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 Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar
2017-2018

Calendar of Events and Academic Deadlines


Calendar of Events and Academic Deadlines

Calendar of Events and Academic Deadlines
 

Legend for all tables on this page 

Key  Description 
(M) Monday
(T) Tuesday
(W) Wednesday
(Th) Thursday
(F) Friday 
(S) Saturday 
(U) Sunday 
✶  Co-op work terms are expected to be 16 weeks in duration. Actual start and end dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements in consultation with Co-operative Education & Career Action (CECA). 
Ʊ Make-up day in the fall term. The loss of a Tuesday class on October 10 (study day) will be made up by following a Tuesday schedule on October 12.
ƱƱ Make-up day in the fall term. The loss of a Wednesday class on October 11 (study day) will be made up by following a Wednesday schedule on October 13.
ƱƱƱ Make-up day in the fall term. The loss of a Monday class on Thanksgiving Day (October 9) will be made up by following a Monday schedule on December 4.
** Make-up day in the winter term. The loss of a Friday class on Good Friday (March 30)  will be made up by following a Friday schedule on April 4.
Make-up day in the spring term. The loss of a Monday class on Victoria Day (May 21) will be made up by following a Monday schedule on May 22.
Δ Make-up day in the spring term. The loss of a Monday class on Canada Day (July 2) will be made up by following a Monday schedule on July 25.
†  Renison Social Work (BSW) students should consult with Renison for relevant dates in the spring term
β  Grades for on-campus courses are due in the Registrar's Office throughout this period. Due dates for specific courses are normally scheduled seven days from the date of the final examination. Grades for courses without a scheduled final examination are normally due 14 days after the start of the examinations. Grades for online courses are due on the last date of the periods specified in the chart below. 

Undergraduate Studies Academic Term Deadlines

Terms and Deadlines
Fall 2017
Sept.-Dec.
Winter 2018
Jan.-Apr.
Spring 2018
May.-Aug.
Course selection period

Returning Waterloo students:

May 23-29 (T-M)

New Waterloo students:

July 4-10 (T-M)



All students:

Sept. 26-Oct. 3 (T-T)

            

All students:

Jan. 23-30 (T-T)

Drop/Add period begins

New Waterloo students:

July 20 (Th)

Returning Waterloo students:

July 24 (M)

All students:

Nov. 20 (M)

All students:

Mar. 26 (M)

Fees due date Aug. 23 (W) Dec. 12 (T) Apr. 24 (T)
Late fees begin Aug. 24 (Th) Dec. 13 (W) Apr. 25 (W)
Co-op Work Term begins * Sept. 5 (T) Jan. 2 (T) May 1 (T)
Lectures begin Sept. 7 (Th) Jan. 3 (W) May 1 (T)
Add period ends Sept. 20 (W) Jan. 16 (T) May 14 (M)
Drop, no penalty period ends; deadline to withdraw from courses with 100% tuition refund   Sept. 27 (W) Jan. 23 (T) May 22 (T)
Drop, Penalty 1 Period begins: WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped Sept. 28 (Th) Jan. 24 (W) May 23 (W)
Study days -- Co-op employment interviews may continue during this period Oct. 10, 11 (T, W) Feb. 19-23 (M-F) not applicable
Make-up day for Oct 10 study day Oct. 12 (Th) Ʊ

Tuesday schedule used
not applicable
not applicable
Make-up day for Oct 11 study day Oct. 13 (F) ƱƱ

Wednesday schedule used
not applicable not applicable
Make-up day for Victoria Day on May 21  not applicable not applicable May 22 (T)

Monday schedule used
Deadline for 50% tuition refund Oct. 25 (W) Feb. 20 (T) June 19 (T)
Fee arrangement deadline. Late Fees Arrangement form required to become fees arranged after these dates; visit Student Financial Services for more information Oct. 31 (T) Jan. 31 (W) June 30 (S)
Drop, Penalty 1 Period ends: WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped Nov. 20 (M) Mar. 20 (T) July 11 (W)
Drop, Penalty 2 Period begins: WF (Withdrew/Failure, no credit granted, value 32) grade assigned for course(s) dropped (Engineering students: See Engineering-specific regulations regarding course load and withdrawal) Nov. 21 (T) Mar. 21 (W) July 12 (Th)
Make-up Day for Thanksgiving Day on October 9 Dec. 4 (M) ƱƱƱ

Monday schedule used
not applicable not applicable
Make-up Day for Good Friday on March 30 not applicable

Apr. 4 (W) **

Friday schedule used

not applicable

Make-up Day for Canada Day observance on July 2 not applicable not applicable

July 25 (W) Δ

Monday schedule used

Lectures or classes end

Dec. 4 (M)

Apr. 4 (W)

July 25 (W)

Drop, Penalty 2 Period ends: last day to drop a course without a petition  Dec. 6 (W) Apr. 8 (U) July 27 (F)
Co-operative Work Term ends * Dec. 22 (F) Apr. 27 (F) Aug. 24 (F)

A comprehensive list of important dates information is available on the Quest website.

Examination Dates 

 Terms and Deadlines
Fall 2017
Sept.-Dec.
Winter 2018
Jan.-Apr.
Spring 2018
May-Aug.
Grades due β   Dec. 7-Jan. 2 (Th, T) Apr. 7-May 1 (S, T) July 28-Aug. 27 (S, M)
Pre-examination study days Dec. 5, 6 (T, W) Apr. 5, 6 (Th, F) July 26, 27 (Th, F)

English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) dates, visit the Communications Requirement website.

ELPE for new Waterloo Science students: Sept. 22, 23 (F, S) 

ELPE for new Waterloo Engineering students: Sept. 23 (S)

ELPE for new Waterloo Arts students in programs from these departments, GBDA, AFM, and CFM: Sept. 23 (S) 

ELPE for remaining eligible students: Dec. 6 (W)

ELPE for new Waterloo Science students: Jan. 12 (F) 

ELPE for remaining eligible students: Apr. 6 (F)
Not applicable
On-campus examinations begin Dec. 7 (Th) Apr. 9 (M)
July 28 (S)
Online class examination days Dec. 8, 9 (F, S) Apr. 13, 14 (F, S) July 28, Aug. 3 (S, F)
On-campus examinations end Dec. 21 (Th) Apr. 24 (T)
Aug. 11 (S)
Unofficial grades begin to appear in Quest Dec. 22 (F) Apr. 25 (W) Aug. 13 (M)
Standings and official grades are available in Quest Jan. 19 (F) May 18 (F) Sept. 19 (W)

Convocation Dates 

Fall 2017
Convocation
Spring 2018
Convocation
Oct. 20, 21 (F, S) June 12-16 (T-S)
Last day to file an "Intention to Graduate" form is Aug. 1, 2017 (T) Last day to file an "Intention to Graduate" form is Dec. 1, 2017 (F) for spring convocation if degree requirements are completed during the fall term; otherwise, Mar. 1, 2018 (Th) deadline applies.

Visit the Ceremony details, dates, and times page on the Registrar's Office website for convocation and ceremony date information. Convocation ceremonies are held in the Physical Activities Complex (PAC).

Holidays and University Closures

Fall 2017 (Sept.-Dec)

  • Labour Day: Sept. 4 (M)
  • Thanksgiving Day: Oct. 9 (M)
  • closure for the holiday season: Dec. 25-29 (M-F)

Winter 2018 (Jan.-Apr.)

  • New Year's Day: Jan. 1 (M)
  • Family Day: Feb. 19 (M)
  • Good Friday: Mar. 30 (F)

Spring 2018 (May-Aug.)

  • Victoria Day: May 21 (M)
  • Canada Day observance: July 2 (M)
  • Civic Holiday: Aug. 6 (M)

Some University departments may be open for limited service on these days.

Also see list of paid holidays for more holiday date information on the Human Resources website.

University of Waterloo Committees and Meeting Dates

 


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