Wits Open Day 2019



Wits Open Day 2019, 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.



ActivityDates
RegistrationMonday 07 January – Thursday 31 January (19 days) 
Orientation weekMonday 28 January – Friday 01 February (5 days)
First teaching blockMonday 04 February – Wednesday 20 March (33 days)
Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research breakThursday 21 March – Sunday 31 March (11 days)
Second teaching blockMonday 01 April – Friday 17 May (32 days)
Study BreakExaminations Saturday 18 May – Sunday 26 May (10 days)Monday 27 May – Monday 24 June (20 days)
Winter Vacation/Study/Research breakTuesday 25 June – Sunday 14 July (20 days)
Third teaching blockMonday 15 July –  Friday 30 August (34 days)
Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research breakSaturday 31 August – Sunday 08 September (9 days)
Fourth teaching blockMonday 09 September – Tuesday 22 October (31 days)
Study BreakExaminationsWednesday 23 October – Sunday 27 October (5 days)Monday 28 October – Friday 22 November (20 days)
Summer Vacation/Study/Research breakSaturday 23 November

Please note:



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 2019





DateName of holidayUniversity status
Tuesday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayUniversity closed
Thursday 21 MarchHuman Rights DayUniversity closed
Friday 19 AprilGood FridayUniversity closed
Saturday 20 AprilPassover (Pesach) day 1** 
Sunday 21 AprilPassover (Pesach) day 2** 
Monday 22 AprilFamily DayUniversity closed
Friday 26 AprilPassover (Pesach) day 7** 
Saturday 27 AprilFreedom DayUniversity closed
 Passover (Pesach) day 8** 
Wednesday 1 MayWorkers’ DayUniversity closed
Monday 06 May1st Ramadaan (Commencement of Fasting) * 
Wednesday 05 JuneEid-ul-Fitr (Termination of Fasting) * 
Sunday 09 JuneShavuoth (day 1)** 
Monday 10 JuneShavuoth (day 2) ** 
Sunday 16 JuneYouth DayUniversity closed
Monday 17 JunePublic HolidayUniversity closed
Friday 9 AugustNational Women’s DayUniversity closed
Monday 12 AugustEid-ul-Adha (Day of Sacrifice) * 
Tuesday 24 SeptemberHeritage DayUniversity closed
Monday 30 SeptemberRosh Hashanah (day 1) ** 
Tuesday 01 OctoberRosh Hashanah (day 2) ** 
Wednesday 09 OctoberYom Kippur ** 
Monday 14 OctoberSukkot (day 1) ** 
Monday 15 OctoberSukkot (day 2) ** 
Monday 21 OctoberSh’mini Atzeret** 
Tuesday 22 OctoberSimchat Torah** 
Saturday 26 OctoberNarak Chaturdashi (Diwali-South) 
Sunday 27 OctoberLuxmi Pooja (Diwali-North) 
Monday 16 DecemberDay of ReconciliationUniversity closed
Wednesday 25 DecemberChristmas DayUniversity closed
Thursday 26 DecemberDay of GoodwillUniversity 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 2019

All Provinces
Term 109 January – 15 March
Term 202 April – 14 June
Term 309 July – 20 September
Term 401 October – 04 December