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  • January 2017
  • 01 January
    • New Year's Day
  • 02 January
    • Public holiday in terms of legislation
  • 03 January
    • Academic year commences
  • 09 January - 20 January
    • Summer School
    • Registration of senior students
  • 27 January - 29 January
    • Special orientation for non-RSA students
  • 28 January
    • Welcome Day
  • 30 January - 02 February
    • New first-year students: Orientation program
    • Registration of first-year students
  • February 2017
  • 03 February
    • Grouping of large course groups: new first-year students
  • 06 February
    • Lectures commence for quarter 1 and semester 1
  • 10 February
    • Anniversary of the University's founding
  • 20 February
    • Closing date for amendments or cancellation of modules
  • March 2017
  • 20 March
    • No lectures
  • 21 March
    • Human Rights Day
  • 28 March
    • Lectures end for quarter 1
  • 29 March
    • Lectures commence for quarter 2
    • GIBS Graduation Ceremony
  • April 2017
  • 05 April - 10 May
    • Autumn Graduation Ceremonies
  • 07 April
    • Lectures end for April recess
  • 08 April - 18 April
    • April recess
  • 14 April
    • Good Friday
  • 17 April
    • Family Day
  • 19 April
    • Lectures resume after recess
    • Monday timetable is followed
  • 27 April
    • Freedom Day
  • 28 April
    • No lectures
  • May 2017
  • 01 May
    • Workers' Day
  • 20 May
    • UP Open Day
  • 30 May
    • Lectures end for quarter 2 and semester 1
  • June 2017
  • 02 June - 24 June
    • Examinations of first-quarter, second-quarter and first semester modules
  • 16 June
    • Youth Day
  • 17 June
    • No examination
  • 26 June - 01 July
    • Supplementary examinations of first-quarter, second quarter and first semester modules
  • July 2017
  • 01 July - 16 July
    • July recess
  • 03 July - 14 July
    • Winter School
  • 17 July
    • Lectures commence for quarter 3 and semester 2
  • 31 July
    • Closing date for amendments or cancellation of modules
  • August 2017
  • 07 August
    • Wednesday timetable is followed
  • 09 August
    • National Women's Day
  • September 2017
  • 04 September
    • Lectures end for quarter 3
    • Spring Graduation Ceremonies
  • 05 September
    • Lectures commence for quarter 4
  • 13 September
    • Spring Day
  • 24 September
    • Heritage Day
  • 25 September
    • Public holiday in terms of legislation
  • 26 September
    • Monday timetable is followed
  • 29 September
    • Lectures end for October recess
  • 30 September - 08 October
    • October recess
  • October 2017
  • 09 October
    • Lectures resume after recess
  • 27 October
    • UP International Students Day
  • November 2017
  • 01 November
    • Lectures end for quarter 4 and semester 2
  • 06 November - 25 November
    • Examination of third-quarter, fourth-quarter, second semester and year modules
  • 27 November - 04 December
    • Supplementary examinations of third-quarter, fourth quarter, second semester and year modules
  • December 2017
  • 04 December
    • Academic year ends
  • 08 December
    • Graduation Ceremony for LLM in Human Rights
  • 16 December
    • Day of Reconciliation
  • 21 December
    • University closes at 10:00
  • January 2018
  • 03 January
    • Academic year commences