UNILAK established good quality and affordable hostels with modern facilities, attached mess, and an ample laundry space in both the residential campuses of Nyanza and Rwamagana. These campuses have separate hostels for boys and girls and can accommodate up to 700 students.
Hostel accommodations are provided to students in need based on their request. Accommodated students are provided with information through a 24/7 wireless connection in hostels and a fully subscribed DSTV channels for entertainment, news, and education.
The hostel mess serves wholesome, nutritious food with the help of a unique professional cooking facility. In this way, students are not permitted to cook any food on their own
accord. For those who want a change however, a variety of snacks and soft drinks are available at reasonable prices in the university canteen.