UCT 2021 Calendar

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  

 

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    

 

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  

 

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)  

 

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

 

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  

 

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  

 

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)  

 

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  

 

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    

 

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  

 

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    

 

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    

 

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)

 

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)