Campus Services - Alafua Campus
The Campus Director is in charge of the daily operation of the Campus including Administration and Finance. Other important entities/services headed by the Campus Director and those in charge are:
Student Academic Services (SAS)
Information Technology Services (ITS)
Campus Life & Student Welfare Office
Campus Life Officer
Continuing & Community Education
Campus Director/Acting CVE Coordinator
Leatuaolevao Ruby Vaa - BSc Auck, MPhil S.Pac, GDipDistEd S.Aust
Le Mamea Sia Matalavea
MSc (Computer Science) Adelaide. BSc Flinders
Campus Life Officer
Coordinator Student Academic Services (SAS)
Executive Officer: Rasela Seiuli
The Alafua Campus is very secure with the security fence around it and the security officers manning the only entrance into the campus, the main gate. Two shifts provide 24 hours security for the campus:
Chief Security Officer
TALOFA and WELCOME The Student Administrative Services (SAS) section is a "one-stop-shop" providing academic services to ALL Alafua Campus students whether studying;
Our primary function is to provide a range of support services which will assist students in navigating their journey of studies towards the successful completion of their registered programme(s)
About 30% of Alafua students take Face-to-Face courses, with the other 70% taking courses by the Distance and Flexible Learning (DFL) mode. SAS is your first point of contact if you are interested in studying at Alafua Campus or have any queries regarding your studies. The SAS Front Office handles face to face student enquiries and its referral services will provide information as to the appropriate person the student needs to contact.
SAS can also assist USP Laucala Campus and USP Emalus Campus students with Admission Applications and Registration of courses.
A range of Agriculture courses for the Diploma in Tropical Agriculture, Bachelor of Agriculture, Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture and Master of Agriculture are offered On Campus.
Click here for the full list of courses.
DISTANCE FLEXIBLE LEARNING COURSES
There are more than 100 courses at the Pre Degree and Degree level which students can take by Distance Flexible Learning. These courses are offered by the Faculty of Arts ,Law & Education (FALE), Faculty of Business & Economics (FBE), and Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE).
Click here for the full list of courses.
Services provided by SAS are;
Click here for the brochure on Student Services
Distance & Flexible Learning
Click here for details on graduation ceremony in Samoa
SAS Front Office Opening Hours
Phone: (685) 21671 Ext 200 / 231 / 233
Fascimile: (685) 23424
The Counselling Service at the University of the South Pacific, Alafua Campus (USP Alafua), is a service department within the Division of the Student Welfare Office that is designed to provide individual, group and couples counseling services to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.
We encourage you to utilise this service and to view it as an integral part of your university support system. We are committed to working with you to facilitate your success at USP Alafua. This service will provide you with practical tools to strengthen your personal awareness and help you to manage your current stressors. Our overarching aim is to help you to develop in ways that allow you to take advantage of the educational and personal growth opportunities at the USP Alafua Campus.
Best wishes on a successful academic career at USP Alafua.
Student Welfare Officer
To schedule an appointment:
Call 21671 Ext. 333 or come to the Student Welfare Office
Students Academic Services (SAS) building, east wing
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Sports and recreational activities are an integral part of USP Alafua Campus Life. Alafua Campus has two fields: the lower field is a soccer and rugby field whilst the upper field, which is located next to the student village, has plenty of space for touch rugby and volleyball. Students, faculty and staff can also play basketball, netball, volleyball, or tennis on the multi-purpose court opposite the gym. For those of you with the competitive spirit, you can test your skills and strength in our team and individual sporting competitions throughout the academic year.
In addition, cardiovascular and strength equipment are available at the Gym on campus. Students wanting to borrow basketballs, volleyballs, tennis rackets and various other sporting equipments can do so from the Student Welfare Office.
Drop by the Student Welfare Office for recreational hours, user policies, and Frequently Asked Questions.
I look forward to seeing you become a part of the USP Alafua Campus Sports and Recreation Experience.
Student Welfare Officer
There's a good chance that at some point during your academic career, you may not feel well. Whether it's a common cold, the flu or even if you need some medical advice, USP Alafua has a dedicated Health and Counseling Team to help you feel much better and succeed in your academic career.
Who is eligible?
Only USP full-time overseas students who have paid an annual health services fee are entitled to be seen by the Medical Team and receive treatment. If specialised medical treatment is required, the doctors will refer you to the hospital. The doctors will also provide you with a medical certificate if they feel you are unwell to attend your classes.
Please note the following:
Location and Opening Hours:
The Medical Clinic is situated in the Student Village close to the female quarters. It is open Monday to Friday from 10am – 1.00pm during the semester and from 12pm - 1:00pm during the semester break.
Outside of this hour, students can either approach their Resident Assistants, or the Student Welfare Officer for assistance. The Security Officers are also on hand to assist in emergency cases.
The Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital, a public medical centre, is about 15 minutes from the campus and costs SAT $10.00 by taxi.
Student Village Staff
The Student Village
The Student Village is divided into separate quarters for men and women. There are 13 Halls of Residence; 24 single and 10 double rooms for females, and 37 single and 9 double rooms for males. There are no married quarters as yet. Within the Village grounds is located the TV room, the medical clinic and the laundry. The farm, dining hall, and classrooms are only a 5 minute walk from your living quarters.
All rooms have a bed, a wall-mounted bookshelf, a table, a chair and a closet. The double rooms are set up for double occupancy with wall fans as an added feature.
Resident Assistants (RA) are appointed at the beginning of the semester and responsible for the overall supervision of the house’s activities as well as the welfare of the house’s residents.
RA’s are issued with an electric jug, iron, telephone (internal calls only) and cleaning equipment, basic first aid essentials and candles.
Housekeeping and Laundry Facilities
The cleaner supervises the staff responsible for the cleanliness of the common rooms and shared areas in the houses as well as for the weekly supply of fresh bed linen. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms and for their personal laundry.
Each hall has washtubs and a clothes line for washing and drying clothes. Alternatively the laundry is open to students Monday - Friday from 8.00a.m - 3.30p.m. Please note following student rates per load. Always ask for a receipt.
Preference is given to first year students followed by returning residents and then other students.
The campus has a 24 hour, 7 day a week security service. Security Officers provide general protection of people and property on campus, but both staff and students are expected to take responsibility for their own safety and the security of their personal belongings.
Security Officers are posted at the main gate, patrol the campus regularly and are expected to submit written reports on any irregular events observed during their patrol.
Issues occurring after hours, including lost/misplaced room keys, should seek the assistance of the Security Officers on duty.
The Student Village is your home away from home. Living away from home, especially for the first year students, can be both exciting as well as daunting. The Alafua Campus Student Village Manual for Residents, sets your boundaries and within those boundaries you can still have a great time, make your mark and return home with honor!
Monday to Friday
The dining hall is open to students, staff and visitors. To ensure customer satisfaction, menus are planned by the Catering Supervisor in consultation with the Student Welfare Officer and Resident Assistants. Residential students who have special dietary requirements are to fill out a specific form and submit it to the Student Welfare Officer so that alternative meals can be planned.
Continental breakfasts are popular with cereal, a hot dish (usually spaghetti or baked beans), and eggs alternating during the week with fruits, bread and a hot drink being served daily. Lunch offers a selection of three main hot dishes, served with a salad and a choice of taro/banana and rice. Dinner offers only one main dish, served with taro/banana and rice, a dessert and a hot drink. A selection of meat (chicken, sausages, beef or mutton), fish and soup alternate during the week for lunch and dinner.
Home baking favorites muffins, scones, cut sandwiches, soft drinks, bottled water and varied delights are served daily.
The cafeteria is closed on the weekends. However, there is a fast food place and a bakery cum mini supermarket about 15 - 20 minutes walk from the main gate. In downtown Apia, $7.00 by taxi, there are a variety of food outlets including:
There are also a number of roadside barbeques averaging $6.00 on the weekends and don’t forget to visit the market at Fugalei for fruits, vegetables and local cuisine.