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Important Dates for Graduate Students

Review also all important academic dates from the Office of the Registrar and the tuition refund deadlines (for students completing research requirement only).


January 6, 2020

Winter term classes begin

January 14, 2020

The earliest date a PhD defense can be scheduled in 2020.

January 17, 2020

Academic Add/Drop Date for Winter term: Last day for late registration and change of courses

January 20, 2020

Last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office for students who are planning to meet the Phase I deadline (100% tuition) of the tuition fee refund policy for Winter term 2020.        

January 27, 2020    

Phase I deadline: Last day to deposit dissertations, theses and major papers under Phase I (100% tuition refund) of the tuition fee refund policy for Winter term 2020.

February 2, 2020

Financial Drop date for Winter semester

February 10, 2020

Last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office for students who are planning to meet the Phase II deadline (50% tuition) of the tuition fee refund policy for Winter term 2020

February 14, 2020  

Phase II deadline: Last day to deposit dissertations, theses and major papers under Phase II (50% tuition refund) of the tuition fee refund policy for Winter term 2020

February 15-23, 2020

Reading Week

February 17, 2020

Family Day Holiday: University closed

February 21, 2020

University offices closed

March 1, 2020

No-Fee Deadline to Apply to Graduate at Spring Convocation 2020

March 13

Last day to voluntarily withdraw from Winter term courses. After this date students remain registered in courses and receive final grades as appropriate.

March 20, 2020

Deadline for recommending a PhD external examiner for students who plan to graduate at the Spring 2020 Convocation

April 3

Last day of classes

April 10

Good Friday – University closed

April 7-20

Winter 2020 Final Exams

April 21

Winter 2020 Alternate Final Exams Day

 

May 1, 2020 - Format checking deadline for Spring 2020 convocation:

Last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office  for students who are planning to meet the convocation deposit deadline (May 8th) and graduate at the Spring Convocation 2020. 

May 4th:    

Summer term classes begin

May 4, 2020 - Final oral defense deadline for Spring Convocation 2020:  

Last day for the final oral defense of dissertations, theses and major papers for Spring Convocation 2020. 

May 8th - Spring Convocation 2020 deposit deadline:

Last day for the final submission (deposit) for Spring Convocation 2020.

  • Student who complete the deposit by the May 8th convocation deadline will both graduate at the 2020 Spring convocation and receive the Phase I tuition refund for the Summer term 2020 (provided they have applied to graduate and that they meet the convocation and tuition refund eligibility criteria).
  • Students who miss the May 8th convocation deadline will not graduate at the 2020 Spring convocation but will receive the Phase I tuition refund for the Summer term 2020, provided their deposit is completed by the Phase I deadline of May 22 and they meet the tuition refund eligibility criteria.

May 14 - Format checking deadline for Phase I:

Last day to submit for format checking  to the Graduate Studies office, for students who are planning to meet Phase I. Students should allow at least 2 business days to receive formatting feedback.

May 15

Summer term fees are due and payable.

May 22, 2020 - Phase I deposit deadline:

Last day to deposit dissertations, theses and major papers under Phase I (100% tuition refund) of the tuition fee refund policy for the Summer term 2020.

May 18, 2020:         

Victoria Day (statutory holiday) (no classes, University closed).

May 26-29, 2020

Spring Convocation.

June 8, 2020

Format checking deadline for Phase II: last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office, for students who are planning to meet the Phase II (50% tuition refund) of the tuition fee refund policy for Summer term 2020.

June 15, 2020:

Phase II deadline: last day for completion of all requirements for graduate degrees under Phase II (50% tuition refund) of the tuition fee refund policy for Summer term 2020.

July 1, 2020

Canada Day, University closed

July 28, 2020

Deadline for recommending a PhD external examiner for students who plan to graduate at the Fall Convocation

August 1, 2020

No-Fee Deadline to Apply to Graduate at Fall convocation 2020.

STUDENTS WHO APPLIED FOR SPRING 2020 CONVOCATION BUT DID NOT GRADUATE MUST REAPPLY FOR FALL 2020 CONVOCATION

August 3, 2020

Civic Holiday (statutory holiday). University Closed

August 15, 2020

Fall term fees are due and payable.