First-tier residences provide accommodation for undergraduate men and women students, who are usually under the age of 21.
These residences provide students with up to three meals a day in a dining hall. Some buildings have double rooms.
The first-tier residences have in place various structures and programmes that seek to underpin the dictum "home away from home".
On arrival, a student will be warmly welcomed by the warden, house committee members, sub-wardens and other student leaders in their residence. The residence governance structures are mandated to facilitate a non-disruptive transition into "independent" living.
Students will be able to enjoy a rich diversity of cultures that is very much community-orientated and driven.
First-tier residences provide common-room space for television, meetings and social interaction, as well as self-operating laundries.
All first-tier residences have access to a swimming pool and the various sporting facilities across the campus.
For further information on first-tier residences, download Living at UCT - A Guide to UCT's first-tier Residences (Handbook 2.1).
If you have been allocated a space in one of our first-tier residences for next year, please click here to download the room-compatibility form.
Students who are placed in one of the residence double rooms may send their room-mate-matching requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 021 650 4014.