Welcome to the Commerce Faculty at UCT!

First-Year Campus Reception: All students from 27 to 29 January 2024

All students must collect their student cards and laptop (only if you opted-in to receive a UCT laptop) at the First-Year Campus Reception, which will be held from 27 to 29 January at the UCT Sports Centre. Further information on booking appointment times for the campus reception will be sent to you by email closer to the time.

All first-year students will register during Orientation. This means that you will work through steps 2 and 3 below during Orientation.

Step 1: Attend Orientation

When you accepted your final offer, you would have received an email confirming that you were added to the Commerce Orientation website on Amathuba, UCT’s digital learning platform.  

Please note: Orientation is designed to assist students in making the best decisions regarding their curriculum choices. Registration takes place AFTER participating in Orientation. No first-year student can register unassisted.

Commerce Orientation dates:

  • 24 January to 26 January 2024: Orientation for students who are from Cape Town.
    (Venue: New Lecture Theatre on Upper Campus)
  • 31 January to 2 February 2024: Orientation for all students who are new to Cape Town.
    (Venues: New Lecture Theatre on Upper Campus and Lecture Theatre LS2A in the Leslie Social Sciences Building)

Step 2: Choose your degree on Peoplesoft

As a new first-year student, you choose your degree during Orientation. Download the Choosing Your Degree: First-year Students Guide.

  • Please note that specific disciplines; Actuarial Science, Quantitative Finance, Computer Science and Analytics, have higher entrance requirements. Before choosing one of these degrees, you must ensure you meet the admission requirements. It will delay your registration if you choose a degree you are not eligible for.
  • Actuarial Science: If you have a final offer in Actuarial Science, you can choose this degree. If you do not have a final offer in Actuarial Science, you may select this degree if you meet the admission requirements.

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Step 3: Registration

ALL first-year students must attend Orientation in order to register.

All mainstream students register on the last day of Orientation:

  • Friday, 26 January 2024: Students who are from Cape Town.
  • Friday, 2 February 2024: Students who are new to Cape Town.

You will register on campus, assisted by Orientation Leaders. Further information will be communicated during Orientation. You cannot register at another time, as an Orientation Leader must approve your curriculum before you submit it.

All first-year mainstream students will register via Programme Enrolment (PE). Download the Undergraduate Student Registration Activity Guide.

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All EDU students register on Friday, 2 February 2024.

Further details will be communicated at the EDU meeting at 16h00 on Wednesday, 31 January 2024, in Lecture Theatre LS2A in the Leslie Social Sciences Building.

You will register on campus, assisted by EDU Induction Leaders. You cannot register at another time, as an Induction Leader must approve your curriculum before you submit it.

All first-year EDU students will register via Programme Enrolment (PE). Download the Undergraduate Student Registration Activity Guide

Process to apply to change from Mainstream to EDU after registration
After registration, if you would like to change from Mainstream to EDU, please email shanaaz.solomons@uct.ac.za by 12h00 on Monday, 5 February 2024. Please include your student number and the programme you want to change to.

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