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This academic year pattern is approved in PC4A (17 April 2020). It is subject to national regulations on lockdown.

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

January 2020

1

Wednesday

New Year's Day

 

2

Thursday

 

Library re-opens

3

Friday

   

4

Saturday

   

5

Sunday

   

6

Monday

Summer School begins

 

7

Tuesday

   

8

Wednesday

   

9

Thursday

   

10

Friday

   

11

Saturday

   

12

Sunday

   

13

Monday

Supp. & DE Exam day 1

 

14

Tuesday

Supp. & DE Exam day 2

 

15

Wednesday

Supp. & DE Exam day 3

 

16

Thursday

Supp. & DE Exam day 4

 

17

Friday

Supp. & DE Exam day 5

 

18

Saturday

   

19

Sunday

   

20

Monday

   

21

Tuesday

   

22

Wednesday

   

23

Thursday

Early orientation

 

24

Friday

Early orientation Summer school ends

Supp. & DE results due on system

25

Saturday

Local parents’ orientation

 

26

Sunday

   

27

Monday

Early orientation

 

28

Tuesday

Residences open

Res Parents’ Orientation Registration

 

29

Wednesday

Registration & Orientation

 

30

Thursday

Registration & Orientation

 

31

Friday

Registration & Orientation

 

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February 2020

1

Saturday

   

2

Sunday

   

3

Monday

Registration

 

4

Tuesday

Registration

 

5

Wednesday

Registration

 

6

Thursday

Registration (returners) Sax appeal day

 

7

Friday

Registration (returners)

First Year Experience

 

8

Saturday

   

9

Sunday

   

10

Monday

Teaching day 1

First semester starts (quarter 1)

11

Tuesday

Teaching day 2

 

12

Wednesday

Teaching day 3

 

13

Thursday

Teaching day 4

 

14

Friday

Teaching day 5

 

15

Saturday

   

16

Sunday

   

17

Monday

Teaching day 6

 

18

Tuesday

Teaching day 7

 

19

Wednesday

Teaching day 8

 

20

Thursday

Teaching day 9

 

21

Friday

Teaching day 10

 

22

Saturday

   

23

Sunday

   

24

Monday

Teaching day 11

 

25

Tuesday

Teaching day 12

 

26

Wednesday

Teaching day 13

 

27

Thursday

Teaching day 14

 

28

Friday

Teaching day 15

 

29

Saturday

   

 

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March 2020

1

Sunday

   

2

Monday

Teaching day 16

 

3

Tuesday

Teaching day 17

 

4

Wednesday

Teaching day 18

 

5

Thursday

Teaching day 19

 

6

Friday

Teaching day 20

 

7

Saturday

   

8

Sunday

   

9

Monday

Teaching day 21

 

10

Tuesday

Teaching day 22

 

11

Wednesday

Teaching day 23

 

12

Thursday

Teaching day 24

 

13

Friday

Teaching day 25

Announcement about 100+ gatherings

14

Saturday

   

15

Sunday

   

16

Monday

Vacation begins early

HEIs may no longer offer contact lectures

17

Tuesday

Vacation begins early

 

18

Wednesday

Vacation begins early

 

19

Thursday

Vacation begins early

 

20

Friday

Vacation begins early

 

21

Saturday

Human Rights Day

 

22

Sunday

   

23

Monday

Vacation

 

24

Tuesday

Vacation

 

25

Wednesday

Vacation

 

26

Thursday

Vacation

 

27

Friday

Vacation

 

28

Saturday

   

29

Sunday

   

30

Monday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

31

Tuesday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

 

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April 2020

1

Wednesday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

2

Thursday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

3

Friday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

4

Saturday

   

5

Sunday

   

6

Monday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

7

Tuesday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

8

Wednesday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

9

Thursday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

10

Friday

Good Friday

 

11

Saturday

   

12

Sunday

Easter Sunday

 

13

Monday

Family Day

 

14

Tuesday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

15

Wednesday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

16

Thursday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

17

Friday

Vacation – Lockdown

 

18

Saturday

   

19

Sunday

   

20

Monday

ERT orientation

ERT = (Emergency Remote Teaching)

21

Tuesday

ERT orientation

 

22

Wednesday

ERT orientation

 

23

Thursday

ERT orientation

 

24

Friday

ERT orientation

 

25

Saturday

   

26

Sunday

   

27

Monday

Freedom Day

 

28

Tuesday

Teaching day 26 (ERT)

Quarter 2 begins

29

Wednesday

Teaching day 27 (ERT)

 

30

Thursday

Teaching day 28 (ERT)

 

 

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May 2020

1

Friday

Workers Day

 

2

Saturday

   

3

Sunday

   

4

Monday

Teaching day 29 (ERT)

 

5

Tuesday

Teaching day 30 (ERT)

 

6

Wednesday

Teaching day 31 (ERT)

 

7

Thursday

Teaching day 32 (ERT)

 

8

Friday

Teaching day 33 (ERT)

 

9

Saturday

   

10

Sunday

   

11

Monday

Teaching day 34 (ERT)

 

12

Tuesday

Teaching day 35 (ERT)

 

13

Wednesday

Teaching day 36 (ERT)

 

14

Thursday

Teaching day 37 (ERT)

 

15

Friday

Teaching day 38 (ERT)

 

16

Saturday

   

17

Sunday

   

18

Monday

Teaching day 39 (ERT)

 

19

Tuesday

Teaching day 40 (ERT)

 

20

Wednesday

Teaching day 41 (ERT)

 

21

Thursday

Teaching day 42 (ERT)

 

22

Friday

Teaching day 43 (ERT)

 

23

Saturday

   

24

Sunday

 

Eid al Fitr

25

Monday

Teaching day 44 (ERT)

 

26

Tuesday

Teaching day 45 (ERT)

 

27

Wednesday

Teaching day 46 (ERT)

 

28

Thursday

Teaching day 47 (ERT)

Shavuot

29

Friday

Teaching day 48 (ERT)

 

30

Saturday

 

Shavuot

31

Sunday

 

Shavuot

 

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June 2020

1

Monday

Teaching day 49 (ERT)

 

2

Tuesday

Teaching day 50 (ERT)

 

3

Wednesday

Teaching day 51 (ERT)

 

4

Thursday

Teaching day 52 (ERT)

 

5

Friday

Teaching day 53 (ERT)

 

6

Saturday

   

7

Sunday

   

8

Monday

Teaching day 54 (ERT)

 

9

Tuesday

Teaching day 55 (ERT)

 

10

Wednesday

Teaching day 56 (ERT)

 

11

Thursday

Teaching day 57 (ERT)

 

12

Friday

Teaching day 58 (ERT)

 

13

Saturday

   

14

Sunday

   

15

Monday

Teaching day 59 (ERT)

 

16

Tuesday

Youth Day

 

17

Wednesday

Teaching day 60 (ERT)

 

18

Thursday

Teaching day 61 (ERT)

 

19

Friday

Teaching day 62 (ERT)

 

20

Saturday

   

21

Sunday

   

22

Monday

Teaching day 63 (ERT)

 

23

Tuesday

Teaching day 64 (ERT)

 

24

Wednesday

Teaching day 65 (ERT)

 

25

Thursday

Teaching day 66 (ERT)

 

26

Friday

Teaching day 67 (ERT)

Lectures end

27

Saturday

   

28

Sunday

   

29

Monday

Capstone or ERT assessment

 

30

Tuesday

Capstone or ERT assessment

 

 

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July 2020

1

Wednesday

Capstone or ERT assessment

 

2

Thursday

Capstone or ERT assessment

 

3

Friday

Capstone or ERT assessment

 

4

Saturday

   

5

Sunday

   

6

Monday

Capstone or ERT assessment

 

7

Tuesday

Capstone or ERT assessment

 

8

Wednesday

Capstone or ERT assessment

 

9

Thursday

Capstone or ERT assessment

 

10

Friday

Capstone or ERT assessment

 

11

Saturday

Vacation starts

 

12

Sunday

   

13

Monday

Vacation

No Winter Term

14

Tuesday

Vacation

 

15

Wednesday

Vacation

 

16

Thursday

Vacation

 

17

Friday

Vacation

 

18

Saturday

   

19

Sunday

   

20

Monday

Vacation

 

21

Tuesday

Vacation

 

22

Wednesday

Vacation

 

23

Thursday

Vacation

 

24

Friday

Vacation

Marks on system

Courses needing a prac component will not be posted yet

25

Saturday

   

26

Sunday

   

27

Monday

Vacation

 

28

Tuesday

Vacation

 

29

Wednesday

Vacation

 

30

Thursday

Vacation

 

31

Friday

Vacation

 

 

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August 2020

1

Saturday

   

2

Sunday

Vacation ends

 

3

Monday

Teaching day 1 (ERT)

Second semester starts (quarter 3)

4

Tuesday

Teaching day 2 (ERT)

 

5

Wednesday

Teaching day 3 (ERT)

 

6

Thursday

Teaching day 4 (ERT)

 

7

Friday

Teaching day 5 (ERT)

 

8

Saturday

   

9

Sunday

Women's Day

 

10

Monday

Public Holiday

 

11

Tuesday

Teaching day 6 (ERT)

 

12

Wednesday

Teaching day 7 (ERT)

 

13

Thursday

Teaching day 8 (ERT)

 

14

Friday

Teaching day 9 (ERT)

 

15

Saturday

   

16

Sunday

   

17

Monday

Teaching day 10 (ERT)

 

18

Tuesday

Teaching day 11 (ERT)

 

19

Wednesday

Teaching day 12 (ERT)

 

20

Thursday

Teaching day 13 (ERT)

 

21

Friday

Teaching day 14 (ERT)

 

22

Saturday

   

23

Sunday

   

24

Monday

Teaching day 15 (ERT)

 

25

Tuesday

Teaching day 16 (ERT)

 

26

Wednesday

Teaching day 17 (ERT)

 

27

Thursday

Teaching day 18 (ERT)

 

28

Friday

Teaching day 19 (ERT)

 

29

Saturday

   

30

Sunday

   

31

Monday

Teaching day 20 (ERT)

 

 

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September 2020

1

Tuesday

Teaching day 21 (ERT)

Return of vulnerable students, PACA practical courses & research students (M/PhD lab & studio access) (based on national regulations)

2

Wednesday

Teaching day 22 (ERT)

 

3

Thursday

Teaching day 23 (ERT)

 

4

Friday

Teaching day 24 (ERT)

 

5

Saturday

   

6

Sunday

   

7

Monday

Teaching day 25 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

8

Tuesday

Teaching day 26 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

9

Wednesday

Teaching day 27 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

10

Thursday

Teaching day 28 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

11

Friday

Teaching day 29 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

12

Saturday

   

13

Sunday

   

14

Monday

Teaching day 30 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

15

Tuesday

Teaching day 31 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

16

Wednesday

Teaching day 32 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

17

Thursday

Teaching day 33 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

18

Friday

Teaching day 34 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

19

Saturday

   

20

Sunday

   

21

Monday

Teaching day 35 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S2 Q3 work

22

Tuesday

Teaching day 36 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S2 Q3 work

23

Wednesday

Teaching day 37 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S2 Q3 work

24

Thursday

Heritage Day

 

25

Friday

Teaching day 38 (ERT)

‘Prac block’ for S2 Q3 work

26

Saturday

Vacation starts

Hons students get access to labs during vac

27

Sunday

Vacation

Yom Kippur

28

Monday

Vacation

Yom Kippur

29

Tuesday

Vacation

 

30

Wednesday

Vacation

 

 

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October 2020

1

Thursday

Vacation

 

2

Friday

Vacation

 

3

Saturday

   

4

Sunday

Vacation ends

 

5

Monday

Teaching day 39

Q4 Resume contact teaching (subject to national regulations)

6

Tuesday

Teaching day 40

 

7

Wednesday

Teaching day 41

 

8

Thursday

Teaching day 42

 

9

Friday

Teaching day 43

 

10

Saturday

   

11

Sunday

   

12

Monday

Teaching day 44

 

13

Tuesday

Teaching day 45

 

14

Wednesday

Teaching day 46

 

15

Thursday

Teaching day 47

 

16

Friday

Teaching day 48

 

17

Saturday

   

18

Sunday

   

19

Monday

Teaching day 49

 

20

Tuesday

Teaching day 50

 

21

Wednesday

Teaching day 51

 

22

Thursday

Teaching day 52

 

23

Friday

Teaching day 53

 

24

Saturday

   

25

Sunday

   

26

Monday

Teaching day 54

 

27

Tuesday

Teaching day 55

 

28

Wednesday

Teaching day 56

 

29

Thursday

Teaching day 57

 

30

Friday

Teaching day 58

Last day for FECs to post qualifiers for December graduation

31

Saturday

   

 

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November 2020

1

Sunday

   

2

Monday

Teaching day 59

SLQ for December graduations

3

Tuesday

Teaching day 60

 

4

Wednesday

Teaching day 61

 

5

Thursday

Teaching day 62

 

6

Friday

Teaching day 63

 

7

Saturday

   

8

Sunday

   

9

Monday

Teaching day 64

 

10

Tuesday

Teaching day 65

 

11

Wednesday

Teaching day 66

 

12

Thursday

Teaching day 67

 

13

Friday

Teaching day 68

Lectures end

14

Saturday

 

Diwali

15

Sunday

   

16

Monday

Consolidation

PACA: pracs and studio work continues

17

Tuesday

Consolidation

PACA: pracs and studio work continues

18

Wednesday

Consolidation

PACA: pracs and studio work continues

19

Thursday

Consolidation

PACA: pracs and studio work continues

20

Friday

Exam day 1

PACA: pracs and studio work continues

21

Saturday

   

22

Sunday

   

23

Monday

Exam day 2

 

24

Tuesday

Exam day 3

 

25

Wednesday

Exam day 4

 

26

Thursday

Exam day 5

 

27

Friday

Exam day 6

 

28

Saturday

   

29

Sunday

   

30

Monday

Exam day 7

 

 

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December 2020

1

Tuesday

Exam day 8

 

2

Wednesday

Exam day 9

 

3

Thursday

Exam day 10

 

4

Friday

Exam day 11

 

5

Saturday

   

6

Sunday

   

7

Monday

Exam day 12

 

8

Tuesday

Exam day 13

 

9

Wednesday

Exam day 14

 

10

Thursday

Exam day 15

 

11

Friday

Exam day 16

 

12

Saturday

   

13

Sunday

   

14

Monday

Invigilated exams needed in F courses (optional)

Graduation (October SLQ)

15

Tuesday

Invigilated exams needed in F courses (optional)

Graduation (October SLQ)

16

Wednesday

Day of Reconciliation

 

17

Thursday

Invigilated exams needed in F courses (optional)

 

18

Friday

Invigilated exams needed in F courses (optional)

 

19

Saturday

   

20

Sunday

   

21

Monday

Invigilated exams needed in F courses (optional)

System embargo – no access for students

22

Tuesday

Invigilated exams needed in F courses (optional)

 

23

Wednesday

2020 Marks on system

HoDs may release provisional results on Vula

Marks for exams between 14 – 22 Dec to be posted by 22 January 2021

24

Thursday

University closes at 13h00

 

25

Friday

Christmas Day

 

26

Saturday

Day of Goodwill

 

27

Sunday

   

28

Monday

   

29

Tuesday

   

30

Wednesday

   

31

Thursday

   

 

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January 2021
   

Academic activities

Notes

1

Friday

New Year's day

University & public holiday

2

Saturday

   

3

Sunday

   

4

Monday

   

5

Tuesday

   

6

Wednesday

   

7

Thursday

   

8

Friday

   

9

Saturday

   

10

Sunday

   

11

Monday

2020 FEC prelim

 

12

Tuesday

2020 FEC prelim

 

13

Wednesday

2020 FEC prelim

 

14

Thursday

2020 FEC prelim

 

15

Friday

2020 FEC final

(for results posted on 23 December)

No RENN or RAC cycle

 

16

Saturday

   

17

Sunday

   

18

Monday

Progression codes on system

 

19

Tuesday

   

20

Wednesday

   

21

Thursday

   

22

Friday

   

23

Saturday

   

24

Sunday

   

25

Monday

Supp & deferred exams day 1

 

26

Tuesday

Supp & deferred exams day 2

 

27

Wednesday

Supp & deferred exams day 3

 

28

Thursday

Supp & deferred exams day 4

 

29

Friday

Supp & deferred exams day 5

 

30

Saturday

   

31

Sunday

   

 

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February 2021
   

Academic activities

Notes

1

Monday

Supp & deferred exams day 6

Summer Term Exam day

 

2

Tuesday

   

3

Wednesday

   

4

Thursday

   

5

Friday

   

6

Saturday

   

7

Sunday

   

8

Monday

Results on system for ST, Supp and DE

 

9

Tuesday

   

10

Wednesday

FEC

FEC to finalise the progression codes for students who had ST, Supp or DEs

11

Thursday

   

12

Friday

   

13

Saturday

   

14

Sunday

   

15

Monday

   

16

Tuesday

   

17

Wednesday

   

18

Thursday

   

19

Friday

   

20

Saturday

   

21

Sunday

   

22

Monday

   

23

Tuesday

   

24

Wednesday

   

25

Thursday

   

26

Friday

   

27

Saturday

   

28

Sunday

   

 

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Note

 

End 2020 FEC meetings:
11 – 15 January 2021
Qualifiers for Autumn 2021 grad on system by 18 January 2021

6 exam days for SUPPs & DEs:
25 – 1 February 2021

Summer Term of 4 weeks:
4 – 29 January 2021
ST exams 1 February 2021

Results for SUPP, DE and Summer Term on system by 8 Feb 2021
Feb 2021 qualifiers are not for Autumn 2021 grad. A decision on when the 10 Feb qualifiers will graduate is still awaited.

Monday 1 March 2021:
Teaching day 1 of 2021 academic year

Updated: 21 January 2020

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