Dream Intake for University Stellenbosch.
“Welcome to the Maties intake of 2014. This is the biggest and strongest intake of academic performance ever for students at the University.”
Approximately 5000 new Maties arrived in Stellenbosch last week to start their studies at the University of Stellenbosch. Students arrived from all over South Africa with their parents at their residences or private wards ready to make Stellenbosch their new home.
New students participated in a “Dream Launch” at Coetzenburg where they were asked to write down their dreams and give it flight by releasing their balloons into the air.
The University’s Welcoming Programme started with the official welcoming event at the Danie Craven Stadium at Coetzenburg during which the Rector, Prof Russel Botman, welcomed first-year students and their parents.
According to Prof Botman the University recently received confirmation that Stellenbosch is the best in the country in terms of student success rate. The latest information is that 84.9% of students passed their modules - the best they have ever done and higher than anywhere in the country.
MAD² activities - As part of the welcoming programme students will participate in the MAD² Programme. (Making A Decision 2 Make A Difference). The programme includes various events to raise funds for Maties Community Service including the Bondelsport, Vensters Street Theatre and the Colour Festival.
The welcoming week ends Saturday, 1 February and classes will start on Monday, 3 February.