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APPLYING TO UCT

Student Housing & Residence Life


UCT's residence system

First tier accommodation: Residences

Baxter Hall

Baxter HallBaxter Hall was established in 1957, and 233 women are accommodated mainly in single rooms.

The nine pavilions are each divided into 6 flats, each containing between three and six rooms. An attractive feature is the two central quads, with lawns, trees and park benches. The residence also has satellite television and dedicated study areas, and several rooms have their own internet connections.

Situated close to the main road between Rondebosch and Mowbray, there is easy access to shops, computer lab/learning centre, swimming pool and squash courts, as well as the various university campuses via the Jammie Shuttle.

Access is gained via Chapel or Cecil Roads.

Contact

Warden: Tel/Fax: 021 650 3930
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 650 3931

Clarinus Village

Clarinus Village

(Incorporating Clarendon and Carinus)

Clarinus Village nestles on the slopes of Devil's Peak at the back of Groote Schuur Hospital. It accommodates 622 students in both single and double rooms: Clarendon houses 264 men and Carinus 361 women students.

Previously these served as a nurses' home and college, so the buildings have the infrastructure conducive to a living and learning environment.

There are four television rooms (including M-Net and satellite), a study centre for both group and individual work, and a 35-station computer lab. Other facilities include a gymnasium and vending machines.

A "spaza shop" stocks essential items such as toiletries and snacks.

Contact

Clarendon:
Warden: Tel: 021 406 6493
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 406 6322
Carinus:
Warden: Tel: 021 406 6655 (h), 021 406 6382 (w)
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 406 6656

College House

College House

The original College House was the first men's residence in southern Africa and has a long tradition. It is situated in Main Road, Rosebank, next door to Glenres, and is identified by the two lions on either side of the gate.

It houses 118 men in single and double rooms. Meals are taken at Leo Marquard Hall.

Contact

Warden: Tel: 021 650-3933 (h); 021 406 6389 (w)
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 650 3934

Fuller Hall

Fuller Hall

Fuller Hall, which houses 229 female students mostly in single rooms, is situated on the upper campus, close to the library, computer labs, Sports Centre and lectures. Along with its brother residence, Smuts Hall, Fuller was one of the first buildings to be erected on the Groote Schuur site in 1928, and is a national monument.

Georgina's, the residence coffee bar, offers a place to relax in the evenings and is run as a business by a group of students. It also offers a venue for cultural activities.

Contact

Warden: Tel/Fax: 021 650 3940
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 650 3941

Graça Machel Hall

Graça Machel Hall

This new residence is located on the Protem site on Lower Campus. Access is gained via Cecil and Chapel roads.

The residence is adjacent to the Jammie Shuttle lower campus terminus which provides transport to all campuses. The accommodation is designed around three large courtyards with a total of 382 rooms, made up of 194 single and 94 double rooms, plus four rooms for disabled residents.

Each room is equipped with a hand basin, while disabled students share a bathroom.

The residence is designed so that eight residents (two double and four single rooms) share a kitchenette/lounge/communal area as well as bathrooms (toilets, showers, hand basins).

These kitchenettes/lounges/communal areas are grouped to create cores linked by stairs and provide a comfortable social space.

Contact

Warden: Tel: 021 650 5570
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 650 5573

Glendower (GlenRes)

Glendower (GlenRes)

Glenres opened in 1993, having previously been a hotel. Consequently many rooms have en-suite bathrooms.

It is situated in Main Road, Rosebank, next to College House, and accommodates 138 students. It is close to shops and public transport. Meals are taken at Tugwell. Glenres has been extended to include Dullah Omar Hall across the road: the Hall holds 48 students (returning students only, not firstyears).

Contact

Warden: Tel: 021 650 3943 (h), 021 650 4318 (w)
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 650 3944

Kilindini

Kilindini

Kilindini is a large house on the corner of Main and Chapel Roads, next to the Rosebank Methodist Church and College House.

The 33 male residents are accommodated in single rooms and eat their meals at Tugwell Hall.

Contact

Warden: Tel: 021 650 3933 (h)
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 650 3934

Kopano

Kopano

Situated on the lower campus, with easy access to cricket, soccer, rugby, squash, athletics and the swimming pool, Kopano houses 367 male students in five blocks, mostly in single rooms with internet connections.

The four television rooms cater for satellite TV and M-Net, and there is also a pub. The upper campus and Rondebosch shops are each a 10-minute walk away.

Contact

Warden: Tel: 021 650 3450 (w), 021 650 3937 (h)

Leo Marquard Hall

Leo Marquard Hall

Opened in 1975, Leo Marquard Hall is located close to the Baxter Theatre Centre and next door to Tugwell Hall. It houses 420 male students.

First-year students are accommodated in double rooms. Facilities include group study rooms, tutors for academic assistance, internet access and satellite television.

There is easy access to the Baxter Student Learning Center, lower campus squash courts, swimming pool and gym.

Contact

Warden: Tel: 021 650 3953 (h), 021 650 5378 (w)
Deputy Warden: Tel: 021 650 4502 (h), 021 650 5235 (w)
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 650 3954

Rochester House

Rochester House

Rochester House is a newly acquired modern, purpose-built residence situated just north of Groote Schuur Hospital. The residence consists of a number of blocks, each with single rooms, and all with TV lounge access and limited kitchenette facilities available.

This residence accommodates over 458 undergraduate students. High quality on-site facilities include a dining hall, swimming pool, functions areas, computer lab and squash courts. A shuttle service operates to the upper and health sciences campuses.

Contact

Warden: Tel: 021 442 5505
Deputy Warden: Tel: 021 442 5508
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 442 5501

Smuts Hall

Smuts Hall

Smuts Hall, along with Fuller Hall, is part of the graceful set of buildings which form the original core of the Groote Schuur campus. 230 male students are accommodated, mostly in single rooms. Two rooms have been adapted to cater for disabled persons.

Smuts Hall is next to the Sports Centre and directly above the playing fields which can be used for both formal and informal games of rugby and soccer. Situated on the upper campus, it is a mere 100 metres or so away from the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library with all its facilities.

"The George" is a favourite place to watch television or a video and to play pool or table tennis.

Contact

Warden: Tel: 021 650 3249 (w) 021 650 3962 (h)
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 650 3963

Tugwell Hall

Tugwell Hall

Tugwell Hall is a large, modern residence with predominantly sharing facilities, built in 1974 and situated on the lower campus next to Leo Marquard Hall.

It can accommodate 405 female students. Rondebosch is a 5-minute walk from the residence, and there is easy access to the Baxter Student Learning Centre, the lower campus squash courts and swimming pool and gym. It is a 15-minute walk from the upper campus, but shuttles are available. First-year students share partitioned double rooms which have built-in furniture and hand basins. Most returning students are accommodated in single rooms.

The Grapevine, the residence lounge, offers a place to relax in the evenings with friends. It also offers an arena for cultural activities, such as poetry readings, book club meetings, student fellowship, quizzes and music.

Contact

Warden: Tel: 021 650 3968
Deputy Warden: Tel: 021 650 4400
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 650 3969

University House

University House

Built in 1946 as a temporary structure to house returning servicemen following World War II, University House houses 112 men in six blocks.

All rooms are single. Situated off Rhodes Avenue, Mowbray, opposite Mostert's Mill, the residence is within easy walking distance of the upper campus and Mowbray shopping area.

It is adjacent to the hockey astro-turf and small gymnasium.

Contact

Warden: Tel: 021 650 3893 (w); 021 650 3971 (h)
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 650 3972

Varietas

Varietas

Varietas is situated between University House and Forest Hill, adjacent to the hockey astro-turf and close to Mowbray shops and transport.

Across from Devil's Peak, a prominent feature of Table Mountain and a nature reserve inhabited by zebra and wildebeest, the scenery is nothing short of spectacular.

146 students are housed in 2- or 3-bedroomed flats, and meals are eaten at University House.

Contact

Warden: Tel: 021 406 6227 / 6168 (w); 021 650 5809 (h)
Residence Facilities Officer: Tel: 021 650 3967

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