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Ruth First Facilities

FIXTURES IN THE ROOM:
 
• Built-in cupboard
• Wall-to-wall carpeting
• Basin & mirror
• Wall-mounted heater
• Large notice board
 
MOVABLE FURNITURE IN THE ROOM:
 
• 1 bed (base, mattress & 2 pillows)
• 1 desk
• 1 chair
• 1 bookcase
• 1 bedside lamp
• 1 bedside cabinet
• 1 waste paper basket
 
LINEN PROVIDED:
 
• Curtains (2 drops) – beige & brown
• Net curtains - white
• Duvet
• Duvet cover - beige & brown
• Flat sheet - white
• 2 pillow cases - one white & one beige and brown
• 1 winter blanket 
 
PERSONALISING YOUR ROOM:
 
• Furniture can be moved around to create a space comfortable to live in.
• Many girls like to bring their own duvet cover and pillow cases.
• As no prestik may be affixed to the walls pictures may be put
up on the notice board and cupboard doors, but not to the
walls.
 
Continental pillows, small throw-rugs and bean bags also add a touch of individuality.
• As Ruth First House is wired for ResNet a computer is an asset. At a cost of approximately R400 per year you can
access the internet, check your email and surf ResNet, which links all Rhodes residences.
• An extension cord is an asset as it allows you to move your room around without being limited by plug points.
• A small portable sound system is also a good idea, but bear in mind that there are silence hours so you won’t be allowed to blast music at all hours.
 
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION:
 
• Feb/March are the hottest months of the year in Grahamstown with temperatures often reaching 35+ degrees so sun block, flip-flops or sandals and a hat or cap are essentials.
• A raincoat or all-weather jacket is a must as we are famous for having four seasons in a day and our winters can be very wet indeed.
 
A swimming costume comes in very handy on hot days and the Rhodes pool is available to all students during the day.
 
RESIDENCE FACILITIES:
 
Bathrooms
 
Each corridor has its own bathroom with basins, showers and toilets, but no baths.
 
Kitchenettes
 
We have 2 kitchenettes, each equipped with a fridge for saving perishable goods. The lower kitchenette has a microwave for reheating mid-night snacks and the top kitchenette has a kettle. Both have a sink for washing-up.
 
Common Rooms
 
We have two common rooms (lounge areas), both equipped with TVs, lounge chairs and a couple of coffee tables.
 
The lower common room houses the video machine, M-Net and DStv decoders and vending machine.
 
The top common room has a rather nice balcony, well used by smokers as it is the only area of the residence where smoking is permitted.

Last Modified :Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:24:47 SAST