Celebrating a Century & Beyond at

Rhodes University!🎉

Join us in marking 120 years of excellence, innovation, and community. Dive into a journey of reflection, re-imagination, and collective growth. 

Time tested: The iconic RU Admin block

High spirits: Prof Sizwe Mabizela


Years of excellence

About RU120

One Hundred and Twenty 
years of Excellence.

Reunite, reconnect, reimagine.

Rhodes University (RU) is planning a year-long celebration of its bidecacentennial anniversary in 2024. This is a moment for critical reflection and strategic re-imagination for growth and sustainability, drawing from our collective resolve and working with our stakeholders. Our IDP is the lodestar in this regard.

Latest Updates

Upcoming Events

August 9, 2024

Sports Festival

This event will include the following Universities: UWC, UCT, CPUT, Sol Plaatjie, NMU, WSU, UFH, and Makhanda local teams.
September 7, 2024

HonDoc Music Festival

A prominent HonDoc is expected to headline a special music event in the week of the Convocation meeting.
September 12, 2024

90th Anniversary of the Rowing Club

The RU Rowing club turns 90 in 2024. There will be a Virtual Rowing Regatta with Garthdee House (Aberdeen Scotland) and Alumni dinner to celebrate this event.

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Online Giving

One of the key strategic goals of RU120 is to fill the gap for to the so-called “missing middle.”

Thousands of students are unable to obtain their qualifications as they have unpaid fees due – and we want our esteemed Alumni to help fill the gap. Give n Gain is one of the ways to donate. For more info, email: ru120@ru.ac.za

Contact Us

Reach out to us today with question or comments for the project.

We endeavor to respond within 48 hrs excluding weekends and holidays.


046-603-8111 / 046-603-8646


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