University of Cape Town Gears up for 2022 First-Year Campus Reception programme
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University of Cape Town Gears up for 2022 First-Year Campus Reception programme

The University of Cape Town Gears up for 2022 First-Year Campus Reception programme ; UCT first-years will receive their student cards and PeopleSoft training during the First-Year Campus Reception program on upper campus, as well as computers for those who have enrolled in the university’s laptop program.

It’s that time of year again when the University of Cape Town (UCT) welcomes first-year students who have been accepted for their first year of study at Africa’s most prestigious institution.

Under stringent COVID-19 regulations, the First-Year Campus Reception program, which was established for the first time in 2021, will take place in the Sports Centre on upper campus from Saturday, January 29 to Monday, January 31. The smooth, jam-packed three-day event allows students to go into one location and walk out with everything they need to get started as UCT students.

One-stop shop

The First-Year Campus Reception service makes everything simple and stress-free.

Students will receive their student cards, which, before the programme was introduced, had always been a scramble. Often students would get lost on their way to UCT Access Control – the location on upper campus where students and staff normally receive their identification cards.

Further, students will also receive assistance with logging into PeopleSoft – UCT’s online self-service student administration portal, and to sign the necessary declarations. PeopleSoft contains students’ academic records, timetables, course marks and personal information. And students who have opted to join the UCT Laptop Programme will be able to collect their laptops on the day.

The reception is open to incoming first-year students who have received and accepted firm offers from UCT.

Please check your UCT student email account: if you have been made a firm offer, you will have received an email containing detailled information about the First-Year Campus Reception programme, as well as instructions about how to book your time slot on one of the three days, from Saturday, 29 January to Monday, 31 January.