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Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng invites parents, guardians and sponsors of first-year students admitted to UCT to attend an orientation programme specifically for them.

Notice: Parent Orientation 2020

This event is open to parents, guardians and sponsors of students who have received a firm offer of acceptance to UCT in 2020. You can check the status of your student’s application online: Application status.

If you have rsvp’d you would have received confirmation of receipt via e-mail and will therefore not need to respond again. If you have not rsvp’d, please click on the link below to attend one of the three sessions:


Saturday, 25 January 2020 at 09:00
Saturday, 25 January 2020 at 14:00
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 at 14:00


Sarah Baartman Hall
University Avenue
Upper Campus
University of Cape Town

RSVP on or before Wednesday, 22 January 2020.

Download the programme.

If you have any enquiries regarding parent orientation, please send an email to:

For further assistance on all issues pertaining to admissions and application status, please contact the Admissions department on or call 021 650 2128 / 2129.

For assistance regarding orientation week for students, please contact the faculty coordinator at the respective faculties or refer to the UCT website:

For any general queries about student housing offers, please contact 021 650 2977 or