Accommodation

Residential  Housing plays an integral role in the University's educational mission. Therefore, life in campus housing is an experience that is enjoyable, rewarding, and beneficial to the development and growth of each student. All students living in the halls of residence can expect a quality residential program that provides for a supportive environment in which every student can live, learn, and develop academic and social skills.

While convenience is often the number one reason for living on campus, USIU Housing offers students much more than just a place to study and sleep. A decision to live in University Housing means that a student will join the more than 250 students who live on our campus and call it home.

USIU Housing provides opportunities for student growth and development through educational, cultural, recreational, and social programs. If a student chooses to live on campus, he or she will meet more people - guaranteed. Living on campus will give a student a greater sense of connection with the University and with the people they will meet.

The Housing Office staff includes Head of Housing, Hostel Receptionists, Room Attendants and Resident Assistants. These staff, based on their commitment to student development needs, act as both a support and a resource to resident students in various capacities. Additionally, the Housing Staff and the University administration believe that residential life can make a significant contribution to the social, physical and intellectual development of our students.

The Housing Office staff members strive to create in each residence hall, a community atmosphere that is both academically and socially stimulating. Student growth and development are encouraged and supported by the staff through floor and hall programs. Each resident is expected to assume responsibility for his/her own actions and to assist in maintaining a comfortable and safe living environment

USIU is mainly a ‘day-campus’ with limited on-campus housing. Priority is therefore given to international students. An Undergraduate must enroll as a full-time student (9 credit units or more) or as a Graduate (6 units or more) to live in the Residence Halls. For those interested in off-campus housing, a recommended list is available from the Housing Office.

Two residential buildings accommodate 256 students on campus. Each residence hall has a reception desk which serves various student needs throughout the day. The desk is manned 24 hours.

The residential buildings have recreational facilities such as the table tennis/darts room, three TV rooms and a study room. In addition, USIU Housing provides fully furnished rooms for two people sharing, with beds and mattresses, study tables, chairs and wardrobes.

There are communal bathrooms on each floor shared by occupants from four rooms. Common rooms on each floor provide a variety of recreational facilities. Resident Assistants live in each hostel to provide assistance and facilitate a positive community experience.

We understand that student's safety and security in University Housing and around the Campus are important. USIU Housing, in coordination with the University Security, work to provide a safe and healthy living environment for the resident student. The Hostel Receptionists provide security inside University Housing. The primary function of these individuals is to keep a watchful eye on the building and residents by making interior and exterior rounds of the building and responding to hall emergencies. Hostel Receptionists are in contact with the University Security and can be contacted by residents by telephone, 24 hours a day.

Want to learn more?

The Resident Student Handbook Download the PDF version

E-mail us: housing@usiu.ac.ke     Call us: (+254 (020) 3606265)