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.

20212021 WEEKDATESRETURNING (and new) RESEARCH MASTERS AND DOCTORAL STDSRETURNING STUDENTS (UG, Hons, PGDip, and CWM)  incl. transfers and FIRST ENTRY Hons, PGDip, CWM, and RESEARCH  M&DFIRST ENTRY LEVEL 1 DEGREE
1Mon, 01– Fri, 05 MarMon, 01 MarLectures, W 1

First semester lectures commence online for all students in this category

 

Mon, 01 –  Fri, 18 MarPGCE 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

2Mon, 08  – Fri, 12 MarMon, 08 – Fri, 12Lectures, W 2

 

 

Remote, self-help, online registration opens for first entry first-year students
Sat, 13 MarVirtual Parents Day
3Mon, 15 – Fri, 18 MarLectures, W 3

 

Remote, self-help, online registration, and Virtual Orientation week
Fri, 18 MarPGCE EDTP611 Classroom Technology ends
Sat, 19 Mar
4Mon, 22 – Fri, 26 MarMon, 22 MarHuman Rights Day (Public Holiday Observed)
Tues, 23 MarLectures, W 4

 

First Semester commences online for first entry UG first years
Tue, 23 Mar – Fri, 16 AprilPGCE EDTP611 Specific Skills Development commences

 

5Mon, 29 – Fri, 02 AprLectures, 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 AprGood Friday (Public Holiday)
6Mon, 05 – Fri, 09 AprMon, 05 AprFamily Day (Public Holiday)
 Lectures, W 6

 

 

Lectures, W 3
7Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 AprLectures, W 7

 

 

Lectures, W 4
Wed, 14 AprilFinal date for capturing ALL graduation decisions onto ITS (Bachelor through to PhDs)
8Mon, 19 – Fri, 23 AprLectures, 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 AprSTUDENT RECESS (MID-TERM BREAK) FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF STUDENTS

 

Tues, 27 AprFreedom Day (Public Holiday)
Sat, 01 MayWorkers’ Day (Public Holiday)
9Mon, 03 – Fri, 07 May Lectures, W 9

 

 

Lectures, W 6
Mon, 03 May – Fri, 28 MayPGCE EDTP611 School Experience commences

 

10Mon, 10 – Fri, 14 MayLectures W 10

 

 

Lectures, W 7
Tues, 11 & Wed, 12Proposed Graduation PMB
Thu, 13 MayEid ul Fitr (condoned absence)
Sat, 15 MayProposed Graduation WVL commences
11Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 MayProposed Graduation ceremonies WVL Lectures W 11

 

 

Lectures, W 8
Sat, 22 MayProposed Graduation ceremonies WVL end
12Mon, 25 – Fri, 28 May Lectures W 12

 

Lectures, W 9
Fri, 28 MayPGCE EDTP611 School Experience ends
13Mon, 31 – Fri, 04 JunLectures W 13Lectures, W 10
Wed, 02 JunDPs published
Fri, 04 JunLectures End

Final date for DP appeals submission

Submission of TP documentation

Mon, 07 – Fri 11, JunTues, 08 JunDP appeals outcomes publishedLectures, W 11
Wed,09 JunStudy leave Sat, 05 June – Wed, 09 June
Thurs, 10 JunExams commence, including Saturday
Mon, 14 – Fri, 18 JunWed, 16 JunYouth Day (Public Holiday observed)Exam week, including SaturdayLectures, W 12
Mon, 21 – Fri 25 JunExam week, ends Thursday 24, Jun.Lectures, W 13
Mon, 28 – Fri, 02 JulSupp exams: Mon – SaturdayLectures, W 14
Sat, 03 JulSEMESTER 1 ENDS FOR 2021
Sat, 03 JulResidences 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 JulStaff academic administrationStaff academic administration
Fri, 09 JulSupplementary Exam marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00Final module marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00
Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 JulStaff academic administrationStaff academic administration
Wed, 14 JulExam BoardsExam Boards
Thur, 15 JulRelease 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 AugPGCE School Experience [EDTP612] commences
Tue, 20 JulEid ul Adha
Mon, 26 –  Fri, 30 JulMon, 26 JulRemote online registration. Self-help. Change of Curriculum. Commences for Semester 2:2021

 

Sat, 31 Jul
1Mon, 02 – Fri, 06 AugMon, 2 AugSecond semester commences. Lectures commence

 

2Mon, 09 – Fri, 13 AugMon, 09 AugNational Women’s Day (Public Holiday)

 

Fri, 13 AugBEd.  School Experience [EDTP420] ends
-Final date for minimum fee payment required for registration. -Final date for semester 2 registration. -Final date for curriculum changes
3Mon, 16 – Fri, 20 AugMon, 16 AugB. Ed. Lectures Commence  for  4th years

 

4Mon, 23 – Fri, 27 AugMon, 23 AugBEd. Lectures Commence 1st, 2nd and 3rd years
Fri, 27 AugPGCE School Experience [EDTP612] ends
Final date for semester 2 registration. -Final date for curriculum changes [BEd  only]
5Mon, 30 – Fri, 03 SepMon, 30 AugPGCE Lectures commence
Fri, 03 SepFinal date for semester 2 registration. -Final date for curriculum changes [PGCE only]
6Mon, 06 – Fri, 10 Sep
7Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Sep
Fri, 17 SepFinal date for withdrawal from a module and – Final date for withdrawal from the University (S2:2021)
Mon, 20 – Fri 24 SepSTUDENT RECESS (MID-TERM BREAK)
Fri, 24 SeptHeritage Day (Public Holiday)
8Mon, 27 Sep – Fri, 01 Oct  
9Mon, 04 – Fri, 08 Oct  
10Mon, 11– Fri, 15 Oct 
11Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Oct
12Mon, 25 – Fri, 29 Oct
13Mon, 01  – Fri, 05 Nov
Wed, 03 NovDPs published
Thu, 04 NovDiwali/Deepavali (condoned absence)
Fri, 05 NovLectures End.

The final date for DP appeals submission

Mon, 08  – Fri, 12 Nov
Tue, 09 NovDP appeal outcomes published
Thur, 11 NovExams commence, including Saturday
Mon, 15 – Fri, 19Exam week, including Saturday
Mon, 29 – Fri, 26 NovExam week, ends Thur 25 Nov
Mon, 29– Fri, 03 DecSupp exams, Mon 29 Nov – Sat, 04 Dec
Mon, 06 – Fri, 10 Dec
Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 DecMon, 13 DecSupplementary marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00
Thur, 16 DecDay of Reconciliation (Public Holiday)
Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 DecMon, 20 DecExam Boards
Wed, 22 DecRelease of 2nd-semester results after Exam Boards (00:01 am)
Fri, 24 DecUniversity Offices Closed (12h00)
Mon, 27 – Fri, 31 Dec
Mon, 27 JanDay 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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