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UCT students

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
  • Catered accommodation
  • Self-catering option available during summer vacation only

How to book:

  1. Access our online portal and submit the details of your stay
  2. Await confirmation from Stay&Connect, please check your WhatsApp messages

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 UCT students 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.

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 closeby. See below the dedicated residences for the summer vacation 2019/20. 


Graça Machel Hall

Graça Machel Hall

Sleeps 1 Sleeps 2 Catered option Access-friendly Garden Venue

386 beds in total.
Modern complex with single rooms and partitioned double rooms. Venue for functions and parking for buses.
Lower Campus, Rondebosch

Graça Machel Hall - building
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Fuller Hall

Fuller Hall

Sleeps 1 Catered option Garden Venue

231 beds in total.
Single rooms in historic core of university campus. Venue for functions and parking for buses.
Upper Campus, Rondebosch

Fuller Hall - building
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