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COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

Stellenbosch University (SU) is closely monitoring developments surrounding the coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2) that was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

We have set up an overarching Institutional Committee for Business Continuity to oversee and synthesise input from 11 subcommittees, each focusing on key facets of the University’s activities affected by the pandemic. These are facilities and security, international matters, student housing, Registrar’s matters, human resources, student affairs, communication, online learning and assessment, information technology (IT), medical matters, and research.

We are doing everything we possibly can to ensure that our students can complete their academic year, and that the University remains sustainable. Please stay informed of the latest developments communicated via our official channels.

South African Lockdown GuidelinesWorld Health Organisation: COVID-19 situation reports

Contact Centres

Staff and students who fear they may be infected can contact Campus Health Services. Call your doctor first to let them know so they can prepare to safely receive you.


Stellenbosch Campus

021 808 3496/3494

Tygerberg
Campus

021 938 9590

After hours emergency number

076 431 0305

Public
Hotline

0800 029 999

Provincial
Hotline

021 928 4102

WhatsApp
Number

060 012 3456

Campus Updates

Virtual conferral of qualifications

31 March 2020

Remote access to library resources and services during lockdown

26 March 2020

SU teaching online from 30 March 2020 (link to online teaching support)

23 March 2020

COVID-19: Access to online teaching and student services

23 March 2020

Standing together crucial in a time of social distancing

23 March 2020

Position statement and REC guidelines on Research in the time
of COVID-19

23 March 2020

Update: Issuing of graduation documents

20 March 2020

Library services and resources during temporary building closure

20 March 2020

SU confirms first positive COVID-19 case

19 March 2020

Institutional Committee for Business Continuity in COVID-19 pandemic

20 March 2020

Adjusted business hours for the Neelsie

16 March 2020

March / April 2020 graduation and further arrangements

16 March 2020

COVID-19 Update: SU suspends lectures from 17 March

16 March 2020

COVID-19: SU institutes important precautionary measures

15 March 2020

March/April 2020 graduation week cancelled as precaution

13 March 2020

Private Travel

11 March 2020

The latest information on the coronavirus (COVID-19)

06 March 2020

SU Protocols

Communiqués

Issuing of graduation documents and virtual conferral of qualifications
Students | 31 March 2020
Business continuity for SU under lockdown
Staff | 26 March 2020
SU’s arrangements for SA lock-down period
Students | 26 March 2020
COVID-19: Access to online learning and student support services
Students | 23 March 2020
COVID-19: Support for online teaching and assessment
Staff | 23 March 2020
Position statement and REC guidelines on Research in the time of COVID-19
Staff & Students | 22 March 2020
Update on arrangements concerning the issuing of graduation documents
Staff & Students | 20 March 2020
SU confirms first positive COVID-19 case
Staff & Students | 19 March 2020
Staff arrangements relating to COVID-19 outbreak
Staff | 17 March 2020
SU suspends lectures from 17 March and will continue via online tuition from 30 March 2020
Staff | 16 March 2020
Request to vacate SU accommodation
Students | 16 March 2020
March / April 2020 graduation and further arrangements
Graduands | 13 March 2020
March / April 2020 graduation cancelled
Graduands | 13 March 2020
COVID-19: SU institutes important precautionary measures
Staff & Students | 13 March 2020
Mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic >

Managing the spread of COVID-19

Staff, student and visitors to SU are urged to take the following precautions against all pathogens:

Wash your hands regularly with soap & water
Use hand sanitiser with a minimum alcohol content of 70%
Stay at home when you feel sick
Use a tissue or an elbow to cover when coughing or sneezing
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Clean all surfaces that are frequently touched