University of the Western Cape (UWC) Residence

University of the Western Cape (UWC) Residence

Residential Services (RS)

We house an average of 3300 students across 13 residences. 8 residences are situated on-campus. We provide a shuttle service between the 5 residences which are situated off-campus and the university main campus. Our residences are named after great modern day heroes and heroines.


Residences are grouped into clusters. Each residence cluster has a co-ordinator, a supervisor , 2 facilities officers as well as a dedicated Administrative assistant at each Residence reception area during working hours to service students operational requirements.

Computer labs are available at the following Residences: Cassinga, Basil February, Chris Hani, Colline Williams, E. Dos Santos, Liberty, Ruth First, Hector Peterson, Kwikbake and DISA Residence. There are lab managers who are able assist you with the services available. Computer Labs are accessible after working hours to enable students to type assignments, do research and social networking.

There are various extramural activities organized annually which include inter residences sport tournaments, covering various a wide range of sport codes.  The Residence Community also hosts Mini Olympics, which is an annual event in the Residence Community calendar which takes place during the September holidays. Dance drama, inter-residences debating competitions are some of the other activities which are also established.

Contact Us
Tel. 021 959-2569
Fax. 021 959-2671