The University of Ghana, the premier University, currently has fourteen (14) functional halls and hostels that students willing to stay close to campus can choose from. These halls and hostels are made up of traditional halls and private hostels. below are the lists of Hostels and Halls:
HALLS AND HOSTELS
|Jubilee Hall Legon Hall Akuafo Hall Volta Hall Commonwealth Hall Mensah Sarbah Hall Hilla Liman Hall||Alexander A. Kwapong Hall Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall Jean Akah Hall Bani Hall African Union Hall James Topp Nelson Yankah Hall International Students Hall|
A brief description of the various halls
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
The University believes in community living as an essential part of student life. Thus, provides accommodation in Halls of Residence for under-graduate and post-graduate students as well as flats and guest rooms for senior members and guests. There are 14 halls of residence and 2 hostels (available to all students).A brief description of the various halls and hostels are delineated below.
Students of commonwealth hall are known as VANDALS, an acronym for VIVACIOUS, AFFABLE, NEIGHBORLY, DEVOTED, ALTRIUSTIC and LOYAL. They address each other as V-MATES and the popular response is SHARP. It is the only male hall on campus. It is also the only hall that upholds customs and traditions. VANDALS are said to be arguably the voices of the entire student body. They pride themselves with leadership qualities and unity, no wonder OLD VANDALS are always proud of the hall. You dare not go to the romantic vandal city in RED if you are a girl.
MOTTO: TRUTH STANDS.
Akuafo Hall, the Hall of Excellence is the second Hall of residence to be established in the University of Ghana. They are generally known as the FARMERS. They are known for their rich culture and tradition. Their chieftaincy institution serves as a symbol of unity for students and also helps to promote and showcase the rich Ghanaian culture. The chief farmer and his queen mother are elected annually.
MOTTO: LABOREMUS ET SAPIAMUS.
JCR PRESIDENT: OSEI S. SARKODIE
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HOSTEL
The International student hostels are located on the southern part of campus off the road to the Okponglo entrance. It is directly opposite the Jubilee hall. The hostels were built to create and strengthen links with other universities in order to enhance international student’s presence on campus
AFRICAN UNION HALL
African Union Hall, formerly called PENTAGON was built by SSNIT. The hall is located on the northern part of campus. It is home for both foreign and local students. They pride themselves as being the mama bees and dada bees on campus. I call them the ‘’THE ABILITY TO PAY HALL’
Legon Hall was the first to be built and is, therefore, the Premier Hall of the University. It is located at the Centre of the school close to the biggest library in West Africa thus the Balme Library. It is also a mixed hall with a strong bond between the males and females. Legon hall has produced lots of prominent personalities in society
MOTTO: CUI MULTUM DATUM.
Bani Hall, initially a private hostel known as Bani hostel which was later turned into a hall after the tenancy agreement with the university had elapsed. It is also located at the northern part on campus. It is home for both males and females. They are noted for their fashion night during their hall week celebration.
Evandy Hall formerly a hostel was turned into a hall when the tenancy agreement with the university elapsed and ownership transferred to the university authorities.
JAMES TOPP NELSON YANKA HALL
James Topp Nelson Yankah Hall was formally known as TF Hostels. It is the first hall one meets when entering the university from the Madina-Legon stretch of road
It is the only all-female hall on campus known for their discipline and neatness. The hall has churned out many respectable women such as the first female Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Woode. Beauty with brains
MOTTO: LADIES WITH VISION AND STYLE
ELIZABETH FRANCES SEY HALL
It was inaugurated in January, 2012 as part of the university’s measures to alleviate student accommodation problems. It was named after the first female graduate of the university, Elizabeth Baaba Frances Sey. The Hall has shown prowess in the fields of sports and other social activities by competing head to head with the other halls.
MOTTO: SERVICE WITH INTEGRITY
JEAN NELSON AKA HALL
The hall was inaugurated in 2012. Members of the Hall known as ROYALS prides themselves in being the pacesetters of everything social on campus. They are noted for their basketball team. They aim to make a mark on all affairs on campus
MOTTO: LUX IN TENEBRIS
Jubilee can be found at the southern part of main campus, directly opposite the University Mosque. It was built in 1998 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee celebration of the University of Ghana. They are known for comfort
MOTTO: Integrity and Excellence
HILLA LIMANN HALL
Limann Hall, named after one of Ghana’s former Presidents, Dr. Hilla Limann, is known for student activism. The hall has an amazing track record of unearthing talents in the fields of sports arts and music. The rapport between students and hall management is enviable.
MENSAH SARBAH HALL
Sarbah Hall is the first hall to be named after a hero of the nation, Dr. Mensah Sarbah. The hall is undoubtedly the best mixed-hall on campus having won many laurels. The hall boasts of a traditional outfit known as the “OKPO”(Common Sense Rules). It has affiliations with Katanga hall in KNUST and CASFORD of UCC. Members of the hall are unofficially known as The VIKINGS.
MOTTO: KNOWLEDGE, HONOUR, AND SERVICE
ALEXANDER KWANPONG HALL
Kwapong Hall was named after the first black vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana. Over the years, Kwapong has strived to be the best in all it does. Kwapong is the hub for grooming the University’s finest debaters’ pacesetters in building a Research common and library to foster effective learning on campus