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Countdown to Welcome Day and Orientation Week 2019
14 December 2018

It’s nearly time to say a big WELCOME! to all new University of Pretoria (UP) first-year students – you are about to begin one of the most memorable and significant journeys of your life! We know that the start of your time at university is exciting not only for you, but also for your parents and family.

Welcome Day and Orientation Week are two of the most important events in the University's academic calendar – these are the days on which we officially welcome you and your parents/ guardians into the UP family and community.

All non-South African citizens who are newcomers to UP are urged to join us for the annual special orientation programme, which takes place on Friday 25 January 2019 at the UP Hillcrest Campus in South Street, Hatfield, Pretoria. This programme is offered by UP’s International Cooperation Division and aims to help students adjust to their new environment with the least difficulty.

Welcome Day for all students will take place on Saturday 26 January 2019, at the Hillcrest Campus. New students and their parents/ guardians will receive invitations to this event early in the new year.

The Welcome Day session will be live-streamed to venues outside Hillcrest Campus’s Rembrandt Hall, to accommodate a possible overflow of guests, and will also be posted live-streamed on the University's website and social media channels.

During the compulsory Orientation Week, which takes place from Monday 28 January to Friday 1 February 2019, you will learn more about services offered at the University aimed at helping you with your studies and well-being and making the transition to university life easier. Please click here for more information on faculty orientation programmes for 2019.

Please remember to keep a close watch on the University’s official channels such as the website and official UP Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for any changes to the schedule, and for more information on registration and orientation.

Please click here for more information on registration, payment information and accommodation.

We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

- Author Department of University Relations
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