University of The Free State Main Building
University of The Free State Main Building, The cornerstone of the building was laid on 19 December 1907 by Sir Hamilton Gould-Adams, and was officially opened on 16 October 1909. The north and south wings date from 1915 and 1929 respectively. It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 7 October 1983.
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, portrays 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 artworks by famous South African artists. Walk around at our Thakaneng Bridge student centre where you can do everything from eating to buying the latest academic textbooks.
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.
- Map of our Bloemfontein Campus
- Visitors Centre
- Kovsie Inn Guest Accommodation
- Parking on our Bloemfontein Campus
- Bloemfontein Campus from the Air
- Contact details
- History of Bloemfontein
- Places of interest in Bloemfontein
- General information about Bloemfontein
Visit our Bloemfontein Campus:
University of the Free State
205 Nelson Mandela Drive
Or phone us at:
T: +27 51 401 9111