First-year information for 2018
2017-12-13

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
Bloemfontein Campus map and programme
Qwaqwa Campus map and programme

How to find us
Click here to view maps of our three campuses, as well as a downloadable app

Important dates
Campus-specific dates for registration are highlighted below: 

Bloemfontein Campus
8 January: Registration services open
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)
5-9 February: Registration for first-years
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

Contact details Bloemfontein Campus

 

Qwaqwa Campus
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

Contact details Qwaqwa Campus

South Campus

29 January: Humanities registration
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

Contact details South Campus

 

More dates available in our website calendar.