Midlands State University is situated ten kilometres south-east of the Midlands provincial capital, Gweru. This city is Zimbabwe's main road and railway central junction, networking all major national cities as well as linking the country to all its neighbours. Gweru is 275 kilometres from Harare, 164 kilometres from Bulawayo and 130 kilometres from Zvishavane. As illustrated on the map, the central location of the city of Gweru, i.e at the heart of the country, makes its institutions and establishments, including Midlands State University, accessible from most parts of Zimbabwe. Midlands State University, therefore, has all the potential of becoming the institution most aspirants for a university education may opt to be enrolled into.
The University is currently housed at the former Gweru Teachers College, the Batanai Complex in Senga Township, the Tel One Training Centre near Mambo Press and part of the Senga Institute of Manpower Planning and Development. Shortly after establishment, the University acquired 164 hectares of land for expansion purposes. This piece of land (hereinafter to be referred to as the extension site) lies adjacent to the former teachers college. Construction at this extension site commenced in year 2004, starting with the Administration Block.
Directions to Midlands State University
Once in the city of Gweru, visitors to the University should turn into Seventh Street which is also known as Shurugwi Road. Head eastwards past Gweru Provincial Hospital and then turn into Senga road at the third traffic circle. Along Senga Raod pass Mambo Press and Midlands State University is just beyond Senga Suburb and Senga Primary School.
The Gweru City Centre map will provide further useful information on the directions to the Midlands State University.