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Sessional Dates Framework for 2021 Academic Year

 

WEEK

DATE

RETURNING (and new) RESEARCH MASTERS AND DOCTORAL STDS

RETURNING STUDENTS (UG, Hons, PGDip and CWM)  incl. transfers and FIRST ENTRY Hons, PGDip, CWM and Research M&D)

FIRST ENTRY LEVEL 1 UNDERGRADUATES

 

CONTINUATION OF 2020 ACADEMIC YEAR  (please note heading above might not always apply to the 2020 year as recorded till 31 December 2020)

2020

Mon, 02 - Fri, 06 Nov

 

Teaching and Learning Week 7

 

Mon, 09 - Fri, 14 Nov

 

Teaching and Learning Week 8

Sat, 14 Nov

Diwali (condoned absence)

 

Mon, 16 - Fri, 20 Nov

 

Teaching and Learning Week 9

 

Mon, 23 - Fri, 27 Nov

 

Teaching and Learning Week 10

 

Mon, 30 - Fri, 4 Dec

 

Teaching and learning Week 11

Fri, 04 Dec

Last day for submission of theses/dissertations for potential 04/2021 Graduation

 

Mon, 07 - Fri, 11 Dec

 

Teaching and Learning Week 12

Tue, 08 Dec

Deadline for Internal transfers and re-admission requests for the 2021 Year

 

Mon, 14 - Fri, 18 Dec

 

Teaching and Learning Week 13

Tue, 15 Dec

Second semester 2020 Ends for RESEARCH M&D students, with finalisation of their term decisions.

Wed, 16 Dec

Day of reconciliation (Public Holiday)

Fri, 18 Dec

Theory, and Prac/Lab modules teaching ends for all COURSEWORK modules (including assessment, except for compulsory/exception exams)

Sun, 20 Dec

Residence close for deep clean and sanitising.

 

Mon, 21 - Fri, 25 Dec

 

STUDENT RECESS STARTS

 

Staff undertake module administration

Thu, 24 Dec

University Closes Thu, 24 Dec at 12h00

Fri, 25 Dec

Christmas Day (Public Holiday

 

Mon, 28 - Thu, 31 Dec

 

FINANCE YEAR END PROCESSES

2021

2021 WEEK

DATE

RETURNING (and new1) RESEARCH MASTERS AND DOCTORAL STDS

RETURNING STUDENTS (UG, Hons, PGDip and CWM)  incl. transfers and FIRST ENTRY Hons, PGDip, CWM and RESEARCH  M&D

FIRST ENTRY LEVEL 1 UNDERGRADUATES

 

Fri, 01

Fri, 01 Jan

New Years Day (Public Holiday)

 

Mon, 04 - Fri, 08 Jan

Mon, 04 Jan

University opens at 08h00

Sat, 09 Jan

 

Residences open only for those students identified as having examinations/pracs (teaching/clinical) as required by Statutory Bodies and invited back to campus

 

Sun, 10 Jan

Deadline for Re-Registration Appeals to School Higher Degree Offices

 

 

 

Mon, 11 – Fri, 15 Jan

 

Remote, self-help, online registration for returning RESEARCH M and D students.

Exam week Mon, 11 - Fri, 15 Jan

 

Tues, 12 Jan

School Higher Degree Committees to consider re-registration appeals, for recommendation to CAAB

 

 

 

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Jan

 

Remote online registration. Ditto

Supps Wed 20, Jan - Saturday 24 Jan

 

Thu, 21 Jan

Special CAABs to consider recommendations from School Research & Higher Degree Committees

 

 

Fri, 22 Jan

Final notification deadline for all  re-registration applicants on outcome of appeal

 

 

Sat, 23 Jan

 

Vacate residences on or before 25 Jan

 

 

Mon, 25 – Fri, 29 Jan

 

Remote online registration

Staff -  module administration

 

Thu, 28 Jan

Final date for submission of bound examination copies with respect to any intention to submit received in semester 2:2020, without having to register for semester 1 of 2021

 

 

Fri, 29 Jan

-Final date for minimum fee payment required for registration RESEARCH M&D, and
-Final date for semester 1 registration for RESEARCH M&D

 

 

 

Mon, 01 – Fri, 05 Feb

 

Semester 1 commences for Research students

Staff module administration

 

Wed, 03 Feb

 

Exam Boards for semester 2:2020

 

Fri, 05 Feb

 

Release of 2nd semester 2020 results after Exam Boards (00:01AM)

 

 

Mon, 08 – Fri, 12 Feb

Mon, 08 Feb

 

Remote, self-help, online registration opens. Programmes specific

 

Fri, 12 Feb

 

Deadline for registration appeals Hons, PGDip and Coursework Masters students

 

 

Mon, 15 – Fri, 19 Feb

 

 

Week: Online registration ditto

 

Wed, 17 Feb

 

School Committees to consider registration appeals from Hons, PGDip and CWM students

 

 

Mon, 22 – Fri, 26 Feb

 

 

Week: Online registration ditto

 

Mon, 22 Feb

 

Special CAABs to consider recommendations from School Committees

 

Tues, 23 Feb

 

 

Release of Matric results

Fri, 26 Feb

 

 

 

1

Mon, 01– Fri, 05 Mar

Mon, 01 Mar

 

First semester lectures commence online for all students in these category

 

Fri, 05 Mar

 

-Final date for minimum fee payment required for registration.
-Final date for semester 1 registration.
-Final date for curriculum changes

 

2

Mon, 08  – Fri, 12 Mar

Mon, 08 - Fri, 12

 

Lectures, W 2

Remote, self-help, online registration opens for first entry first year students

Sat, 13 Mar

 

 

Virtual Parents Day

3

Mon, 15 – Fri, 18 Mar

 

 

Lectures, W 3

Remote, self-help, online registration and Virtual Orientation week

Sat, 19 Mar

 

 

 

4

Mon, 22 – Fri, 26 Mar

Mon, 22 Mar

Human Rights Day (Public Holiday Observed)

Tues, 23 Mar

 

Lectures, W 4

First Semester commences online for first entry UG first years

5

Mon, 29 - Fri, 02 Apr

 

 

Lectures, W 5

Lectures, W 2

Thu, 1 Apr

 

 

-Final date for minimum fee payment required for registration.
-Final date for semester 1 registration.
-Final date for curriculum changes

Fri, 02 Apr

Good Friday (Public Holiday)

6

Mon, 05 – Fri, 09 Apr

Mon, 05 Apr

Family Day (Public Holiday)

 

 

Lectures, W 6

Lectures, W 3

7

Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 Apr

 

 

Lectures, W 7

Lectures, W 4

Wed, 14 April

Final date for capturing ALL graduation decisions onto ITS (Bachelor through to PhDs)

 

8

Mon, 19 – Fri, 23 Apr

 

 

Lectures, W 8

Lectures, W 5

Fri, 23 Apr

Final date for withdrawal from a module and Final date for withdrawal from the University (S1) for ALL categories of registered students

 

Mon, 26 – Fri, 30 Apr

STUDENT RECESS (MID-TERM BREAK) FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF STUDENTS

Tues, 27 Apr

Freedom Day (Public Holiday)

Sat, 01 May

Workers’ Day (Public Holiday)

9

Mon, 03 – Fri, 07 May

 

 

Lectures, W 9

Lectures, W 6

10

Mon, 10 – Fri, 14 May

 

 

Lectures W 10

Lectures, W 7

Tues, 11 & Wed, 12

Proposed Graduation PMB

 

 

Thu, 13 May

Eid ul Fitr (condoned absence)

Sat, 15 May

Proposed Graduation WVL commences

11

Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 May

 

Proposed Graduation ceremonies WVL

Lectures W 11

Lectures, W 8

Sat, 22 May

Proposed Graduation ceremonies WVL end

 

 

12

Mon, 25 – Fri, 28 May

 

 

Lectures W 12

Lectures, W 9

13

Mon, 31 – Fri, 04 Jun

 

 

Lectures W 13

Lectures, W 10

Wed, 02 Jun

 

DPs published

Fri, 04 Jun

 

Lectures End
Final date for DP appeals submission

 

Mon, 07 – Fri 11, Jun

Tues, 08 Jun

 

DP appeals outcomes published

Lectures, W 11

Wed,09 Jun

 

Study leave Sat, 05 June - Wed, 09 June

Thurs, 10 Jun

 

Exams commence, including Saturday

 

Mon, 14 – Fri, 18 Jun

Wed, 16 Jun

Youth Day (Public Holiday observed)

Exam week, including Saturday

Lectures, W 12

 

Mon, 21 - Fri 25 Jun

 

 

Exam week, ends Thursday 24, Jun.

Lectures, W 13

 

Mon, 28 - Fri, 02 Jul

 

 

Supp exams: Mon - Saturday

Lectures, W 14

Sat, 03 Jul

SEMESTER 1 ENDS FOR 2021

Sat, 03 Jul

Residences close for deep clean

 

 

Mon, 05 - Fri 31 July - STUDENT RECESS (MID-YEAR BREAK)    -  Residence deep clean and prepare for Semester 2.

 

Mon, 05 - Fri, 09 Jul

 

 

Staff academic administration

Staff academic administration

Fri, 09 Jul

 

Supplementary Exam marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

Final module marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

 

Mon, 12 - Fri, 16 Jul

 

 

Staff academic administration

Staff academic administration

Wed, 14 Jul

 

Exam Boards

Exam Boards

Thur, 15 Jul

 

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

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

 

SEMESTER 2:  THESE DATES APPLY TO ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS

 

Mon, 19 – Fri, 23 Jul

 

 

 

 

Tue, 20 Jul

Eid ul Adha

 

Mon, 26 –  Fri, 30 Jul

Mon, 26 Jul

Remote online registration. Self-help. Change of Curriculum. Commences for Semester 2:2021

 

 

Sat, 31 Jul

Residences open for registered returning students

1

Mon, 02 – Fri, 06 Aug

Mon, 2 Aug

Second semester commences. Lectures commence

2

Mon, 09 – Fri, 13 Aug

Mon, 09 Aug

National Women’s Day (Public Holiday)

Fri, 13 Aug

-Final date for minimum fee payment required for registration. -Final date for semester 2 registration. -Final date for curriculum changes

3

Mon, 16 – Fri, 20 Aug

 

 

4

Mon, 23 – Fri, 27 Aug

 

 

5

Mon, 30 – Fri, 03 Sep

 

 

6

Mon, 06 – Fri, 10 Sep

 

 

7

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Sep

 

 

Fri, 17 Sep

Final date for withdrawal from a module and - Final date for withdrawal from the University (S2:2021)

 

Mon, 20 - Fri 24 Sep

STUDENT RECESS (MID-TERM BREAK)

Fri, 24 Sept

Heritage Day (Public Holiday)

8

Mon, 27 Sep – Fri, 01 Oct

 

 

9

Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Oct

 

 

10

Mon, 11– Fri, 15 Oct

 

 

11

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Oct

 

 

12

Mon, 25 – Fri, 29 Oct

 

 

13

Mon, 01  – Fri, 05 Nov

 

Last week of lectures

Wed, 03 Nov

DPs published

Thu, 04 Nov

Diwali/Deepavali (condoned absence)

Fri, 05 Nov

Lectures End.
Final date for DP appeals submission

 

Mon, 08  – Fri, 12 Nov

 

 

Tue, 09 Nov

DP appeal outcomes published

Thur, 11 Nov

Exams commence, including Saturday

 

Mon, 15 – Fri, 19

 

Exam week, including Saturday

 

Mon, 29 – Fri, 26 Nov

 

Exam week, ends Thur 25 Nov

 

Mon, 29– Fri, 03 Dec

 

Supp exams, Mon 29 Nov - Sat, 04 Dec

 

Mon, 06 – Fri, 10 Dec 

 

 

 

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Dec

Mon, 13 Dec

Supplementary marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

Thur, 16 Dec

Day of Reconciliation (Public Holiday)

 

Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 Dec

Mon, 20 Dec

Exam Boards

Wed, 22 Dec

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

Fri, 24 Dec

University Offices Close (12h00)

 

Mon, 27 - Fri, 31 Dec

 

 

 

 

Mon, 27 Jan

Day of Goodwill (Public Holiday observed)

 

 

PLEASE NOTE

  • Sessional Dates for both the School of Medicine and the School of Education will be published separately.
  • All Bachelor of Nursing students are required to attend clinical training and community work during vacations in any academic year.
  • PGDip (Acc): Sessional dates will be published within the School.-
  • Assumed certain COVID 19 restrictions will still be in place, especially in terms of physical distancing and maximum number of people in a venue (rule of thumb 1.5m2 per person required). COVID 19 will continue to define that the majority of modules are taught online, and assessed via continuous assessment within a semester. Remote online teaching and learning to be re-assessed as modus operadi in July 2021.
  • Level 1 modules must be assessed via continuous assessment during Semester 1:2021. To be re-assessed for Semester 2:2021
  • While Graduation ceremony dates have been factored in, there is however, no guarantee of on-site graduation.
  •  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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