employee at USN you will find the password under the Internet
tab on my page.
This is the same wireless network that you will find on campus (in addition to a number of other locations). To log in to eduroam, you must use your student account ([email protected]
+ password). You obtain your student account from the university at the start of studies. More information about student accounts can be found on the USN website.
Eduroam uses wpa-enterprise for authentication. This means you need both a username and password to log in. Many devices such as smart TV, Chromecast, Apple TV and gaming consoles do not support this and therefore cannot be used on Eduroam.
WiFi public areas
These wireless networks are also available in public areas (kitchen/lounge/hallway).
Key card and unlocking of doors from app/My page
Lock yourself in with your mobile phone
You can easily lock in via "My key card" on My page
on mobile phone/desktop or via the Student Sørøst app
(My key card is found under the service for Student housing). My key card gives you the opportunity to unlock all doors you have access to through your tenancy with SSN. It is also this function that you can use to lock in guests.
NB! We recommend that you always take your key card with you when you leave the dormitory. Opening from the web will not work if you lack internet or My page is down.
Tip - buy an extra key card at SSN's service office
! There are snap locks on the doors and it is easy to lock out. An extra key card can be kept with a fellow student.
You will receive one key card (free of charge) when you move into your student housing unit. This is how it works:
Hold the card close to the card reader. It should flash green in the reader. Enter your four-digit code. The door is unlocked.
Hold the card close to the reader unit. Press down on the handle and open the door when you get a green light and a single beep. The door locks automatically when it is closed, but can always be opened from the inside with the door turner.
NB! Do not make holes in or write on the key card - it may stop working.
Error message in the card reader on the dormitory/apartment door:
Green and red light flashing alternately: low battery voltage, the batteries must be replaced immediately. If the battery voltage is low, it can also happen that red and green flash at the same time. Report on Errors and deficiencies on My page
if you need a battery replacement.
Storage rooms overview pdf
Floor Plan Domi pdf
Floorplan Tutus 1-3 pdf
Floor plan Unitas U-4 etg pdf