University of the Free State (UFS) First-year information for 2018
The University of the Free State (UFS) strives to provide an environment that will help our first-year students enjoy their learning experience from the first day they set foot on campus. To ensure that you, as new Kovsies, are able to navigate all three campuses easily and receive the assistance you need, we have compiled a list of contact details and other particulars for your information and convenience.
Gateway Orientation for first-years
GPS Gateway guide:
GPS stands for Global Positioning System.
This guide is the first step in an exciting new journey. Use it to position yourself within the university community. The guide will make sure that you don’t get lost. You will find that this guide gives a very broad picture of what is happening on our three beautiful campuses.
Campus-specific dates for registration are highlighted below:
13 January and 3 February: Top Achiever registration (only Top Achievers)
1 February: Gateway Orientation for first-years start
2 February: Welcoming of first-years to residences
3 February: Official welcoming of first-years by Prof Francis Petersen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor (UFS)
17 February: Community Celebration Day
17 February: Gateway programme ends
19 February: Lectures for the first semester begin
23 February: Last date to make changes to first-semester and year module registration
8 January-23 February: Online registration for students without blocks
29 January-23 February: Assisted online registration for senior students
4 February: Gateway Orientation for first-years start
5 February-23 February: Assisted online and manual registration for first-years
19 February-23 February: Late registration for qualifications with space; changes and additions
30 January: Natural and Agricultural Sciences registration
31 January: Economic and Management Sciences registration
1 February: Education registration
2 February: International students register
12-16 February: South Campus Gateway week
Registration at Sub-regions
1 February: Motheo
2 February: Welkom
5 February: Sasolburg
6 February: Kwetlisong
7 February: Bethlehem
12 February: Oudtshoorn
More dates available in our website calendar.