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Welcome home to Wits!

Join us in this year of festivities as we continue the Faculty’s tradition of gathering in common purpose and celebrating the excellence of many of our peers.

As the University observes 2022 as its centenary year, September will kick off with a University-wide Alumni Homecoming Weekend followed by the Faculty of Health Sciences’ annual Alumni Week from the 5th to the 10th of September.
This year’s programme will feature many exciting activities such as the revival of the Alumni Art Exhibition, the Alumni Symposium, and the return of the much loved Alumni Gala Dinner. There is also an opportunity to engage with some of the University’s most profilic individuals, including a special sit-down breakfast with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Zeblon Vilakazi
Browse through the week’s itinerary and sign-up to participate in your favourite activities.

Need more information? Get in touch with the Faculty's Alumni Team via

See full programme here: Alumni Week Programme 2022

View the Symposium programme & speaker bios here: Alumni Symposium 2022

FHS Art Exhibition: 5 - 10 September

This FHS Alumni Art Exhibition will showcase artwork created and owned by alumni Medic Artists and art lovers of all kinds. It is open all week until 7pm Venue: PVT Health Sciences Building, Ground Floor Foyer

Walk-ins Welcome

FHS Alumni Lunch Braai & Campus Tour - 9 September

Enjoy a campus tour of FHS for a nostalgic peep through the lens of your student days and relax with a good old braai treat afterwards.


FHS Origins Centre Tour - 10 September

Learn more about Africa’s rich indigenous knowledge of traditional medicine in a special Faculty of Health Sciences series. It’ll include a lecture that will explore The impact of diseases and migration on Southern Africa’s history and African pharmacology.

Register Here

Redbus Tour - 7 September

Explore Joburg from an eagle eye’s view as you drive through for a Redbus Tour. You’ll also get to meet and greet renowned scientist and Wits RHI Director, Professor Helen Rees, at the final destination.


On Breathing - 7 September

“The exhibition “On Breathing” by Nina Barnett and Jeremy Bolen, interrogates Johannesburg's relationship to breathing. It mirrors internal airway tunnels with the networks dug under the ground in search of gold, examining through art the processes of respiration. This launch will be followed by a panel discussion titled “The Adler Museum of Medicine – our way forward”.

FHS Alumni Symposium - 8 September

Attend the Alumni Symposium in person!


VC's Breakfast - 5 September

Be there to kick-start the 2022 Alumni Week with a breakfast session hosted by Wits' Vice-Chancellor, Professor Zeblon Vilakazi. An occasion to remember


FHS Alumni Maropeng Caves Tour - 6 September

Explore the Maropeng Caves tour where a team of researchers led by alumni Professor Lee Berger recently found the first partial skull of a Homo Naledi child in the remote depths of the Rising Star Cave.


Alumni Week Access Pass

Join us for the Faculty's annual Alumni Week festivities! Register for your FREE week-long pass