UKZN Sessional Dates 2017 - Howard College, Pietermaritzburg and Westville

FIRST SEMESTER: Monday, 06 February – Thursday, 22 Jun

EASTER VACATION: Saturday, 08 April – Monday, 17 April

WINTER VACATION: Friday, 23 Jun – Sunday, 16 July

SECOND SEMESTER: Monday, 17 July – Monday, 27 November

 

PRE-SEMESTER: 

 

Mon, 02 – Fri, 06 Jan

Tue, 03 Jan

University opens

 

Mon, 09 – Fri, 13 Jan

Mon, 09 Jan

(Programme specific) Self-help registration system opens

 

Mon, 16 – Fri, 20 Jan

 

 

 

Mon, 23 – Sat, 28 Jan

Sat, 28 Jan

Parents’ Day

 

Mon, 30 Jan– Sat, 04 Feb

Mon, 30 Jan– Fri, 03 Feb

Orientation of students

Thu, 02 – Sat, 04 Feb

On campus registration of students

 

SEMESTER 1: 

1

Mon, 06 – Fri, 10 Feb

Mon, 06 Feb

First Semester commences

Lectures commence

Fri, 10 Feb

Deadline for applications for re-marks

2

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Feb

 

 

3

Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 Feb

 

 

4

Mon, 27 Feb – Fri, 03 Mar

Fri, 03 Mar

Final date for minimum fee payment required for student registration

Final date for 1st Semester registration

Final date for requests for extended DPs

5

Mon, 06– Fri, 10 Mar

Fri, 10 Mar

Final date for submitting curriculum changes

Final registration date for returning Masters (by research) and Doctoral students.

Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS for the students who had outstanding requirements.

(Honours, Bachelors, Diplomas and Certificates)

6

Mon, 13  – Fri, 17 Mar

Fri, 17 Mar

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

7

Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 Mar

Tues, 21 Mar

Human Rights Day (Public Holiday)

8

Mon, 27 Mar – Sat, 01 April

Sat, 01 (till Mon, 10 Apr)

Graduation Ceremonies (WVL)

9

Mon, 03 – Fri, 07 Apr

 

 

                Sat, 08 – Mon, 17 Apr

EASTER VACATION  (STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK)

Tue, 11 – Wed, 12 Apr

Graduation Ceremonies (PMB)

Fri, 14 Apr

Good Friday (Public Holiday)

Mon, 17 Apr

Family Day (Public Holiday)

10

Tue, 18 – Fri, 21 Apr

Fri, 21 Apr

Final date for withdrawal from a module

Final date for withdrawal from the University (Semester 1)

Final timetable for main & supplementary exams released

11

Mon, 24 – Sun, 30 Apr

Thu, 27 Apr

Freedom Day (Public Holiday)

Sun, 30 Apr

Final date for payment of 60% of fees for year registrations or 100%  for semester 1 registrations

12

Mon, 01 – Fri, 05 May

Mon, 01 May

Workers’ Day (Public Holiday)

13

Mon, 08 – Fri, 12 May

 

 

14

Mon, 15 – Fri, 19 May

Wed, 17 May

DP refusals published

Thu, 18 May

Lectures end

Fri, 19 – Tue, 23 May

Study period

15

Mon, 22 – Fri, 26 May

Mon, 22 May

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices

Wed, 24 May

First Semester Exams commence (incl. Saturdays)

16

Mon, 29 May – Fri, 02 Jun

 

Exam week

17

Mon, 05 – Fri, 09 Jun

Thu, 08 Jun

First Semester Exams end

Fri, 09 Jun – Tue, 13 Jun

Break between exams

18

Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 Jun

Wed, 14 Jun

1st Semester Supplementary Exams commence

Fri, 16 Jun

Youth Day (Public Holiday) (no exams)

19

Mon 19 – Fri, 23 Jun

Thu, 22 Jun

Supplementary Exams end

First Semester ends

Semester 1:

  • Teaching days:    Monday 12 ,  Tuesday 13 ,  Wednesday 14 ,  Thursday 13 ,  Friday 13  :  65 days
  • Compensatory day:   (Wednesday 08 March, follows Monday’s timetable)
  • Study leave:  5 days;     Main Examinations:  14 days;  Supplementary Exams:  7 days; 

 

   Fri, 23 Jun – Sun, 16 Jul

MID-YEAR BREAK  (Winter Vacation)

Sun, 25 Jun

Eid-Al-Fitr (condoned absence)

 Mon, 03 Jul

 

Supplementary Exam marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

 Mon, 10 Jul

 

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

Second semester registration commences

  

SEMESTER 2: 

1

Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 Jul

Mon, 17 Jul

Second Semester commences

Lectures commence

Final date for requests for extended DPs

Wed, 19 Jul

 

Thu, 20 Jul

Deadline for submission of Exclusion Appeals

Fri, 21 Jul

Deadline for applications for re-marks

2

Mon, 24 – Fri, 28 Jul

Mon, 24 Jul

CEACOM meetings (College Exclusion Appeals Comm.)

On or before Thu, 27 Jul

AEACOM meeting

Fri, 28 Jul

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

Final date for registration – 2nd Semester

Final date for submitting curriculum changes

3

Mon, 31 Jul – Fri, 04 Aug

 

 

4

Mon, 07 – Fri, 11 Aug

Wed, 09 Aug

National Women’s Day (Public Holiday)

5

Mon, 14 – Fri, 18 Aug

 

 

6

Mon, 21 – Fri, 25 Aug

 

 

7

Mon, 28 Aug – Fri, 01 Sep

Thu, 31 Aug – Fri, 01 Sep

Eid-Al-Adhah (condoned absence)

Thu, 31 Aug

Final date for payment of all fees

8

Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Sep

 

 

9

Mon, 11 – Fri, 15 Sep

Fri, 15 Sep

Final date for withdrawal from the University (Sem. 2)

Final date for withdrawal from a module

Final timetable for main and supplementary examinations released

          Sat, 16 Sep – Mon, 25 Sep

                                 STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK

Thu 21 – Fri, 22 Sep

Rosh Hashanah (condoned absence)

10

Mon, 25 – Sat, 30 Sep

Mon, 25 Sep

Heritage Day (Public Holiday observed)

Sat, 30 Sep

Yom Kippur (condoned absence)

11

Mon, 02 – Fri, 06 Oct

 

 

12

Mon, 09 – Fri, 13  Oct

 

 

13

Mon, 16 – Fri, 20 Oct

Thu,, 19 Oct

Diwali/Deepavali (Condoned absence)

14

Mon, 23 – Sun, 29 Oct

Mon, 23 Oct

DP refusals published

Tue, 24 Oct

Lectures end

Wed, 25 – Sun, 29 Oct

Study period

Thu, 26 Oct

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices

15

Mon, 30 Oct – Fri, 03 Nov

Mon, 30 Oct

Second Semester Exams commence (incl. Saturdays)

Final date for submission of College handbooks for 2018

16

Mon, 06  – Fri, 10 Nov

 

Exam week

17

Mon, 13  – Sun, 19 Nov

Tue, 14 Nov

Second Semester Exams end

Wed, 15 – Sun, 19 Nov

Break between Exams

18

Mon, 20 – Sat, 25 Nov

Mon, 20 Nov

2nd Semester Supplementary Exams commence

19

Mon, 27 Nov– Fri, 01 Dec

Mon, 27 Nov

2nd Semester Supplementary Exams end

Second Semester ends

Fri, 01 Dec

Last day for submission of theses/dissertations to the Post-Graduate Administrative Offices for possible April 2018 Graduation

Semester 2:

  • Teaching days:   Monday 13 ,  Tuesday 14 ,  Wednesday 12 ,  Thursday 13 ,  Friday 13 : 65 days
  • Compensatory days:   (Tuesday, 08 August, follows Wednesday’s timetable)
  • Study leave:  5 days;     Examinations:  14 days;     Supplementary Exams:  7 days

 

YEAR-END BREAK:

 

Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Dec 

Fri, 08 Dec

Supplementary marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

 

Mon, 11 – Fri, 15 Dec 

Fri, 15 Dec

Release of 2nd semester results after Exam Boards

(00:01 am)

Sat, 16 Dec

Day of Reconciliation (Public Holiday)

 

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Dec

Fri, 22 Dec

University Offices close

 

Please note: The University of KwaZulu-Natal reserves the right to change any of the said Sessional Dates,   solely in its discretion, and without any liability for inconvenience and/or loss occasioned thereby.


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