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UKZN Sessional Dates 2020 - Howard College, Pietermaritzburg and Westville

FIRST SEMESTER
Monday, 3 Feb – Friday, 19 Jun

EASTER VACATION
Saturday, 4 Apr – Monday, 13 Apr

WINTER VACATION
Saturday, 20 Jun – Sunday, 12 Jul

SEPTEMBER VACATION
Saturday, 19 Sep – Monday, 28 Sep

SECOND SEMESTER
Monday, 13 Jul – Wednesday, 25 Nov

PRE-SEMESTER: 


Wed, 1 – Fri, 3 Jan

Thu, 2 Jan

University opens


Mon, 6 – Fri, 10 Jan

Tue, 7 Jan

(Programme specific) Self-help registration system opens


Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Jan




Mon, 20 – Sat, 25 Jan

Mon, 20 Jan

Deadline for submission of Exclusion Appeals

Deadline for applications for remarks

Fri, 24 Jan

CEACOM (College Exclusion Appeals Com) meetings

Sat, 25 Jan

Parents’ Day


Mon, 27 – Fri, 31 Jan

Mon, 27 – Fri, 31 Jan

Orientation and on-campus registration of students

Thu, 30 Jan

AEACOM (Academic Exclusion Appeals Com.) meetings


SEMESTER 1: 

1

Mon, 3 – Fri, 7 Feb

Mon, 3 Feb

First Semester commences

Lectures commence

2

Mon, 10 – Fri, 14 Feb

Fri, 14 Feb

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

Registration deadline for returning Research Masters & Doctoral students

3

Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 Feb

 

 

4

Mon, 24 – Fri, 28 Feb

 

 

5

Mon, 2– Fri, 6 Mar


 

6

Mon, 9  – Fri, 13 Mar

Fri, 13 Mar

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

(Honours, Bachelors, Diplomas and Certificates) 

7

Mon, 16 – Sat, 21 Mar

Sat, 21 Mar

Human Rights Day (Public Holiday)

8

Mon, 23 – Fri 27 Mar

Wed, 25 Mar

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

Fri, 27 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, 30 Mar – Fri, 3 Apr



    Sat, 4 Apr – Mon, 13 Apr

EASTER VACATION  (STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK)

Fri, 10 Apr

Good Friday (Public Holiday)

Mon, 13 Apr

Family Day (Public Holiday)

10

Tue, 14 – Fri, 17 Apr

Tue, 14 Apr

To follow Monday’s timetable (Compensatory day)

Tue, 14 – Sat, 18 Apr

Graduation Ceremonies (PMB 14&15 WVL 17&18) 

Wed, 15 Apr

To follow Friday’s timetable (Compensatory day)

11

Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 Apr

Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 Apr

Graduation Ceremonies (WVL)

12

Mon, 27 Apr – Fri, 1 May

Mon, 27 Apr

Freedom Day (Public Holiday)

Thu, 30 Apr

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

Fri, 1 May

Workers’ Day (Public Holiday)

13

Mon, 4 – Fri, 8 May

Tue, 5 May

Last day for submission of theses/dissertations to the Post-Grad Admin Office for possible 2020 September Graduation


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

14

Mon, 11 – Fri, 15 May

Tue, 12 May

DP refusals published

Wed, 13 May

Lectures end

Thu, 14 – Mon, 18 May

Study period

Fri, 15 May

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices

15

Mon, 18 – Sat, 23 May

Tue, 19 May

First Semester Exams commence (incl. Saturday)

Sat, 23 May

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

16

Mon, 25 – Sat, 30 May

Mon, 25 – Sat, 30 May

Exam week

17

Mon, 1 – Sat, 6 Jun

Thur, 4 Jun

First Semester Exams end

Fri, 5   Wed, 10 Jun

Break between exams

18

Mon, 8 – Sat, 13 Jun

Thu, 11 Jun

1st Semester Supplementary Exams commence

19

Mon, 15 – Fri, 19 Jun

Tue, 16 Jun

Youth Day (Public Holiday observed) (no exams)

Fri, 19 Jun

Supplementary Exams end

First Semester ends

Semester 1:

  • Teaching days:    Monday 12 ,  Tuesday 14 ,  Wednesday 14 ,  Thursday 13 ,  Friday 12  :  65 days
  • Compensatory days:  (Tuesday 14 April, follows Monday’s timetable;   and Wednesday 15 April, follows Friday’s timetable)
  • Study leave:  5 days;     Main Examinations:  14 days;  Supplementary Exams:  7 days.

 

 

     Sat, 20 Jun – Sun, 12 Jul

MID-YEAR BREAK  (Winter Vacation)

 Mon, 29 Jun

 

Supplementary Exam marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

Tue, 7 Jul

Release of 1st semester results after Exam Boards at 00h01


SEMESTER 2: 

1

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Jul

Mon, 13 Jul

(Programme specific) Self-help registration system opens

Second Semester commences

Lectures commence

Wed, 15 Jul

Deadline for submission of Exclusion Appeals

Fri, 17 Jul

CEACOM meetings (College Exclusion Appeals Com.)

Deadline for applications for re-marks

2

Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 Jul

Tue, 21 Jul

AEACOM meeting (Academic Exclusion Appeals Com.)

Fri, 24 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, 27 – 31 Jul

Fri, 31 Jul

Eid-Al-Adhah (condoned absence)

4

Mon, 03 – Fri, 07 Aug



5

Mon, 10 – Fri, 14 Aug

Mon, 10 Aug

National Women’s Day (Public Holiday observed)

6

Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 Aug



7

Mon, 24 – Fri, 28 Aug

Fri, 28 Aug

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

8

Mon, 31 Aug – Fri, 4 Sep

Mon, 31 Aug

Final date for payment of all fees

Tue, 1 Sep
To follow Monday’s timetable (Compensatory day)

9

Mon, 7 – Fri, 11 Sep




 

Fri, 11 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

10

Mon, 14 – Fri, 18 Sep

Wed, 16 – Thu, 17 Sep
Spring Graduations (All ceremonies held in WVL)
Sat 19 – Sun, 20 Sep
Rosh Hashanah (condoned absence)

          Sat, 19 Sep – Mon, 28 Sep

         

                                 STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK

Thu, 24 Sep

Heritage Day (Public Holiday)

Mon, 28 Sep
Yom Kippur (condoned absence)

11

Tue, 29 Sep – Fri, 2 Oct



12

Mon, 5 – Fri, 9  Oct

Tue, 6 Oct

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

13

Mon, 12 – Sat, 17 Oct



14

Mon, 19 – Sun, 25 Oct

Mon, 19 Oct 

DP refusals published

Tue, 20 Oct

Lectures end

Wed, 21 – Sun, 25 Oct

Study period

Fri, 23 Oct

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices

15

Mon, 26 – Sat, 31 Oct

Mon, 26 Oct

Second Semester Exams commence (incl. Saturday) 

Fri, 30 Oct
Final date for submission of College handbooks for 2021

16

Mon, 2  – Sat, 7 Nov

Mon, 2  – Sat, 7 Nov

Exam week

17

Mon, 9  – Sat, 14 Nov

Tue, 10 Nov

Second Semester Exams end

Wed, 11 – Tue, 17 Nov

Break between Exams

Sat, 14 Nov

Diwali/Deepavali (Condoned absence)  (no exams)

18

Mon, 16 – Sat, 21 Nov

Wed, 18 Nov

2nd Semester Supplementary Exams commence

19

Mon, 23 – Fri, 27 Nov

Wed, 25 Nov

2nd Semester Supplementary Exams end

Second Semester ends

20

Mon, 30 Nov – Fri, 4 Dec

Mon, 30 Nov

Deadline for internal transfer and re-admission after a break, for entry into the 2021 academic year

Fri, 4 Dec

Last day for submission of theses/dissertations to the Post-Graduate Administrative Offices for possible April 2021 Graduation

Semester 2:

  • Teaching days:   Monday 12 ,  Tuesday 14 ,  Wednesday 13 ,  Thursday 13 ,  Friday 13 :  65 days
  • Compensatory days:   (Tuesday 1 September, follows Monday’s timetable)
  • Study leave:  5 days;     Examinations:  14 days;     Supplementary Exams:  7 days


YEAR-END BREAK:


Mon, 7 – Fri, 11 Dec 

Wed, 9 Dec

Supplementary marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00 


Mon, 14 – Fri, 18 Dec

Tue, 15 Dec

Release of 2nd semester results after Exam Boards

(00h01)

Wed, 16 Dec

Day of Reconciliation (Public Holiday)


Mon, 21 – Fri, 25 Dec

Thu, 24 Dec

University Offices close (12h00)

Fri, 25 Dec

Christmas Day (Public Holiday)


PLEASE NOTE:

  • Sessional Dates for both the School of Medicine and the School of Education will be published separately.
  • PGDip(Acc) : Lectures commence on 20 Jan; Final exams will be from 21 to 29 Sep; Supplementaries will be on 2 to 10 Nov; and results will be submitted to SAICA on 27 Nov 2020. 
  • All Bachelor of Nursing students are required to attend clinical training and community work during  vacations in the year from the 6 January 2020 up until the 19 December 2020
  • 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.

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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