Important Dates

Dates tentative as of June 24th, 2014

June 30, 2014President’s Holiday (University closed)
July 1, 2014Canada Day Holiday (University closed)
July 18, 2014Final date to drop second term summer courses without academic penalty

Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for first term summer courses
August 4, 2014Civic Holiday (University closed)
August 11, 2014Registration for Fall session begins
August 15, 2014
Classes end
August 21, 2014PhD Field Exam – Canadian, Comparative, Development Studies
August 22, 2014PhD Field Exam – IR, Theory, Public Policy
September 3, 2014Orientation Day for new graduate students

Course registration in POL courses opens for POL students
September 5, 2014TA Orientation Workshop 1, 12:30-2pm, SS3037 (tentative)
September 8, 2014First day of classes
September 12, 2014Registration 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, 2014Scholarship Seminar, 4-6pm, SS3130 (tentative)

Course enrollment opens in POL courses for Non-POL students
September 19, 2014Beginning of Term Party, 4pm, Croft Chapter House (University College)
September 22, 2014Final Date to add full-year and September session courses
October 3, 2014Deadline 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, 2014Thanksgiving Holiday (University closed)
October 27, 2014
Deadline to drop a first-term course without academic penalty
December 4, 2014Last day of classes

End of Semester party, 4 pm, SS3037 (tentatively scheduled)
December 22, 2014 until January 2, 2015 inclusiveUniversity Closed for Holidays
January 5, 2015Classes Begin
January 9, 2015Deadline for submission of first-term course grades
January 14, 2015Deadline to submit PhD theses without fee payment for January session

Deadline to apply for graduate programs
January 19, 2015Deadline to add second-term courses
January 23, 2015Deadline 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, 2015Family Day (University closed)
February 17 to February 20, 2015Reading Week (University is open but no classes)
February 23, 2015Deadline to drop second-term or full-year courses without academic penalty
by April 1, 2015MA students should notify instructors and Grad Office if they intend to convocate in June
April 2, 2015Classes End

End of Year party, 4pm, SS3037 (tentative)
April 3, 2015Good Friday Holiday (University closed)
April 17, 2015Deadline 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, 2015Deadline 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, 2015Victoria Day Holiday (University closed)
May 21, 2015PhD Field exams: Canadian, Comparative Politics, Public Policy
May 22, 2015PhD Field exams: IR, Theory, Development Studies
May 29, 2015Final date to drop first term summer courses courses without academic penalty
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 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 20, 2015PhD Field exams: Canadian, Comparative, Public Policy
August 21, 2015PhD Field exams: IR, Theory, Development Studies