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2015-2016
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 in the fall term: The loss of a Monday class on Thanksgiving Day (October 12) will be made up by following a Monday schedule on Saturday, November __ (to be determined).
** Make-up Day in the winter term: The loss of a Friday class on Good Friday (March 25) will be made up by following a Friday schedule on Monday, April 4.
 Ʊ Make-up Day in the spring term: The loss of a Monday class on Victoria Day (May 23) will be made up by following a Monday schedule on Monday, July 25. 
 ƱƱ Make-up Day in the spring term: The loss of a Friday class on Canada Day (July 1) will be made up by following a Friday schedule on Tuesday, July 26.
  Co-operative employment interviews may continue during this period. 
†  The dates for Social Work differ than that specified above. Renison Social Work (BSW) students should consult the Renison dates 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 on-line courses are due on the last date of the periods specified in the chart below. 

Undergraduate Studies Academic Term Deadlines

Terms and Deadlines
Fall 2015
Sept.-Dec.
Winter 2016
Jan.-Apr.
Spring 2016
May-Aug.

Course selection week

Upper-year students:
Mar. 4 - 10 (W-T)

First-year students:
July 7 - 13 (T-M)

All students:

July 30 - Aug 7 (Th-F)
            

To be determined

Drop/Add period begins

First-year students:
July 23 (Th)

Upper-year students:
July 28 (T)

Nov. 24 (T) To be determined
Co-operative Work Term begins *   Aug. 31 (M) Jan. 4 (M) May 2 (M)
Fees Due Date Aug. 27 (Th) Dec. 10, 2015 (Th) Apr. 25 (M)
Late Fees begin Aug. 28 (F) Dec. 11, 2015 (F) Apr. 26 (T)
Lectures begin Sept. 14 (M) Jan. 4 (M) May 2 (M)
Add period ends Sept. 25 (F) Jan. 15 (F) May 13 (W)
Drop, no penalty period ends; deadline to withdraw from courses with 100% tuition refund   Oct. 2 (F) Jan. 22 (F) May 20 (F)
Drop, Penalty 1 Period begins: WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped Oct. 3 (S) Jan. 23 (S) May 21 (S)
Deadline for 50% Tuition Refund Oct. 30 (F) Feb. 19 (F) June 17 (F)
Reading Week not applicable Feb. 15-19 (M-F) not applicable
Petition to the Registrar to Register Late form required to become fees arranged after these dates; visit Student Accounts for more information Oct. 31 (S) Jan. 31 (U) June 30 (Th)
Drop, Penalty 1 Period ends: WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped Nov. 20 (F)
Mar. 18 (F)
July 8 (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. 21 (S)

Mar. 19 (S)

July 9 (S)
Make-up Day for Thanksgiving Day

Nov.  (S) ►
To be determined

Monday schedule used

not applicable
not applicable
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 (M)
Apr. 7 (Th)
Aug. 1 (M)
Make-up Day for Good Friday
not applicable
Apr. 4 (M) **

Friday schedule used
not applicable
Make-up Day for Victoria Day
not applicable
not applicable
July 25 (M) Ʊ

Monday schedule used
Make-up Day for Canada Day
not applicable
not applicable
July 26 (T) Ʊ Ʊ

Friday schedule used
Lectures or classes end

Dec. 4 (F)

Apr. 4 (M)

July 26 (T)

Co-operative Work Term ends * Dec. 18 (F) Apr. 29 (F) Aug. 26 (F)

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

Examination Dates 

 Terms and Deadlines
Fall 2015
Sept.-Dec.
Winter 2016
Jan.-Apr.
Spring 2016
May-Aug.
Grades Due β   Dec. 8 - Jan. 3, 2016 (T-U)
Apr. 8 - May 1 (F-U)
To be determined
Pre-Examination Study Days Dec. 5, 6, 7 (S, U, M) Apr. 5, 6, 7 (T, W, Th) July 27 - Aug. 1 (W, Th, F, S, U, M)

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

Sept. to Dec.

Jan.

Apr.
On-Campus Examinations begin Dec. 8 (T) Apr. 8 (F)
Aug. 2 (T)
On-line Class Examination Days Dec. 11, 12 (F, S) Apr. 8, 9 (F, S) Aug. 5, 6 (F, S)
On-Campus Examinations end Dec. 22 (T) Apr. 23 (S)
Aug. 13 (S)
Unofficial Grades begin to appear in Quest Dec. 23 (W)
Apr. 25 (M)
Aug. 15 (M)
Standings and Official Grades available in Quest Jan. 22, 2016 (F) May 20 (F) To be determined

Convocation Dates 

Fall 2015
Convocation
Spring 2016
Convocation
Oct. 23, 24 (F, S) June 7-11 (T-S)
Last day to file an "Intention to Graduate" form is Aug. 1, 2015 (S) Last day to file an "Intention to Graduate" form is Dec. 1, 2015 (T) if degree requirements are being completed during the fall term; otherwise, Mar. 1, 2016 (T) 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 2015
Sept.-Dec.
Winter 2016
Jan.-Apr.
Spring 2016
May-Aug.
Labour Day Sept. 7 (M) not applicable not applicable 
Thanksgiving Day Oct. 12 (M) not applicable not applicable 
Closure for the Holiday Season
Dec. 24-31 (Th-Th) not applicable  not applicable 
New Year's Day not applicable  Jan. 1 (F) not applicable 
Family Day not applicable  Feb. 15 (M) not applicable 
Good Friday not applicable  Mar. 25 (F) not applicable 
Victoria Day not applicable  not applicable  May 23 (M)
Canada Day not applicable  not applicable July 1 (F)
Civic Holiday not applicable  not applicable  Aug. 1 (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.

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