Welcome to Stellenbosch University (SU)!
You are joining a vibrant academic community of more than 30 000 students and 3 000 staff members who are spread across five campuses in the region. And you are now a member of a world-class university, which boasts one of the highest student success rates in South Africa.
As you embark on this new and exciting stage of your journey, you can count on our support. From access to the latest technology, to student counselling and wellness programmes, SU offers a comprehensive range of services to help ensure that you reach your academic and personal goals.
I want to encourage you to continuously work hard at your studies. Attend lectures, ask questions, embark on research, join study groups and make use of the library and other resources available to you. Remember, your academic progress depends on what you put in during your time here.
But learning does not only take place in the classroom. Seize the opportunities to develop your teamwork as well as leadership skills by participating in the many programmes offered by SU student societies, sports clubs and house committees.
You are joining SU at an exciting time in its history. In 2018, we will be commemorating our centenary, and we look forward to your participation in the events and initiatives planned for the year.
I wish you all the best for your journey at SU
Prof Wim de Villiers
Rector and Vice-Chancellor