The Riara University experience goes beyond academics to ensure an enriched personal development programme. This is provided through a wide range of activities of choice including sports, recreation, community service, clubs and societies, all of them student-driven.

Student Accommodation

As a modern and fast-growing city, Nairobi offers a diverse array of student accommodation options. They include hostels and furnished and unfurnished apartments to various kinds of rental arrangements, and home stay.

Sports & Recreational Facilities

Creative and fun ways of learning are part and parcel of an all-round education. Riara University offers an elaborate co-curricular programme that supports the physical, social and emotional growth of its students. Ultimately, Riara University intends to produce not just excellent academics and professionals, but also mould some of the finest sportsmen and sports women in Africa.

Student Leadership

Good governance is one of the core pillars of Riara University that includes robust structures for student representation and leadership across all levels of the University.In this regard, Riara University has opportunities for student leadership in various areas, for example:

  1. Riara University Students Association (RUSA), which is the link between the student body and University administration
  2. Clubs & societies
  3.  Sports
  4. Community Service Projects

The Students Centre

To make life more fulfilling for our students, Riara University has a hub for many activities and services needed to make the student experience as smooth as possible. The Riara University Students Centre is designed to host a wide range of student services, including:

  1. Mentoring
  2. Lounges
  3. Prayer rooms
  4. Spaces for creative and performing arts as well as career advice and information–all under one roof.

Health Services

Riara University has made provision for medical insurance that caters for emergency onsite medical care for all its students. The coverage includes ambulance services and transfer to hospitals. The University is located near some of the largest and best-equipped hospitals in the region, including Kenyatta National Hospital, The Nairobi Hospital, Nairobi West Hospital, and St Mary’s Hospital-Langata, where competent medical attention is available round the clock.

Riara University Campus Tours

A campus visit can offer an interesting and enjoyable introduction to learning and everyday life at Riara University. Whether you are a prospective student, parent, guardian or just an adventurous professional, you will find it worthwhile to take part in one of the campus tours of the University. You may also take a campus tour online:  Click to view virtual tour

Travelling to Riara University

Riara University is accessible by many means of transportation. For air travel, it may be most convenient to use Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, located less than half an hour’s drive from the University. The Wilson Airport is a short 15-minute drive
away.Driving to the University from the Nairobi City Centre will take under 20 minutes if you take Uhuru Highway – Kenyatta Avenue – Valley Road – Mbagathi way.Alternatively, you may take Haile Selassie Avenue, cross the Uhuru Highway at the roundabout, and then join Ngong Road, drive up to Kenyatta National Hospital and then take a left into Mbagathi Way to the University.Coming from Ngong road, take the 3rd exit at the roundabout next to City mortuary onto Mbagathi way.Coming from Langata road take the first exit at the T-mall round about onto Mbagathi way.

Public service vehicles #16 amply serve the area, all available at their termini at the citycentre (Bus station). Should you have any difficulty reaching the University or need help with airport pickup, call the University Dean of Students Office for assistance or simply access the map online via: Click to view Riara University location