University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Academic Year Calendar for 2024

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Academic Year Calendar for 2024

As the academic year approaches, students and staff of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) can start planning ahead with the release of the official 2024 Academic Year Calendar. This calendar is essential for staying on top of your studies, exams, and breaks. Let’s take a closer look at what the 2024 academic year has in store.

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First Semester: A Fresh Start

  • Start and End Dates: The first semester begins on Monday, 12 February, and will run through Wednesday, 26 June.
  • Key Highlights: The semester kicks off with the usual buzz of new and returning students, bustling around campus, getting to grips with their new schedules and classes.

Easter Vacation: A Time to Recharge

  • Dates: The Easter break is scheduled from Friday, 29 March, to Sunday, 7 April (inclusive).
  • A Break for Students: This vacation is a much-needed break from the rigors of academic life, offering students a chance to relax, travel, or catch up on studies.
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Winter Vacation: Mid-Year Respite

  • Dates: The winter break will commence on Thursday, 27 June, and end on Sunday, 21 July (inclusive).
  • Rejuvenation Time: This period provides a perfect opportunity for students and staff to recharge before the second semester. It’s a time for rest, reflection, and preparation for the challenges ahead.

Second Semester: Back to the Grind

  • Duration: The second semester begins on Monday, 22 July, and concludes on Tuesday, 3 December.
  • Continued Learning: As the second part of the academic year, this semester is often more intense, with students delving deeper into their courses and beginning to prepare for end-of-year exams.

Mid-Term Break: A Short Breather

  • Dates: There’s a brief mid-term break from Saturday, 21 September, to Sunday, 29 September (inclusive).
  • Purpose: This break serves as a brief respite for students to catch their breath amid the busy second semester.

Wrapping Up

The 2024 Academic Year at UKZN is neatly divided into two main semesters, punctuated by well-timed breaks. These intervals are crucial for maintaining a healthy balance between academic commitments and personal well-being. Whether you’re a first-year student or nearing the end of your academic journey, this calendar is your roadmap for the year ahead at UKZN.

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Stay organized, plan effectively, and make the most of the 2024 academic year. Here’s to a year of success, growth, and memorable experiences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal!

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