Stellenbosch University
Welcome to Stellenbosch University
Homecoming and Family Weekend 2020
Start: 05/03/2020, 18:00
End: 09/03/2020, 21:00
Contact:Marvin Koopman - 021 808 9265
Location: Stellenboschkampus/Campus

Stellenbosch University’s Homecoming, the Alumni Weekend is taking place from 5 to 9 March 2020 on our picturesque Stellenbosch campus. We’d be so delighted to welcome you back onto campus and have tailormade a number of really special events just for you.​

We have also included a broad range of Woordfees events as part of the Homecoming Weekend and, as alumni, you will receive a specially discounted rate on a selection of 50 Woordfees productions (out of the more than 300 events on offer).

Here is a snapshot of what you can look forward to:

Thursday, 5 March at 18:00
Homecoming Leadership Summit
How does one lead your company, your community, or your team in times of crisis? We have invited a few really truly inspiring leaders to share their thinking on Leadership in times of crisis with you at our Homecoming Leadership Summit.


Friday, 6 March at 18:00
Farm style Dinner at Die Stal
You are invited to join us for a farm style dinner under the oak trees at Coetzenburg’s Die Stal, the recently renovated Alumni Club. Especially if you were in first year at Maties in 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 or 2010, get your friends together for our Biggest Reunion to date. We promise something for everyone – so expect good food, better company, and outstanding entertainment.


Saturday, 7 March at 08:00
Homecoming Parkrun
For the fit and getting-fitter, festivities continue at our Homecoming Parkrun. We’re teaming up with the Kayamandi Parkrun organisers, so get your maroon on and bring your family along, including the four-legged kind. Run, jog or walk that 5km together with us.


Saturday, 7 March at 10:30
Come for tea at Die Stal – campus tours will be leaving from Die Stal from 11am, on bicycle, on tuk-tuks, or on foot. These tours include stops at residences and faculties. Contact for more info.

Saturday, 7 March 2020
Year Group Reunions
During Saturday, 7 March there will be many smaller year group reunions within specific residences, for more information contact the specific residence.


Saturday, 7 March 2020
Harmonie Ladies Residence, you celebrate your 115-year birthday on Saturday, 7 March in 2020!


Saturday, 7 March
Helderberg Wynveiling
Trust them to make everyone feel at home: The annual vibrant Helderberg Wynveiling takes place on Saturday, 7 March at 18h30.
Contact Matthew Odendaal at

Sunday, 8 March 2020
2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour
Signed up for the 2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour, alumni? On Sunday, 8 March you could join SU Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Wim de Villiers, his son Braam and daughter Gera, and cycle in support of the #Move4Food campaign. Enjoy the downhill fun and the Suikerbossie pedal, the fundraising, and camaraderie in our special edition #Move4Food cycling T-shirt and a good massage at our post-event hospitality tent, all for a good cause.

Entries for alumni fundraisers are available for purchase; contact for more information.


Monday, 9 March at 14:00
Rugby Captains’ Lunch
As a special fundraiser for the Craven Bursary Fund, we are hosting the Rugby Captains’ Lunch. Hear former Maties and Ikeys rugby captains and players share their memories of games won, lost… and could-have-won, while enjoying lunch under the trees at Die Stal. Contact for more information.


Monday, 9 March at 18:00

Maties XV and Ikeys XV
Rugby enthusiasts can look forward to a riveting game between the Maties XV and Ikeys XV as they go head-to-head at the Danie Craven Stadium. Part of the annual and hotly contested Varsity Cup tournament, you need to secure a ticket for the game through Webtickets. You’re also welcome to visit the Alumni Club at Die Stal or the Maties Rugby clubhouse in the stadium, before and after the game.​​