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Box-Room Protocol

These are rooms available for students to leave their belongings during vacations when they need to pack up their rooms.


Keys to the boxrooms are handled ONLY by the Hall Warden, House Warden and Sub-Wardens of each residence.


During term time, the keys are locked in the House Warden’s safe.

NO boxroom keys are EVER be made available to Conference Wardening Staff.

NO boxrooms are opened during any vacation. Returning students requiring access to their belongings in boxrooms prior to the official commencement of the first term (i.e. O-week or before) must arrange to do so in advance with the relevant House Warden and Sub Wardens.

Please note that all items left in the Box-rooms are left at your own risk. The Warden and Sub Warden will not be held responsible for any damages or loss.


END OF TERM: (Second and Fourth terms only; or short vacations if Residences are being used)

If your Residence is being used during the vacation:

Please ensure that you have signed up for Box-Room regardless if you require to use to Box-Room. The Residence Sub-Wardens will use this time to assist you with Box-Room and your room check that must be completed before you leave (for each Vacation period). Anything found missing or damaged will be charged to your account.

All Room Keys are to be handed in when you leave.

Any missing keys are to be reported to the Warden/Hall Administrator and the replacement will be charged to your account.



You may leave your trunks, boxes, etc in the Box-Rooms or storage cupboards (if available) at your own risk.

No luggage or boxes etc are to be left on the landings or in passages.

Please securely seal your boxes, trunks, and label your belongings clearly.

Number your boxes and record your belongings on the list on the Box-Room door. If you do not put your boxes in the Box-Rooms during the vacations and leave them in the passages they will be donated to charity.



Anything left behind and not fetched by you before the end of the 1st vacation (April of the following year) will be disposed of.

Make sure you remove all your belongings from the Box-Rooms when you finally pack up or when you collect your belongings.

Last Modified: Wed, 03 May 2017 09:15:41 SAST