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Orientation and Registration Dates

Undergraduate Orientation Dates 2021 (including the graduate 2-year and graduate 3-year LLB)

Who must attend what

 

Orientation/ Induction 

Who must attend 

Dates 

Time 

Venue 

Undergraduate LLB Orientation 

  • First-time Law students 

3 – 12 March 

Activities are mostly asynchronous (can be watched at anytime). A timetable for synchronous activities will be available.

Online 

VULA  Orientation Site  

Undergraduate LLB Academic Orientation  

  • 4 Year undergraduate LLB students 
  • Combined stream undergraduate LLB students  

10 – 12 March 

Activities are mostly asynchronous (can be watched at anytime). A timetable for synchronous activities will be available. 

Online 

VULA  Orientation Site 

Graduate LLB Academic Orientation and Introduction to Law course  

  

 

  

Graduate-level students doing Law for the first time, including: 

  • Graduate 3-yr LLB students 
  • PG Dip and Masters students who are first-time in Law

10 – 12 March

Activities are mostly asynchronous (can be watched at anytime). A timetable for synchronous activities will be available.

Online 

VULA  Orientation Site

 

 

What's the Undergraduate Orientation Programme?

Date 

Synchronous Online or On-Campus Activities

Asynchronous Online Activities

28 February – 3 March

On-Campus First Year Reception – this is only for those students who will be collecting laptops and will need student ID to access campus (where applicable). 

not applicable

3 March

 

Welcome to UCT Law!

Online

  • 14h30

Word of Welcome from Prof Danwood Chirwa, Dean of the Law Faculty.

Join this live online Teams Session [Link to be provided on Vula].

 

Quantitative Literacy test

  • 09h00 - 11h30

QL Tests written on campus for students wishing to be exempted from MAM1013F. Information sent to students on email.

The following information should be accessed and engaged with on the Vula Site:

 

  • Introduction to Online Orientation
  • How does Vula Work?
  • Digital Literacy Test and Support

 

4 -5 March

Curriculum advice for new Law students will be available on the Registration and Administration Vula site as follows:

4 March: 09h00 - 12h00 (Prelim A, 4-yr LLB)

5 March: 09h00 - 11h00 (Prelim, graduate 3-yr LLB)

The following information should be accessed and engaged with on the Vula Site:

  • Welcome to UCT!

Introductions

Student Life and Support

Introduction to Online studying

8 March

 

The following information should be accessed and engaged with on the Vula Site:

  • Welcome To Law School!

Familiar faces

Facilities and Support

More about your degree stream

Using the Law Library

The Mentorship Program

9 March

 

Getting to know you – some social activities and ice breakers facilitated by the Orientation Leaders.

10 – 12 March

Academic orientation may require students to engage with some synchronous online activities. This will be confirmed via Vula Orientation Site Announcements.

Undergraduate students (4-year stream or combined stream refresher) will participate in three days of academic orientation hosted on the Vula Orientation Site.

Graduate students (3-year stream) will participate in one day of academic orientation (10 March) followed by two days’ participation (11 - 12 March) in an Introduction to Law course.

*NB! The Introduction to Law course is only helpful and/or applicable to Graduate LLB Students (students following the 3-year degree stream) due to how the LLB curriculum is structured. Other students must please not attend this course.

12 March

Final day for all students to complete registration.

 

And then first term classes start on Monday 15 March!

 

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