Important Dates

Dates tentative as of May 18, 2017

May 22, 2017Victoria Day Holiday (University Closed)
May 26, 2017Final date to drop May-June F section courses without academic penalty
June 19, 2017Final date to drop May-August Y section courses without academic penalty
July 3, 2017Final date to enroll in July-August S courses
July 17, 2017Registration for fall session opens.

Final date to drop July-August S section courses without academic penalty
August 7, 2017Civic Holiday (University closed)
August 25, 2017Recommended tuition fee payment deadline to ensure payment is received by the deadline of September 15
Sept 4, 2017Labour Day (University closed)
September 6, 2017Registration for Graduate Level PolSci courses opens

First day of MA and PhD Orientation
September 7, 2017Joint Undergraduate/Graduate courses begin
September 8, 2017TA Orientation Workshop #1
September 11, 2017Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin
September 15, 2017Registration for Fall session ends
September 25, 2017Final date to register for Fall/Full-Year courses
September 29, 2017Final date to submit PhD theses to SGS to avoid the fee charges for 2016-17
October 9, 2017Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
October 30, 2017Final date to drop fall session full or half courses without academic penalty
December 5, 2017Last day of class for Fall session
December 21, 2017 until
January 2, 2018
University closed for Holidays
January 8, 2018Winter courses begin. Full-Year courses resume
January 15, 2018Deadline to apply for graduate program

Deadline to submit PhD thesis without fee payment for January session
January 19, 2018Deadline for receipt of degree recommendations for MA students without fees being charged for January session (applies to only 2nd year+ students).

Deadline to request degree conferral in absentia for March
January 22, 2018Final date to add winter session courses
February 19, 2018Family Day (University closed)
February 20-23, 2018Reading Week (University is open but no classes)
February 26, 2018Deadline to drop second-term or full-year courses without academic penalty
March 30, 2018Good Friday (University closed)
April 4, 2018Classes end
April 20, 2018Deadline 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 17, 2018Major Field Exams - Canadian, Comparative, Public Policy
May 18, 2018Major Field Exams - IR, Theory, Development Studies
August 23, 2018Major Field Exams - Canadian, Comparative, IR, Theory, Public Policy, Development Studies