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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. 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

Students: Important information for online learning in Term 2

17 April 2020

Students: Revised 2020 academic calendar and online connectivity

08 April 2020

Student administration and services: Arrangements within the context of COVID-19

07 April 2020

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

SU Protocols and Documents

Communiqués

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

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