The Southern Campus or Old Site is uniquely situated in the heart of the hilly settlements of “Apewosika” and “Kokoado” in the Cape Coast metropolis close to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, providing a daily comfortable sea breeze. The site sits on high ground above sea level providing a beautiful bird’s eye view of the ocean. The setting up of the University campus within these communities has opened them up to a lot of socio-economic activities.

The University’s Central Administration Block, the Adehye Hall only female hall of residence, the Atlantic Hall and the Oguaa Hall are located here.

Various useful university facilities providing service to the population beyond the university community are also situated on this side of campus. One of such facility is the University Hospital, which provides quality health care to members of the university community and the general public.



The Northern Campus or New Site of the University of Cape Coast popularly referred to, as “Science” is located near Kwaprow and Amamoma communities, just about 1km away from the Old Site. The Northern Campus was established to meet the needs of the growing number of students admitted into to the university, as the University increasingly became the destination of choice for a lot of high school graduates from across the country and beyond. Being a recently developed campus, the new site is home to everything new you would find on campus; good roads, shopping centres, and modern structures, among others.

The University’s only male hall, Casley Hayford Hall, Kwame Nkrumah Hall, Valco all and the Campus Broadcasting Centre are all located here. The area is popularly referred to as “Science” because it is the location of the science building complex. Also located on the new site campus is the University garden, where flowers, ornamentals, shrubs and trees have been planted with a carefully designed plan that creates such a natural atmosphere for the leisure of both residents and visitors.

The University’s Zoo, which houses a wide variety of animals, is also located here,  so is the University’s main library which is the biggest repository of documented knowledge that you would find anywhere on this side of the country.

Various structures of tourist value, including Castles, Forts and other relics of Ghana’s colonial masters are located nearby, providing a wide variety of options for entertainment and leisure. The campus is still being developed with new infrastructure springing up on yearly basis. Notable among such developments is the new central administration block which is almost complete.