Durban University of Technology Term Date 2020

By | June 21, 2020

Durban University of Technology Term Date 2020

TERM DATES AND SKELETON ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR 2020

UNIVERSITY RE-OPENS

Tuesday 3 January 2020

Administrative staff and those academic staff required for registration preparation, as determined by Heads of Departments, return on Tuesday 3 January 2020 . The rest of the academic staff return on Monday 9 January 2020 .

ACADEMIC TERM

DATES

1

06

February – 07 April

2

18

April – 23 June

3

17

July – 22 September

4

2 October – 15 December

REGISTRATION:

Faculties to decide on their registration dates

First Semester

09 January – 04 February

Annual

09

January – 04 February

Second Semester

17

July – 22 July (inclusive of 1 Saturday)

LECTURES

First Semester

06

February – 23 May

67 days

Annual

06

February – 03 October

141 days

Second Semester

24

July – 24 October

60 days

GRADUATION CEREMONIES

25

– 26

April (Midlands)

2 days

08

– 13

May (Durban)

6 days

13

September (Durban) – Spring Graduation

1 day

EXAMINATION STUDY PERIOD FOR STUDENTS (inclusive of weekends)

First semester

24

May – 28 May

5 days

Annual

04

October – 08 October

5 days

Second semester

25

October – 29 October

5 days

COMMENCEMENT OF EXAMINATIONS

First Semester

29

May – 09 June

10 days

Annual

09

October – 30 October*

16 days

Second Semester

30

October – 10 November

10 days

*Diwali 19 October

UNIVERSITY CLOSES

15

December 2020 until 31 December 2020 .

See Annexure 1 for information on how the above dates are accommodated in the Calendar and Annexure 2 for public and religious holidays)

Office of the Registrar

P O Box 1334, DURBAN, 4000 Tel:031-3732517/2519 Fax:031-3732188, Steve Biko Campus

Annexure 1 to 2020 Academic Calendar

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

Sunday 1 January

New Year’s Day

The University respects the religious beliefs of all

Monday 2 January

Public Holiday

staff and students. As a result tests and

Tuesday 21 March

Human Rights’

examinations will not be scheduled on the following

Day

days, however the University will remain open and

Friday 14 April

Good Friday

operational on these days:

Monday 17 April

Family Day

Thursday 27 April

Freedom Day

Isaiah Shembe Day

10 March

Monday 1 May

Worker’s Day

Isaiah Shembe Day

02 May

Friday 16 June

Youth Day

Ascension Day

25 May

Wednesday 9 August

National

*Eid-ul-Fitr

26 June

Women’s Day

*Eid-ul-Adha

01 September

Sunday 24 September

Heritage Day

Rosh Hashanah

21/22 September

Monday 25 September

Public Holiday

Yom Kippur

30 September

Saturday 16 December

Day of

Deepavali

19 October

Reconciliation

Monday 25 December

Christmas Day

*Dependent upon the sighting of the moon.

Tuesday 26 December

Day of Goodwill