University of the Witwatersrand Academic Calendar 2021/2022

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The University of the Witwatersrand Academic Calendar for the 2021/2022 session is released. Students should check the Wits University 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 the Witwatersrand has officially published the 2021/2022 academic calendar which will run from January-December 2021 session.

SEE ALSO: University of the Witwatersrand Recruitment 2021/2022.

WITS UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC CALENDAR.

ActivityDates
Registration
New and Returning Postgraduate Students Registrations115 February – 19 February (5 Days)
Undergraduate Returning Students Registrations122 February – 27 February (6 Days)
New Undergraduate Students Registrations11 March – 5 March (5 Days)
Orientation week 1 March  – 5 March(5 Days)
Term starts for new and returning postgraduate studentsMonday 22 February
First teaching blockMonday 08 March – Friday 23 April (32 Days) undergraduate and new first-year students
Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research breakSaturday 24 April – Sunday 02 May (09 Days)
Second teaching blockMonday 03 May – Thursday 17 June (33 Days)
Study breakFriday 18 June – Sunday 20 June (03 Days)
ExaminationsMonday 21 June – Friday 09 July (15 Days)
Winter Vacation/Study/Research breakSaturday 10 July – Sunday 01 August (23 Days)
Third teaching blockMonday 02 August – Friday 17 September (34 Days)
Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research breakSaturday 18 September – Sunday 26 September (09 Days)
Fourth teaching blockMonday 27 September – Monday 08 November (31 Days)
Study breakTuesday 09 November – Sunday 14 November (6 Days)
ExaminationsMonday 15 November – Friday 10 December (20 Days)
Summer Vacation/Study/Research breakSaturday 11 December

PROPOSED PUBLIC/RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS 

DatesName of holiday(s)University Status
Friday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayUniversity closed
Sunday 21 MarchHuman Rights DayUniversity closed
Monday 22 MarchPublic HolidayUniversity closed
Saturday 27 MarchPassover (Pesach) day 1** 
Sunday 28 MarchPassover (Pesach) day 2**
Friday 2 AprilGood Friday

Passover (Pesach) day 7**

University closed
Saturday 3 AprilPassover (Pesach) day 8** 
Monday 5 AprilFamily DayUniversity closed
Wednesday 14 April1st Ramadaan (Commencement of Fasting) * 
Tuesday 27 AprilFreedom DayUniversity closed
Saturday 1 MayWorkers’ DayUniversity closed
Friday 14 MayEid-ul-Fitr (Termination of Fasting) * 
Monday 17 MayShavuoth day 1** 
Tuesday 18 MayShavuoth day 2** 
Wednesday 16 JuneYouth DayUniversity closed
Wednesday 21 JulyEid-ul-Adha (Day of Sacrifice) * 
Monday 9 AugustNational Women’s DayUniversity closed
Monday 6 SeptemberRosh Hashanah day 1**
Tuesday 7 SeptemberRosh Hashanah day 2** 
Wednesday 15 SeptemberYom Kippur ** 
Monday 20 SeptemberSukkot (day 1) **
Tuesday 21 SeptemberSukkot (day 2) ** 
Friday 24 SeptemberHeritage DayUniversity closed
Tuesday 28 SeptemberSimchat Torah** 
Wednesday 3 NovemberNarak Chaturdashi (Diwali- South) 
Thursday 4 NovemberLuxmi Pooja (Diwali-North) 
Thursday 16 DecemberDay of ReconciliationUniversity closed
Saturday 25 DecemberChristmas DayUniversity closed
Sunday 26 DecemberDay of GoodwillUniversity closed
Monday 27 DecemberPublic HolidayUniversity closed

*Islamic Holy Day – commences the previous evening; exact date depends on the sighting of the new moon

**Jewish Holy Day – commences the previous evening

Please note:

  • The Faculty of Health Sciences’ term dates differ from those of the University and they may commence with lectures as early as the first working day in January.
  • Consult the University’s website for more detailed information about dates of registration for different cohorts of students.
  • No exam will be scheduled on a recognized University holiday.

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