CPUT Residence



CPUT Residence

CPUT Residence,
CPUT Residence Department: What we’re all about
We strive to accommodate at least 7 800 students each night in our comfortable and conducive CPUT residences throughout our academic period. After all, our students need a convenient place to lay their heads to rest after a tiring day. Within an almost universal feel to all our residences, we strive for better standards, comfort and security for the convenience of our students. We offer both single and sharing rooms, with communal facilities to create a pleasant family environment for students.
CPUT residences are open to both local and international students. Residence life is a holistic experience, where you become a member of a diverse and stimulating community. You’ll get to know some of the students you share classes with, and some of you will develop close, lifelong friendships.
You’ll also be exposed to many opportunities for personal development and learning ensuring that when you graduate, you not only leave us with a qualification, but the necessary life skills to excel in the outside world. The learning experiences we provide in residences can be grouped into three main areas:



  • academic support
  • social development
  • health and wellness

Our departmental role is to listen to our students, provide the best services we can, give assurance of safety during their academic experience and increase our capacity as a university.
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Contact us
Bellville Campus – Bellville and Athlone residences
Tel: +27 21 959 6334
Student Centre, 1st floor
Email: residenceb@cput.ac.za
Cape Town Campus – Cape Town, Wellington, Mowbray, and Granger Bay residences
Tel: +27 21 460 3871
Administration Building, 5th floor
Email: residencec@cput.ac.za
 



Accommodation

CPUT residences
CPUT offers residence space for almost 8 000 students. Our residences are spread across the Cape Peninsula in the areas surrounding our campuses.
Off-campus housing
Students who fail to secure accommodation on-campus and university leased accommodation often opt to stay privately, close to campus. Finding this type of private accommodation can be a challenge for students.
CPUT has an off-campus Housing Accreditation Program that advertises accommodation facilities that have been accredited by the University. This makes it safer and easier for students to acquire private accommodation on their own.\
 

Residence Fees 2018

Bellville Campus
Double Room
Single Room
Anglo American Residence
R 24 089
R 26 499
De Beers Residence (East Wing)
R 24 089
R 26 499
De Goede Hoop Residence
R 33 286
R 36 615
Freedom Square Residence
R 24 089
R 26 499
Heroes House
R 24 089
R 26 499
Kruskal
R 41 904
R 46 094
MGR 1
R 24 089
R 26 499
MGR 2
R 24 089
R 26 499
New 200 Beds Residence
R 26 496
R 29 147
Post Graduate Residence
R 26 496
R 29 147
Protea Hof Tower 4
R 24 089
R 26 499
Sacco Residence
R 24 089
R 26 499
Sheriff’s House Residence
R 35 685
R 39 253
Toplin House
R 35 685
R 39 253
Park Central
R 35 685
R 39 253
Cape Town Campus
Double Room
Single Room
Cape Suites
R 43 995
R 48 351
Catsville (Groote Schuur)
R 28 613
R 31 475
City Edge Residence
R 39 000
R 42 900
Downtown Lodge Res- Zonnebloem
R 28 613
R 31 475
Elizabeth Women’s Residence (Gardens)
R 28 613
R 31 475
J&B Residence – Zonnebloem
R 28 613
R 31 475
New Market Junction
R 30 077
R 33 085
Plein Street (South Point)
R 30 077
R 33 085
President House (Southpoint)
R 30 077
R 33 085
Sandenburgh Res – Zonnebloem
R 28 613
R 31 475
St Peters Residence – Block A
R 32 750
R 36 026
Hanover Street Residence
R 39 000
R 0
Mowbray Campus
Double Room
Single Room
Viljoenhof Residence
R 28 613
R 31 475
Wellington Campus
Double Room
Single Room
House Bliss
R 26 345
R 28 980
House Meiring
R 26 345
R 28 980
Murray House
R 26 345
R 28 980
House Navarre
R 26 345
R 28 980
Wouter Malan
R 26 345
R 28 980
Nursing Residences
Double Room
Single Room
WCCN Residences – Nico Malan
R 12 031
R 13 235
Die Boord – Worcester
R 11 140
R 12 255
Akasia Residence – Worcester
R 11 140
R 12 255
Jasmyn Residence – Worcester
R 11 140
R 12 255
Minnie Hofmeyer Res – Worcester
R 11 140
R 12 255
Protea Residence – Worcester
R 11 140
R 12 255
George Hospital Nurses Res
R 11 140
R 12 255

 



Application and Registration

Application and registration process

The application and registration process for CPUT Residences involves the following steps:
1. First-year students



  • Report at Student Housing with your proof of acceptance/ proof of registration
  • Collect a green and white debit form from the residence where you have been allocated
  • Proceed to pay at the cashiers at the administration building
  • Take both debit forms to Student Housing office where a debit stamp will be put on the forms and official receipt
  • Take one form to the residence where you have been placed

2. First-time applicants (senior students who have not previously stayed at the residences)

  • First-time applicants will only be allocated in February/ March
  • The number of first-time students to be allocated will be determined by the number of spaces available after the allocation of first years and senior students

3. Senior students

  • Senior students must go back to the residence where they stayed the previous year
  • Senior students who have not applied for accommodation will not be allocated space
  • Students will be allowed back into their spaces a day before their date of registration

We advise students to be patient during application and registration, as the process is time-consuming and involves the co-operation of multiple offices
Note well:

  1. Students who did not apply will not be considered for space
  2. Students who stay within a 60-kilometre radius from CPUT will not be considered for space
  3. Students will only stay at the campus where they are attending classes
  4. Students need to bring their own bedding and padlock for their rooms
  5. Money for meals can be paid separately and can be loaded on your student card which can be used to purchase at all dining halls and shops on campus

Additional information

Download the Residences Rules & Regulations booklet
Application process
The application form from the Registration office contains two parts: academic and accommodation. This makes it possible for the two parts to separately reach the academic departments and the Housing Unit at the same time.
This allows time to do selection and placement and communicate with students. This also allows the unit to capture the applications for first-year students using its staff component without having to resort to contract.
Letter from registration
The current letter that goes out to first-year student applicants from academic departments needs to be updated (Bellville Campus). The different departments write different letters and in some instances, the letters refer to a Placement Officer who left the institution five years ago. The academic departments should leave the accommodation part to Housing, as the unit will on its own respond to applicants.
First Year students
The Housing unit shall set aside a minimum of 30% of all available spaces for First Year students. First Year students who would have written and passed matric at the time of selection will be selected and placed during the October / November selection period. First-year students who are still waiting for their matric results at the time of selection can only be selected and placed at the beginning of the year. For them to be selected, the Housing Unit will consider the following:

  • that they applied for accommodation
  • proof of having passed matric
  • acceptance to study at CPUT

First-time applicants
For the purposes of residences, first-time applicants are CPUT registered senior students who were not staying in the residences the semester preceding their application for residence. For first-time applicants to be selected for accommodation the following shall be considered:

  • 60% pass rate of the subjects of which examinations were written
  • applicants should be staying outside 60-kilometre radius from the institution
  • availability of space

First-time applicants shall be placed in the available spaces after the first years and returning students have been placed.
Returning students
Returning students are those students who stayed in the residences a semester preceding their application for residence. The returning students shall be placed back into their residences if:

  • They pass 60% of the students for which they sat for examinations
  • They applied for accommodation the previous semester
  • There is no serious disciplinary record against them

Students on experiential learning
Students on experiential learning for a period of six months or more shall not be accommodated at any of the CPUT residences. Only students on three months experiential learning shall remain in the residences during that period. Students coming back from experiential learning shall be accepted back into the residences if they applied for accommodation the previous semester.
 

Residence life



CPUT’s housing provides a vibrant academic engagement, rich social and cultural experience and an inclusive community life.
Our residences bring students together from all walks of life. You will realise your roommate or housemate could be an Engineering student from Mpumalanga, a future business leader from Nigeria, Namibia or Zimbabwe or anyone in between. CPUT residences are more than just living spaces but also learning communities providing academic support through tutors and prescribed mentors living in the residences.
Making friends is very easy in an environment surrounded by young energetic students looking for answers through education and eager to learn and develop.
CPUT Residences
CPUT has over 30 residences at any given point to house its hefty student population of over 30 000 students. CPUT also has an off-campus private accommodation accreditation program which seeks to address the ever-growing need for more housing for our students.
Sports
Each residence has its own sporting teams for various disciplines. Annually the department of Student Life & Residential Services hosts tournaments for the residence students and the best house/residence wins. The winners are always awarded a surprise prize.
House Committee
Each residence has its own student led Committee which is responsible for organising and sponsoring events and activities within the residence. The Committee is the first channel through which other students in the residence can raise their matters to the residence management. Above the Committee is the Residence Student Assistant (RSA) who gets training to assist in the running of the residence and ensure the smooth undertaking of all residence operations, guided by the Residence Coordinator.
Cleaning and Laundry Services
The cleaning staff is dedicated to maintaining and cleaning the premises and individual accommodation, ensuring the facilities are always neat, clean and everything is in working order. All residences are equipped with laundry facilities which are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at most residences.
Shuttle services 
Wellington residences are situated within walking distance from the campus. Most residences on Cape Town Campus and a few on Bellville Campus are outside out of a reasonable walking distance therefore a shuttle service is provided.
Catering
CPUT residences are self-catering residences and are equipped with kitchens for the students to cook their meals. The list of equipment includes a stove, refrigerator/ freezer and washing sink. Students are expected to bring their crockery and cutlery.
Security
All residences are fitted with access control equipment and security guards manning every entrance. Students are encouraged to make security their responsibility e.g. students are responsible for their visitors’ behaviour and students who are sharing a room are encouraged to make specific arrangements as prescribed in the residence rules and regulations.
If you do not see it, please ask.
It is simple; if at all you need any help regarding your stay we are there to help you experience a good academic living at CPUT.