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UKZN Sessional Dates 2019 - Howard College, Pietermaritzburg and Westville

FIRST SEMESTER
Monday, 04 February – Thursday, 13 Jun

EASTER VACATION
Saturday, 13 April – Monday, 22 April

WINTER VACATION
Friday, 14 Jun – Sunday, 07 July

SECOND SEMESTER
Monday, 08 July – Wednesday, 20 November

PRE-SEMESTER: 

 

Tue, 01 – Fri, 04 Jan

Wed, 02 Jan

University opens

 

Mon, 07 – Fri, 11 Jan

Mon, 07 Jan

(Programme specific) Self-help registration system opens

 

Mon, 14 – Fri, 18 Jan

 

 

 

Mon, 21 – Sat, 26 Jan

Mon, 21 Jan

Deadline for submission of Exclusion Appeals

Deadline for applications for remarks

Fri, 25 Jan

CEACOM (College Exclusion Appeals Com.) meetings

Sat, 26 Jan

Parents’ Day

 

Mon, 28 Jan– Sat, 02 Feb

Mon, 28 Jan– Fri, 01 Feb

Orientation and on-campus registration of students

Thu, 31 Jan

AEACOM (Academic Exclusion Appeals Com.) meetings

 

SEMESTER 1: 

1

Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Feb

Mon, 04 Feb

First Semester commences

Lectures commence

2

Mon, 11 – Fri, 15 Feb

 

 

3

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Feb

 

 

4

Mon, 25 Feb – Fri, 01 Mar

Wed, 27 Feb

Registration deadline for returning Research Masters & Doctoral students

Fri, 01 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, 04– Fri, 08 Mar

Fri, 08 Mar

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

(Honours, Bachelors, Diplomas and Certificates)

6

Mon, 11  – Fri, 15 Mar

 

                                                                      

7

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Mar

Mon, 18 Mar

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

Thu, 21 Mar

Human Rights Day (Public Holiday)

8

Mon, 25 – Fri 29 Mar

Fri, 29 Mar

Final date for withdrawal from a module

Final date for withdrawal from the University (Semester 1)

Final timetable for main & supplementary exams released

9

Mon, 01 – Sat, 06 Apr

Mon, 01 – Sat, 06 Apr

Graduation Ceremonies (WVL)

Tue, 02 Apr

To follow Friday’s timetable (Compensatory day)

10

Mon, 08 – Fri, 12 Apr

Mon, 08 – Tue, 09 Apr

Graduation Ceremonies (PMB)

    Sat, 13 Apr – Mon, 22 Apr

EASTER VACATION  (STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK)

Fri, 19 Apr

Good Friday (Public Holiday)

Mon, 22 Apr

Family Day (Public Holiday)

11

Tue, 23 – Sat, 27 Apr

Sat, 27 Apr

Freedom Day (Public Holiday)

12

Mon, 29 Apr – Fri, 03 May

Mon, 29 Apr

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

Tue, 30 Apr

Last day for submission of theses/dissertations to the Post-Grad Admin Office for possible 2019 September Graduation

Final date for submission of 1st Semester Examination Question Papers (Main & Supps) to the Exams Dept.

Wed, 01 May

Workers’ Day (Public Holiday)

13

Mon, 06 – Fri, 10 May

Wed, 08 May

DP refusals published

Thu, 09 May

Lectures end

Fri, 10 – Tue, 14 May

Study period

14

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 May

Mon, 13 May

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices

Wed, 15 May

First Semester Exams commence (incl. Saturday)

15

Mon, 20 – Sat, 25 May

 

Exam week

16

Mon, 27 May – Sat, 01 Jun

Thu, 30 May

First Semester Exams end

Fri, 31 May – Tue, 04 Jun

Break between exams

17

Mon, 03 – Sat, 08 Jun

Wed, 05 Jun

Eid-Al-Fitr (condoned absence)   (no exams)

Thu, 06

1st Semester Supplementary Exams commence

18

Mon, 10 – Fri, 14 Jun

Thu, 13 Jun

Supplementary Exams end

First Semester ends

Semester 1:

  • Teaching days:    Monday 13 ,  Tuesday 14 ,  Wednesday 13 ,  Thursday 13 ,  Friday 12  :  65 days
  • Compensatory day:   (Tuesday 02 April, follows Friday’s timetable)
  • Study leave:  5 days;     Main Examinations:  14 days;  Supplementary Exams:  7 days; 

 

     Fri, 14 Jun – Sun, 07 Jul

MID-YEAR BREAK  (Winter Vacation)

Mon, 17 Jun

Youth Day (Public Holiday)  (Observed)

 Mon, 24 Jun

 

Supplementary Exam marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

 Sat, 29 Jun

 

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


SEMESTER 2: 

1

Mon, 08 – Fri, 12 Jul

Mon, 08 Jul

Second Semester commences

Lectures commence

Wed, 10 Jul

Deadline for submission of Exclusion Appeals

Fri, 12 Jul

CEACOM meetings (College Exclusion Appeals Com.)

Deadline for applications for re-marks

2

Mon, 15 – Fri, 19 Jul

Tue, 16 Jul

AEACOM meeting (Academic Exclusion Appeals Com.)

Wed, 17 Jul

To follow Friday’s timetable (Compensatory day)

Fri, 19 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, 22 – Fri, 26 Jul

 

 

4

Mon, 29 Jul – Fri, 02 Aug

 

 

5

Mon, 05 – Fri, 09 Aug

Fri, 09 Aug

National Women’s Day (Public Holiday)

6

Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 Aug

Mon, 12

Eid-Al-Adhah (condoned absence)

7

Mon, 19 – Fri, 23 Aug

 

 

8

Mon, 26 – Fri, 30 Aug

Tue, 27 Aug

Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS (all qualifications incl. doctoral studies)

Fri, 30 Aug

Final date for payment of all fees

9

Sun, 02 – Fri, 06 Sep

 

 

10

Mon, 09 – Fri, 13 Sep

Wed, 11 – Thu, 12 Sep

Spring Graduations (All ceremonies held in WVL)

Fri, 13 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, 14 Sep – Tue, 24 Sep

         

                               STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK

Tue, 24 Sep

Heritage Day (Public Holiday)

11

Wed, 25 – Fri, 27 Sep

 

 

12

Sun, 29 Sep – Fri, 04 Oct

Sun, 29 – Tue, 01 Oct

Rosh Hashanah (condoned absence)

13

Mon, 07 – Fri, 11  Oct

Tue, 08 – Wed, 09 Oct

Yom Kippur (condoned absence)

Tue, 08 Oct

Final date for submission of 2nd Semester Examination Question Papers (Main & Supps) to the Exams Dept.

14

Mon, 14 – Fri, 18 Oct

Tue, 15 Oct

DP refusals published

Wed, 16 Oct

Lectures end

Thu, 17 – Mon, 21 Oct

Study period

Fri, 18 Oct

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices

15

Mon, 21 – Sun, 27 Oct

Tue, 22 Oct

Second Semester Exams commence (incl. Saturday)

Sun, 27 Oct

Diwali/Deepavali (Condoned absence)  (no exams)

16

Mon, 28 Oct – Sat, 02 Nov

Mon, 28 Oct  – Sat, 02 Nov

Exam week

Fri, 01 Nov

Final date for submission of College handbooks for 2019

17

Mon, 04  – Sat, 09 Nov

Wed, 06 Nov

Second Semester Exams end

Thu, 07 – Mon, 11 Nov

Break between Exams

18

Mon, 11  – Sat, 16 Nov

Tue, 12 Nov

2nd Semester Supplementary Exams commence

19

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Nov

Wed, 20 Nov

2nd Semester Supplementary Exams end

Second Semester ends

Fri, 22 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 13 ,  Wednesday 14 ,  Thursday 13 ,  Friday 12 :  65 days
  • Compensatory days:   (Wednesday, 17 July, follows Friday’s timetable)
  • Study leave:  5 days;     Examinations:  14 days;     Supplementary Exams:  7 days

YEAR-END BREAK:

 

Mon, 02 – Fri, 06 Dec 

Tue, 03 Dec

Supplementary marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

 

Mon, 09 – Fri, 13 Dec 

Tue, 10 Dec

Release of 2nd semester results after Exam Boards

(00:01 am)

 

Mon, 16 – Fri, 20 Dec

Mon, 16 Dec

Day of Reconciliation (Public Holiday)

 

 

Fri, 20 Dec

University Offices 


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. 07 Jul); and lectures will end on Friday 06 September. There will be no Sept. mid-term break; and year-end exams (incl.supps) will run from 02 October to 08 Nov. 
    • All Bachelor of Nursing students are required to attend clinical training and community work during  vacations in the year from the 7 January 2019 up until the 21 December 2019
    • 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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