Wits University Term Dates – 2017

Wits University Term Dates – 2017

ActivityDates
RegistrationMonday 09 January – Friday 03 February
OrientationSunday 29 January – Friday 03 February
First teaching blockMonday 06 February – Friday 24 March (34 days)
Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research breakSaturday 25 March – Sunday 02 April (9 days)
Second teaching blockMonday 03 April – Friday 19 May (31 days)
ExaminationsWednesday 24 May – Friday 23 June (22 days)
Winter Vacation/Study/Research breakSaturday 24 June – Sunday 23 July (30 days)
Third teaching blockMonday 24 July – Friday 08 September (34 days)
Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research breakSaturday 09 September – Sunday 17 September (9 days)
Fourth teaching blockMonday 18 September – Tuesday 31 October (31 days)
ExaminationsFriday 03 November – Thursday 30 November (20 days)
Summer Vacation/Study/Research breakFri 01 December

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.

Public and religious holidays/holydays recognised by the University in 2017

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DateName of holidayUniversity status
Sunday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayUniversity closed
Monday 2 JanuaryPublic HolidayUniversity closed
Tuesday 21 MarchHuman Rights DayUniversity closed
Tuesday 11 AprilPesach (day 1)**
Wednesday 12 AprilPesach (day 2)**
Friday 14 AprilGood FridayUniversity closed
Monday 17 AprilFamily Day
Pesach (day 7)**
University closed
Tuesday 18 AprilPesach (day 8)**
Thursday 27 AprilFreedom DayUniversity closed
Monday 1 MayWorkers’ DayUniversity closed
Saturday 27 MayFirst day of Ramadan*
Wednesday 31 MayShavuoth**
Thursday 1 JuneShavuoth**
Friday 16 JuneYouth DayUniversity closed
Monday 26 JuneEid-ul-Fitr*
Wednesday 9 AugustNational Women’s DayUniversity closed
Friday 01 SeptemberEid-ul-Adha*
Thursday 21 SeptemberRosh Hashanah (day 1)**
Friday 22 SeptemberRosh Hashanah (day 2)**
Sunday 24 SeptemberHeritage DayUniversity closed
Monday 25 SeptemberPublic HolidayUniversity closed
Saturday 30 SeptemberYom Kippur**
Thursday 5 OctoberSuccot (day 1)**
Friday 6 OctoberSuccot (day 2)**
Thursday 12 OctoberSh’mini Atzeret **
Friday 13 OctoberSimchat Torah**
Wednesday 18 OctoberDiwali (South India)
Thursday 19 OctoberDiwali (North India)
Saturday 16 DecemberDay of ReconciliationUniversity closed
Monday 25 DecemberChristmas DayUniversity closed
Tuesday 26 DecemberDay of GoodwillUniversity 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 2017

TermAll Provinces
Term 118 January – 31 March
Term 210 April – 23 June
Term 324 July – 29 September
Term 409 October – 06 December

Wits University Term Dates Official Page:

https://www.wits.ac.za/students/academic-matters/term-dates/


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