University of the Witwatersrand Academic Calendar 2022

By | May 24, 2021

University of the Witwatersrand Academic Calendar 2022 – 2023

University of the Witwatersrand Academic Calendar 2022, has released its academic calendar for 2022/2023 academic session, newly admitted and returning students are to take note….

Activity Dates
Online Orientation Wednesday 15 April – Sunday 19 April (4 Days)
Second teaching block Monday 20 April – Friday 05 June (34 Days)
Revision 

Summative Assessments

Monday 08 June – Tuesday 09 June (2 Days) 

Wednesday 10 June – Wednesday 1 July (15 Days)

Winter Vacation/Study/Research break Thursday 02 July – Sunday 12 July (7 Days)
Third teaching block Monday 13 July – Friday 28 August (34 Days)
Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research break Saturday 29 August – Sunday 6 September (9 Days)
Fourth teaching block Monday 7 September – Tuesday 20 October (31 Days)
Study break 

Examinations

Wednesday 21 October – Sunday 01 November (12 Days) 

Monday 02 November – Friday 27 November (20 Days)

Summer Vacation/Study/Research break Saturday 28 November

Please note:

  • Second Semester (Third and Fourth Teaching Blocks) to remain as is pending COVID-19 Outcomes
  • 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 2022

Date Name of holiday/holyday University status
Wednesday 1 January New Year’s Day University closed
Saturday 21 March Human Rights Day University closed
Thursday 09 April Passover (Pesach) day 1**
Friday 10 April Good Friday 

Passover (Pesach) day 2**

University closed
Monday 13 April Family Day University closed
Wednesday 15 April Passover (Pesach) day 7**
Thursday 16 April Passover (Pesach) day 8**
Saturday 25 April 1st Ramadaan (Commencement of Fasting) *
Monday 27 April Freedom Day University closed
Friday 1 May Workers’ Day University closed
Sunday 24 May Eid-ul-Fitr (Termination of Fasting) *
Friday 29 May Shavuoth day 1**
Saturday 30 May Shavuoth day 2**
Tuesday 16 June Youth Day University closed
Friday 31 July Eid-ul-Adha (Day of Sacrifice) *
Sunday 9 August National Women’s Day University closed
Monday 10 August Public Holiday University closed
Saturday 19 September Rosh Hashanah day 1**
Sunday 20 September Rosh Hashanah day 2**
Thursday 24 September Heritage Day University closed
Monday 28 September Yom Kippur **
Saturday 03 October Sukkot (day 1) **
Sunday 04 October Sukkot (day 2) **
Saturday 10 October Sh’mini Atzeret**
Sunday 11 October Simchat Torah**
Friday 13 November Narak Chaturdashi (Diwali-South)
Saturday 14 November Luxmi Pooja (Diwali-North)
Wednesday 16 December Day of Reconciliation University closed
Friday 25 December Christmas Day University closed
Saturday 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

Please note:

No exam will be scheduled on a recognised University holiday/holyday.

Proposed Public School Term Dates in 2022

Term All Provinces
Term 1 15 January – 20 March
Term 2 31 March – 12 June
Term 3 07 July – 18 September
Term 4 29 September – 02 December