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2018 university of Pretoria calendar

January 2018

  • 01 January
    • New Year’s Day
  • 03 January
    • Academic year commences
    • Commencement of online registration for senior students
  • 08 January – 19 January
    • Summer School
  • 10 January
    • Registration assistance centre opens at Hillcrest Campus
    • Commencement of online registration for first year students
  • 26 January – 28 January
    • Special orientation for non-RSA students
  • 27 January
    • Welcome Day
  • 30 January – 02 February
    • Orientation programme for new first-year student

February 2018

  • 02 February
    • Division of large course groups: new first-year students
  • 03 February
    • INSYNC first-year concert
  • 05 February
    • Lectures commence for quarter 1 and semester 1
  • 08 February
    • Last day for assisted registration at the Hillcrest Campus
  • 10 February
    • Anniversary of the University’s founding
  • 19 February
    • Closing date for amendments or cancellation of modules, without paying fees (Quarter 1, 2 and Semester 1)

March 2018

  • 03 March
    • Rag
  • 19 March
    • Wednesday timetable is followed
  • 21 March
    • Human Rights Day
  • 26 March
    • Lectures end for quarter 1
  • 27 March
    • Lectures commence for quarter 2
  • 28 March
    • Friday timetable is followed
    • Lectures end for April recess
  • 29 March – 09 April
    • April recess
  • 30 March
    • Good Friday

April 2018

  • 02 April
    • Family Day
  • 10 April
    • Lectures resume after recess
    • Monday timetable is followed
  • 11 April
    • GIBS Graduation Ceremony
  • 12 April – 11 May
    • Autumn Graduation Ceremonies
  • 27 April
    • Freedom Day
  • 30 April
    • No lectures

May 2018

  • 01 May
    • Workers’ Day
  • 21 May – 30 June
    • Cooling off period/Examination period
  • 29 May
    • Lectures end for quarter 2 and semester 1
    • Last day for discontinuation of modules

June 2018

  • 02 June – 23 June
    • Examinations of first-quarter, second-quarter and first-semester modules
  • 16 June
    • Youth Day
  • 25 June – 30 June
    • Supplementary examinations of first-quarter, second- quarter and first-semester modules

July 2018

  • 01 July – 15 July
    • July recess
    • Due to the World Choir Games no academic or non- academic activities my take place on Hatfield or Groenkloof campuses
  • 02 July – 13 July
    • Winter School
  • 16 July
    • Lectures commence for quarter 3 and semester 2
  • 30 July
    • Closing date for amendments or cancellation of modules, without paying fees (Quarter 3, 4 and Semester 2)

August 2018

  • 04 August
    • # I chose UP day
  • 06 August
    • Thursday timetable is followed
  • 07 August
    • Friday timetable is followed
  • 09 August
    • National Women’s Day
  • 10 August
    • No lectures

September 2018

  • 03 September – 07 September
    • Spring Graduation Ceremonies
  • 04 September
    • Lectures end for quarter 3
  • 05 September
    • Lectures commence for quarter 4
  • 24 September
    • Heritage Day
  • 26 September
    • Spring Day
  • 27 September
    • Monday timetable is followed
  • 28 September
    • Lectures end for October recess
  • 29 September – 07 October
    • October recess

October 2018

  • 08 October
    • Lectures resume after recess
  • 22 October – 05 December
    • Cooling off period/Examination period

November 2018

  • 01 November
    • Lectures end for quarter 4 and semester 2
    • Last day for discontinuation of modules
  • 06 November – 26 November
    • Examination of third-quarter, fourth-quarter, second-semester and year modules
  • 28 November – 05 December
    • Supplementary examinations of third-quarter, fourth- quarter second-semester and year modules

December 2018

  • 05 December
    • Academic year ends
  • 07 December
    • Graduation Ceremony for LLM in Human Rights
  • 16 December
    • Day of Reconciliation
  • 17 December
    • Public holiday in terms of legislation
  • 21 December
    • University closes at 10:00

January 2019

  • 03 January
    • Academic year commences