UP Term Dates 2018 / 2019: What are the important dates for University of Pretoria

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Here is a breakdown of the 2018 / 2019 term dates or important dates for University of Pretoria (UP):

UP Key Dates

  • January 2018
    • 01 January
      • New Year’s Day

    • 03 January
      • Academic year commences

      • Commencement of online registration for senior students

    • 08 January – 19 January
      • Summer School

    • 10 January
      • Registration assistance centre opens at Hillcrest Campus

      • Commencement of online registration for first year students

    • 26 January – 28 January
      • Special orientation for non-RSA students

    • 27 January
      • Welcome Day

    • 30 January – 02 February
      • Orientation programme for new first-year students

  • February 2018
    • 02 February
      • Division of large course groups: new first-year students

    • 03 February
      • INSYNC first-year concert

    • 05 February
      • Lectures commence for quarter 1 and semester 1

    • 08 February
      • Last day for assisted registration at the Hillcrest Campus

    • 10 February
      • Anniversary of the University’s founding

    • 19 February
      • Closing date for amendments or cancellation of modules, without paying fees (Quarter 1, 2 and Semester 1)

  • March 2018
    • 19 March
      • Wednesday timetable is followed

    • 21 March
      • Human Rights Day

    • 26 March
      • Lectures end for quarter 1

    • 27 March
      • Lectures commence for quarter 2

    • 28 March
      • Friday timetable is followed

      • Lectures end for April recess

    • 29 March – 09 April
      • April recess

    • 30 March
      • Good Friday

  • April 2018
    • 02 April
      • Family Day

    • 10 April
      • Lectures resume after recess

      • Monday timetable is followed

    • 11 April
      • GIBS Graduation Ceremony

    • 12 April – 11 May
      • Autumn Graduation Ceremonies

    • 27 April
      • Freedom Day

    • 30 April
      • No lectures

  • May 2018
    • 01 May
      • Workers’ Day

    • 21 May – 30 June
      • Cooling off period/Examination period: non-academic student activities

    • 29 May
      • Lectures end for quarter 2 and semester 1

      • Last day for discontinuation of modules

  • June 2018
    • 02 June – 23 June
      • Examinations of first-quarter, second-quarter and first-semester modules

    • 16 June
      • Youth Day

    • 25 June – 30 June
      • Supplementary examinations of first-quarter, second- quarter and first-semester modules

  • July 2018
    • 01 July – 15 July
      • July recess

    • 02 July – 13 July
      • Winter School

    • 16 July
      • Lectures commence for quarter 3 and semester 2

    • 30 July
      • Closing date for amendments or cancellation of modules, without paying fees (Quarter 3, 4 and Semester 2)

  • August 2018
    • 04 August
      • # I chose UP day

    • 06 August
      • Thursday timetable is followed

    • 07 August
      • Friday timetable is followed

    • 09 August
      • National Women’s Day

    • 10 August
      • No lectures

  • September 2018
    • 03 September – 07 September
      • Spring Graduation Ceremonies

    • 04 September
      • Lectures end for quarter 3

    • 05 September
      • Lectures commence for quarter 4

    • 24 September
      • Heritage Day

    • 26 September
      • Spring Day

    • 27 September
      • Monday timetable is followed

    • 28 September
      • Lectures end for October recess

    • 29 September – 07 October
      • October recess

  • October 2018
    • 08 October
      • Lectures resume after recess

    • 22 October – 05 December
      • Cooling off period/Examination period: non-academic student activities

  • November 2018
    • 01 November
      • Lectures end for quarter 4 and semester 2

      • Last day for discontinuation of modules

    • 06 November – 26 November
      • Examination of third-quarter, fourth-quarter, second-semester and year modules

    • 28 November – 05 December
      • Supplementary examinations of third-quarter, fourth- quarter second-semester and year modules

  • December 2018
    • 05 December
      • Academic year ends

    • 07 December
      • Graduation Ceremony for LLM in Human Rights

    • 16 December
      • Day of Reconciliation

    • 17 December
      • Public holiday in terms of legislation

    • 21 December
      • University closes at 10:00

  • January 2019
    • 03 January
      • Academic year commences

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