Wits Year Calendar 2018

Wits Year Calendar 2018, the term dates fort he 2018 academic year is provided below.



2018

ActivityDates
Registration Friday 12 January – Thursday 01 February
Orientation week Monday 29 January – Friday 02 February
First teaching blockMonday 05 February – Friday 23 March (34 days)
Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research breakSaturday 24 March – Monday 02 April (10 days)
Second teaching blockTuesday 03 April – Thursday 17 May (31 days)
Study BreakExaminations Friday 18 May – Friday 25 May (10 days)Monday 28 May – Friday 22 June (20 days)
Winter Vacation/Study/Research breakSaturday 23 June – Sunday 15 July (23 days)
Third teaching blockMonday 16 July –  Friday 31 August (34 days)
Mid-term Vacation/Study/Research breakSaturday 01 September – Sunday 09 September (9 days)
Fourth teaching blockMonday 10 September – Tuesday 23 October (31 days)
Study BreakExaminationsWednesday 24 October – Tuesday 30 October (7 days)Wednesday 31 October – Tuesday 27 November (20 days)
Summer Vacation/Study/Research breakWednesday 28 November

Please note:

  • 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 2018



DateName of holidayUniversity status
Monday 1 JanuaryNew Year’s DayUniversity closed
Wednesday 21 MarchHuman Rights DayUniversity closed
Saturday 31 MarchPesach (day 1)**
Sunday 1 AprilPesach (day 2)**
Friday 30 MarchGood FridayUniversity closed
Monday 02 AprilFamily DayUniversity closed
Friday 6 AprilPesach (day 7)**
Saturday 7 AprilPesach (day 8)**
Friday 27 April                                Freedom DayUniversity closed
Tuesday 1 MayWorkers’ DayUniversity closed
Thursday 17 MayFirst day of Ramadan*
Sunday 20 MayShavuoth (day 1)**
Monday 21 MayShavuoth (day 2)**
Friday 15 JuneEid-ul-Fitr*
Saturday 16 JuneYouth DayUniversity closed
Thursday 9 AugustNational Women’s DayUniversity closed
Wednesday 22 AugustEid-ul-Adha*
Monday 10 SeptemberRosh Hashanah (day 1)**
Tuesday 11 SeptemberRosh Hashanah (day 2)**
Wednesday 19 SeptemberYom Kippur**
Monday 24 SeptemberHeritage DaySukkot (day 1)**University closed
Tuesday 25 SeptemberSukkot (day2)**
Monday 1 OctoberSh’mini Atzeret**
Tuesday 2 OctoberSimchat Torah**
Tuesday 06 NovemberDiwali (South India)
Wednesday 07 NovemberDiwali (North India)
Sunday 16 December                      Day of ReconciliationUniversity closed
Monday 17 DecemberPublic HolidayUniversity closed
Tuesday 25 DecemberChristmas DayUniversity closed
Wednesday 26 December               Day 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



Proposed Public School Term Dates in 2018

TermAll Provinces
Term 117 January – 28 March
Term 210 April – 22 June
Term 317 July – 28 September
Term 409 October – 12 December