I trust that you made a successful start to the academic year, which will no doubt again prove to be quite challenging!
As a result of COVID-19 regulations we have limited capacity in our venues for students to attend lectures. Many of the lecturers are streaming their lectures from these venues to allow students who cannot attend physically the opportunity to take part virtually. We know that some students who are not in a University residence and who are commuting to campus daily might find it difficult to find a suitable space with WiFi to take part in lectures.
To assist students in the interim, Stellenbosch University (SU) will provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with a once-off data bundle to enable you to access these streamed lectures while we arrange for suitable venues. We hope to have a list of these venues on campus finalised soon and will communicate with you in this regard within the next week. Please note that this is a once-off arrangement just to tide you over until the venues are available.
The provisioning of data bundles will be done automatically for all undergraduate and postgraduate SU students who have registered through the annual SU registration process, as well as unregistered students with outstanding fees. We will be providing these students with data bundles so that they can access SUNLearn and the live-streamed lectures as per agreement between the Rectorate and SRC.
Extended registration period
Please further note that SU has extended its registration period in line with the national call and due to the NSFAS funding delays. We will thus accommodate registration requests until 26 March 2021, and the online registration system has therefore been accordingly re-opened. The registration amendment period will run concurrently with the extended registration period to assist our students with any outstanding registration matters.
Self-registration can be done from any computer with access to internet on www.maties.com. For more information, find the link to registration on www.sun.ac.za or please click here. Students who however experience any issue with the online registration system can contact the applicable faculty administrator/officer. Please click here for contact details for faculty or programme specific information and services.
Please consult the dedicated COVID-19 page on the SU website for useful information, including frequently asked questions (FAQs), as well as a record of all communiques and updates since the start of the pandemic.
Please take care and stay safe.
Prof Deresh Ramjugernath
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Learning and Teaching