University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Accommodation
Accomodation for Students
Residence accommodation is available on Edgewood campus. Both catering and self-catering options are available. A total of 631 students are housed in 11 residences on campus. Men and women are housed separately and 55% of the residents are female. Double as well as single rooms are available. Some residences offer self-catering facilities. All residences have access control doors. An additional five flats housing five students each are available for post-graduate students.
|Howard College & Medical School|
The University residences for Howard College and Medical School in Durban accommodate approximately 2162 students. Competition for places is keen and it is not possible to accept all applicants. Residences are grouped into two halls, namely Charles Smith Hall and Albert Luthuli Hall. Charles Smith Hall is comprised of 12 individual residences close to the main academic buildings, banks, shops and Medical School. Albert Luthuli Hall is comprised of the Cluster Residence and the six-storey Tower Residence. Situated on the western side of the Howard College campus, this complex is furthest from the academic buildings, but close to most sports fields and the Old Mutual Sports Centre. All residences have access control, lounges and television rooms, intercom systems, call boxes and parking space. All students are accommodated in single rooms. All residences are self-catering while a cafeteria facility is available for students. Limited accommodation for postgraduate students is offered at Scully House and Postgraduate House.
|Mixed Gender Residence – St Hillier|
St Hillier comprises fully furnished two/three bedroom flats. Each student has a single bedroom. Occupants share a lounge, kitchen and bathroom. A laundry facility and parking are available. St Hillier is situated opposite Queensmead Shopping Mall in Umbilo and is a few minutes walk from the Medical School campus. It is on a bus route to Howard College campus.
|J V Smit Residence|
This residence has 90 large single rooms with entertainment and study rooms as well as tennis courts. It is a catering residence. Laundry and parking facilities are available. J V Smit is close to the Medical School campus and is situated on a bus route to Howard College campus and the city.
Approximately 1 640 students are accommodated in residences. About a third of the students registered stay in one of the four halls of residence. The Student Housing helpdesk can be contacted for assistance with off-campus accommodation.
|Petrie Hall of Residence|
Petrie Hall is a cluster of residences for mainly first and second-year female students. The three large residences are Eleanor Russell Hall, University Hall and Lodge and are situated close to the Science Block, Administration, Student Services, the library and tennis courts, shops, Post Office and banks. A student committee ensures the smooth running of student life in all residences.
|William O’Brien Hall of Residence|
Situated on the main campus, William O’Brien residence (men) consists of single rooms distributed over six blocks, with communal kitchens. Extra-mural activities are well catered for via the residence sports programme, senior and junior lounges, a large communal games room, and a visitor’s reception lounge. Additional facilities include a braai area, car repair and wash bays and secure parking for all resident’s cars.
|Malherbe Hall of Residence|
Malherbe Residence (men and women) is situated on Durban Road opposite the University gate. Male and female accommodation is separate and the common rooms and TV lounge are shared. The residence possesses a quadrangle planted with trees, shrubs and lawn where students play ball games or relax. There is also a braai area. It is within walking distance of the Students’ Union, the Science Block, the Old Arts Block, shops, banks and the Post Office. It is however 10 minutes’ walk from the New Arts Block, Commerce, Law, Agriculture or Life Sciences Blocks. The Malherbe Flats (postgraduate students) are called Brucian House, and Robleigh House. Consisting of three, four and five-bedroomed flats, they are suited to small groups of students wishing to share accommodation. No sharing of individual rooms is permitted. Rooms are basically furnished and selfcatering. A number of lock-up garages are available to rent.
|Denison Hall of Residence|
Denison (men and women) is situated in quiet park-like surroundings on the old golf course portion of campus. Denison has its own kitchen complex and a clubhouse, consisting of a large communal lounge and the Denison pub. The residence has gym, TV, snooker and table tennis facilities.
Westville campus offers a range of accommodation including off-campus and self-catering flats and on-campus residences where meals are provided on request.
The on-campus residences accommodate 1810 students. Competition for places is keen and it is not possible to accept all applicants. There are four blocks of residences, namely S-Block, R-Block, P-Block and O-Block. O-Block only accommodates females while all others are mixed gender. All residences have access control, television rooms and parking space. All residences are self-catering while a dining facility is still available at O-Block.
The off-campus residences accommodate 713 students. Competition is also keen and it is not possible to accept all applications. These residences are fully furnished. All students share in double rooms while postgraduate students can be accommodated in a single room if available. Occupants share a kitchen and a bathroom. The Residence of Bedford Hall and San Sabil are situated in Hospital Road in town. Dunstaple Heights is in Varsity Drive whilst Santa Cruz, for postgraduate students only, is in Reservoir Hills.