Important Dates for Graduate Students


FALL TERM 2017

September 4

  • Labour Day (statutory holiday)

September 7

  • Fall term classes begin

September 20

September 21: defense deadline and format checking deadline

September 28: Phase I

October 9

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

October 7-15

  • Reading Week

October 14

  • Fall Convocation

October 16: format checking deadline for Phase II

October 19: Phase II

November 15

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

November 30

December 15

  • Winter term fees are due and payable

Dec. 23, 2017- Jan. 2, 2018

  • University offices closed for Christmas recess

WINTER TERM 2018

January 4

  • Winter term classes begin

January 15

  • The earliest date a PhD defense can be scheduled in 2018

January 17

January 22

January 25

February 12

February 15

February 17-25

  • Reading Week

February 19

  • Family Day Holiday: University closed

February 23

  • University offices closed

March 1

STUDENTS WHO APPLIED FOR FALL 2017 CONVOCATION BUT DID NOT GRADUATE MUST REAPPLY FOR SPRING 2018 CONVOCATION

March 9

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

March 14

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

March 30

  • Good Friday – University closed

April 6

  • Last day of classes