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The Faculty of Humanities extends a warm welcome to you

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand is one of the leading centres of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in South Africa and Africa.

You have made a wise choice in enrolling with a Faculty that is at the cutting-edge of undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Our teaching and research approaches are innovative multi-disciplinary, cross-disciplinary and transdisciplinary. This means that you will meet with academics that are recognised as leaders in their fields and participate in programmes that link the arts, social sciences, natural science, law and management. As a student in our Faculty, you will go through rigorous theoretical and methodological training which imparts strong research and analytical skills and enables you to adapt to the constantly changing world of work. In our Faculty, you will learn about yourself and the world in ways that will transform you and the way you understand the world. In creating an enriching learning experience for you, we encourage you to choose your subjects wisely by identifying those which are of interest to you.

Faculty of Humanities

29 January 2018 (Monday)

Academic Support 

Venue: Science Stadium, West Campus (see venues below)

09:00 - 10:00     

BA Degree Information Session
Venue: WSS 2

Welcome to Humanities, Teaching and Learning Advisors             
Venue: WSS 3

10:00 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:30        

Welcome to Humanities, Teaching and Learning Advisors             
Venue: WSS 2

BA Degree Information Session               
Venue: WSS 3

11:30 - 12:00


12:00 - 13:30     

Plagiarism & Copy Writing           
Venue: WSS 2 / 3

13:30 - 15:30        

Library Information / Library Tours           

30 January 2018 (Tuesday)

Great Hall Talks

Venue: Wits Great Hall, Robert Sobukwe Block, East Campus

09:00 - 09:30      

Address by the Dean - Faculty of Humanities       

09:30 - 10:00     

Address  by the Dean of Student Affairs               

10:00 - 11:00     

Student Affairs Masterclass & VOW FM (For students off-campus LISTEN LIVE here)

11:00 - 11:30      

Address by the Student Representative Council (SRC)   

11:30 - 12:30        

Drama for Life Performance       

12:30 - 13:00      


13:00 - 13:30      

WITS History and Traditions        

13:30 - 14:00       

Movie: Shooting Sardines in a Barrel      

31 January 2018 (Wednesday)

WITS 101

Venue: FNB101, West Campus

09:00 - 09:30      

Adjusting to University Life (Counselling and Careers Development Unit)

09:30 - 10:00     

Introduction to First Year Experience (FYE)        

10:00 - 10:30     

Academic Success Through Leadership & Service             

10:30 - 11:00     

Campus Safety  & Wits App / My SOS         

11:00 - 14:00     

Venue: BIDVEST Stadium, Yale Road

Meet US at the entrance (Gate C), Hostel Drive to collect your t-shirt and enter the stadium. Follow the sounds of the Bidvest Wits Band.
Getting branded as a Witsie: face-painting, foam fingers, kudu horns and selfie-frames

12:00 - 14:00

Bidvest Wits All Stars vs Wits Students Soccer Team! Come and support the Clever Boys! 

14:30 – 15:00     

Wits Safety / Don’t Dis Our Ability            

15:00 - 15:30      

Parking & Transportation                    

1 February 2018 (Thursday)

Campus Challenge

Venue: Amphitheatre (below Library Lawns), East Campus

09:00 - 15:00     

The Amazing Race   
Starts at the Amphitheatre (below the Library Lawns) – Ends at the Island of Adventure 

2 February 2018 (Friday)

ICT Skills Training and Online Assessment

Venue: West Campus (see venues below)

08:30 - 11:00        

Surnames: A-C                   

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 1, Science Stadium

Surnames: D-F                   

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 2, Science Stadium

Surnames: G-I                    

Commerce, Law and Management Computer Lab, West Campus 

Surnames: J-L                     

FNB Computer Lab 2A2


11:30 - 14:00        

Surnames: Ma-Mb                           

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 1, Science Stadium 

Surnames: Mc-Mn                           

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 2, Science Stadium 

Surnames: Mo-Mz                           

Commerce, Law and Management Computer Lab, West Campus 

Surnames: N-P                   

FNB Computer Lab 105, West Campus 


14:30 - 16:30        

Surnames: Q – R                

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 1, Science Stadium 

Surnames: S-T                    

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 2, Science Stadium 

Surnames: U-Z                   

FNB Computer Lab 2B, West Campus