Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

ACADEMIC CALENDAR: 2016

LECTURE BLOCKS

  • 1st teaching block: Monday 8 February – Friday 1 April (34 days)
  • 2nd teaching block: Monday 4 April – Wednesday 25 May (36 days)
  • 3rd teaching block: Monday 11 July – Friday 26 August (34 days)
  • 4th teaching block: Monday 5 September – Friday 21 October (35 days)

NORMAL EXAMINATION PERIODS

  • First Semester: Monday 30 May – Monday 20 June (17 days)
  • Second Semester: Thursday 27 October – Wednesday 16 November (18 days)

RE-EXAMINATION PERIODS

  • First Semester: Thursday 7 January – Friday 15 January
  • Second Semester: Monday 4 July – Friday 8 July

GRADUATION CEREMONIES

Autumn graduation

  • Thursday, 7 April – Friday 8 April (George)
  • Tuesday 12 April – Tuesday 19 April (Port Elizabeth)

Summer graduation

  • Friday 9 December
  • Saturday 10 December

STUDENT RECESS PERIODS

  • 19 March – 28 March
  • 21 June – 10 July
  • 27 August – 4 September
  • 17 November – 31 December

* University re-opens: 4 January

PUBLIC AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2016

Semester 1 Fri 1 January New Year's Day
  Mon 21 March Human Rights Day
Fri 25 March Good Friday
Mon 28 March Family Day
Wed 27 April Freedom Day
Sun 1 May Workers’ Day
Mon 2 May Public Holiday
Thurs 16 June Youth Day
Fri 17 June School Holiday
Fri 17 June University Holiday
Semester 2 Mon 08 August School Holiday
  Tues 09 August National Women's Day
Sat 24 September Heritage Day
Fri 16 December Day of Reconciliation
Sun 25 December Christmas Day
Mon 26 December Day of Goodwill