Dear New Phelpie
Your Warden, Mrs Gugulethu Baduza, the Sub-wardens, the Head Student and the House Committee would like to extend a very warm welcome to Phelps house!
Congratulations on being accepted into Rhodes University and congratulations on being placed into the amazing residence that is Phelps house, your new home.
Phelps accommodates 50 wonderful ladies who will now be a part of your family. It is one of the oldest residences and is based right in the heart of campus. Phelps is part of lower campus meaning that it is positioned, such that everything is in close proximity. The library is at your doorstep and most lecture venues as well as the computer laboratories are merely a 5 minute walk away. The Health Care Centre, Campus Protection and the Counselling Centre are also in close proximity in an event of illness or any other problems.
Our House Warden as well as the nine of us who make up your house committee can’t wait to meet you. This phase in life might feel overwhelming but we are here to ensure that you transition with ease into res and university life, by facilitating a holistic and well-rounded Rhodes experience. We will be present upon your arrival to welcome you and your parents and help you settle in. As a house committee, our hope is to promote an environment that facilitates academic excellence (which Phelps is well known for), social development and other aspects outside the academic sphere. Phelps together with our three sister residences namely Lilian Britten, John Kotze and Olive Schreiner, make up Saint Mary Hall. Being an all-female hall, we are close-knit and value sisterhood.
The first seven days at Rhodes will make up Orientation week. O-week is a great time and highlight of varsity life. You will have platforms to meet and interact with your fellow first years through various social events and fun activities. Introductory lectures for all faculties will also take place to help you with your subject choices. One of the perks of being in Phelps is the beautiful, serene St Mary lawns that we get a pleasure of enjoying 24/7.
We as House Committee are dedicated in ensuring your safety and academic success is prioritized and achieved in a friendly, homey and warm environment. We aim to provide a super fun and exciting year ahead that will create wonderful, lasting memories.
We look forward to getting to know you. See you soon J
Here are the contact details of the warden and House Comm for this year should you need any assistance or company:
Gugu Baduza: Warden
Khanya Dekeda: Sub-warden
Eulitah Paratema Sub-warden
Jessica Evans: Head Student
Cathera Cockcroft: Community engagement / Environmental Rep
Phila Mabona: Entertainment Rep
Sifanelwe Mini: Sports Rep
Sibongile Koliti: Transformation Rep
Enkosi Dunteni Secretary / Academic Rep
Nyasha Chinomona Tuckshop / Treasurer
Keorapetse Ramagaga Network
HEAD STUDENT - 2017
Last Modified: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:29:50 SAST