Stellenbosch University
Welcome to Stellenbosch University
Welcoming event for newcomers and parents
Author: Corporate Communication/ Korporatiewe Kommunikasie
Published: 08/12/2017

​​​The official welcome of new students (Stellenbosch campus, Tygerberg campus and Faculty of Military Science) and their parents/guardians, student leaders and staff will take place at 18:00 in the Danie Craven stadium on Thursday, 25 January 2018. The informal pre-programme starts at 17:30.​

​Parking arrangements​
Parents/guardians are kindly requested to park at the Coetzenburg sports fields and the Coetzenburg Centre near the Danie Craven stadium for their introduction to the faculties as well as the official welcoming event. Parking on the central campus is limited, and in support of our environment we request that parents/guardians park at Coetzenburg and walk to the venues where the introduction to the faculties will take place. Most venues are within walking distance.​

Faculty of Engineering: this faculty is the only exception. It is too far from Coetzenburg to walk, but parking is available at the faculty. Parents/guardians should take traffic congestion into consideration when driving to Coetzenburg after meeting with the dean. 

Traffic congestion
Please take the high volume of traffic on all access routes to Stellenbosch, in town and at Coetzenburg into account when planning travelling time, parking and walking distance to the different venues. The pre-programme for students will start at 17:15 and we suggest that you take your seat as soon as possible after your introduction to the faculty, to enjoy that part of the programme. 

​Comfortable clothes, walking shoes, a hat and bottled water are also recommended. It can be very windy at Coetzenburg: a light jacket or windbreaker may be a good idea for the early evening. 

Shuttle service 
A shuttle service will operate in a circular route from the parking area at the Coetzenburg Centre to the Konservatorium (Conservatoire of Music) on the corner of Neethling and Victoria streets. Parents/guardians and students who have difficulty walking are welcome to make use of this service. Look out for the vehicles with a Maties bus or Stellenbosch University logo. 

Information officers
Information officers (dressed in clearly visible T-shirts) will be at Coetzenburg and on the central campus. 

Please ask them for assistance or directions. The Administration B building (Victoria Street opposite Wilgenhof) and the Administration A building (on the T junction of Ryneveld and Crozier streets) both have an enquiries desk. ​​​​