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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.

Our COVID-19 Contingency Committee, established in February, has been expanded to an overarching Institutional Committee for Business Continuity (ICBC). It is served by a Medical Advisory Committee, and seven workstreams, covering student services; staff; learning and teaching; communications, community impact and external relations; campus operations; finance and legal matters; as well as research.

We are doing everything we possibly can to ensure that our students can complete their academic year, and that the University remains sustainable.

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

Communiques and Campus Updates

Confirm mobile number again to secure data bundle for December 2020
Students | 6 November 2020
Hybrid graduation model planned for December 2020
Students | 4 November 2020
November/December 2020 assessment period & A4 assessments in 2021
Students | 28 October 2020
Irresponsible behaviour may put your academic year at risk
Students | 16 October 2020
LEVEL 1: Arrangements for the rest of academic year
Students | 23 September 2020
October data bundles and how to avoid quarantine with daily health check
Students | 16 September 2020
Work arrangements, burn-out, email practices and domestic travel
Staff | 08 September 2020
Assessments and load-shedding
Students | 05 September 2020
Level 2 arrangements and other important matters
Students | 28 August 2020
Data bundles, test starting times, return to residence and interest holiday
Students | 13 August 2020
Further applications to return to campus and access to campus facilities and services
Students | 4 August 2020
SU institutes measures for mandatory leave
Staff | 28 July 2020
Data bundles for August 2020
Students | 16 July 2020
Update: Online modules and additional assessments
Students | 3 July 2020
Emergency assessment submission route and information updates
Students | 26 June 2020
Students in challenging home environments can apply to return
Students | 25 June 2020
July data bundles, returning students and academic arrangements
Staff & Students | 15 June 2020
Hitting the 2020 halfway mark and returning to SU campuses
Staff & Students | 10 June 2020
Your postgraduate studies vital in fight against COVID-19
Postgraduate Students | 05 June 2020
Implications for SU residences under level 3 risk adjustment
Students | 29 May 2020
What Level 3 risk adjustment means for SU and payment relief measures
Parents & Guardians | 25 May 2020
What Level 3 risk adjustment means for SU and payment relief measures
Students | 25 May 2020
Update on connectivity and student fees
Students | 11 May 2020
New health website and reintegration of staff
Staff | 11 May 2020
Information update after week 2 of online learning and teaching
Staff | 30 April 2020
Progress after week 2 of online learning and teaching
Students | 30 April 2020
Revised HR documents to manage leave, performance and disciplinary process
Staff | 28 April 2020
Information update: online learning and residence cancellations
Students | 24 April 2020
Message from the Rector
Staff and Students | 24 April 2020
Message from the Rector
Staff & Students | 21 April 2020
Final opportunity to access loan laptops for online learning
Students | 21 April 2020
Important information for online learning in Term 2
Students | 17 April 2020
News@Stellenbosch: Starting a new chapter with confidence
Staff | 17 April 2020
Message from the Rector
Parents & Guardians | 9 April 2020
Message from the Rector
Staff & Students | 8 April 2020
Online teaching in term 2 and revised academic calendar
Staff | 8 April 2020
Revised 2020 academic calendar and online connectivity
Students | 8 April 2020
Student administration and services: Arrangements within the context of COVID-19
Students | 7 April 2020
Issuing of graduation documents
Students | 6 April 2020
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

SU Protocols and Documents

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