Academic Calendar - 2020

UNIVERSITY OPENS

  • Monday 6 January 2020
  • Monday 4 January 2021

TEACHING CYCLES AND ASSESSMENT AND RECESS PERIODS

  • 2019 Year-end End-of-module re-assessments: Thursday 9 January 2020 – Friday 17 January (7 days)
  • 2020 First teaching cycle: Monday 03 February 2020 – Friday 13 March (30 days)
  • 2020 Teaching suspended: Monday 16 March 2020 – Friday 20 March (5 days)
  • 2020 First teaching cycle: Saturday 21 March 2020 – Sunday 03 May 2020 (44 days)
  • 2020 Combined Second teaching cycle and assessment periods due to differentiated pathways: Monday 04 May 2020 - Wednesday 23 September 2020 (103 days) 
  • 2020 Mid-year End-of-module assessments: Wednesday 01 July 2020 - Friday 11 September 2020 (53 days)
  • 2020 Mid-year End-of-module re-assessments: Monday 14 September 2020 - Wednesday 23 September 2020 (8 days)
  • 2020 Second teaching cycle recess: Thursday 24 September 2020 - Sunday 27 September 2020 (4 days)
  • 2020 Third teaching cycle: Monday 28 September 2020 - Friday 06 November 2020 (30 days)
  • 2020 Fourth teaching cycle: Monday 09 November 2020 - Friday 18 December 2020 (29 days)
  • 2020 Fourth teaching cycle recess: Saturday 19 December 2020 - Wednesday 06 January 2021 (19 days)
  • 2020 Fourth teaching cycle continue with revision and additional L & T as needed: Thursday 07 January 2021 - Friday 15 January 2021 (8 days)
  • 2020 Year-end End-of-module assessments: Monday 18 January 2021 to Saturday 13 February 2021 (24 days)
  • 2020 Fourth teaching cycle 2nd recess: Sunday 14 February 2021 - Sunday 21 February 2021 (8 days)
  • 2020 Year-end End-of-module re-assessments: Monday 22 February 2021 - Saturday 27 February 2021 (6 days) 

 

SPECIAL RE-ASSESSMENT PERIOD

  • Third opportunity assessment: None             

NOTE:

In the event of exams being disrupted, the University reserves the prerogative to extend the exam period for a reasonable time beyond the planned end of exams.

GRADUATION CEREMONIES

Autumn graduation (Virtual in absentia)

  • Friday 24 April 2020

Summer graduation

  • Still to be determined

PUBLIC AND UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS 2020

First teaching cycle Wed 1 January New Year's Day
Second teaching cycle Sat 21 March Human Rights Day
  Fri 10 April Good Friday
Mon 13 April Family Day
Mon 27 April Freedom Day
Fri 01 May Worker's Day
Mon 15 June University Holiday
Tue 16 June Youth Day
Sun 09 August National Women's Day
Mon 10 August Public Holiday
Third teaching cycle Thurs 24 September Heritage Day
  Fri 25 September University Holiday
Fourth teaching cycle Wed 16 December Day of Reconciliation
  Fri 25 December Christmas Day
Sat 26 December Day of Goodwill

DETAILED  DAILY ACADEMIC CALENDAR