UCT Parent Orientation 2024


The Vice-Chancellor interim Emer Prof Daya Reddy invited parents, guardians, and sponsors of first-year students who had received firm offers for studying at UCT in 2024 to Parent Orientation.

Parent Orientation is designed to provide information about the University of Cape Town, our academic programs, and student services. In addition, the program is structured to help parents, guardians, and sponsors of first-year students to understand a new student’s transition to university life and how best to support them.

Invitations were sent out by email in January 2024. The recording of the morning plenary session is available on this page.



Undergraduate admissions enquiries must be directed to admissions-ug@uct.ac.za.

First-Year Campus Reception (FYCR) programme

All first-year students will need to attend the First-Year Campus Reception (FYCR) programme that is only open to incoming first-year students who have received and accepted firm offers from UCT and will take place in the Sports Centre on upper campus from Saturday, 27 January to Monday, 29 January 2024. The reception is not open to anyone who has not yet received a firm offer by email from one of UCT’s faculties. Applicants should please check their UCT student email account.

Student orientation

For information about student orientation, that will take place after the FYCR programme, please refer to the Student Orientation pages on the Department of Student Affairs (DSA) website. Contact information is available on the DSA site for the faculty coordinators at the respective faculties’ orientations.


For any general queries about student housing offers, please contact 021 650 2977 or res@uct.ac.za.

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Campus Life 2024


We welcome our new students to the University of Cape Town! Find out more in Campus Life 2024.

Campus Life 2024