The residences are a home away from home where an environment conducive to learning is cultivated. Residences aim to create a healthy and learning environment where students from diverse backgrounds can co-exist and enjoy basic rights. To be admitted to the residence, a student must comply with all the college admission requirements as stipulated in the PE College Code of conduct
Admission and Re-admission to residence
Application for admission to a residence from a student who is being admitted for the first time and re-admission applications for students, who were in residence the previous year, shall be submitted on a separate form.
1. Academic performance
First year applicants shall be admitted on the basis of their average score as applied by Academic Admissions. To be re-admitted to residence senior applicants must have passed a specific number of subjects as prescribed by the college and bursars.
Priority shall be given to applicants residing outside of the Nelson Mandela Metro pole if the demand exceeds the availability of residence accommodation. Applicants residing within the Metro pole shall be considered if they are within the following categories
Disability applicants with disabilities residing within the Metro pole may request in writing to the Student Support Services Registrar to be exempted from the distance criterion, who will in turn inform Vice-Principal Education and Training Services.
Living Conditions applicants residing within the Metro pole experiencing unbearable living and learning conditions may request in writing to the Student Support Services Registrar to be exempted from the distance criterion. Such a request must be accompanied by documentation supporting the state of the applicants living environment.
Residents who wish to cancel his/her accommodation shall be required to provide a minimum of three weeks' notice of departure from the residences. Residents shall be liable for accommodation fees for the full month in which the cancellation took place irrespective of the date of cancellation.
1. Residents must notify Hostel Superintendent of their intention to cancel three weeks prior to departure.
2. A cancellation form inclusive of an inventory, claim and checkout form must be completed and submitted to the Residence Office.
3. Residents shall be given 24 hours to vacate the room and return keys to the relevant officer once the cancellation date comes into effect.
4. Residence cancellation is performed on system to update account.