Important Dates for Graduate Students


FALL TERM 2017

December 14

  • Last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office, for students who plan on completing the deposit of their major paper, thesis, or dissertation by the end of the Fall term 2017.

December 15

  • Winter term fees are due and payable

December 18

  • Last day to complete the deposit of dissertations, theses and major papers in the Graduate Studies office for the Fall term 2017. Students who do not complete the final deposit by December 18, 2017 must register for the Winter term 2018 - see details.

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 2

  • 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

SUMMER 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 18

May 21

  • Victoria Day (Statutory Holiday), University Closed. 

May 25

May 29 – June 1

  • Spring Convocation 

June 11

 June 15

July 2

  • Canada Day, University closed

July 20

 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.