With Stay&Connect, UCT students can stay at UCT residences during vacation. Students can do so for academic reasons, e.g. for an extended term, but can also make use of this offer for personal stays.
What we offer:
Vacation accommodation at UCT residences – for academic and/or personal stays
Self-catering option available during summer vacation only
Important information 1st semester 2021
When booking, please include seven (7) days for quarantine!
Every student coming into the UCT residence system will need to stay and quarantine in their rooms for the first seven (7) days after arrival. This procedure is to ensure that any student coming into residence who may be carrying the COVID-19 virus does not spread it to other students or staff members and cause a localised hotspot.
In line with the UCT Council approved fees for 2021 academic year, fees for accommodation and meals will apply from the date of occupancy in a residence. Meals served during the quarantine period will be charged to the student’s fees account, regardless if a student booked catered or self-catering accommodation at a UCT residence.
Note: If a student has not moved from a UCT residence and is a) going to stay on at the same residence or b) moving to another UCT vacation accommodation residence without interruption, the student does not have to quarantine.
Await confirmation from the Stay&Connect team that your application has been successful and your vacation accommodation is booked.
Changes to your booking – such as a different meal plan, arrival or departure dates – can be requested once your booking has been confirmed.
Academic bookings: These are bookings where the student can prove his/her stay is for academic reasons. Students need to provide proof from either the faculty, department or sponsor stating the reason for stay. This booking charge will be sent to the student's fee account and needs to be paid according to the University's fee account policy.
Personal bookings: These are bookings where the student would like to stay during the vacation period for graduation (graduates are not allowed to have a balance on their fee accounts), holiday work not associated with academic studies, and similar. This booking charge must be paid in full upon making the booking for the duration of the stay and can be paid by credit card, debit card or via bank transfer.
Academic and personal bookings combined: These are bookings where the student would like to make use of vacation accommodation for academic reasons as well as personal reasons during the same vacation period. Charges for each accommodation type apply as stated above. To book, the student will need to:
Apply for your vacation accommodation for academic reasons.
Await confirmation of your booking for academic reasons.
Once the booking has been confirmed, access your vacation accommodation booking on the online platform, submit a change request and submit the details of your personal stay.
Once the change request has been confirmed, payment for your personal stay must be made upfront in order to secure your booking for personal reasons.
Where to stay
Designated residences available for students' vacation accommodation are selected per vacation and will be announced in due time before the upcoming vacation period. Catering is offered at the same residence or one close by. See below the dedicated residences for previous summer vacations.
Graça Machel Hall
386 beds in total.
Modern complex with single rooms and partitioned double rooms. Venue for functions and parking for buses. Lower Campus, Rondebosch
231 beds in total.
Single rooms in historic core of university campus. Venue for functions and parking for buses. Upper Campus, Rondebosch
Good value, good location, good choice.
Stay&Connect is a division of the University of Cape Town (UCT).