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2016-2017
The Undergraduate Calendar
 

Calendar of Events and Academic Deadlines

Calendar of Events and Academic Deadlines

Calendar of Events and Academic Deadlines
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Key  Description 
(M) Monday
(T) Tuesday
(W) Wednesday
(Th) Thursday
(F) Friday 
(S) Saturday 
(U) Sunday 
✶  Co-op work-term start and end dates 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). 
** Make-up day for a study day in the fall term. The loss of a Tuesday class on October 11 study day will be made up by following a Tuesday schedule on October 13.
Ʊ  Make-up day for a study day in the fall term. The loss of a Wednesday class on October 12 study day will be made up by following a Wednesday schedule on October 14.
Make-up day in the fall term. The loss of a Monday class on Thanksgiving Day (October 10) will be made up by following a Monday schedule on December 5, 2016.
ƱƱ Make-up day for one holiday Monday in the spring term. To balance the days, the loss of one holiday Monday class during the spring term will be made up by following a Monday schedule on May 23.
†  Renison Social Work (BSW) students should consult with Renison for relevant dates in the spring term (pdf)
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 2016
Sept.-Dec.
Winter 2017
Jan.-Apr.
Spring 2017
May-Aug.

Course selection period

Returning Waterloo students:

May 20 - 30 (F-M)

New Waterloo students:

July 5 - 11 (T-M)



All students:

Sept 21 - 27 (W-T)


            

All students:

Jan 20 - 26 (F - Th)
Drop/Add period begins

New Waterloo students:

July 21(Th)

Returning Waterloo students:

July 25 (M)

All students:

Nov 21 (M)

 

All students:

Mar 27 (M) 

Fees Due Date Aug 24 (W)
Dec 13, 2016 (T)
Apr 24 (M)
Late Fees begin Aug 25 (Th)
Dec 14, 2016 (W)
Apr 25 (T)
Co-op Work Term begins * Aug 29 (M)
Jan 2 (M) May 1 (M)
Lectures begin Sept 8 (Th)
Jan 3 (T)
May 1 (M)
Add period ends Sept 21 (W)
Jan 16 (M) May 12 (F)
Drop, no penalty period ends; deadline to withdraw from courses with 100% tuition refund   Sept 28 (W) Jan 23 (M) May 19 (F)
Drop, Penalty 1 Period begins: WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped Sept 29 (Th) Jan 24 (T) May 20 (S)
Study days -- Co-op employment interviews may continue during this period
Oct 11, 12 (T, W) Feb 20 - 24 (M-F) not applicable
Make-up day for Oct 11 study day Oct 13 (Th)**

Tuesday schedule used
not applicable
not applicable
Make-up day for Oct 12 study day Oct 14 (F) Ʊ

Wednesday schedule used
not applicable
not applicable
Make-up day for one holiday in spring term to balance the days not applicable not applicable
May 23 (T) Ʊ Ʊ

Monday schedule used
Deadline for 50% Tuition Refund Oct 26 (W) Feb 21 (T) June 16 (F)
Fee arrangement deadline. Petition to the Registrar to Register Late form required to become fees arranged after these dates; visit Student Financial Services for more information Oct 31 (M) Jan 31 (T) June 30 (F)
Drop, Penalty 1 Period ends: WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped Nov 18 (F)
Mar 17 (F)
July 7 (F)
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 19 (S)
Mar 18 (S)
July 8 (S)
Make-up Day for Thanksgiving Day on October 10
Dec 5 (M) ►

Monday schedule used
not applicable
not applicable
Lectures or classes end

Dec 5 (M)

Apr 3 (M)

July 25 (T)

Drop, Penalty 2 Period ends: WF (Withdrew/Failure, no credit granted, value 32) grade assigned for course(s) dropped; last day to drop a course without a petition  Dec 7 (W) Apr 6 (Th) July 27 (Th)
Co-operative Work Term ends * Dec 16 (F) Apr 28 (F) Aug 25 (F)

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

Examination Dates 

 Terms and Deadlines
Fall 2016
Sept.-Dec.
Winter 2017
Jan.-Apr.
Spring 2017
May-Aug.
Grades Due β   Dec 8-Jan 3, 2017
(Th - T)
Apr 7 - May 2 (F-T)
July 28 - Aug 29 (F-T)
Pre-Examination Study Days Dec 6, 7 (T, W) Apr 4, 5, 6
(T, W, Th)
July 26, 27 (W, Th)

English Language Proficiency Exam Dates (ELPE), visit the Writing Centre website.

Fall 2016

ELPE for new Waterloo Science students: September 23 & 24
(F & S)

ELPE for new Waterloo Engineering students: September 24 (S)

ELPE for new Waterloo Arts students in programs from these departments, GBDA, AFM, and CFM: September 24 (S)

ELPE for remaining eligible students: December 7 (W)

Winter 2017

ELPE for new Waterloo students: January 13 (F)

ELPE for remaining eligible students: April 6 (Th)

Spring 2017

Not applicable

See dates below

See dates below

Not applicable
On-Campus Examinations begin Dec 8 (Th) Apr 7 (F)
July 28 (F)
On-line Class Examination Days Dec 9, 10 (F, S) Apr 7, 8 (F, S) July 28, 29 (F, S)
On-Campus Examinations end Dec 22 (Th)
Apr 25 (T)
Aug 11 (F)
Unofficial Grades begin to appear in Quest Dec 23 (F) Apr 26 (W)
Aug 14 (M)
Standings and Official Grades are available in Quest Jan 20, 2017 (F)
May 19 (F) Sept 22 (F)

Convocation Dates 

Fall 2016
Convocation
Spring 2017
Convocation
Oct 21, 22 (F, S) June 13 - 17 (T - S)
Last day to file an "Intention to Graduate" form is Aug. 1, 2016 (M) Last day to file an "Intention to Graduate" form is Dec. 1, 2016 (Th) for spring convocation if degree requirements are completed during the fall term; otherwise, Mar. 1, 2017 (W) deadline applies.

Visit the Ceremony Dates & 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

Holidays and Closures
Fall 2016
Sept.-Dec.
Winter 2017
Jan.-Apr.
Spring 2017
May-Aug.
Labour Day Sept. 5 (M) not applicable not applicable 
Thanksgiving Day Oct. 10 (M) not applicable not applicable 
Closure for the Holiday Season
Dec. 24 - Jan 2
(S - M)
not applicable  not applicable 
New Year's Day observance
not applicable  Jan. 2 (M) not applicable 
Family Day not applicable  Feb. 20 (M) not applicable 
Good Friday not applicable  Apr. 14 (F) not applicable 
Victoria Day not applicable  not applicable  May 22 (M)
Canada Day not applicable  not applicable July 3 (M)
Civic Holiday not applicable  not applicable  Aug. 7 (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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