Enrolment and orientation are designed to help you officially start your exciting new journey with us, so it’s important that you come along and attend the events.

We’ll help you settle in and provide you with all the information to fully prepare you for the start of classes and your student life.

Your Key Dates

Refer to the Important Dates for detailed key dates.

IIE MSA Orientation (O-Week) 2024

Welcome to IIE MSA 2024 Orientation Week. ‘O-Week’ begins for all commencing undergraduate students on 12 February 2024 and ends on 16 February 2024.

Please note: O-week for engineering students will take place on 8 and 9 February 2024. All other schools will commence on 12 February 2024.

Orientation week is a crucial and intensive induction programme designed to prepare you for the academic semester ahead. This solid academic foundation, coupled with exciting social opportunities and events, will ensure a smooth transition into studying at IIE MSA. We look forward to meeting and interacting with you. We have lots of Fun Activities planned for O-Week.


During this week, we will help you to prepare for academic learning, understand the mission, vision and values of the IIE MSA community, discover the full array of opportunities available to you as an IIE MSA student and find out how and where you can receive any support you may need.

Although there is much to learn, there are many friendly and helpful IIE MSA students who will be your `O-Buddies`, as well as our expert staff members who are ready to offer advice and support throughout your transition to IIE MSA. The IIE MSA O-Week is the best way to get started on the path to academic success and to get a feel for the IIE MSA experience.

During O-Week you will:

  • Receive extensive academic advice for the semester ahead
  • Register, if you have not done so already
  • Learn about your new academic environment
  • Explore ways to get involved in campus activities
  • Meet IIE MSA school, staff and current students
  • Attend expert lectures to assist you in making choices for electives and study areas.
  • Get to grips with important issues for new students
  • Learn about campus life from current IIE MSA students
  • Meet other new students, make new friends and form study groups with new classmates
  • Have any and all questions answered about studying at IIE MSA

You are not required to register for orientation week.

Orientation week is compulsory for 1st year students. Orientation week is a programme that features a variety of activities and workshops that cover the needs of incoming students to IIE MSA, including campus tours, meeting faculty and staff and numerous resources the students will need. It is therefore beneficial and important for the students to attend orientation week.

There is ample parking for students on campus and the security on campus will show you to the student parking area which is free.

Wear something comfortable or casual, show off your personal style, prepare for the weather and make sure to look photo ready.

It is always a good idea to bring a notepad and pen for notes.

Students are welcome to bring their own food.

We have 2 canteens on campus available for students to buy snacks, food and drinks.

Only for 14 February 2024 when we go to Happy Island Water Park. Happy Island Water Park will cost R160 for the ticket. Transport will be provided for free from campus to the waterpark and back to campus.

Our students have access to our wifi and internet connectivity.

The O-Buddies and student representative council (IIE MSA Voice) will be available throughout the day and week to assist with questions and any other queries the students may have.

You will be provided with all these information during the course of orientation week.

The O-buddies and other students committees on campus will show you to the different venues and where you need to be.