Important Dates 2014-2015


dates tentative as of June 24th, 2014

June 30, 2014
President’s Holiday (University closed)

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 4, 2014
Civic Holiday (University closed)

August 11, 2014
Registration for Fall session begins

August 15, 2014
Classes end

August 21, 2014
PhD Field Exam – Canadian, Comparative, Development Studies

August 22, 2014
PhD Field Exam – IR, Theory, Public Policy

September 3, 2014
Orientation Day for new graduate students
Course registration in POL courses opens for POL students

September 5, 2014
TA Orientation Workshop 1, 12:30-2pm, SS3037 (tentative)

September 8, 2014
First day of classes

September 12, 2014
Registration for September session ends; after this date a late registration fee will be assessed

September 15, 2014
Final date to submit PhD theses to SGS to avoid the fee charges for 2013-14

September 16, 2014
Scholarship Seminar, 4-6pm, SS3130 (tentative)
Course enrollment opens in POL courses for Non-POL students

September 19, 2014
Beginning of Term Party, 4pm, Croft Chapter House (University College)

September 22, 2014
Final Date to add full-year and September session courses

October 3, 2014
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 13, 2014
Thanksgiving Holiday (University closed)

October 27, 2014
Deadline to drop a first-term course without academic penalty

December 4, 2014
Last day of classes
End of Semester party, 4 pm, SS3037 (tentatively scheduled)

December 22, 2014 until January 2, 2015 inclusive
University Closed for Holidays

January 5, 2015
Classes Begin

January 9, 2015
Deadline for submission of first-term course grades

January 14, 2015
Deadline to submit PhD theses without fee payment for January session
Deadline to apply for graduate programs

January 19, 2015
Deadline to add second-term courses

January 23, 2015
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 16, 2015
Family Day (University closed)

February 17 to February 20, 2015
Reading Week (University is open but no classes)

February 23, 2015
Deadline to drop second-term or full-year courses without academic penalty

by April 1, 2015
MA students should notify instructors and Grad Office if they intend to convocate in June

April 2, 2015
Classes End
End of Year party, 4pm, SS3037 (tentative)

April 3, 2015
Good Friday Holiday (University closed)

April 17, 2015
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

May 8, 2015
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 18, 2015
Victoria Day Holiday (University closed)

May 2015
PhD Field exams: tba

May 29, 2015
Final date to drop first term summer courses courses without academic penalty

June 19, 2015
Final date to enroll in second term summer courses
Final date to drop full-year summer courses without academic penalty

July 1, 2015
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: tba