Strathmore University Orientation
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The following pages will prepare you for an online academic experience especially now when we cannot not welcome you into our physical campus. We will endeavor to make the online learning experience as exciting as the on-campus one.

Mission of SU

We dedicate ourselves to the advancement of education through teaching, scholarship and service to society by providing an all-round education in an atmosphere of freedom and responsibility, creating a culture of continuous improvement, fostering high moral standards and developing a spirit of service and respect for others.

Aim of SU

The aim of the University is to provide an all-round education for its students in an atmosphere of freedom and responsibility. Admission to the University is granted to all deserving students regardless of their background. This is reflected in the University motto:


     -Ut Omnes Unum Sint –That All May Be One.

Vice Chancellor : Dr. Vincent Ogutu

I am delighted to welcome you to Strathmore University. To those students who come from outside Kenya, I would also like to welcome you to Nairobi. I am glad that all of you are becoming part of the SU family, and I look forward to getting to know you better. You have chosen to study at a fine university. Unlike at other universities, each one of our students is a person with a name and a face, not just a number or statistic. Here the teachers care about the students and we prepare you for a professional career. You have come with talent and potential. You will leave prepared to join the leaders in business, industry and public service. Your entire learning experience here will shape your character, build your leadership skills and enable you to learn more about people from places, cultures and beliefs other than your own. 

While you are here, we encourage you to strike a healthy balance between your academic activities and your enjoyment of the rich opportunities that the University offers for professional and personal growth. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you succeed. The University is committed to fostering an intellectual and ethical environment based on the principles of academic integrity. This includes a commitment to the values of honesty, trustworthiness, fairness, and respect. These values are essential to the success of the University’s educational aims and violations of academic integrity constitute serious offenses against the entire academic community.

All of you come here from different parts of our country and the world. You have different beliefs and backgrounds. You have different academic and personal goals. But what unites you- what unites us – is being a part of the SU family, where we are bound by common values and share a common motivation of making the world a place where all communities with diverse cultural, ethnic or religious heritage, can live together in harmony. Each one of you should contribute to this purpose by promoting and fostering understanding, harmony and social cohesion among your fellow students. Our hope for you is that the intellectual journey which you are embarking on will be marked by freedom of inquiry and an unceasing search for truth. You will find that Strathmore University will provide opportunities for your intellectual and cultural enrichment that are available nowhere else. 


I wish you an inspiring and fulfilling journey of intellectual discovery and true personal growth.

SHSS Dean: Dr. Magdalene Dimba
Dean of Students: Paul Ochieng
SBS Dean: Dr. Caesar Mwangi
SI Principal: Angelica Kiboro
SIMS Dean: Dr.Godfrey Madigu
STH Dean: Dr. David Chiawo
SLS Dean: Dr. Peter Kwenjera
SCES Dean: Dr. Julius Butime

Each school (faculty) has its website. For more information, Kindly check the links listed below and their respective contact information: 

  1. Student Email – allows access to email hosted on GMail platform and all google apps and comes with unlimited storage on Google Drive.
  2. Domain Password – allows access to AMS, E-Learning, and Library among others. Password can be reset on:
  3. Academic Management Systems (AMS) – This web application enables you to view your student profile, check your fee structures and fee statements, register for your units, download your exam cards, check your exam results and even apply for graduation once you’re done with your course. The portal can be accessed using the following link
  4. Student Laptop – Every Full-time Degree student is empowered with a state-of-the-art laptop to match their digital learning and lifestyle.
  5. Office365 Accounts – install Microsoft office apps on your laptop for free on up to 5 devices. They include usage of Teams among others.
  6. myStrath App – Strathmore Mobile App for all student that can be accessed on Google Play Store. This application enables you to view your student profile, the financial details for the degree you have enrolled for. You can also view the courses enrolled in, attendance to classes, timetable for your courses and any library overdue charges. The application also provides links to the university website and social media accounts. You must log in to access the features of the application.
  7. Support – through the email you can access the ICT services desk, through which ICTS staff will assist you on IT matters.
  8. Password Self Service – managing domain passwords from anywhere.
  9. Self Service Printers – print (in color and black/white) and photocopy at rock bottom prices using our efficient multifunction printers placed across the University. You can also scan for free to your email address in just one click.
  10. Zoom – Install in your laptop to get ready to attend your class online.
My-Strath App

This application enables you to view your student profile, the financial details for the degree you have enrolled for. You can also view the courses enrolled in, attendance to classes, timetable for your courses and any library overdue charges. The application also provides links to the university website and social media accounts. You must log in to access the features of the application.

Password Self-Service Portal

Access the Student Password Self-service Portal to UNLOCK your account or RESET the PASSWORD as well as a how-to guide: 

E-learning Platform

Using the credentials issued by your faculty, you can log into the eLearning platform to find notes and announcements whenever issued by your lecturer. Kindly visit to log in to your account. 

Student Email

University faculty, staff, and students receive free Strathmore Gmail accounts. Google Apps provides Strathmore Email and Calendar service for students and staff.

For inquiries on the resources mentioned above, kindly send an email to

Online learning orientation is ongoing in the faculties as instructions are being given to the students. For queries, kindly reach out to your faculty administrators as detailed below:

There are various internal and external Financial Aid Schemes in form of scholarships, loans, bursaries, work study, waivers etc. The eligibility criteria varies depending on the type of financial aid one is applying for.

For queries, contact

In line with the Government’s directive to safeguard all clients against COVID-19 spread, the University has facilitated cashless options for payment of fees. See the attached writeup for more details. Please communicate this to your parents/guardians.

Cashless Payment options for students & customers

 i. Payment of Fees: For all Undergraduate Programs: This may be paid via M-pesa, EFT, and RTGS to any of the banks listed below: 

  • SBM Bank
  • Stanbic Bank

See Table 1 below for detailed instructions

Mode of payment

SBM Bank

Stanbic Bank


1.  Go to your Mpesa application 

2.  Under the pay bill option input the business number 600950
(Strathmore Pay bill number via SBM Bank). 

3. Under account number; input your sixdigit student number (123456)

1. Go to your Mpesa application 

2. Under the pay bill option input the business number 168633 (Strathmore pay bill number via Stanbic Bank).

3.Under account number, input 99020 followed by your sixdigit student number (123456), for example, 99020123456


1.   Login into your Bank’s Mobile 
App/Online Banking Platform. 

2.  Input the payment details as per instructions below: 
Account name: Strathmore 
Account number: 0242027486004 
Bank Name: SBM Bank 
Bank Branch: Strathmore 
Swift code: SBMKKENA 
Narration: Admission Number 

3.  Follow the usual prompts to complete the transaction.

1.  Complete the transaction request form via your respective bank platform and enter the following: 
Account Name: Strathmore University 
Account Number: 99020 followed by your student number. Eg. A student whose number is 123456 will enter 99020123456 
Bank Name: Stanbic Bank 
Bank Branch: Chiromo-31000 
Swift code: SBICKENX 

2.  Follow the usual prompts to complete the transaction. 

 ii. Interview Fees: Undergraduate Programs: This may be paid via M-pesa through SBM and Stanbic Bank.

See Table 2 below for detailed instructions


Table 2. Payment of Interview Fees for Undergraduate Courses offered at SU 

Mode of payment

SBM Bank

Stanbic Bank


1.  Go to your Mpesa application

2.  Under the pay bill option input the business number 600950
3.  Under account number, input the Course Code (7 digits). See appendix 1 below for a detailed list of course codes.

1.  Go to your Mpesa application 

2.  Under the pay bill option input the business number 168633

3.  Under account number, input 99020 followed by Course Code (7 digits).
See appendix 1 for a detailed list of course codes. For example, account number for a program whose course code is 1234567 is 990201234567 

        iii. Donations: These may be made via M-pesa through Citibank Pay Bill Number 988666. Under Account Number, indicate your area of support e.g. SBS, Scholarship Fund etc.

For any queries related to the above, please contact:

You will experience life on campus through: 

  • The Office of the Dean of Students
  • Career Development Services
  • Clubs and societies
  • Chaplaincy
  • Community Service center
  • Medical center
  • Mentoring services
  • The Alumni

It aims to provide a student-centered co-curricular environment that enhances the academic mission of the university and help students to be better persons through personal development programs.

All international students in Kenya need a Student Pass, a document issued by the Ministry of Immigration in Kenya. Upon admission in the campus, you should apply for a student pass. 

The following are required for application: 


  1. Two passport sized photos.
  2. A copy of your passports: Both biodata and Visa page.
  3. A copy of your academic transcripts/ A-level/O-level certificates presented to admissions when joining Strathmore.
  4. A commitment letter from parent/ legal guardian/sponsor stating that he/she will cater for the course fees and other accommodation expenses during your studies.
  5. A copy of parent’s national ID or passport.
  6. For self-sponsored students: A certified copy of your bank statement is required.
  7. Cover letter from School stating course and course duration. For internship passes, a cover letter from the company offering the training is required.
  8. A police clearance certificate/ Certificate of good conduct from the country of origin.

All students are always required to have a valid immigration status. In case your visitors pass expires before the student pass has been issued. The student is required to extend the visa. The office of the Dean of students that operates the International Students Office will facilitate the visa extension for a given period, all the student need to do is notify the office on time.


For more information, contact

It links the industry and Strathmore University, students and our illustrious alumni. For more information, reach out via Email:

Consultation hours:10.00am – 1.00pm | 2.00pm – 4.00pm

There are various sports teams, clubs and societies that you can join in SU. They include:

Kenya Model UN     

Strathmore Drama Society

Japanese club


Strathmore Chorale

AIESEC Strathmore

HATSS club


Chinese club

Enactus Strathmore

Tax Club


Strathmore Reading Club

French club

Strathmore Business Club


Strathmore Debate Society

German club



Strathmore Media Group

Spanish club








Table tennis

For more information, contact:

The department offers a variety of activities available to all persons of the University. The chaplains contribute to the teaching of professional ethics, theology and other courses of religious education. They are available for spiritual and moral guidance in times of need or at any time on request; they accompany persons along their path to God. 

Under the care of the Chaplaincy, daily mass, confessions, days of recollection, and other activities take place in the chapels, which are always open during working days.

For more information, visit

The goal of CSC is to enhance the quality of life of the people around it by connecting the knowledge and resources of the University to the country’s evolving economic, social and community needs. The Community Service Center offers programs that provide our students, alumni, staff and partners with opportunities to be empowered and to empower others in purposeful and love-filled work in the community. For more information, contact

Strathmore University Medical Center endeavors to deliver comprehensive quality care that is accessible affordable available and patient-centered that meets internationally accepted standards. It is located on campus. 

For more information, contact or visit

Strathmore University Mentoring Services seeks to ensure that students are assisted in realizing their potential, in helping them become mature individuals and agents of change in society. It also foresees that every student has the supportive relationships they need to grow and develop into thriving, productive and engaged young adults.

Mentoring Agenda

Year 1

The year is the beginning of a new period of life with new expectations. The Mentor and Mentee, after familiarization, the mentee should discuss with the mentor the following important considerations together with other related personal issues.

  • Student Development Plans-Set aim for studies, clarify the choice of course.
  • Personality and Temperament awareness. Knowledge of self-starting with one’s strengths. Developing character.
  • University life; managing academics and social life.
  • What is Strathmore University like?
  • University Studies and what dimensions make for all round education.
  • Potential setbacks in the 1st year
  • Developing Professional Standards fitting in a University.
  • Community Service and its Goal in the Education of the Student.

Year 2

Students make major decisions in this year that can affect studies, relationships and overall student development. In this year the student and mentors could tackle the following areas:


  • Clarify the Community Based Attachment experience. How to expand participation through Community Outreach Program.
  • Analyze the progress and experiences of the First year and set the platform for the second year with clear objectives.
  • Personal development skills- What mistakes/challenges did you have in year one.
  • Analysis of personality weaknesses and how to minimise or overcome them.
  • Dealing with expectations and pressure from parents, lecturers and friends.
  • Financial matters.
  • Career related Internships and its relevance during the three months break.
  • Professional certifications needed and how to balance studies for degree and the certifications.
  • Participation in clubs, societies, Sports and Student council and seeking to be a leader if possible.
  • Clarifying and pursuing ideas that can make one an entrepreneur and seeking support where possible.
  • The benefits of public lectures organized by the university.
  • Attend Career seminars organized by Career Development Office.
  • Writing a draft resume at the end of 2nd Year and have it critiqued by Career Development Office.
  • Read the literature recommended by Career office and Mentoring office.
  • Being the real you that you should be not can be.

Year 3

This year forms the turning point for many students. Decisions on majors and specializations are done in this year. The key points of engage are likely to be:

  • Continued focus on Personal development. Identify what opportunities that the student has and what threats lie in wait in a given career and personality.
  • Deep analysis of specializations, choice of majors and align it with personal goal set at the beginning of the course.
  • Is the dream still on…? what is changing and how is it changing.
  • Analysis of the leadership potentials, networking skills, professional competencies and ethical demands of a given area of training.
  • Reflect on the past 2 years at university and what specific field one chooses for their future professional focus.
  • Clear all pending academic credits.
  • Attend a couple of mock interviews to get the feel of it.
  • Write a comprehensive resume for the industrial internship.
  • Participate in leadership of the clubs, societies or student council

Year 4

This is the final year of studies. It is a year that brings with it the anxieties of leaving and joining a world of unknown. The mentee should seek information on the following areas.


  • Follow up with Industrial attachment experience. Discuss the strengths of the experience, what was learnt, what gaps miss in the training and the way to fill up the gaps.
  • Find an industrial mentor and make several connections in the industry.
  • Discussion on topics of a personal nature that will affect the student in the professional and personal world. Topics such as temporary unemployment, employment trends, networking skills, friendships, use of money especially after a first salary after graduation, ethical concerns in job hunting, marriage, postgraduate studies among other topics that the mentee has.
  • Update ones resume and hand it to the career off


Material to be used for Mentoring services:


For more information, visit

For more information on the Alumni Association, kindly visit or contact

THANK YOU for taking the time to become familiar with Strathmore University. 


All the above services are available online. Talk to us.


We look forward to welcoming you on campus. Meanwhile, stay safe. 

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