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UKZN Sessional Dates 2018 - Howard College, Pietermaritzburg and Westville

FIRST SEMESTER
Monday, 05 February – Friday, 22 Jun

EASTER VACATION
Saturday, 24 March – Monday, 02 April

WINTER VACATION
Saturday, 23 Jun – Sunday, 15 July

SECOND SEMESTER
Monday, 16 July – Tuesday, 27 November

PRE-SEMESTER:
Mon, 01 – Fri, 05 Jan Tue, 02 Jan University opens
Mon, 08 – Fri, 12 Jan Mon, 08 Jan (Programme specific) Self-help registration system opens
Mon, 15 – Fri, 19 Jan
Mon, 22 – Sat, 27 Jan Mon, 22 Jan Deadline for submission of Exclusion Appeals
Deadline for applications for remarks
Fri, 26 Jan CEACOM (College Exclusion Appeals Com.) meetings
Sat, 27 Jan Parents’ Day
Mon, 29 Jan– Sat, 03 Feb Mon, 29 Jan– Fri, 02 Feb Orientation and on-campus registration of students
Thu, 01 Feb AEACOM (Academic Exclusion Appeals Com.) meetings
SEMESTER 1:

1

Mon, 05 – Fri, 09 Feb Mon, 05 Feb First Semester commences
Lectures commence

2

Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 Feb

3

Mon, 19 – Fri, 23 Feb

4

Mon, 26 Feb – Fri, 02 Mar Wed, 28 Feb Registration deadline for returning Research Masters & Doctoral students
Thu, 01 Mar To follow Friday’s timetable (Compensatory day)
Fri, 02 Mar Final date for minimum fee payment required for student registration
Final date for 1st Semester registration
Final date for requests for extended DPs
Final date for submitting curriculum changes

5

Mon, 05– Fri, 09 Mar Fri, 09 Mar Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS for the students who had outstanding requirements. (Honours, Bachelors, Diplomas and Certificates)

6

Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 Mar

7

Mon, 19 – Fri, 23 Mar Wed, 21 Mar Human Rights Day (Public Holiday)
Fri, 23 Mar Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS (Masters and Doctoral Studies)
Sat, 24 Mar – Mon, 02 Apr EASTER VACATION (STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK)
Fri, 30 Mar Good Friday (Public Holiday)
Mon, 02 Apr Family Day (Public Holiday)

8

Tue, 03 – Fri 06 Apr

9

Mon, 09 – Fri, 13 Apr Fri, 13 Apr Final date for withdrawal from a module
Final date for withdrawal from the University (Semester 1)
Final timetable for main & supplementary exams released

10

Mon, 16 – Sat, 21 Apr Mon, 16 – Sat, 21 Apr Graduation Ceremonies (WVL)

11

Mon, 23 – Fri, 27 Apr Mon, 23 – Tue, 24 Apr Graduation Ceremonies (PMB)
Fri, 27 Apr Freedom Day (Public Holiday)

12

Mon, 30 Apr – Fri, 04 May Mon, 30 Apr Final date for payment of 60% of fees for year registrations or 100% for semester 1 registrations
Tue, 01 May Workers’ Day (Public Holiday)
13 Mon, 07 – Fri, 11 May

14

Mon, 14 – Fri, 18 May Wed, 16 May DP refusals published
Thu, 17 May Lectures end
Fri, 18 – Tue, 22 May Study period

15

Mon, 21 – Sat, 26 May Mon, 21 May Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices
Wed, 23 May First Semester Exams commence (incl. Saturday)

16

Mon, 28 May – Sat, 02 Jun Mon, 28 May – Sat, 02 Jun Exam week

17

Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Jun Thu, 07 Jun First Semester Exams end
Fri, 08 Jun – Tue, 12 Jun Break between exams

18

Mon, 11 – Sat, 16 Jun Wed, 13 Jun 1st Semester Supplementary Exams commence
Thu, 14 Jun Eid-Al-Fitr (condoned absence) (no exams)
Sat, 16 Jun Youth Day (Public Holiday) (no exams)

19

Mon 18 – Fri, 22 Jun Fri, 22 Jun Supplementary Exams end
First Semester ends
Semester 1:
  • Teaching days: Monday 13 , Tuesday 13 , Wednesday 13 , Thursday 14 , Friday 12 : 65 days
  • Compensatory day: (Thursday 01 March, follows Friday’s timetable)
  • Study leave: 5 days; Main Examinations: 14 days; Supplementary Exams: 7 days;
Sat, 23 Jun – Sun, 15 Jul MID-YEAR BREAK (Winter Vacation)
Mon, 02 Jul Supplementary Exam marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00
Mon, 09 Jul Release of 1st semester results after Exam Boards at 00:01 am
SEMESTER 2:

1

Mon, 16 – Fri, 20 Jul Mon, 16 Jul Second Semester commences
Lectures commence
Wed, 18 Jul Deadline for submission of Exclusion Appeals
Fri, 20 Jul CEACOM meetings (College Exclusion Appeals Com.)
Deadline for applications for re-marks

2

Mon, 23 – Fri, 27 Jul Tue, 24 Jul AEACOM meeting (Academic Exclusion Appeals Com.)
Fri, 27 Jul Final date for payment of all fees required for student registration (2nd semester).
Final date for registration – 2nd Semester
Final date for requests for extended DPs
Final date for submitting curriculum changes

3

Mon, 30 Jul – Fri, 03 Aug

4

Mon, 06 – Fri, 10 Aug Tue, 07 Aug To follow Thursday’s timetable (Compensatory day)
Thu, 09 Aug National Women’s Day (Public Holiday)

5

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Aug

6

Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 Aug Wed, 22 – Sat, 25 Eid-Al-Adhah (condoned absence)

7

Mon, 27 – Fri, 31 Aug Mon, 27 Aug Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS (all qualifications incl. doctoral studies)
Fri, 31 Aug Final date for payment of all fees

8

Mon, 03 – Fri, 07 Sep

9

Sun, 09 – Fri, 14 Sep Sun, 09 – Tue, 11 Sep Rosh Hashanah (condoned absence)
Wed, 12 – Thu, 13 Sep Spring Graduations (All ceremonies held in WVL)
Fri, 14 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, 15 Sep – Mon, 24 Sep Tue, 18 – Wed, 19 Sep STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK Yom Kippur (condoned absence)

10

Mon, 24 – Fri, 28 Sep Mon, 24 Sep Heritage Day (Public Holiday)

11

Mon, 01 – Fri, 05 Oct

12

Mon, 08 – Fri, 12 Oct

13

Mon, 15 – Fri, 19 Oct

14

Mon, 22 – Sun, 28 Oct Mon, 22 Oct DP refusals published
Tue, 23 Oct Lectures end
Wed, 24 – Sun, 28 Oct Study period
Thu, 25 Oct Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices

15

Mon, 29 Oct – Sat, 03 Nov Mon, 29 Oct Second Semester Exams commence (incl. Saturday)
Final date for submission of College handbooks for 2019

16

Mon, 05 – Sat, 10 Nov Mon, 05 – Sat, 10 Nov Exam week
Wed, 07 Nov Diwali/Deepavali (Condoned absence) (no exams)

17

Mon, 12 – Sun, 18 Nov Wed, 14 Nov Second Semester Exams end
Thu, 15 – Mon, 19 Nov Break between Exams

18

Mon, 19 – Sat, 24 Nov Tue, 20 Nov 2nd Semester Supplementary Exams commence

19

Mon, 26 - Fri, 30 Nov Tue, 27 Nov 2nd Semester Supplementary Exams end
Second Semester ends
Fri, 30 Nov Last day for submission of theses/dissertations to the Post-Graduate Administrative Offices for possible April 2019 Graduation
Semester 2:
  • Teaching days: Monday 13 , Tuesday 14 , Wednesday 13 , Thursday 12 , Friday 13 : 65 days
  • Compensatory days: (Tuesday, 07 August, follows Thursday’s timetable)
  • Study leave: 5 days; Examinations: 14 days; Supplementary Exams: 7 days
YEAR-END BREAK:
Mon, 03 – Fri, 07 Dec Fri, 07 Dec Supplementary marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00
Mon, 10 – Fri, 14 Dec Fri, 14 Dec Release of 2nd semester results after Exam Boards (00:01 am)
Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 Dec Mon, 17 Dec Day of Reconciliation (Public Holiday observed)

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Sessional Dates for both the School of Medicine and the School of Education will be published separately.
  • BComHons(Acc) and PGDip(Acc) :  Winter vacation will end a week early (i.e. 08 Jul); and lectures will end on Friday 07 September.  There will be no Sept. mid-term break; and year-end exams (incl.supps) will run from 26 Sept. to 09 Nov.
  • All Bachelor of Nursing students are required to attend clinical training and community work during  vacations in the year from the 8 January 2018 up until the 21 December 2018.
  • 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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