Updated on 18th February 2021
This communication regards opening for Semester I 2020/2021 Academic year for all students (Graduate, Freshers and Continuing Students)
First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of normally one week which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”.
The Freshers report on Campus one week earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.
Schedule of Semesters for Academic Year 2020/2021
Getting used to a new place can be pretty daunting, but that is what orientation week is all about; getting to know your surroundings, meeting students and staff members. This makes you feel comfortable enough to hit the ground running when the semester starts. It is a great chance for you to familiarize yourself with the University.
Monday 22nd to Saturday 27thFebruary, 2021 ( 6 Days) will be the Orientation Week for all Freshers at Colleges in line with the COVID 19 SOPS following a programme drawn by each college and thereafter Teaching and Learning will proceed via Open Distance and e-Learning education model (ODel/Blended Learning).
The following officials will make presentations which will also be put on the university website www.mak.ac.ug;
Dean of students
Director University Health Services
Director Counseling and Guidance Centre
Director Gender Main Streaming
Ag. Director Legal Affairs
The Principal Games Tutor
Chief Security Officer
After the orientation programme, first year students will undertake an Open Distance and e-Learning education model (ODel/Blended Learning) subject to further guidance from government. Each student therefore, MUST have a laptop computer as one of the essential tools for study purposes for the programme offered. In the meantime, it is important that all first year students prepare adequately to utilize the ODel /Blended Learning approach.
During the Orientation week, arrangements are made to enable the Freshers meet and be addressed by Key Officers, Wardens and Student Leaders who welcome the students centrally and at their respective Colleges and Schools.
Arrangements are also made to enable the Freshers acquaint themselves with such key facilities at the University like the Library, University Hospital, Games and Recreation Facilities etc. Freshers are expected to take advantage of the week to survey and acquaint themselves with the general Campus lay out. Another major activity during the Orientation Week is Registration.
All Freshers must ensure that they enroll and register first centrally and then with each of their respective Colleges/Schools/Departments/Halls/University Hospital.
N.B. (i) The above is a tentative programme pending communication from government on opening of School and Universities.
(ii) Each first year student admitted to any Makerere University Programme MUST have a lap top Computer as of the essential study tools for the programme.
For a candidate to qualify to be a bonafide student of the University, he/she must be registered. Registration is a mandatory requirement of the University. Privately sponsored students will pick their original admission letters after payment of 60% tuition and all functional fees from their respective colleges.
Ensure that you complete all the required enrollment/registration formalities within the prescribed time in order to avoid disappointments later.