There are six halls of residence for male students and three for female students. Each student will be admitted to the membership of one of these Halls. Each Fresher has accordingly been attached to a Hall of Residence as shown on the admission letter. Accommodation in the Halls is for one year and renewable. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served to all resident students in each hall as a specified time.

The Counselling and Guidance Centre helps students who need assistance on guidance about their daily life problems which might hamper their steady progress in the academic field or prevent them from enjoying their life in general. Such problems embrace the whole range of health (Medical and psychiatric) problems, Socio-Economic, marital, sexual, academic, spiritual and other problems.

The Centre is currently housed in the University Hospital premises.

First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of normally one week which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University. A programme of activities is always issued out and is expected to be strictly followed.

Makerere University Health Services (MakHS) refers to services offered by Makerere University Hospital, the Dental School and Satellite clinics at Kabanyolo and Jinja campuses. Makerere University Hospital has been in existence since 1978 and has served not only as a center for providing healthcare services but also as a center for training, research.

There are number of recreation and sports activities at the University. The Department of Sports and Recreation offers welfare and sports skills services to the students through a comprehensive, dynamic and exciting Inter-Hall Sports Championships scheduled to take place during the First Semester of the each academic year. The games include:

There are three places of worship at the University

St Francis Chapel (Anglicans and Protestants) Service run every Sunday at these times English Service:  7.00 am, 9.00 am and 11.00 am Lugbara Service: 1.00 pm Youth Service:    4.00 pm

St Francis Chapel is located behind the Main Administration Building