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2020 Orientation Overview

First-year students are required to attend orientation and registration activities. The below is an overview of the 2020 orientation dates. This is to be read in conjunction with the registration and student housing dates. Detailed programmes will be available by 30 November 2019.

  • Faculty of Commerce

    Orientation dates:
    local students: 22 to 24 January 2020
    out of town students: 29 to 31 January 2020

    Registration dates:
    local students: TBC
    out of town students: TBC

    Contact: Alison
    Tel: 021 650 4375/2256
    com-faculty@uct.ac.za

  • Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment

    Orientation dates: 29 January 2020

    Registration dates: TBC

    Contact: Mary and Pierre
    Tel: 021 650 2699/2702
    ebe-faculty@uct.ac.za

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

    Orientation dates: 28 January to 7 February 2020

    Registration dates: Tuesday, 28 January 2020

    Contact: Lisa and Nonkosi
    Tel: 021 406 6346/6634
    dean.hs@uct.ac.za

  • Faculty of Humanities

    Orientation dates:
    local students: 22 to 24 January 2020
    out of town students: 29 to 31 January 2020

    Registration dates:
    local students: 24 January to 5 February 2020
    out of town students: TBC

    Contact: Neliswa and Jessica
    Tel: 021 650 2717/3059
    hum-ugrad@uct.ac.za

  • Faculty of Law

    Orientation dates: 29 to 31 January 2020

    Registration dates: TBC

    Contact: Amanda
    Tel: 021 650 3086/2706
    law-studies@uct.ac.za

  • Faculty of Science

    Orientation dates: 29 January 2020

    Registration dates: TBC

    Contact: Shanaaz
    Tel: 021 650 2712/2711
    sci-science@uct.ac.za

  • IAPO (semester study abroad students)

    Orientation dates: 4 to 7 February 2020
    including 9 February for Peninsula Tour

    Registration dates: 7 February 2020 for SSA students

    Contact: Loren and Fiona
    Tel: 021 6502 2822
    Iapo-@uct.ac.za

  • CMD: Parent Orientation Events & Hospitality

    Orientation dates: 25 & 28 January 2020
    (Parents only)

    Contact: Nina Taaibosch
    Tel: 021 650 1588

  • SD: Fresher’s Braai

    31 January 2020

    Contact: Vukile
    Tel: 021 650 5082
    uctorientation@uct.ac.za

  • Student Housing/Residences Open

    28 January 2020

    Contact: Reception
    Tel: 021 650 1054
    Tel: 021 650 2977
    Tel: 021 650 4934
    res@uct.ac.za & ocsas@uct.ac.za

  • Plaza days (SRC, societies, sports clubs)

    4-6 February 2020

    Contact: Societies Help Desk
    Tel: 021 650 3541
    Tel: 021 650 3537

  • SAX Appeal Day

    7 February 2020

    Contact: RAG

  • First Year Experience

    7 February 2020

    Contact: FYE Day


For any inquiries regarding 2020 Orientation, please contact the Student Orientation & Advocacy Services (SOAS) office: 021 650 5082.


Orientation programmes

Detailed programmes will be uploaded to the programmes page as soon as they are available.