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University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) Academic Calendar 2021/2022

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The University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) Academic Calendar for the 2021/2022 session is released. Students should check the UKZN academic calendar.

Academic calendars contain the sessional dates, exam dates, matriculation/convocation dates, induction dates, resumption, and closing dates, etc.

The management of the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) has officially published the 2021/2022 academic calendar which will run from January-December 2021 session.

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UKZN ACADEMIC CALENDAR.

2021 2021 WEEK DATES 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 DEGREE
1 Mon, 01– Fri, 05 Mar Mon, 01 Mar Lectures, W 1

First semester lectures commence online for all students in this category

 

Mon, 01 –  Fri, 18 Mar PGCE EDTP611 Classroom Technology

commences

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
Fri, 18 Mar PGCE EDTP611 Classroom Technology ends
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
Tue, 23 Mar – Fri, 16 April PGCE EDTP611 Specific Skills Development commences

 

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

 

PGCE EDTP611 Specific Skills Development ends

 

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
Mon, 03 May – Fri, 28 May PGCE EDTP611 School Experience commences

 

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
Fri, 28 May PGCE EDTP611 School Experience ends
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

Submission of TP documentation

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  

Residences open for registered, returning as invited, School of Education students

Mon, 19 July – Fri, 13 Aug

 

 

BEd. School Experience commences

[EDTP221, EDTP321,EDTP420]

Mon 19 July – Fri, 27 Aug PGCE School Experience [EDTP612] commences
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
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 BEd.  School Experience [EDTP420] ends
-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 Mon, 16 Aug B. Ed. Lectures Commence  for  4th years

 

4 Mon, 23 – Fri, 27 Aug Mon, 23 Aug BEd. Lectures Commence 1st, 2nd and 3rd years
Fri, 27 Aug PGCE School Experience [EDTP612] ends
Final date for semester 2 registration. -Final date for curriculum changes [BEd  only]
5 Mon, 30 – Fri, 03 Sep Mon, 30 Aug PGCE Lectures commence
Fri, 03 Sep Final date for semester 2 registration. -Final date for curriculum changes [PGCE only]
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
Wed, 03 Nov DPs published
Thu, 04 Nov Diwali/Deepavali (condoned absence)
Fri, 05 Nov Lectures End.

The 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 Closed (12h00)
Mon, 27 – Fri, 31 Dec
Mon, 27 Jan Day of Goodwill (Public Holiday observed)

PLEASE NOTE

  • Sessional Dates for the School of Education will be published separately.
  • Assumed certain COVID 19 restrictions will still be in place, especially in terms of physical distancing and a 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 opera di 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 the inconvenience and/or loss occasioned thereby.

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