Maties, we are preparing to welcome you to our completed Alumni Welcoming Centre at Die Stal – your new home away from home.
“The Covid-19 pandemic may have halted refurbishing work in early 2020, but with South Africa’s lockdown slowly being lifted, the work is back on track and the finishing line is in sight,” says Shaun Stuart, Manager: Alumni and Donor Engagement at Stellenbosch University.
When completed, the Alumni Welcoming Centre will provide the first point of connection for all alumni when they return to campus. You can expect a welcoming environment that serves as a gateway to the alumni network and that fosters relationships. Information and informative resources will be on hand, alumni merchandise and memorabilia will be on offer at our retail store, and campus tours will start and end there.
“We plan on hosting a variety of social and professional networking events. This can include book launches, guest lectures, small alumni reunions, major alumni events such as Homecoming, residence sport, Varsity Cup, graduation celebrations and our annual Welcoming Day for first-years,” says Karen Bruns, Senior Director: Development and Alumni Relations.
“This will be a place where the old meets the new, where innovation meets heritage, and where familiarity develops into relationships. We cannot wait to complete this iconic facility where you can come and celebrate being a Matie.”