Academic Planning for Graduate Students

IMPORTANT DATES FOR AUGUST AND FALL 2020

August 21 

Last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to the Graduate Studies office, for students who are planning to deposit by August 31st within Summer term 2020. 

August 31, 2020

Last day to complete all degree requirements within Summer term 2020, including the final submission (deposit) of major papers, theses and dissertations. Students who have not completed all deposit requirements by August 31st must register for Fall term 2020. Tuition refunds (Phase I and Phase II) are available to eligible students in research programs who complete the final oral defense and/or deposit at the beginning of Fall term 2020, provided all coursework and other program requirements were completed in previous terms - for details review the registration requirements and Phase I/II deadlines for students in research programs who are defending and/or depositing.

(REVISED) September 1, 2020 (extended from August 1st)

Deadline to Apply to Graduate at Fall convocation 2020.   (as of July 20 this was still under construction- keep trying)

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

September 7 - Labour Day (statutory holiday)

September 10 

Final oral defense and format checking deadline for Fall graduation and Phase I:

  • last day for the final oral defense of dissertations, theses and major papers for Fall graduation, and
  • last day to submit for format checking dissertations, theses and major papers to Graduate Studies, for students who are planning to meet the Fall graduation and Phase I (100% tuition refund) deadline for Fall term 2020.  Students should allow at least 3 business days to receive formatting feedback.

Defending students must be registered for Fall 2020 - review the registration requirements for students in research programs who are defending and/or depositing.

September 18

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

September 21

Fall graduation and Phase I deposit deadline:

  • Last day to complete all requirements for graduate degrees, including the deposit of dissertations, theses and major papers to Graduate Studies, for Fall graduation; and
  • Last day for completion of all requirements for graduate degrees, including the deposit of dissertations, theses and major papers to Graduate Studies, under Phase I (100% tuition refund) of the tuition fee refund policy for the Fall term 2020.

Note: All students who are planning to gradate in the Fall convocation must have applied to graduate. Students who applied for Spring 2020 graduation but did not graduate must re-apply for Fall - review details from Registrar's office graduation webpage.

Students completing the deposit must be registered for Fall 2020 - review the registration requirements for students in research programs who are defending and/or depositing.

September 23

Academic Add/Drop: Last day for late registration & changes for Fall 2020 courses

October 5

Format checking deadline for Phase II:

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

October 12 - Thanksgiving Day (University closed)

October 10-18 - Reading Week

October 13 

Phase II deposit deadline:

Last day for completion of all requirements for graduate degrees, including the deposit of dissertations, theses and major papers to Graduate Studies, under Phase II (50% tuition refund) of the tuition fee refund policy for the Fall term 2020.

October 17

Fall Convocation

Note: All students who are planning to gradate in the Fall convocation must have applied to graduate. Students who applied for Spring 2020 graduation but did not graduate must re-apply for Fall - review details from Registrar's office graduation webpage.

November 27 

Last day to send a doctoral dissertation to the External Examiner for a January 2021 defense.

 

Students who wish to request the following need to submit a Service Request* to obtain approval: 

-       apply for a leave of absence

-       apply for a course substitution

-       submit a thesis/dissertation committee form

-       request an PhD external examiner

-       apply for a time limit extension

 

*Service Request

Graduate students must:

1.    Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website at http://www.uwindsor.ca/graduate-studies/

2.    Click Current Students

3.    On the left-side of the page, click Student Forms

4.    Select the appropriate form

5.    Complete and save the form

6.    Submit the completed form as a Service Request