The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for welfare and discipline of all students.
The Dean's office in consultation with Admissions Office allocates Students to various halls either as residents or non residents depending on the available space. The halls on campus are responsible for providing accommodation and meals to the resident and government non-resident students.
Students are categorised as residents or non-resident students. Non resident students belong to Halls they are attched to. Government sponsored students who are non-resident are entitled to lunches during the weekdays.
The private non-resident students may pay to have meals in their halls of attachment.
Students are identified or categorised under the following groupings:
The rules guiding conduct of students or what is expected of students in the university are issued by the dean of students' office. Each student is required to pay 1000/= and get a copy of these rules in their halls of residence or attachment.
There are Disciplinary Sub-Committees in halls of residence which first handle minor matters before they are brought forward to the Deans Office. And these committees are chaired by a senior member of staff elected by the Vice Chancellor.
The more serious cases like strikes, fraud and theft are handled by the Dean who forwards them to the University Welfare and Disciplinary Committee.
The Student leadership consists of the Guild Government, Student leadership in Halls of Residences and Games Union. The Dean of students' office is a liaison between the student's leadership and the University Administration and Management. Dean of Students' office also handles and ensures that all Students Associations are properly registered with the Guild Government after approval by the Vice Chancellor.
The University runs a hospital under the university secretary's office-The university Hospital that provides health services. It is located outside the university Campus but near the main University Gate. Health personnel are available twenty four hours to attend to students. Cases that the hospital cannot handle are referred to Mulago Hospital.