Event Hall Moserhofgasse 34

Event Hall Moserhofgasse 34

Our event hall is situated in the student residence Moserhofgasse 34 and offers 155m² of space for events of any kind (100 seats and approx. 150 standing places). High tables, seminar desks and armchairs are available, so that nothing stands in the way of a successful event. A fixed stage (6mx4m) is also available. The existing sound and lighting system can be used, providing that a professional sound technician is hired by the tenant.

The hall can be rented for € 252.00.
A security deposit of €150.00 is to be paid.
For further information, please call 0316/836666 or email us at verwaltung@wist-steiermark.at

For catering, please contact Café mo.xx at 0300/823334 from 5pm onwards.


The annual cultural programme of the WIST Steiermark includes concerts in the spring and Berndt Luef’s “Herbstzeitlose”. This is a series of concerts especially designed for the WIST Steiermark, which take place in November of each year. The ensembles come from fields of jazz, new e-music, musical improvisation and world music, whose music is largely unrelated to common stereotypes, which makes it difficult for them to present their projects. This applies to newly founded ensembles as well as groups and musicians who are continuously developing their music. The open concept of the event also offers the possibility to design projects specifically for this event series. Over the last couple of years, several groups had the opportunity to present their programme to the public for the first time. The “Jazz at five” event series, concerts on Sundays or public holidays starting at 5pm, has also been very popular. The “family-friendly” starting time means that even families with children can come. This is sometimes the children’s first opportunity to experience various instruments “live”.

Berndt Luef’s second field of activity within the WIST is the organisation of concerts for the ensemble “Jazztettforum Graz”. This ensemble is variable in its composition and has been working with Berndt Luef designing his own artistic work for 18 years. In the two ongoing project series “WIST-ing” and “Reflections”, the group plays concerts with a certain theme, political or purely musical, and is a platform to perform new compositions.




Operating Costs

Controlling Running Costs

Insurance & Pumping System:

Blocked drains cause high insurance fees.

They can be prevented by
-) not flushing tampons and sanitary articles down the toilet
-) not disposing of any food via the toilet or the kitchen sink
-) not pouring cooking oil into the kitchen sink
-) removing food particles and all kinds of labels (sauce jars) before putting the dishes into the dishwasher.

Disposal Service:

In our residences, you are obligated to properly separate the waste. Only the collection of residual waste costs money, so you can save costs by carefully separating the waste.
When moving out, please do not leave behind any bulky waste.

Water Fee:

Do not waste water by letting taps run for an unnecessarily long time. Also turn off the shower or taps during interruptions. Please immediately report dripping taps and leaking cisterns.

Energy Costs:

See “How to Save Energy”

Cleaning Costs:

All facilities have to be kept clean, in order to forego extra charges for cleaning. Garbage left in music rooms, conference rooms, etc. has to be removed by the residents themselves.

Pest Control:

Immediately report any pest infested rooms and apartments in order to prevent it from spreading.
All food has to be closed and sealed properly in order to eliminate the risk of moth infestations.
Generally pay attention to the hygienic conditions.

How to Save Energy

How to Save Energy

Airing and Heating:
Saving energy also means airing your rooms efficiently, since fresh, dry air heats up quicker. For this, please air your room for about 10 minutes every day. Whilst airing, the HEATING MUST BE TURNED OFF. Refrain from keeping the windows tilted (especially when the heating is turned on). This is an enormous waste of energy and harms the indoor climate.

Laundrey Room:
Only use the washing machines and tumble dryers when having filled them up fully. It is not economical to use the machines half-full. Choose the right programme in order not to wash for too long or at a too high temperature. In most cases, 30°C – 40°C is sufficient. After use, always turn off the machines.

Choose the adequate programme and use the ECO PROGRAMME. Only use the dishwasher when it is full. Glasses with labels (e.g. pesto glasses) are not allowed to be washed in the dishwasher. You are obligated to service the machine by regularly refilling the DISHWASHER SALT (NOT COOKING SALT) and cleaning it (especially the sieves).

Waste Separation:
Waste Separation is COMPULSORY and has to be carried out diligently. The bio-waste container, for instance, is most definitely the wrong place for residual waste. You also have to take care not to dispose of your bio-, metal- or glass-waste in a plastic bag. Additionally, it is important to REGULARLY take down the rubbish and not to just leave it outside of the apartment.

Cooler Units:
Please REGULARLY DEFROST freezers and fridges and do not keep them open for a longer period of time.

General Info:
You are obligated to take care of WIST inventory. This includes hygienic conditions in the kitchen and wiping away spilled water after having a shower.
Do not waste water by letting taps and showers run for an unnecessarily long period of time.
Please TURN OFF LIGHTS, computer and charging devices when not needed.

Waste Separation

Waste Separation

Waste separation is obligatory in all of our student residences and is of great importance to us. Apart from being able to reduce costs by diligent separation, we also give high priority to the idea of recycling. The information sheet by the Stadt Graz may assist you in correctly disposing your waste: SEE INFORMATION SHEET.
Please also make an effort to leave the waste disposal area in good condition and put everything in the appropriate container. Waste or items that are just dumped around the containers will not be picked up by the waste collection and therefore cause extra costs.

Climate Target 20-20-20

How can the climate target 20-20-20 be achieved?

The EU climate target, from December 2008, for the year 2020 is an ambitious target

with the abbreviation: 20 – 20 – 20:

  • 20% less greenhouse gas emissions than in 2005
  • 20% of renewable energy from renewable sources
  • 20% increase in energy efficiency

Together with our home residents, we looked for an answer. The three most effective proposals were awarded a prize by the WIST on June 24th 2012.
Michael Richter, Matthias Zarhuber, Julian Lamplmayer and Daniel Schiferer were the lucky winners.
Nina Anranter received the creativity award.





Energy Finds Home

Photos from this event

Energy finds home

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 6pm WIST, Moserhofgasse 34, 8010 Graz

The topic “Energy and Sustainability” has been of great importance to the WIST since the winter term 2010/2011.

In the autumn of 2010 – for the first time and uniquely among non-profit accommodation providers – an energy saving competition based on the model of the Land Steiermark was launched. In June 2012 it was successfully concluded with the award of the prizes for the winners of the categories “Heating and Heat”. 667,000 kWh, an equivalent value of more than €60,000 could be saved without any special loss of comfort. On the basis of this success, it has already been possible to forego an increase in the operating costs for heating and electricity twice.

Through this competition, towards which many students and above all the home committees contributed with great commitment, a number of students have developed a fundamentally new user behaviour. In addition, the WIST is eager to make use of further potential savings and make the topic of “energy saving” a connecting element outside of the WIST, for example among the other student accommodation providers in Graz.

In order to find available potential savings, Mr. DI Jürgen A. Weigl, his trademark “Energy detective”, was commissioned to examine all the WIST student residences for possible improvements to the domestic installations. This action was supported by the Business Initiative Sustainability. Further, with its professional support, a significant reduction in electricity prices could be achieved.

The WIST would like to share its knowledge and experience for the benefit of our environment and future generations. The WIST, together with other charitable organisations in Graz, want to set an example. This is to raise environmental and energy awareness within the area of student accommodation.

On Thursday, March 13th 2014, the event “Energy Finds Home” took place at Moserhofgasse 34. It was organised as part of the project “Climate-oriented Society Life”, which was commissioned and financed by the climate protection coordinator of the Land Steiermark. The well-attended event was organised and accompanied by the Grazer Energieagentur.

The WIST also acts as multiplier and is happy to share their experience. Deputy WIST chairman Dr. Müller, the “father” of the WIST Energy Saving competition, reported on the successful energy saving campaign in the WIST. DI Lang from the Grazer Energieagentur presented the project “Energy Hunt” and gave tips and tricks on saving energy in student residences.

With the support of DI Weigl and other experts, the WIST will continue to encourage two key components of energy saving. These are the improvement of user behaviour and the investment in devices with low power consumption and optimal use.