UCT has equipped itself to house a few hundred students more by leasing Rochester House, a residence just a block away from Groote Schuur Hospital.
The new residence, which was originally built for student nurses, boasts a number of separate blocks, each with single rooms, some with en-suite bathrooms and all with access to the TV lounge. The quality facilities also include a swimming pool, dining hall, squash courts and a computer laboratory. All will be made available to the residents.
Rochester House has the capacity to house 400 students, and will accommodate both undergraduate and postgraduates from all faculties.
The residence will have 24-hour security, and plenty of secure off-street parking. Those without transport will be able to make use of the regular shuttle service to upper campus as well as to health sciences.