House Information

Livingstone House is one of the smallest residences on campus consisting of 36 students. There are two common rooms which are equipped with comfortable chairs and a television which have some DSTV channels available. 

Students in the Residence can connect to Resnet (internet access) in their rooms through WiFi. Technical support is typically provided by the Student Networking Representative of Livingstone House. Printing facilities are also available in the Residence and it is charged on each student’s printing balance found online on the Rhodes University Student Support System (ROSS).

The rooms are spacious and well equipped with: 

  • WiFi
  • a single bed and mattress,
  • a bedside cupboard,
  • a mirror,
  • a study table and chair,
  • a bookcase,
  • a desk lamp,
  • a wardrobe,
  • a notice board,
  • a wall mounted bar heater,
  • a waste paper basket,
  • a shower basin,
  • a shower mat and 
  • a water bucket.

Students are provided with linen by the Housekeeping staff:- duvet, duvet cover, bedding sheet, mattress cover, two pillows, two pillow cases, winter blanket, curtains and inner net curtains. Students can bring their own linen but they are then responsible for the laundering. The residence has a laundry area with washing machines and tumble dryers. There are kitchen facilities supplied with a communal microwave and fridge. There are showers and toilets available on each floor.

Maintenance and cleaning of each of the Residence is attended to by Rhodes Housekeeping staff on a daily basis. Students are expected to maintain order in their personal rooms for the duration of their stay. 


5 Gilbert Street House

5 Gilbert house consists of five single rooms. Students share two bathrooms, a kitchen and lounge area. A small braai area situated next to Gilbert 5 house offers the opportunity for relaxed social gatherings on weekends, which is accessable to all postgraduate students. Gilbert 5 is surrounded by a small and charming garden that is maintained by Rhodes University staff. A washing line is available next to residence 


6 Gilbert Street House

6 Gilbert House is a double storey stand-alone house to three students. Shared facilities downstairs include a small TV area with selected DSTV channels. The residents also have a kitchen area that has a fridge, stove, microwave and cuboards. Another shared facility includes a laundry room which has a washing machine and a tumble dryer.  


Gilbert Postgraduate Units

The Units offer private and convenient accommodation while allowing access to 5 Gilbert Street House above for shared facilities such as laundry and microwave facilities. The units consist of eight single rooms each with an ensuite bathroom and study space. 


Last Modified: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:36:02 SAST