The University of the Witwatersrand recognizes that living within a residence hall environment can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a student's career. Faculty/student interaction in a residence, developing competence in all aspect of leadership, shaping a community from a cross-cultural perspective, late night discussions with colleagues - these are just a few of the many opportunities that residence life provides, apart from sporting and social activities..
The 21 residences vary in size and layout, but here are the main lifestyle options:
In catering residences, meals are provided as part of the residence package. In self-catering accommodation, no meals are provided, but the residence provides catering facilities, including stoves and fridges.
The residences are divided into five clusters, namely:
Residences are linked to all campuses by means of a free bus service between 07:00 and 24:00. A special shopping bus links the residences to the Rosebank precinct on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.