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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). 
►  The loss of a Friday class on Good Friday (April 3) will be made up immediately that week by following a Friday schedule on Monday, April 6. Consequently, classes scheduled on Monday will not meet that day.
 Ʊ The loss of a Wednesday class on Canada Day (July 1) will be made up by following a Wednesday schedule on July 28. Consequently, classes scheduled on Tuesday will not meet that day.
  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 Calendar 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. 
Δ  Visit the Writing Centre for more information. 

Undergraduate Studies Academic Term Deadlines

Terms and Deadlines
Fall 2014
Winter 2015
Spring 2015
Course selection week

Upper-year students:
March 3-9 (M-U)

First-year students:
June 23-29 (M-U)

All students:

July 28 - August 4 (M-M)

November 26 - December 3
(Quest will be down on November 29 & 30)
Drop/Add period begins

First-year students:
July 17 (Th)

Upper-year students:
July 21 (M)

Nov. 24 (M) March 30
Co-operative Work Term begins *   Aug. 25 (M) Jan. 5 (M) May 4 (M)
Fees Due Date Aug. 25 (M) Dec. 10, 2014 (W) Apr. 27 (M)
Late Fees begin Aug. 26 (T) Dec. 11, 2014 (Th) Apr. 28 (T)
Lectures begin Sept. 8 (M) Jan. 5 (M) May 4 (M) †
Add period ends Sept. 19 (F) Jan. 16 (F) May 15 (F)
Drop, No Penalty Period ends Sept. 26 (F) Jan. 23 (F) May 22 (F)
Deadline to Drop or Withdraw from Courses with 100% Tuition Refund   Sept. 26 (F) Jan. 23 (F) May 22 (F)
Drop, Penalty 1 Period begins: WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped Sept. 27 (S) Jan. 24 (S) May 23 (S)
Deadline for 50% Tuition Refund Oct. 24 (F) Feb. 20 (F) June 19 (F)
Reading Week ‡ not applicable Feb. 16-20 (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 (F) Jan. 31 (S) June 30 (T)
Drop, Penalty 1 Period ends: WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped Nov. 14 (F) Mar. 20 (F) July 10 (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. 15 (S)

Mar. 21 (S)

July 11 (S)
Lectures end and make-up day Dec. 1 (M) Apr. 6 ► (M) July 28 Ʊ (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. 3 (W) Apr. 9 (Th) Aug. 3 (M)
Co-operative Work Term ends * Dec. 19 (F) May 1 (F) Aug. 28 (F)

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

Examination Dates 

 Terms and Deadlines
Fall 2014
Winter 2015
Spring 2015
Grades Due β   Dec. 2 - Jan. 5, 2015 (T-M)  Apr. 7 - May 4 (T-M)  July 29 - Aug. 31 (W-M) 
Pre-Examination Study Days Dec. 2, 3 (T, W) Apr. 7-9 (T-Th) July 29 - Aug. 3 (W-M)

English Language Proficiency Examination (Physical Activities Complex)


Sept. dates to be determined Δ
Dec. 3 (W)

 Apr. 9 (Th)

not applicable
On-Campus Examinations begin Dec. 4 (Th) Apr. 10 (F)
Aug. 4 (T)
On-line Class Examination Days Dec. 5, 6 (F, S) Apr. 10, 11 (F, S) Aug. 7, 8 (F, S)
On-Campus Examinations end Dec. 19 (F) Apr. 25 (S)
Aug. 15 (S)
Unofficial Grades begin to appear in Quest Dec. 22 (M) Apr. 27 (M) Aug. 17 (M)
Standings and Official Grades available in Quest Jan. 23, 2015 (F) May 22 (F) Sept. 18 (F)

Convocation Dates 

Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Oct. 24, 25 (F, S) June 9-13 (T-S)
Last day to file an "Intention to Graduate Form":
Aug. 1, 2014 (F)
Last day to file an "Intention to Graduate Form":
Dec. 1, 2014 (M) if degree requirements are being completed during the fall term; otherwise, Mar. 1, 2015 (U) 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 2014
Winter 2015
Spring 2015
Labour Day Sept. 1 (M) not applicable not applicable 
Thanksgiving Day Oct. 13 (M) not applicable not applicable 
Christmas Holidays Dec. 24-31 (W-W) not applicable  not applicable 
New Year's Holiday not applicable  Jan. 1 (Th) not applicable 
Additional Day not applicable Jan. 2 (F) not applicable
Family Day not applicable  Feb. 16 (M) not applicable 
Good Friday not applicable  Apr. 3 (F) not applicable 
Victoria Day not applicable  not applicable  May 18 (M)
Canada Day not applicable  not applicable July 1 (W)
Civic Holiday not applicable  not applicable  Aug. 3 (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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