Welcome to Stellenbosch University
Welcome in Stellenbosch!
New students and their parents are kindly invited to Stellenbosch University's official welcoming event on 22 January 2015 at 18:00 at the Danie Craven Stadium (a pre-programme starts at 17:00).

Students who are not proficient in Afrikaans can make use of the interpreting service of the events via their cell phones. Maties and their parents are kindly requested to bring along their cellphones and earphones to the gathering. This function is available on most new generation Android phones that have a radio function.

The event also serves at the kick-off to the Welcoming Programme.  This programme for first-year students is compiled in such a way that students should be familiar with their campus environment, their faculties, the library and information service, computer user centres and student support services by the time that classes commence in February 2015. 

Load shedding!

As is the case elsewhere in South Africa our campuses are likely to experience load shedding. Students will be informed about venues with emergency power where they will be able to study, as well as special arrangements for lectures and the writing of tests and exams.

Power cuts after dark may have a negative impact on academic preparations, and increase safety risks. Students are advised to purchase head lamps, torches and rechargeable lights for their rooms to ensure that they are not caught off guard by power cuts. 

Detailed information about welcoming programme

On your arrival on campus you will receive a comprehensive, printed Welcoming programme at your residence or at the gathering at your PSO ward if you stay in private accommodation or commute to campus. Please ensure that you receive a copy of this publication on 22 January 2015.

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