The hostels department core mandate is to provide hospitable and comprehensive accommodation services that aids the students in their academic endeavors. The Department operations are on a 24 Hours basis, 7 days a week. The halls of residence are manned by highly trained personnel who ensure high standards of sanitation, hygiene, safety and security are observed at all times.

Hall of residences

Garissa University has four Halls of Residence which includes two for female students and two for male students, with a total bed capacity of 1640. Our residence halls are equipped with, study tables, ramps, wardrobes, ceiling fans, laundry rooms, modern washroom, WI-FI, alarm sensor, study rooms and 24-hour CCTV monitor. The university hostels room are meant for communal living and they are normally shared on arrangement of two, four and six persons per room.

Room Allocation

Allotments of accommodation in Hostels are made in accordance with the norms, procedures and administration stipulations in the “Rules and Regulations Governing Hostel Administration” as approved by University Management.
A student will be considered for room allocation subject to the following conditions:
 Availability of bed space.
 Study year: Priority is given to First-year students 
 Students with special needs
 Official room payment receipt
 Duly filled and signed room application & Resident code of conduct forms.
Room Application Forms; Download below:
 Room application form
 Resident code of conduct form
 Non-Resident form

Room Booking Process

The hostels are available for booking at the end of every academic year and room allocationis done through Online booking.

Accommodation Payment Options

Payment can be made in the following accounts;

 EquityBank                                 Branch: Garissa                               
Account                                 OR Name: Garissa  University                
Account No: 0580261526380

Mpesa Paybill:

Business number:4033063

Account number: Student Admission No.



Make full payment for accommodation of Kshs.5600/= in any of our bank account
or M-pesa Paybill.


Open your student portal

Login in using your Student Admission number
Click on the hostel button; hostel room details will appear



Click on the available rooms and select as per your hostel choice
Lastly, enter book space.