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Arcadia Center Programs & Partner Institution Updates

Last Updated: april 17

Arcadia in Cape Town

  • Arcadia in Cape Town students will complete the Cornerstone course, SMCI 310 “Introducing South Africa: History, Politics & Culture,” through online instruction and assessment.
  • Communication from the faculty member is forthcoming, and will address the schedule for resuming classes and any required changes to the course syllabus.
  • Students should plan to engage with coursework and final assessments until the scheduled end of the program.
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University of Cape Town

  • UCT plans to begin online teaching on Tuesday, 28 April, following an orientation to the online learning space from Monday, 20 April.

    The schedule for Term 2 (teaching weeks 6 – 12) will be:

    • Learning Online Orientation for students: 20-25 April
    • Teaching begins online: Tuesday, 28 April
    • Last day to remove course from academic transcript: Friday, 8 May
    • Last day of teaching: Friday, 26 June
  • Classes will resume through UCT’s online course platform, Vula. A list of courses available for fully online learning will be released before teaching resumes online. Where a course cannot be completed fully online, we will liaise directly with affected students about the options available to them.


  • The majority of online courses will rely on continuous in-course assessment and most courses will be graded pass/fail.  End-of-semester invigilated exams have thus been suspended.  Where invigilated exams must be completed (e.g. for courses required for professional body registration), these will be held in mid-December with arrangements for exchange/ SSA students to take these remotely.

    If your university requires you to have a percentage grade outcome, please write to so we can make arrangements for your assignments to be graded separately.

  • The University has a dedicated webpage for Coronavirus updates.
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University of the Western Cape

  • The remainder of the semester will commence with flexible learning and teaching from 20th April 2020. UWC's plan includes a catch-up phase for students before final assessments begin on 30 June.
  • Important Dates for the rest of the semester:
    • Academic Program (Including Orientation to Flexible Learning and Teaching): 20 April - 9 June
    • Catch-Up Period: 11-26 June
    • Final Assessment: 30 June - 16 July
  • The University has a dedicated webpage for Coronavirus updates.
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