Campus Growth – Student Housing

Ashesi has successfully managed many construction projects thanks to the support of generous donors. Our newest buildings support engineering, fabrication, research, student & faculty living, green tech incubation, and student wellness.

To increase our impact and serve more students, one of our priorities is to raise funds for the construction of additional student housing.

A fully immersive campus experience is an important part of an Ashesi education. Ashesi transforms students’ ethics and attitudes and fosters a willingness to take responsibility and to lead. As we enroll more students from across Africa, it becomes even more important to have the housing and gathering spaces to support this cultural transformation and to foster community in our diverse student body.

In addition to promoting a strong campus culture, on-campus student housing plays a very important role in convincing families to send their daughters to Ashesi, especially in their first year. As such, the university’s current ten-year plan seeks to improve the availability of on-campus housing. 73% of first-year students currently live on campus. We seek to increase that ratio to 100%.

In September 2018, we constructed a dormitory, C (pictured below). For 96 returning and first-year students, this residence provides a home base for community building and supporting one another’s academic experience.

In 2021, the construction of another hostel (Dorm 2D), pictured below, was completed. This building was partially funded by USAID/ASHA and adds 120 more beds to on-campus housing. The construction of Dorm 2D has been consistent with Ashesi’s water security and energy conservation policy.

Gifts of all sizes help secure housing for students. Thank you for helping to enrich students’ campus and classroom experiences.


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