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 Orientation 2018

​Orientation 2018

Dear Prospective Student

We trust that you enjoyed the summer break and looking forward to tertiary studies at UWC.


The Rector’s Welcome of first-year, FULLTIME undergraduate students will take place on Monday, 29 January 2018 in the Main Hall. To minimise congestion on campus and provide an efficient service to you, we have planned three separate sessions for the various faculties:

09h00 – 10h30            Arts & Education only

11h00 – 12h30            Economic & Management Sciences, & Natural Science only

13h00 – 14h30            Community & Health Sciences, Dentistry & Law only.

After each Welcome session, students will be separated into their faculties and proceed with the Orientation Programme. Thereafter you will be assigned to a peer facilitator (PF) who, in turn, will work with a group of students for the week. The PF will plan the daily orientation activities and assist with your induction to the campus and university life, and in building supportive networks among students doing a similar course. In this way, we try to ensure that you settle in and get started with the least amount of anxiety.

Attendance of the Orientation Programme is compulsory on all five days, 9h00 – 15h30, Monday to Friday, 29 January to 2 February 2018.


After the Rector’s Welcome on the first day, parents and family members will have a chance to talk with key staff members about issues relating to your studies and to ask questions. They will also be shown around the campus. It is not necessary for parents to attend the remaining four days if your registration has been concluded.


We encourage you to complete your online registration before the start of Orientation.



Part-time students follow a separate Orientation Programme. The Rector’s Welcome will take place at 9h00 on Saturday, 3 February 2018 in lecture hall GH1. This will be followed by campus orientation and then registration.



Consult the online Registration and Orientation Guide.

Further details about the FULLTIME Orientation Programme will be provided by your PF on the first day of Orientation.

Send an Email to: or call the Office for Student Development on Tel. (021) 959 2436 as from 15 January 2018.​


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