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Ready to Move In, Just in Time for Winter Semester

The Dormitory at Vettersstraße 66 is open again as of October – brand new single-occupancy rooms offer a micro-bath, refrigerator, microwave, two cooking plates and wi-fi

As of Wintersemester 2019/2020, the campus dormitory at Vettersstraße 66 is refurbished and open for students. The dorm, renovated by Studentenwerk Chemnitz-Zwickau, offers fully furnished single rooms, as well as a limited quantity of apartments for two people, in which a bathroom and a kitchen are shared. In the future, the 247 new tenants of the dorm will also be able to use in-house wi-fi. The rooms are available as of October 2019.

“Each single-occupancy room has its own bathroom, designed according to these particular requirements,” says Dirk Päßler, Head of Housing and Technology at Studentenwerk Chemnitz-Zwickau. “We have developed a complete bathroom for small spaces which is very appealing and functional. Due to its size, we call it a micro-bath. We tested this style of bathroom for two years in another dorm, and it was well-received.” The idea here, is that it is “small, but mine”. In order to accommodate this new design, all the plumbing and electrical works in the rooms needed to be updated. With the installation of a refrigerator, cooking plates and a microwave, each room is now outfitted as a small independent unit.

In addition, the common areas on each floor have been redesigned. “Anyone who wants peace and quiet, of course, can get their rest. And anyone who would like to get to know others in their dorm will have plenty of opportunities here,” adds Päßler. In addition to the common areas, the dorms offered by Studentenwerk offer tenants free billiards and table tennis, reading cafes, sound-proofed music rehearsal spaces and fitness rooms. A highlight in the newly-renovated dorm at Vettersstraße 66 is a fitness room exclusively for women. All female tenants of any campus dorm can use this space. For men, fitness rooms are available in neighbouring dormitories.

The renovations cost roughly 5.5 million euros and were completely financed by Studentenwerk Chemnitz-Zwickau. The all-inclusive price, starting at 246 euros per month, includes the use of common areas, utility fees, internet and the Hausmeister service.

There are still open spots for the upcoming winter semester.  Those interested can register online at

(Translation: Jeffrey Karnitz)

Mario Steinebach

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