What to bring to residence

Medical Aid Info and Emergency next of kin:

Please bring along with you all medical aid information (if you are on a medical aid), including main medical aid member and all relevant details.  Please also advise if you are on any medication, have any allergies or any other health issues. 

Contact details for your next of kin in case of emergency, including ALL contact numbers (cell, work, home), e-mail address and home address.

You will be required to fill this information out on the Student Information and Medical Document, which the House Warden will keep in the case of an emergency.

 Items you may wish to bring with to residence:

·         Laptop/Computer  (if you do not have; there are 1 or 2 computers in each residence and a printer, as well as Computer Labs close by on Campus)

·         Keyring

·         Kettle with tray

·         Drinking mug and glass

·         Cereal bowl

·         Microwave dish

·         Fork, knife, spoon, teaspoon, can/bottle opener

·         Small cooler bag with zip and padlock (to store foodstuff in communal fridge)

·         Toiletries

·         Clothing for all seasons

·         Smart-casual clothes for dinners/events/functions

·         Bath and swimming towels

·         Washing powder (for automatic washing machines - cold water wash)

·         Laundry basket/bag

·         Pegs

·         Clothes hangers

·         Torch (for power outages, as no candles allowed)

·         Large water bottle (as the water from taps is not great for drinking)

·         Alarm clock

·         Radio/Stereo (with headphones so as not to disturb your fellow residents)

·         Good quality multi-plug extension

·         Hairdryer (if you use one)

·         Fan

·         Umbrella/Raincoat

·         Stationery/Exam Pads/Files/Book bag

 The University provides bed linen consisting of: a duvet & duvet inner, mattress cover, sheet, 2 pillows & pillowcases, and a blanket.  Students may change their linen once a week with the Housekeeper. You may bring your own linen, but then you will be responsible for the laundering. They are all single beds.

Each Residence has a tv (with selected dstv channels), microwave oven, fridges, tumble driers and washing machines for the Residents at no extra charge.

 Box Rooms:

Students need to pack up their rooms completely for most of the vacations as the University uses the Residences for the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, and Conferences.  We have Box Rooms in each Residence where students may store some of their belongings during the short vacations – please contact your Warden or Sub-Wardens for further details on this.

 Items Not to Bring:

Certain household items pose a fire hazard when utilised in buildings inhabited by many people. Students are not allowed these things in the Residence.

·         Air conditioners

·         Electric blankets

·         Coffee makers

·         Cooking appliances

·         Refrigerator (unless for medical purposes - where a doctors note is provided)

·         Heaters (each student room has a heater installed)

·         Candles

·         Incense

·         Pets

Last Modified: Thu, 13 May 2021 12:17:51 SAST