Welcome to the website for the Centre for Student Communities. 2013 is off to a flying start as the University gears up to welcome first years and seniors alike.
Some information critically important at the moment:
The first year accommodation waiting list is still in operation and students who obtain a place due to a cancellation will be notified by telephone immediately.
All the information regarding the welcoming program is available on www.sun.ac.za/welcome and make sure to keep your eyes out for a welcoming Matie for the full schedule.
First years are required to attend the welcoming program - if you unsure where to go or what to do, please contact your res/PSO house committee (HK - for short) who will be able to assist you.
Lastly - all the best for the 2013 academic year, we trust you will make a great success of it!
The University is currently busy with a comprehensive Heritage based study in preparation for the building of additional hostel rooms.
Under the guidance of heritage consultants, Dr Elzet Albertyn and Lize Malan, on 19 March 2012 Heritage Western Cape approved a process wherein a heritage impact study complete with heritage guidelines is being compiled by specialist architects Mike Scurr, Peter Buttgens and Claire Abrahamse.
This process has received support from the broader Stellenbosch community.
The result of this study and the report is currently available for viewing and comments at the Stellenbosch Library.
Further public participation has been recommended and two Open Days were arranged on 27 June 2012 and 17 July 2012. The focus of these Open Days is not limited to the heritage impact study, but also includes other studies done by the University for example the Mobility study, Vision & Growth strategy as well as the comprehensive HOPE project.
We would herewith like to invite all Stellenbosch University personnel and students to attend the Open Day of Tuesday, 17 July, which will take place in the Sanlam hall in the LSS (Neelsie) from 14h00 to 20h00.
If you would like to comment after attending the Open Day, comments must be received before or on 22 July 2012.
During the Woordfees RSG presenters interviewed members of the Centre for student Communities and visited both the AmaMaties hub and the Cluster house. This is the result of that visit.
(only available in Afrikaans)
Prof John H Schuh (Retired Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University, USA) visited Stellenbosch University between 13 and 22 February thanks to a generous grant by the Fulbright foundation. With more than 230 publications in Student Affairs’ matters, Prof Schuh can be regarded as one of the specialists worldwide on the topic. During his visit at Stellenbosch University Prof Schuh presented 6 workshops to staff to the Centre for Student Communities (CSC), other divisions within the student and academic support (SAS) environment and colleagues from UWC and UCT. Further presentations at UWC, Tygerberg campus and the MPhil (Higher Education) course were conducted. Prof Schuh also availed himself for several individual consultations with staff members. What a privilege to have had Prof Schuh on campus!