Welcome back! 2024 returning students, here’s all the information and important dates you need

Posted on January 03, 2024

If you’re a University of Pretoria (UP) student returning for your second, third or fourth year of study in 2024, WELCOME BACK!

Congratulations again on your decision to #ChooseUP, and we hope last year delivered all the academic rewards you were hoping for – with not too many bumps in the road!

Although you know your campus now and have some experience of UP’s procedures, systems and student support resources, this article is designed to list all the most important information you need to bear in mind when it comes to kicking off your new academic year in a way that sets you up for even greater academic achievements in 2024. 

If it’s easier for you, here is a graphic summary of these important steps and dates, which you could print out and keep on hand.

Here are the most important information and dates you should keep in mind, summarised from the PDF linked above:

Other important tips (and dates you should diarise) include:

  • Look after your 2023 student card. You will not be able to access UP campuses without it, and your card can only be replaced after you pay a fee
  • Save yourself from standing in long queues – sort out any administrative issues BEFORE classes start
  • Classes will resume on Monday, 19 February 2024. Find the full academic calendar here
  • Residence students who have been allocated a space in an official UP residence can move into their residences from Saturday, 3 February 2024
  • For all faculty-related enquiries (modules, closing date for module changes, etc), here is a list of contact persons in your faculty
  • UP registration for the 2024 academic year is fully online. Online registration opens on 3 January 2024. Should you have any problems, contact the online registration helpdesk on 012 420 5347 or send an email to [email protected]

If you are a new first-year student, read a summary of the important dates and tips you need to know.

Well done again on your decision to #ChooseUP, and we look forward to an exciting year of even greater academic and personal growth, and working together as we Make today matter!

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