Unizulu Housing Department

Unizulu Housing Department, Student residences are a home-away-from-home where an environment conducive to learning is cultivated. Residences aim to create a healthy learning environment where students from diverse backgrounds can co-exist and enjoy basic rights.

Important notes
  • Accommodation in the university residences is not a right but a privilege;
  • Each student will sign a declaration that will bind him/her to the rules of the residences;
  • Residents are financially responsible for payment of a full term’s occupation irrespective of the date of occupation;
  • A resident is supposed to occupy the room that he/she is allocated failing which the room will be given to another deserving student.
Cancellation of accommodation
  • All cancellation of accommodation must be in writing and delivered to the respective warden;
  • Retrospective cancellation of accommodation is discouraged.
  • Non-residents are not allowed inside the residences;
  • Residents must seek permission from residences and/or security personnel if they have visitors;
  • Resident found assisting non-residents to gain entrance into the residences will be charged accordingly;
  • Damage to the university property is a serious offence;
  • Resident/s are warned against engaging in vandalism as he/she shall be responsible for all repair or replacement costs;
  • Residents must report breakages to the house committee member or sub-warden;
  • Damage to the university property is a serious offence;
  • Resident/s are warned against engaging in vandalism as he/she shall be responsible for all repair or replacement costs;
  • Residents must report breakages to the House Committee Member or Sub-warden;
Alcohol and drugs
  • Residents are warned that it is a serious offence to indulge in or be found in possession of drugs and/or illegal substances;
  • Consumption of alcohol in the corridors, rooms and public places is strictly prohibited;
  • Residents found in possession and/or dealing or indulging in drugs or illegal substances will be suspended from the residences.
Fire arms
  • Firearms must be handed in at the Protective Service Department (PSD) for safe-keeping;
  • No fire-arm and/or dangerous weapon shall be carried or displayed within the premises of the university including residences;
  • Any fire-arm and/or dangerous weapons found will be confiscated and kept at the PSD strong-room for a period not less than six months;
  • Subletting/squatting is strictly prohibited;
  • Any non-resident found in the residences will be regarded as a squatter and will be subjected to disciplinary action;
  • Any resident harbouring a squatter will be subjected to a fine of R500 payable within 30 days, failing which the offender will be suspended from the residences;
  • If a resident is found harbouring a squatter for the second time, he/she will be suspended from the residences. A disciplinary hearing may only follow after the suspension from the residence.
Compulsory quiet time

Residents are advised that making noise disturbs other students at any time of the day. However, the compulsory quiet time is from 19h00-7h00.

  • Good, principled behaviour is encouraged in residents;
  • The use of vulgar language in the residences and university premises is prohibited and offenders will be dealt with accordingly.
Conflict resolution
  • Residents are to report their respective challenges with (in with regards to residence) to their house committee representatives and the latter must try to solve the reported problem;
  • If the problem persists, then the intervention of the Sub-Warden will be sought;
  • It is only after the Sub-Warden has failed to resolve the problem that help shall be sought from the Warden.
Private property

It is the responsibility of the students to keep their personal possessions safe.


All bookings for venues in the residences, excluding Lecture Halls 3 & 4, are to be made five workings days in advance. Forms are obtainable from the SSD offices. No meeting or event will be allowed without the formal booking.


Mlethwa B Khomo: Student Housing Head
035 902 6626

Student Services Department


To be a leading comprehensive student services-oriented department.


To effectively and efficiently provide integrated services to students of the University aimed at creating learning environment underpinned by safety, good health and wellness. These services include:

  • Healthcare for students within the University;
  • Sports and recreation;
  • Guidance and counselling;
  • Living and learning facilities;
  • Student governance;
  • Support for students with disabilities.

The Student Services Department has six sub-divisions. These are:

Campus Health Clinic

The Campus Health Clinic is essential in the success of the core function of the University. It is therefore important that the Clinic is accessible to all students and promotes health in line with the Batho-Pele principles in general and the University values in particular. While the Campus Health Clinic strives to adhere to the values of the University as embraced by the Student Services Department, it has its section specific values which include commitment to performance, adherence to strict confidentiality and embracing cultural diversity.

The Campus Health Clinic pursues the following strategic themes in order to help the Department in accomplishing it mission and vision:

  • Health promotion;
  • Curative health;
  • Health awareness campaigns; and
  • Reproductive healthcare.
Student Housing

The Student Housing section strives to offer students a conducive living and learning experience within an environment that recognises and rewards individual and group development efforts. The Student Housing section strives to ensure affordable student accommodation, the maximisation of profits generated through holiday accommodation as well as efficient student residence governance in accomplishing its goals.

Sports and Recreation

The Sports and Recreation section is responsible for disbursement of funds to sporting codes as well as sports awareness, development, leadership and management of (sports) facilities in order to help the Student Services Department in accomplishing its mission and vision.

Guidance and Counselling

Adjustment to the tertiary environment largely depends on an individual student’s background, character, personality and experiences. The challenges posed by the environment compel one to seek guidance and counselling on personal and academic matters. The Guidance and Counselling section pursues psychological support, personal development, career guidance, awareness as well as graduate recruitment as its strategic themes.

Student Governance (societies administration)

There are various recognised student formations which are broadly classified into four categories i.e. academic societies, cultural societies, extra-curricular formations and political formations within the University of Zululand. The Office of the Dean of Students (through the Student Governance section) supports these various societies in ensuring that these are in good standing.Workshops for capacity building are usually conducted for the societies to enable them to deliver according to their specific programmes of action. Each society is given an allocation from the societies’ levy to implement its programme of action. Best performing societies are rewarded or recognised during a societies’ banquet. Leadership forums on matters of interest are usually conducted to get a broad buy-in from the societies and to ensure shared attributions on institutional matters pertaining to transformation.The Student Representative Council is a legitimate structure for student governance and accounts to the Dean of Students.

Office for Students with Disabilities

The University of Zululand has broadened its mission and scope toward becoming more inclusive as well as ensuring the protection of the constitutional rights of students with disabilities. Through this office, the University strives to ensure that students with disabilities have a positive experience with regards to higher education.Support services for students with different abilities include assessing the needs of the students as well as designing responsive programmes.


Prof  N Gawe
Acting: Dean of Students
Tel: 035 902 6346
Email: GaweN@unizulu.ac.za