University of the Free State UFS Buildings
University of The Free State Buildings, Our Bloemfontein Campus stands proud in the City of Bloemfontein – capital of the Free State Province and judicial capital of South Africa. The campus dates back to 1904, making our university one of the oldest in the country.
The Main Building, and other buildings of historic and architectural importance portray the calm, though vibrant atmosphere synonymous with an academic institution of more than a century old.
It is a vast campus where staff and students are encouraged to walk in order to enjoy the beautiful buildings, parks, lawns and other infrastructure. Resources, planning and dedicated workmanship have been spent not only on the development of the building and facility infrastructure, but also to make the campus user- and experience-friendly.
When on the campus, stop a while and rest under one of the shady trees. You will find that many of the benches are an artwork by a famous South African artist. Walk around on our Thakaneng Bridge student centre where you can do everything from eating to buying the latest academic text books.
Our campus is immaculately maintained and it provides a safe and secure environment for our 28 186 students who study here to fulfil their academic potential. Through an active programme of sports, cultural and social interaction, our students are also given the opportunity to develop into well rounded future leaders. Accommodation is very popular and our 23 residences are within walking distance of all facilities.
Our Bloemfontein Campus is regarded as the most integrated campus in South Africa with the most diverse group of students.
The campus is situated in one of the main roads into Bloemfontein, Nelson Mandela Drive, and within walking distance of shopping centres, schools and other places of interest