Important Dates 2013-2014


dates tentative as of June 20th, 2013

June 21, 2013
Final date to enroll in second term summer courses
Final date to drop full-year summer courses without academic penalty

July 1, 2013
Canada Day Holiday (University closed)

July 19, 2013
Final date to drop second term summer courses without academic penalty
Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for first term summer courses

August 5, 2013
Civic Holiday (University closed)

August 12, 2013
Registration for Fall session begins

August 16, 2013
Classes end

August 22, 2013
PhD Field Exam – Canadian, Comparative, Development Studies

August 23, 2013
PhD Field Exam – IR, Theory, Public Policy

September 4, 2013
Orientation Day for new graduate students
Course registration in POL courses opens for POL students

September 9, 2013
First day of classes
Scholarship Seminar, 4-6pm, SS3130 (tentative)

September 13, 2013
TA Orientation Workshop 1, 12:30-2pm, SS3037 (tentative)
Registration for September session ends; after this date a late registration fee will be assessed

September 16, 2013
Final date to submit PhD theses to SGS to avoid the fee charges for 2013-14

September 17, 2013
Course enrollment opens in POL courses for Non-POL students

September 20, 2013
Beginning of Term Party, 4pm, Croft Chapter House (University College)

September 22, 2013
Final Date to add full-year and September session courses

October 4, 2013
Deadline for final PhD thesis submission for degrees to be conferred at Fall Convocation
Deadline for MAs to be recommended for graduate for degrees to be conferred at Fall Convocation

October 14, 2013
Thanksgiving Holiday (University closed)

October 28, 2013
Deadline to drop a first-term course without academic penalty

December 5, 2013
Last day of classes
End of Semester party, 4 pm, SS3037 (tentatively scheduled)

December 23, 2013 until January 3, 2014 inclusive
University Closed for Holidays

January 6, 2014
Classes Begin

January 8, 2014
Deadline for submission of first-term course grades

January 15, 2014
Deadline to submit PhD theses without fee payment for January session
Deadline to apply for graduate programs

January 19, 2014
Deadline to add second-term courses

January 24, 2014
Deadline for receipt of degree recommendations for MA students without fees being charged for January session (applies only to 2nd year plus students, not 1st year MAs)
Deadline to request degree conferral in absentia for March

February 17, 2014
Family Day (University closed)

February 18 to February 21, 2014
Reading Week (University is open but no classes)

February 24, 2014
Deadline to drop second-term or full-year courses without academic penalty

by April 1, 2014
MA students should notify instructors and Grad Office if they intend to convocate in June

April 3, 2014
Classes End
End of Year party, 4pm, SS3037 (tentative)

April 17, 2014
Deadline for instructors to submit final grades to Grad Office for second-term and full-year courses for MA students convocating in June
Deadline for final PhD theses submission for degrees to be conferred at June Convocation
Deadline for MAs to be recommended for graduation for degrees to be conferred at June Convocation

April 18, 2014
Good Friday Holiday (University closed)

May 2, 2014
Deadline for submission of second-term and full-year grades for students not convocating in June
Deadline to add first-term and full-year summer courses

May 2014
PhD Field exams:
May 22nd – Canadian, Comparative, Development
May 23rd – IR, Theory, Public Policy

May 19, 2014
Victoria Day Holiday (University closed)

May 30, 2014
Final date to drop first term summer courses courses without academic penalty

June 20, 2014
Final date to enroll in second term summer courses
Final date to drop full-year summer courses without academic penalty

July 1, 2014
Canada Day Holiday (University closed)

July 18, 2014
Final date to drop second term summer courses without academic penalty
Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for first term summer courses

August 2014
PhD Field exams:
August 21st – Canadian, Comparative, Development
August 22nd – IR, Theory, Public Policy