NMMU has accommodation plan for off-campus students, whose leases are expiring

NOVEMBER 21, 2016

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is working on a support plan for students whose off-campus rental leases expires at the end of November.

This is after the academic year was extended following disruptions to learning during the 2016 #FeesMustFall student protests.

"It already has a plan in place to assist those who live in campus residences and in accredited off-campus accommodation. These students must simply tell their residence managers or land lords whether they are writing their exams in November/December this year or in January next year," the NMMU said.

"Only students, who are living off-campus in accommodation that is not affiliated to NMMU and who are in need of somewhere to stay during the December examination period, should complete the online form."

The university said that this information is forwarded to the Student Housing office, which will contact the affected students regarding accommodation arrangements.

"If you do not hear from them by 25 November, please email  [email protected] or call 041 – 504 4735/6.

"The alternative accommodation will only be available from 1 December at no extra cost. Students using this option are expected to leave as soon as their examinations are completed, so that residences and off-campus accommodation can be timeously prepared for 2017," the NMMU said.

"The free accommodation offer does not extend to the January examinations."