Important Dates

Dates tentative as of June 3rd, 2015

June 19, 2015Final date to enroll in second term summer courses

Final date to drop full-year summer courses without academic penalty
July 1, 2015Canada Day Holiday (University closed)
July 13, 2015Registration for Fall session begins
July 18, 2015Final date to drop second term summer courses without academic penalty

Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for first term summer courses
August 3, 2015Civic Holiday (University Closed)
August 20, 2015PhD Field exams: Canadian, Comparative, Public Policy
August 21, 2015PhD Field exams: IR, Theory, Development Studies
August 28, 2015Last date for payment of tuition fess to meet registration deadline
September 7, 2015Labour Day (University Closed)
September 9, 2015Registration for PolSci courses opens

First day of MA and PhD Orientation
September 11, 2015TA Orientation Workshop 1
September 14, 2015Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin
September 18, 2015Registration for fall session ends
September 25, 2015Beginning of Term Party
September 28, 2015Final date to register for Fall/Full-Year courses
October 2, 2015Final date to submit PhD theses to SGS to avoid the fee charges for 2015-16
October 12, 2015Thanksgiving Day (University Closed)
November 2, 2015Final date to drop fall session full or half courses without academic penalty
December 8, 2015Last day of classes
End of Semester party (tentatively scheduled)
December 23, 2015 until January 3, 2016University closed for Holidays
January 4, 2016University re-opens
January 11, 2016Winter courses begin. Full-Year courses resume.
January 15, 2016Deadline to submit PhD theses without fee payment for January session

Deadline to apply for graduate programs
January 22, 2016Deadline 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
January 25, 2016Final date to add winter session courses
February 15, 2016Family Day (University closed)
February 16, 2016 until February 19, 2016Reading Week (University is open but no classes)
March 1, 2016Deadline to drop second-term or full-year courses without academic penalty
March 25, 2016Good Friday (University closed)
April 1, 2016MA students should notify instructors and Grad Office if they intend to convocate in June
April 8, 2016Classes End

End of Year party (tentative)
April 22, 2016Deadline 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 9, 2016Deadline to add first-term and full-year summer courses
May 23, 2016Victoria Day Holiday (University closed)
May 19, 2016PhD Field exams: Canadian, Comparative Politics, Public Policy
May 20, 2016May 22, 2015 PhD Field exams: IR, Theory, Development Studies
May 27, 2016Final date to drop May-June F section courses without academic penalty
June 20, 2016Final date to drop May-August session Y courses without academic penalty
July 1, 2016Canada Day Holiday (University Closed)
July 4, 2016Final date to enroll in July-Aug S courses
July 18, 2016Final date to drop July-August S section courses without academic penalty