UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

TERM DATES 2012

Activity

Dates

Registration

Thursday 26 January – Friday 3 February

Orientation week

Monday 6 February – Friday 10 February

First teaching block

Monday 13 February – Friday 30 March (34 days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 31 March – Monday 9 April (10 days)

Second teaching block

Tuesday 10 April – Friday 25 May (32 days)

Examinations

Monday 28 May – Friday 22 June (20 days)

Winter Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 23 June – Sunday 15 July (23 days)

Third teaching block

Monday 16 July – Friday 31 August (33 days)

Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 1 September – Sunday 9 September (9 days)

Fourth teaching block

Monday 10 September – Tuesday 23 October (31 days)

Examinations

Wednesday 24 October – Friday 16 November (18 days)

Summer Vacation/Study/Research break

Saturday 17 November

Public and religious holidays/holydays recognised by the University in 2012

Date

Name of holiday

University status

Sunday 1 January

New Year's Day

University closed

Monday 2 January

Public holiday

University closed

Wednesday 21 March

Human Rights Day

University closed

Friday 6 April

Good Friday

University closed

Saturday 7 April

Pesach (day 1)**

 

Sunday 8 April

Pesach (day 2)**

 

Monday 9 April

Family Day

University closed

Friday 13 April

Pesach (day 7)

 

Saturday 14 April

Pesach (day 8)

 

Friday 27 April

Freedom Day

University closed

Tuesday 1 May

Workers’ Day

University closed

Sunday 27 May

Shavuoth

 

Monday 28 May

Shavuoth**

 

Saturday 16 June

Youth Day

University closed

Friday 20 July

First day of Ramadan*

 

Thursday 9 August

National Women's Day

University closed

Sunday 19 August

Eid-ul-Fitr*

 

Monday 17 Sep

Rosh Hashanah (day 1)**

 

Tuesday 18 Sep

Rosh Hashanah (day 2)

 

Monday 24 September

Heritage Day

University closed

Wednesday 26 Sep

Yom Kippur**

 

Tuesday 13 November

Diwali (South India)

 

Wednesday 14 November

Diwali (North India)

 

Friday 26 October

Eid-ul-Adha*

 

Sunday 16 December

Day of Reconciliation

University closed

Monday 17 December

Public holiday

University closed

Tuesday 25 December

Christmas Day

University closed

Wednesday 26 December

Day of Goodwill

University closed

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

** = Jewish Holy Day - commences the previous evening

School Term Dates in 2012

Term

Coastal Provinces

Inland Provinces

Term 1

11 January – 23 March

18 January – 30 March

Term 2

10 April – 22 June

10 April – 22 June

Term 3

16 July – 28 September

16 July – 28 September

Term 4

8 October – 7 December

8 October – 7 December