HOUSE RULES


The Premises are let to you as a consequence of your attendance at a tertiary institution. A tenancy which is granted to a person who is studying at a university or other place of higher education.

All residence students will be required to abide by the following Code of Conduct towards fellow students, members of staff and visitors:

  • Treat all with dignity and respect.
  • Not use violence, threaten, intimidate or harass anyone.
  • Comply with the rules relating to noise in residences.
  • Conform to the Rules of the Residence.
  • Students are expected to recognize the dignity of fellow, students, members of staff and visitors and treat them with consideration and respect. Serious and disorderly behaviour that results in the disturbance of others may lead to immediate eviction of the student from the building.
  • Playing of music or other sounds at unreasonable levels is strictly forbidden
  • Shouting, calling or talking in a raised voice is not acceptable.
  • Running in passages or in any other areas of the building is not permitted.
  • Report your disturbances to Student Central website www.student-central.co.za or Student Central Reception.
  • Students are entirely responsible for the cleaning of their own rooms.
  • Dump rubbish (including food uneaten or stale) in the dust bins provided.
  • The furniture provided in your room may not be removed from your room, or the building.
  • In the event of damage to a residence room or its fittings through vandalism and/or negligence on the part of the occupant, the costs of any repairs will be the responsibility of the student concerned.
  • Furniture provided in the common areas should not be removed from these areas.
  • Cooking of food in your room is strictly forbidden.

Should you suffer from any medical illness or disability, we would appreciate you notifying us so that we are in a position to be of assistance in the event of a medical emergency.

MEDICAL AID INFORMATION: Upon checking in you must provide details of your Medical Aid Scheme (Name and Membership Number) and the person responsible for the payment of any medical accounts.

CHRONIC ILLNESS: Students who require medical treatment and support which cannot reasonably be provided by the residence and who are not hospitalized, shall be required to return home or make alternative accommodation arrangements.

PREGNANCY: Should you fall pregnant you will be required to vacate the Residence by the 32nd week of pregnancy

We cannot be held responsible for any losses that you may incur whilst residing in our buildings. Please take the necessary precautions:

  • keep your room locked at all times
  • ensure that the windows are fully closed when you are not present in your room
  • the key for your room must never be given or lent to any other person
  • you should ensure that there are no key tags or identification that would make it easy to identify the room or building that the key belong to.

We reserve the right to search bags (yours or your visitors) at any time and confiscate any firearms, weapons, alcohol, drugs or any other illegal substance.

Propping doors open and tampering with security and fire equipment is prohibited.

Residence rooms are fitted with residence locks and students are required to bring with them a robust padlock and key.

FIRE SAFETY: Student Central regards safety and security in the residence as being of paramount importance. No measures that the Student Central takes can adequately protect students in residence, however, unless we have your full cooperation. Fire prevention is of critical importance in a large community environment such as the residences because so many lives can be endangered by accidents or careless actions. Therefore the following is an outline of fire safety regulations designed to keep you and your community safe.

  • Fire drills will be conducted in all residences at least once a semester in terms of the by-laws and also to ensure that students are aware of the evacuation procedure.
  • Tampering and or vandalizing fire equipment is a criminal offence.
  • Tampering with or unauthorized use of any security and/or fire equipment is a violation of Student Central regulations
  • In the interests of safety, students may on no account tamper with any alarms, fire hoses, fire extinguishers, fire escape exits or emergency exit signs, except in the case of an emergency.
  • Too many electrical appliances plugged into one circuit will overload the circuit and blow a fuse, and such overloading is prohibited.

Residence staff shall not enter a resident’s room without permission of the resident, unless under conditions of immediate and serious threat to the safety or well-being of persons or property or for reasons stated in the lease agreement house rules.

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