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This academic year pattern is approved in PC07 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

 

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 (Q 3) ERT mode
Early return by invitation only

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)

Early return by invitation
Return of students in PACA practical courses (by invitation)

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)

 

8

Tuesday

Teaching day 26 (ERT)

 

9

Wednesday

Teaching day 27 (ERT)

 

10

Thursday

Teaching day 28 (ERT)

 

11

Friday

Teaching day 29 (ERT)

 

12

Saturday

   

13

Sunday

   

14

Monday

Teaching day 30 (ERT)

 

15

Tuesday

Teaching day 31 (ERT)

 

16

Wednesday

Teaching day 32 (ERT)

 

17

Thursday

Teaching day 33 (ERT)

 

18

Friday

Teaching day 34 (ERT)

 

19

Saturday

   

20

Sunday

   

21

Monday

Vacation

Students may use this time to catch up if they have fallen behind

22

Tuesday

Vacation

 

23

Wednesday

Vacation

 

24

Thursday

Heritage Day

 

25

Friday

Vacation

 

26

Saturday

   

27

Sunday

Vacation

Yom Kippur

28

Monday

Vacation

 

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

Q4 continue in ERT mode
Teaching day 35

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work For identified students

6

Tuesday

Teaching day 36

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

7

Wednesday

Teaching day 37

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

8

Thursday

Teaching day 38

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

9

Friday

Teaching day 39

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

10

Saturday

   

11

Sunday

   

12

Monday

Teaching day 40

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

13

Tuesday

Teaching day 41

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

14

Wednesday

Teaching day 42

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

15

Thursday

Teaching day 43

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

16

Friday

Teaching day 44

‘Prac block’ for S1 Q2 work

17

Saturday

   

18

Sunday

   

19

Monday

Teaching day 45

‘Prac block’ for S2

20

Tuesday

Teaching day 46

‘Prac block’ for S2

21

Wednesday

Teaching day 47

‘Prac block’ for S2

22

Thursday

Teaching day 48

‘Prac block’ for S2

23

Friday

Teaching day 49

‘Prac block’ for S2

24

Saturday

   

25

Sunday

   

26

Monday

Teaching day 50

‘Prac block’ for S2

27

Tuesday

Teaching day 51

‘Prac block’ for S2

28

Wednesday

Teaching day 52

‘Prac block’ for S2

29

Thursday

Teaching day 53

‘Prac block’ for S2

30

Friday

Teaching day 54

‘Prac block’ for S2

31

Saturday

   

 

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November 2020

1

Sunday

   

2

Monday

Teaching day 55

‘Prac block’ for S2

3

Tuesday

Teaching day 56

‘Prac block’ for S2

4

Wednesday

Teaching day 57

‘Prac block’ for S2

5

Thursday

Teaching day 58

‘Prac block’ for S2

6

Friday

Teaching day 59

‘Prac block’ for S2

7

Saturday

   

8

Sunday

   

9

Monday

Teaching day 60

‘Prac block’ for S2

10

Tuesday

Teaching day 61

‘Prac block’ for S2

11

Wednesday

Teaching day 62

‘Prac block’ for S2

12

Thursday

Teaching day 63

‘Prac block’ for S2

13

Friday

Teaching day 64

‘Prac block’ for S2
Lectures end

14

Saturday

 

Diwali

15

Sunday

   

16

Monday

Teaching day 65

PACA: pracs and studio work continues

17

Tuesday

Teaching day 66

PACA: pracs and studio work continues

18

Wednesday

Teaching day 67

PACA: pracs and studio work continues

19

Thursday

Consolidation

PACA: pracs and studio work continues

20

Friday

Consolidation

PACA: pracs and studio work continues

21

Saturday

   

22

Sunday

   

23

Monday

S2 Exam day 1

 

24

Tuesday

S2 Exam day 2

 

25

Wednesday

S2 Exam day 3

 

26

Thursday

S2 Exam day 4

 

27

Friday

S2 Exam day 5

 

28

Saturday

   

29

Sunday

   

30

Monday

S2 Exam day 6

 

 

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December 2020

1

Tuesday

S2 Exam day 7

 

2

Wednesday

S2 Exam day 8

 

3

Thursday

S2 Exam day 9

 

4

Friday

S2 Exam day 10

 

5

Saturday

   

6

Sunday

   

7

Monday

S2 Exam day 11

 

8

Tuesday

S2 Exam day 12

 

9

Wednesday

S2 Exam day 13

 

10

Thursday

S1 Exam day 1

Only for F courses where the course could not be completed in the first semester (typically PACA and certain engineering disciplines)

11

Friday

S1 Exam day 2

 

12

Saturday

   

13

Sunday

   

14

Monday

S1 Exam day 3

Graduation (October SLQ)

15

Tuesday

S1 Exam day 4

Graduation (October SLQ)

16

Wednesday

Day of Reconciliation

 

17

Thursday

S1 Exam day 5

 

18

Friday

S1 Exam day 6

 

19

Saturday

   

20

Sunday

   

21

Monday

S1 Exam day 7

 

22

Tuesday

S1 Exam day 8

 

23

Wednesday

2020 Marks on system

HoDs may release provisional results on Vula

This included marls for F courses that were OS in July

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

   

12

Tuesday

   

13

Wednesday

   

14

Thursday

   

15

Friday

Release of the 2020 Course Results Schedule

 

16

Saturday

   

17

Sunday

   

18

Monday

2020 FEC prelim

 

19

Tuesday

2020 FEC prelim

 

20

Wednesday

2020 FEC prelim

 

21

Thursday

2020 FEC prelim

 

22

Friday

2020 FEC Final

(results of 23 December) No RENN or RAC cycle

23

Saturday

   

24

Sunday

   

25

Monday

Progression codes on system
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

Release of NSC results?

30

Saturday

   

31

Sunday

   

 

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February 2021
   

Academic activities

Notes

1

Monday

Supp & deferred exams day 6

Summer Term Exam day

FEN students arrive
Residences open for FEN

2

Tuesday

Reserve Supp & deferred exam day 7

Orientation NBT on campus

3

Wednesday

Reserve Supp & deferred exam day 8

Orientation NBT on campus

4

Thursday

Reserve Supp & deferred exam day 9

Orientation NBT on campus

5

Friday

Reserve Supp & deferred exam day 10

Orientation

6

Saturday

   

7

Sunday

   

8

Monday

Results on system for ST, Supp and DE

FEN Pre-semester work week 1

9

Tuesday

   

10

Wednesday

FEC
END 2020 academic year

 

11

Thursday

   

12

Friday

   

13

Saturday

   

14

Sunday

   

15

Monday

 

FEN Pre-semester work week 2

16

Tuesday

   

17

Wednesday

   

18

Thursday

   

19

Friday

   

20

Saturday

   

21

Sunday

   

22

Monday

 

FEN Pre-semester work week 3

23

Tuesday

   

24

Wednesday

   

25

Thursday

   

26

Friday

   

27

Saturday

   

28

Sunday

 

Submission deadline (If 1 March start)

 

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Note (Approved in June SEC)

 

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

Q43 in ERT mode
64 days teaching in second semester with four additional vacation days Second semester exams end on 9 December, followed by 8 days of first semester exams (PACA and engineering disciplines as requested)

Updated: 9 September 2020

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