Important Dates for Graduate Students

All Registrar's academic dates 

Tuition refund deadlines (for students completing research requirement only)


SUMMER TERM 2018

See also dates for Fall term 2018

 May 4

  • Last day for the final oral defense of dissertations, theses and major papers for Spring Convocation 2018; and 
  • Last day to  submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office  for students who are planning to graduate at the Spring Convocation 
May 7
  • Summer term begins 
May 11
  • Last day to deposit dissertations, theses and major papers for Spring Convocation 2018
May 15

Summer term fees are due and payable

May 18
May 21
  • Victoria Day (Statutory Holiday), University Closed. 
May 25
May 28 – June 1
  • Spring Convocation 
June 11
 June 15
July 2
  • Canada Day, University closed
July 16
  • Last day to voluntarily withdraw from Summer term courses. After this date students remain registered in courses and receive final grades as appropriate.
July 31
 August 1

STUDENTS WHO APPLIED FOR SPRING 2018 CONVOCATION BUT DID NOT GRADUATE MUST REAPPLY FOR FALL 2018 CONVOCATION

 August 6
  •  Civic Holiday (statutory holiday). University Closed
 August 15
  • Fall term fees are due and payable.

    FALL TERM 2018

​September 3

  • Labour Day (statutory holiday) - University closed

September 6

  • Fall term classes begin.

September 19

  • Last day for late registration and change of courses (add/drop)

September 20

  • Last day for the final oral defense of dissertations, theses and major papers for Fall Convocation; and
  • Last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office for students who are planning to meet Phase I deadline for Fall term 2018

September 27

October 8

  • Thanksgiving Day (statutory holiday) (no classes, University closed).

October 6-14

  • Reading Week

October 13

  • Fall Convocation.

October 15

October 18

November 14

  • Last day to voluntarily withdraw from Fall term courses.

November 29

  • Last day to send a doctoral dissertation to the External Examiner for a January 2019 defense.

December 15

  • Winter term fees are due and payable.

Dec. 22, 2017- Jan. 1, 2018

  • University offices closed for Christmas recess.