NMMU is a residential university that provides a vibrant, multi-cultural student life experience that develops students holistically. NMMU provides different types of residences for students at different stages of the student life cycle.
Unfortunately not. As space is limited, students who live within a 60km radius of the university campuses in either Port Elizabeth or George cannot apply for residence accommodation. Only in exceptional circumstance are allowances made for students who require on-campus accommodation. Such requests must be made to the Student Housing Department for consideration.
Units mainly comprise of double bedrooms with shared or communal bathrooms. There is a very limited number of single rooms available. Those are allocated to senior students based on merit. On-campus residence facilities varies from campus to campus.
Yes, as all non-residential NMMU students are automatically members of the Oppidani House and are known as Oppies. Participation in non-academic life is encouraged with regular sporting, cultural and other events.
Residence fees vary depending on the type of room (single or double) you have been allocated. In addition to your standard residence fee students living in res are also required to pay an initial upfront down-payment, breakage deposit as well as registration fees. For more information, consult the NMMU Student Accounts Guide found on this page...
NMMU has both self-catering as well as fully-catered residences. The self-catering residences are traditionally for senior students while the catered residences are for first and second year students. The dining rooms in the catering residences offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus plus a range of a la carte items. A student can pre book a meal from the range of available a la carte items on the booking and billing system (Meal Management System).
As space is limited not all prospective students will be able to be accommodated on campus. Early application is essential and no student will be allocated a place in one of NMMU’s residence before he/she has been accepted academically.
All first-year students will be sharing a room with fellow first-year students. Some students prefer sharing a room during their time at NMMU. Single rooms are limited and are allocated to senior students on merit.
The Meal Management System (MMS) is a meal booking and billing system that manages student meal accounts for purchases of meals at food outlets on the different campuses and manages the pre-bookings of meals at residences. Resident students, including international students, in catered residences can pre-book meals served in their residence dining room and can also pay for any food items purchased at any of the cafeterias or coffee shops, by swiping their student ID card.
Living and Learning Community
Living and learning communities are designed to create communities of students within the residences whose motives will contribute tothe learning experience of residence students and life skills required for successful employment. Students could be linked in terms of academic programmes, hobbies or personal interests.
Students would be expected to partake in experiential activities and development programmes togrow their interests and knowledge while compiling evidence of what has been achieved i.e. smallprojects, debates, reports and portfolios.
The major reason for being at university is to develop and prepare for a career. There is a huge study centre and a computer lab situated for students' convenience within the residence complexon South Campus. The lab has 20 computers and students have access to the Internet and email. Thereare lab demonstrators who are readily available to assist students who have little or no knowledge of computers.
Various life skill programmes are presented to students at residences who want to empower their own knowledge andunderstanding. Programmesareoffered by qualified facilitators and include learning skills, wellness programmes, goal setting, study strategies, time management, leadershipetc.
Each year House Committee Members (student leaders) are elected through a fully-fledged election process.A house committee member plays a key role in creating an environment that is conducive to academic, personal and social growth for students.Theyare given extensive training to assist students in res. A house committee member is also a friend, resource, mentor, role model and community leader in their hall.
The mentoring programme is a way of assisting students to integrate themselves academically and socially as well as coping with the transition and demands of university life. Mentors are suitably qualified studentswho make themselves available through a selection process for the programme.
The role of a mentor is to guide and facilitate a less experienced person to achieve growth and reach their potential. It is about helping the new students to learn from their experiences. It is a supportive, friendly, caring and structured relationship that focuses on the needs of the mentored student and is based on encouragement, constructive comments, openness, mutual trust, respect and a willingness to learn and share.
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