STUDENT RESIDENTIAL AND LOGISTICAL SERVICES
AREAL VIEW OF HALLS OF RESIDENCE
Welcome to the Student Residential and Logistical Services Unit. The mandate of the Unit is to provide a range of cost-effective support services which enhance and complement the educative experiences of students in the University which include among others Student Housing, Student Development and other Logistical Services.
The Student Residential and Logistical Services Unit is headed by a Manager whose roles include facilitation of an ecosystem of student support, development and engagement. The manager is supported by a strong and robust team of eight Residence Managers and 44 Hall Janitors.
STUDENT RESIDENTIAL AND LOGISTICAL SERVICES MANAGER
- S. GOREJENA: MBA (UZ); M ED (UZ); CBM (UZ); BSC ED (CUBA)
Student Residential and Logistical Services has a variety of accommodation types that are available to students. We advise that you consider all options when searching for safe and affordable accommodation.
The search for accommodation should begin as early as during semester break. Many options will be unavailable by the time the semester commences due to high demand for accommodation.
Campus Accommodation may be your preference but you should also consider Off-campus accommodation as an alternative when starting your search. There is more accommodation available Off-campus than On-campus even though the application process, housing standards and prices tend to differ.
There are NINE On-campus Student Residences run by Student Residential and Logistical Services, all situated within walking distance of the learning venues. The nine halls bring together undergraduates and graduate students to form vibrant residential communities within the larger context of University of Zimbabwe campus life.
We have roughly 6000 residents in total, primarily first years and final year students, though other groups may be accommodated if the space permits. The architectural styles vary from 3-story modern complexes with over 900 residents to smaller, 2-story halls with plus or minus 200 residents.
Each Hall has a Residence Manager, four Hall Janitors, and a 10 member Hall Committee as well as corridor representatives. Halls offer countless cultural, academic and recreational events, personal services, leadership opportunities—too numerous to name at once. Every Hall is different in its focus and traditions, but all offer the same great amenities and avenues for self-discovery and enrichment.
How to Apply
The Accommodation application window is opened during the registration period for students to apply for accommodation within set time lines.
Rooms in On-campus Accommodation are offered to applicants by a lottery where e-mhare online system will randomly select from the applicants’ list students to be offered accommodation.
It is not possible to apply late or join the waiting list after the closure of the application window.
The system will provisionally allocate the selected students to hostels pending full payment of accommodation fees.
Successful applicants will have five working days to accept their offers by paying the full amount. Unsuccessful applicants will be added to the waiting list for later draws.
Those students who fail to pay the full accommodation fees within the set time-lines will have the offer revoked and extended to other students on the waiting list.
The Student Residential and Logistical Services unit provides off campus housing information to students looking for a place to live near our campus. Off-Campus housing can accommodate approximately 1000 residents. We are here to help students who do not reside in University-managed on-campus housing make well-informed decisions that enable them to enjoy a positive off-campus living experience.
The Office for Off-Campus Housing
- Helps University students to locate rental housing in the area
- Approves off-campus housing listings
- Educates students about how to be good neighbors and tenants
- Organizes events, activities, and leadership opportunities for students living off campus
- Works with neighborhood associations and service centers to maintain open communication and promote strong community ties
- Assists with student/landlord dispute resolution and communication
Living off campus allows students flexibility in choosing the location and type of housing they desire. Many students look forward to being part of a neighborhood where they can immerse themselves in all cultural and social opportunities. The Off Campus Housing office works with students living in privately owned properties to help them live safely and successfully off campus. Through resources, support services, and programs, we provide opportunities for off-campus students to become integrated into the local community. We also promote good relationships with neighbors by increasing students’ awareness of their responsibilities as members of a residential community. We serve as a liaison between the University and our neighbors, encouraging dialogue about issues of mutual concern.
OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING FACILITY
Logistics plays a fundamental role in the University and ensures the quality of everyday life on campus, thus supporting the learning processes. The unit coordinates the provision of various logistical aspects of life on campus- from the supply of water, power, WI-FI connectivity, to food service, residencies, inbound/outbound transportation and general house-keeping facilities. The unit puts great effort in ensuring the provision of the best services to students on campus.
SPORT AND RECREATIONAL EXCURSIONS
RELIABLE SHUTTLE SERVICE
The Office of Student Residential and Logistical services unit is mandated to contribute in ensuring the holistic development of students. One of the many ways that we support student development is through student involvement in intramural collegiate activities.
Such involvement takes many forms, such as participation in community outreach activities, awareness programs, wellness and recreation, student governance as well as sororities and fraternities. We firmly believe that the greater the student is involvement in collegiate experiences, the greater will be the amount of student learning and personal development.
CLEANUP CAMPAIGN: MADOKERO
COMMUNITY OUTREACH AT BUMHUDZO OLD PEOPLE'S HOME
COMMUNITY OUTREACH: NYASHA CHILDREN’S HOME
A HIVE OF ACTIVITY ON CAMPUS "STUDENT INVOLVEMENT"
Opening of accommodation application window
UZ has got talent
I-Play Inter-hostel games
Visit to charitable organization
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is there somewhere I can search for off-campus housing?
Yes. The University manages an off-campus housing search site, e-mhare Off Campus Connect, where you can search for housing in the area. Please note that the University does inspect, visit, and supervise properties listed with this service.
- Does the University’s Student Code of Conduct apply to me, even though I live off campus in a privately owned property?
All students must adhere to the University of Zimbabwe Student Code of Conduct, regardless of where they may live. Specifically, students may be subject to the University disciplinary system for allegations of unlawful conduct that occurs on University property, or that occurs off campus if such off-campus conduct is likely to bring the University community into disrepute.
- Can the Off Campus Living Program help me with problems with my landlord?
Although we cannot give legal advice, the Off Campus Housing office staff is available to meet with students to discuss problems they are having with their landlord. We can suggest helpful resources on landlord-tenant issues and provide contact information for these resources.
Student Residential and Logistical Services
University of Zimbabwe
P O Box MP 167
Telephone : +263242303211 Ext 21051 Direct Line: +263242334050