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Welcome to the Hobson Hall family

Welcome to the Hobson Hall family whether you are a new student or a returning resident. We hope you enjoy your stay with us in beautiful surroundings, make meaningful friendships and happy memories that stay with you forever. We also encourage you to immerse yourselves fully in the life of your Residence and Hall and utilise your strengths to contribute to the everyday running of the hall and the lives of its residents.

We, the students and staff of Hobson Hall, acknowledge the challenges facing us in a diverse community with varying backgrounds, cultures and history.

Working together, we will strive to build an environment of fellowship and equality and the pursuit of academic excellence. 

We will endeavour to create a harmonious residential environment based on the principles of respect for each other in the spirit of democracy, encouraging each member of the Hall to reach their potential. (Extract from our Hall Constitution).

Hobson Hall is made up of four undergraduate Residences and three postgraduate units.

Milner House (63 students) Dingemans House (75 students) Hobson House (76 students) and Livingstone House (36 students). Then there are three postgraduate units, 5 Gilbert Street, 6 Gilbert Street and the Gilbert Street PG student flats which altogether house about fifteen students.

We are centrally situated on campus close to the Library, sports facilities and lecture theatres.

Each House has their own Warden, Sub-Wardens, Head Student and House Committees that collectively run their Residence. The Hall Warden is responsible for the general running of the Hall and is assisted by our Hall Administrator, Hall Senior student and SRC Representative.

All the residents of the Hall (280) eat in our central Hobson Dining Hall – meals are relaxing time to catch up with your friends and enjoy dining in a casual atmosphere.

In Hobson Hall we value Academic Excellence, a spirit of Community and a “work hard, play hard” exists in the Hall. We are, in sense, a large family who are respectful of each other and the residents use this incredible opportunity at a wonderful educational institution to the full.

So get involved in leadership roles in the University, offer your services in community engagement, take part in Inter-Res sport, join societies and participate fully in a wonderful Hall that has a dynamic ethos.

I wish you well during your stay in Hobson Hall and I hope you will achieve your goals in all spheres of your life here (academic, sporting, cultural, leadership and community).

Contact Details:

Hall Warden: (Mrs Tracey Chambers) t.chambers@ru.ac.za; 082 802 8108

Hall Administrator: (Ms Natasha Botha) n.botha@ru.ac.za; 046 603 8578 or 083 611 1191

Last Modified :Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:37:32 SAST