Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine - Sessional Dates 2016

MBChB 1
MBChB 2
MBChB 3
MBChB 4
MBChB 5
MBChB 6

First Semester
First Semester
First Semester
First Semester
First Semester
First Semester

08 Feb-22 Jun
12 Jan-29 Jun
13 Jan-29 Jun
18 Jan-24 Jun
18 Jan-10 Jun
18 Jan-24 Jun

Second Semester
Second Semester
Second Semester
Second Semester
Second Semester
Second Semester

25 Jul-01 Dec
12 Jul-01 Dec
06 Jul-01 Dec
11 Jul-02 Dec
11 Jul-02 Dec
04 Jul-09 Dec

PRE-SEMESTER: 

 

Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Jan

Mon, 04 Jan

University opens

Wed, 06 Jan

Self-help registration system opens

SEMESTER 1: 

1

Mon, 11 – Fri, 15 Jan

Mon, 11 Jan

MBCHB2 on campus registration

Tue, 12 Jan

Deadline for applications for re-marks

Deadline for submission of Exclusion Appeals

MBCHB 2 Lectures commence

MBCHB3 on campus registration

Wed, 13 Jan

MBCHB3 Lectures commence

Fri, 15 Jan

MBChB4 on campus registration & orientation

MBChB5 on campus registration

MBChB6 on campus registration

2

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Jan

On or before Mon, 18 Jan

CEACOM meetings (College Exclusion Appeals Comm.)

Mon, 18 Jan

MBChB4 Block 1 commences

MBChB5 Block 1 commences

MBChB6 Block 1 commences

Fri, 22 Jan

AEACOM meeting

3

Mon, 25 – Sat, 30 Jan

Sat, 30 Jan

Parents’ Day

4

Mon, 01 – Fri, 05 Feb

Mon, 01 – Fri, 05 Feb

Orientation and on-campus registration of students

5

Mon, 08 – Fri, 12 Feb

Mon, 08 Feb

First Semester commences

Lectures commence for MBCHB 1 students

6

Mon, 15 – Sat, 20 Feb

Fri, 19 Feb

Final date for submitting curriculum changes, incl. registration for returning postgraduates

Final date for requests for extended DPs

MBChB4 Block 1 Final Day for DP Appeals

MBChB5 Block 1 Final Day for DP Appeals

7

Mon, 22 – Fri, 26 Feb

Mon, 22 – Fri, 26 Feb

MBChB4 Block 1 Exam Week

MBChB5 Block 1 Exam Week

Fri, 26 Feb

MBChB6 Block 1 Final Day for DP Appeals

8

Mon, 29 Feb – Fri, 04 Mar

Mon, 29 Feb

Final date for minimum fee payment required for student registration.

Final date for 1st Semester registration

MBChB4 Block 2 commences

MBChB5 Block 2 commences

Mon, 29 Feb – Fri, 04 Mar

MBChB6 Block 1 Exam Week

9

Mon, 07– Fri, 11 Mar

Mon, 07 Mar

MBChB6 Block 2 commences

Fri, 11 Mar

Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS for the students who had outstanding requirements.
(Honours, Bachelors, Diplomas and Certificates)

10

Mon, 14  – Fri, 18 Mar

 

                                                                           

11

Sat, 19 – Mon, 28 Mar

EASTER VACATION  (STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK)

Mon, 21 Mar

Human Rights’ Day (Public Holiday)

Fri, 25 Mar

Good Friday (Public Holiday)

Mon, 28 Mar

Family Day (Public Holiday)

12

Mon, 21 – Fri, 25 Mar

Thu, 24 Mar

Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS (Doctoral and Masters Studies)

13

Mon, 28 Mar – Fri, 01 Apr

Fri, 01 Apr

MBChB4 Block 2 Final Day for DP Appeals

MBChB5 Block 2 Final Day for DP Appeals

14

Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Apr

Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Apr

MBChB4 Block 2 Exam Week

MBChB5 Block 2 Exam Week

15

Mon, 11 – Sat, 16 Apr

Mon, 11 Apr

MBChB4 Block 3 commences

MBChB5 Block 3 commences

Mon, 11 – Sat, 16 Apr

Graduation Ceremonies (WVL)

Fri, 15 Apr

MBChB6 Block 2 Final Day for DP Appeals

Final date for withdrawal from a module

Final date for withdrawal from the University (Semester 1)

Final timetable for main & supplementary exams released

16

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Apr

Mon, 18 – Tue, 19 Apr

Graduation Ceremonies (PMB)

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Apr

MBChB6 Block 2 Exam Week

17

Mon, 25 – Fri, 29 Apr

Mon, 25 Apr

MBChB6 Block 3 commences

Wed, 27 Apr

Freedom Day (Public Holiday observed)

18

Mon, 02 – Fri, 06 May

Mon, 02 May

Workers Day (Public Holiday observed)

19

Mon, 09 – Fri, 13 May

Fri, 13 May        

MBChB4 Block 3 Final Day for DP Appeals

MBChB5 Block 3 Final Day for DP Appeals

20

Mon, 16 – Fri, 20 May

Mon, 16 – Fri, 20 May

MBChB4 Block 3 Exam Week

MBChB5 Block 3 Exam Week

Tue, 17 May

DP refusals published MBCHB 2 and 3 students

Wed, 18 May

Lectures and tests end MBCHB 2 and 3 students

Thu, 19 – Mon, 23 May

Study period

Fri, 20 May

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices for MBCHB 2 and 3 students

21

Mon 23 – Fri, 27 May

Mon, 23 – Fri, 27 May

MBChB4 Study Week for Supplementary Exams

MBChB5 Study Week for Supplementary Exams

Tue, 24 May

First Semester Exams commence (incl. Saturdays) for MBCHB 2 and 3 students

22

Mon, 30 May – Fri, 03 Jun

Mon, 30 May - Fri, 03 Jun

MBChB4 Supplementary Exam Week
MBChB5 Supplementary Exam Week
MBCHB 2 and 3 Exam week

Fri, 03 Jun

MBChB6 Block 3 Final Day for DP Appeals

 

Exam week

23

Mon, 06 -  Fri,  10 Jun

Mon, 06 – 10 Jun

MBChB4 Supplementary Exam Week
MBChB5 Supplementary Exam Week
MBChB6 Block 3 Exam Week
Selectives week for MBCHB 2 and 3 students

Wed, 08 Jun

First Semester Exams end

Fri, 10 Jun

MBChB5 Semester 1 ends

Thu, 09 – Mon, 13 Jun

Break between exams

24

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Jun

Mon, 13 Jun

MBChB4 Selectives Commences

MBChB5 Vacation Commences

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Jun

MBChB6 Study Week for Supplementary Exams

MMed Progress Assessment Week 1 – Semester 1

Wed, 15 Jun

1st Semester Supplementary Exams commence for MBCHB 2 and 3 students

Thu, 16 Jun

Youth Day (Public Holiday) (no exams)

25

Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 Jun

Mon, 20 Jun

MBChB4 Selectives Continues

Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 Jun

MBChB6 Supplementary Exam Week

Wed, 22 Jun

Supplementary Exams end for MBCHB 2 and 3 students

Thu, 23 Jun

First Semester ends

Selectives recommence for MBCHB 2 and 3 students

Fri, 24 Jun

MBChB4 Semester 1 ends

MBChB6 Semester 1 ends

Semester 1:

Teaching days:
Compensatory day:
Study leave:

 

 

Fri, 24 Jun – Sun, 24 Jul

MID-YEAR BREAK  (Winter Vacation)

 

Mon, 27 Jun – Fri, 01 Jul

Mon, 27 Jun

MBChB4 Vacation Commences

MBChB6 Vacation Commences

Wed, 29 Jun

Selectives end for MBCHB 2 and 3 students

Mon, 27 Jun – Fri, 01 Jul

MMed Progress Assessment Week 2 – Semester 1

 Fri, 01 Jul

Supplementary Exam marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

SEMESTER 2: 

1

Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Jul

Mon, 04 Jul

MBChB6 Block 4 commences

Tue, 05 Jul

Eid-Al-Fitr (condoned absence)

Wed, 06 Jul

Lectures commence for MBCHB 3 students

 Fri, 08 Jul

Release of 1st semester results after Exam Boards at 00:01 am

2

Mon, 11 – Fri, 15 Jul

Mon, 11 Jul

MBChB4 Block 4 commences

 

MBChB5 Block 4 commences

Tue, 12 Jul

Lectures commence for MBCHB 2 students

3

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Jul

Mon, 25 Jul

Second Semester commences

Lectures commence

4

Mon, 01 – Fri, 05 Aug

Thu, 04 Aug

Final date for payment of all fees required for student registration (2nd semester).

Fri, 05 Aug

Final date for registration – 2nd Semester

Final date for submitting curriculum changes

Final date for requests for extended DPs

Deadline for submission of Exclusion Appeals

Deadline for applications for re-marks

5

Mon, 08 – Fri, 12 Aug

On or before Wed, 10 Aug

CEACOM meetings (College Exclusion Appeals Comm.)

Tue, 09 Aug

National Women’s Day (Public Holiday)

Fri, 12 Aug

MBChB4 Block 4 Final Day for DP Appeals

6MBChB5 Block 4 Final Day for DP Appeals

MBChB6 Block 4 Final Day for DP Appeals

6

Mon, 15 – Fri, 19 Aug

Mon, 15 – Fri, 19 Aug

MBChB4 Block 4 Exam Week

MBChB5 Block 4 Exam Week

MBChB6 Block 4 Exam Week

Tue, 16 Aug

AEACOM meeting

7

Mon, 22 – Fri, 26 Aug

Mon, 22 Aug

MBChB4 Block 5 commences

MBChB5 Block 5 commences

MBChB6 Block 5 commences

8

Mon, 29 Aug – Fri, 02 Sep

 

 

9

Mon, 05 – Sun, 11 Sep

Sun, 11 Sep

Eid-Al-Adhah (condoned absence)

10

Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 Sep

 

 

11

Mon, 19 – Fri, 23 Sep

Fri, 23 Sep

MBChB4 Block 5 Final Day for DP Appeals

MBChB5 Block 5 Final Day for DP Appeals

12

Sat, 17 Sep – Sun, 25 Sep

                                 STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK (First year medical students only)

Sat, 24 Sep

Heritage Day (Public Holiday)

13

Mon, 26 – Fri, 30 Sep

Mon, 26 – Fri, 30 Sep

MBChB4 Block 5 Exam Week

MBChB5 Block 5 Exam Week

Tue, 27 Sep

Final date for withdrawal from a module

Final date for withdrawal from the University (Semester 2)

Final timetable for main and supplementary examinations released

Fri, 30 Sep

MBChB6 Block 5 Final Day for DP Appeals

14

Mon, 03 – Fri, 07 Oct

Mon, 03 Oct

MBChB4 Block 6 commences

MBChB5 Block 6 commences

Mon 03 – Tue, 04 Oct

Rosh Hashanah (condoned absence)

Mon, 03 – Fri, 07 Oct

MBChB6 Block 5 Exam Week

Wed, 05 Oct

MBCHB 3 Lectures and tests end. DP refusals for MBCHB 3 published

Fri, 07 Oct

DP appeals to be submitted to the School office  - MBCHB 3 students

15

Mon, 10 – Fri, 14  Oct

Mon, 10 Oct

MBChB6 Block 6 commences
Exam week for MBCHB 3 – Exam 1 commences

Wed, 12 Oct

Yom Kippur (condoned absence)

16

Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 Oct

 

 

17

Mon, 24 – Sun, 30 Oct

Mon, 24 Oct

Clinical Block starts for MBCHB 3 students

Thu, 27 Oct

DP refusals published for MBCHB 1 and 2 students

Fri, 28 Oct

Lectures and tests end for MBCHB 1 and 2 students

Sat, 29 Oct – Wed, 02 Nov

Study period

Sun, 30 Oct

Diwali/Deepavali (Condoned absence)

18

Mon, 31 Oct – Sat, 05 Nov

Mon, 31 Oct

Final date for submission of College handbooks for 2017

Tue, 01 Nov

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Office – MBCHB 1 and 2 students

Thu, 03 Nov

Second Semester Exams commence (incl. Saturdays) for MBCHB 1 and 2 students

Fri, 04 Nov

MBChB4 Block 6 Final Day for DP Appeals

MBChB5 Block 6 Final Day for DP Appeals

19

Mon, 07  – Fri, 11 Nov

 

Exam week

Mon, 07  – Fri, 11 Nov

MBChB4 Block 6 Exam Week

MBChB5 Block 6 Exam Week

20

Mon, 14  – Sat, 19 Nov

Mon, 14  – Fri, 18 Nov

MBChB4 Study Week for Supplementary Exams

MBChB5 Study Week for Supplementary Exams

MMed Progress Assessment Week 1 – Semester 2

Fri, 18 Nov

Second Semester Exams end for MBCHB 1 and 2 students
Clinical Block ends for MBCHB 3 students

MBChB6 Block 6 Final Day for DP Appeals

Sat, 19 – Wed, 23 Nov

Break between Exams

21

Mon, 21 – Sat, 26 Nov

Mon, 21 to Fri, 25 Nov

MBChB4 Supplementary Exam Week

MBChB5 Supplementary Exam Week

MBChB6 Block 6 Exam Week

Thu, 24 Nov

2nd Semester Supplementary Exams commence for MBCHB 1-3 students

22

Mon, 28 Nov – Fri, 02 Dec

Mon, 28 Nov– Fri, 02 Dec

MBChB4 Supplementary Exam Week

MBChB5 Supplementary Exam Week

MBChB6 Study Week for Supp Exams

MMed Progress Assessment Week 2 – Semester 2

Thu, 01 Dec

2nd Semester Supplementary Exams end for MBCHB 1-3 students

Second Semester ends

Fri, 02 Dec

MBChB4 Semester 2 ends

MBChB5 Semester 2 ends

Last day for submission of theses/dissertations to the Post-Graduate Administrative Offices for possible April 2017 Graduation

Semester 2:

Teaching days:
Compensatory days:
Study leave:

YEAR-END BREAK:

 

Mon, 05 – Fri, 09 Dec 

Mon, 5 Dec

MBChB4 Vacation Commences

MBChB5 Vacation Commences

Mon, 05 – Thu, 08 Dec

MBChB6 Supp Exam Week

Thu, 08 Dec

Supplementary marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

Fri, 09 Dec

MBChB6 Semester 2 ends

 

Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 Dec 

Thu, 15 Dec

Release of 2nd semester results after Exam Boards
(00:01 am)

Fri, 16 Dec

Day of Reconciliation (Public Holiday)

 

Mon, 19 – Fri, 23 Dec

Fri, 23 Dec

University Offices close

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