Ashesi University provides housing options as part of the university's efforts to enhance the educational experience of its students. By increasing opportunities for teamwork, enabling closer friendships and serving as a microcosm of a well-ordered community, dormitory life serves as an important venue for each student's personal growth.
To provide a positive living experience for Ashesi students, the university has 8 residence halls housing 300 students. The Berekuso campus has a convenience store with provides toiletries, provisions, a few stationery items as well as quick snacks for the community. Ashesi hopes to have more housing available on campus for students in the future. Meanwhile, students participate in a yearly lottery for room allocation to make the selection process free of bias.
To help create a well-ordered community in each hall, residence assistants (RAs) are selected through an application process by the Office of Dean of Students to serve as liaisons between the students and the administration. RAs serve to promote a friendly atmosphere of social interaction and create an environment that is conducive to academic study.
Ashesi housing is managed by two staff Residence Coordinators. The residence halls have janitorial services for all areas except student bedrooms, security guards a security alarm system and rapid emergency response services. A generator is available when the power is out and water tanks to ensure there is a steady supply of water at all times. The Operations Department and the Dean of Students Office ensure all the residence halls run efficiently.
Here are some of the features of residence halls:
- Main lobby
- There is a front desk, an office for the residence hall coordinators as well as an office for the Ashesi Student Council.
- Student Lounge
- The lounge has comfortable furniture where students can sit and relax as well as host their friends and visitors.
- The lounge has a cafe which will be serving students with drinks, snacks and light meals. Up the stairs are nicely set tables and chairs where students can sit to enjoy their meals.
- Dorm Rooms
- There are four rooms on each floor; a pair of rooms has a bathroom attached.
- The Kitchenettes
- There are two kitchenettes in each block however, students are not allowed to cook in theses kitchenettes.
- Students are rather expected to be on the meal plan, which serves students meals three times a day. Therefore, each kitchenette has no cookers but a fridge, kettle and a microwave in the kitchen attached to the main lounge.
- The laundry space at the back of each block has 10 sinks and a number of drying lines.
- Multi-purpose court which can be used for basketball, volleyball and tennis games.
(Information on the Housing policies are described in section15 of the student handbook)