Orientation is a set of programmes designed to introduce first-year students to the different facilities and unique aspects of university life. It usually begins with Parents Orientation, where the parents of new students are invited to familiarise themselves with the university.
Each faculty also runs its own Orientation programme, as does the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO). For students in residence, there is also a residence Orientation programme.
Faculty Orientations include academic advice about courses and programmes, assessment tests and questionnaires, computer training, campus and library tours, as well as introductions to student services like the Careers Office, the Counselling Service and AIDS Community Educators (ACEs).
During Orientation Week or "O" Week the more than 80 student clubs and societies also showcase their activities and invite students to join.
2016 Orientation Programmes
Please note that the programmes below are in DRAFT and could still change.
Further details and programme information will be published on the website as soon as they become available.
- 2016 Orientation dates
- Faculty Orientation Programmes
- IAPO - International Office programmes
- Residence Orientation Programmes
- Baxter Hall
- Clarinus Village
- College House
- Forest Hill
- Fuller Hall
- Glendower Residence
- Graça Machel Hall
- Groote Schuur Mansions
- Groote Schuur Residence
- Leo Marquard
- Liesbeek Gardens
- Medical Residence
- Obz Square
- Rochester House
- Smuts Hall
- The Woolsack
- University House
- Student Orientation Programmes