Hippokrates is a mixed residence which can accommodate 270 students in the form of 70 double rooms and 130 single rooms. Each floor (with exception of the ground floor) is divided into 2 sections, both with single and double rooms. There are a total of 6 floors with 10 sections. First and second-year students usually occupy double rooms and seniors, single rooms.
Each room has electrical wall plugs, a built-in cupboard, desk, a chair, a bed, a mattress, curtains and a computer network point with internet access capabilities. In each double room there is a set of the aforementioned for each student. It is advisable to bring your own desk lamp and coat hangers.
The use of a laundry room is also available, equipped with washing machines as well as dryers. The cost of utilizing these machines is automatically charged onto your student account. These facilities are also available as a laundry service during the day, where you can leave your washing to be done while you are in class.
Hippokrates, as for all residences on Tygerberg, does not have a dining hall where residents eat together, but there are 2 sets of hotplates where residents can prepare their own meals in each section. Microwaves and fridges are not provided. The Cafeteria in the Tygerberg Student Centre provides a cheap and easy alternative to preparing your own meals. These prepared meals can be charged to your student account at very reasonable prices.
Telephone and fax facilities are available, and letters can be mailed to: Students NAME, Hippokrates koshuis, Tygerberg campus, Parow Valley, 7505.
Parking facilities are available on campus close to Hippokrates. There are car guards present 24/7, and newcomers are welcome to bring their vehicles to the campus.
Newcomers will be divided into both an academic tutor group as well as a general mentor group.
The role of the academic tutor is to assist newcomers in adjusting to the shift in workload (in their respective courses) which is seen from school to university. First years meet with their tutor during the first academic week, and will from there onwards continue to do so weekly throughout the year. These tutors are mostly in their second year of studying and have been selected for the position based on their academic achievement in during the previous year.
The general mentor fulfills the role of helping newcomers adjust to all the aspects of university life – other than academics. We firmly believe in following a balanced lifestyle and know that varsity is about so much more than just receiving a degree. The first years meet their mentors on the first day of the welcoming program, and have formal contact sessions with their mentors for the duration of the welcoming program, as well as throughout the rest of the year.
- The Tygerberg Student Centre (also known as the TSS) with an ABSA ATM and an ABSA student bureau within walking distance.
- A Van Schaiks book store and Student Service Office that stocks all the supplies you require as a Health Sciences student.
- Sports fields (rugby/hockey/soccer), 4 tennis courts, squash courts, a gymnasium and a swimming pool.
- Student Health Services (i.e. a doctor, nurse and psychologist) and the Centre for Student Guidance and Development (021 808 8858).
Should you require any further information about Hippokrates Koshuis and Campus life, feel free to contact us:
Mr. Johan Groenewald
082 770 9107
Gerhard van Wyk
083 494 5202
Christian van Rooyen
072 735 3515
Brief vanaf HK: Eerstejaars
Dear future Hippokrates Resident
It is with the greatest sense of excitement that we are writing to you and we sincerely hope that you receive this letter with the same amount of enthusiasm. We as partners in your nearby future in our residence were glad to hear of your choice to come to Hippokrates and look forward to getting to know you as a friend in our house.
Ons, Danielle Gouws en Rikus Blomerus, is die HK-lede verantwoordelik vir julle welsyn in die Verwylkomingstydperk asook die tydperk van integrering met die koshuis as geheel. Dit is vir ons albei ‘n groot voorreg om saam met julle die pad aan te durf en julle inskakeling tot studentelewe te vergemaklik. Die jare wat voorlê is ‘n ongelooflike voorreg om te kan geniet – nog soveel meer so omdat julle in Hippokrates te wone gaan wees.
As established members of the House, we deemed it necessary to inform you on the pertinent values of our residence so that you are aware of these once you arrive on our doorstep. The values of Respect, Dignity, Diversity, Transparency & Excellence form the core of all we do here in Hippokrates and you will soon learn to embrace these, as they will be a source of both direction and comfort in the testing times. A more practical approach to these seems to have been lacking in years gone by and needless to say, we are here to help.
Die vernaamste waarde tydens die Verwelkomingstydperk is Respek. Dit behels ‘n agting vir ander persone se opinies (so kom ons luister as ons vriende of HK-lede praat) en selfs nog belangriker- mense se tyd. Stiptelikheid is van onskatbare waarde in ‘n persoon se opleiding as toekomstige geneesheer en as maatstaf van hoe baie ons mekaar respekteer. Om noue bande te smee met die waarde van Menswaardigheid- GROET ons as inwoners van Hippokrates mekaar as ons mekaar raakloop- ongeag of ons bevriend is of nie. Die kuns van ordentlikheid en die genot van iemand nuuts bevriend is albei geleenthede wat ons nie graag misloop nie.
Apart from this premise of punctuality and the duty to greet one another, we expect a level of commitment towards your fellow friends as well as to yourself. Your place in Hippokrates was assured by your multitude of talents and we do not want to see those go to waste. Invest something of yourself on campus, share your hidden joys with your friends and you will be handsomely rewarded. Participation is the currency we deal in on Tygerberg Campus and however you choose to do so – gather your riches!
‘n Verdere les wat menigde studente al te laat geleer het is ‘n sin van verantwoordelikheid. Ons beoog om die nodige akademiese sowel as persoonlike wenke aan julle af te smeer sodat julle reg is om enige struikelblok sommer lag-lag kaf te draf.
On ‘n more practical note (and one you have to ring through to your parents)…
• You are expected to arrive (with all your possessions in toe) at Hippokrates between the hours of 10h00 and 15h00 on Wednesday 23 January 2013.
• Afterwards, you and your parents will meet the House Committee and Residence Head in the Hippokrates Club at 16h00. Thereafter, you will greet your parents (for the time being) and the Welcoming program will commence.
• Upon your arrival, you will be expected to pay a sum of R550 to the House Committee member who will be receiving you. This amount goes toward your apparel, food and clothing during the two week Welcoming Program of the University Stellenbosch- the amount is subject to change and only for the better (less).
• The following day, Thursday 24 January 2013, you and your parents are to be welcomed by the Rector of the US in the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch. We are not yet certain what time this will be taking place (early morning though) but we’ll be sure to let you know in due time. There will be transport to and from the event for both you and your parents, with the Faculty of Health Sciences hosting their own welcoming event later that afternoon.
We are a well-dressed bunch here in Hippokrates and we expect nothing less from you as a first year in our residence:
- A NAVY BLAZER (black if navy is unavailable) & navy tie.
- A (Woolworths Light Camel slim-fit) CHINO.
- Several WHITE FORMAL SHIRTS.
- A neat pair of shoes with the ‘matching’ belt.
- A knee high BEIGE SKIRT.
- Several WHITE COLLARED SHIRTS.
- Neat, comfortable shoes
During the welcoming period, you will be enrolling in your various courses and being facilitated with the process of settling in. You require the following documents:
• 3 Copies of your Matric results
• 2 Copies of any form of identification document
• Clinical visit forms (Only for Dietetics and Physiotherapy students)
• Medical reports (Only for Dietetics and Physiotherapy students)
As the welcoming period forms part of the MGD initiative, we would love it if you could bring the following items:
• 2 non-perishable food products
• 2 sets of old clothes which can be soiled (if all possible)
• Any old sporting goods you might wish to donate
• 2 white T-shirts
• Anything noisy, colourful, humorous, ridiculous, FUN… to vang gees with at sporting events
• Lots of sunscreen, a sun-protective hat as well as lip balm- you can’ protect others if you can’t protect yourself first.
• Never forget your toiletries. Ever. Especially your Mitchum.
If you feel the need to contact us, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on Facebook- we created a group. Your are also welcome to visit the Hippokrates website at www.sun.ac.za/hippokrates.
We hope you have the best of holidays and that we see you all in a beautiful 2013!
Danielle en Rikus
“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” – Joann Wolfgang von Goethe