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[Revised] UWC Academic Calendar – 2024 Term Dates

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The authority of the University of the Western Cape, UWC, has released its academic calendar, also known as almanack, for 2024 academic sessions, Freshers and returning students are to take note. University of the Western Cape, UWC Academic Calendar 2023 Academic Sessions The academic calendar hints about University of the Western Cape, UWC resumption date for new and returning students 2024, examination date and other academic activities for the year. See below the academic calendar for sessional dates for the 2024 academic year.
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UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE ACADEMIC SCHEDULE FOR 2024 ACADEMIC SESSIONS

ACADEMIC TERMS:

  • 1st Term: Monday, 12 February – Wednesday, 20 March
  • 2nd Term: Tuesday, 2 April – Friday, 17 May
  • 3rd Term: Monday, 22 July – Friday, 30 August
  • 4th Term: Monday, 9 September – Tuesday, 22 October

ALMANAC HIGHLIGHTS:

  • JANUARY starts with New Year’s Day on the 1st, followed by university offices opening on the 3rd and various academic activities commencing throughout the month, including clinical placements and registrations.
  • FEBRUARY includes the opening of residences for various student groups and continues with a series of due dates for submissions of documentation for committees and registrations.
  • MARCH consists of academic and clinical activities commencing for several programmes, various committee due dates, and the opening of residences for first-year students.
  • APRIL marks the beginning of the academic year/first term, and first semester on the 12th.
  • MAY sees the end of the first term on the 20th.
  • JUNE to AUGUST outline ongoing academic activities, committee meetings, due dates for document submissions, and end with the third term closing and vacation beginning.
  • SEPTEMBER brings the beginning of the fourth term on the 9th.
  • OCTOBER has the fourth term and second semester ending, with several due dates for submissions leading up to graduations.
  • NOVEMBER starts with the graduation period and continues with important due dates and closures for the university year.
  • DECEMBER outlines the close of clinical placements, residences, and university offices, and highlights Christmas Day and the Day of Goodwill.
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JANUARY
  • 1: New Year’s Day
  • 3: University offices open, clinical placement commences for BSc Occupational Therapy Students, residences open for BSc Occupational Therapy and BNursing Students
  • 8: Clinical placement commences for BNursing II, III, IV & V Students
  • 10: Online registration opens for all faculties for first-time entry students returning Senior Masters and Ph.D. Students
  • 12: Residences open for BSc Dietetics IV Students, closing date for applications for readmissions (2023 academically excluded students), for remarking of Nov/Dec 2023 examination scripts, due date for submission of documentation for Senate Higher Degrees Committee (SHD) [2023 Progress Reports and Promotions]
  • 15: Internship of BSc Dietetics IV Students commences, Senate Discretionary Assessments (SDA) commences, due date for documentation for ICT Portfolio Steering Committee (ICTPSC)
  • 16: Clinical placement commences for BSc Physiotherapy Students, residences open for BSc Physiotherapy Students
  • 17: Senate Discretionary Assessments (SDA) ends
  • 19: Due date for submission of documentation for Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
  • 22 to 31: Various due dates for submission of documentation to faculty committees
FEBRUARY
  • 1: Due date for documentation for Faculty Professorial Appointments and Promotions Committee (FPAPC), Joint Appointments and Promotions Committee of Senate and Council (SA), residences open for II, III, IV, V Dentistry Students
  • 2: Academic and clinical activities commence for BDS II, III, IV, and V Students; BOH II and III Students
  • 3: Due date for submission of documentation for Animal Research Ethics Committee (AREC), Senate Higher Degrees Committee (SHD), Employment Equity Forum (EEF), Senate Assessment Committee (SAC)
  • 4 to 28: Various other activities including opening of residences for first-year students, meetings of committees like ICTPSC and Executive Management Committee (EMC), and further due dates for submission of documentation
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MARCH
  • Details for March continue with academic activities, committee meetings, and submissions of documentation for various academic and administrative processes.
APRIL
  • 12: Beginning of the academic year/first term and first semester
  • 20: End of the first term
  • 22: Comments of the draft mid-year assessment timetable open to students
  • 25: Senate Assessment Committee (SAC) meets, publication of April 2024 final graduation list
  • 28: Council meets, closes comments of the draft mid-year assessment timetable to students
  • 29: Good Friday
  • 31: Easter Sunday, due date for accounts settled in full for a 3% discount
MAY
  • 1: Family Day, end of student vacation
  • 2: Beginning of the second term
  • 17: End of the second term, study period commences
  • 23: Mid-year assessments commence
  • 31: Student vacation begins
JUNE
  • 1 to 30: Continuation of student vacation, various committee meetings, due dates for documentation submissions, opening applications for remarking of exams, and closure of residences for winter vacation
JULY
  • 1: Executive Management Committee (EMC) meets
  • 2: Registrar’s Administrative Forum (RAF)
  • 17: Public Holiday, various committee meetings
  • 25: Council meets, end of second term & academic program or first semester, student vacation begins, residences close for winter vacation
AUGUST
  • 1: Due date for submission of documentation for Institutional Forum (IF), Employment Equity Forum (EEF), Faculty Board meets for the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences
  • 25: Senate Discretionary Assessments commence
  • 30: Due date for creation of second semester assessment schedules on MAS, closing date for applications for remarking of May/June 2024 examination scripts, Faculty Board for the Faculty of Law meets
SEPTEMBER
  • 1 to 3: Various committee meetings and due dates for documentation submissions
  • 28: End of third term, Senate Assessment Committee (SAC) meets, applications for Dentistry Undergraduate Programmes close, comments of draft year-end assessment timetable to students close
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OCTOBER
  • 9: Beginning of the fourth term, Executive Management Committee (EMC) meets
  • 22: Study period ends
  • 23: Mid-year assessments commence
  • 31: Humanities and Social Science Research Ethics Committee (HSSREC) meets
NOVEMBER
  • 12: Second semester registration period commences
DECEMBER
  • 2: Last day of the academic year for students
  • 4: Last day of the academic year for academic staff
  • 8: Last day of the academic year for professional, administrative support and service staff
  • 11: University offices close for the year
  • 16: Day of Reconciliation (Public Holiday)
  • 25: Christmas Day (Public Holiday)
  • 26: Day of Goodwill (Public Holiday)
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