Important Dates

Dates tentative as of April 28th, 2016

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 11, 2016Registration for Fall Session begins
July 18, 2016Final date to drop July-August S section courses without academic penalty
August 1, 2016Civic Holiday (University Closed)
August 25, 2016PhD Field Exams (All Fields)
August 31, 2016Tuition fees should be paid by this date (or request to register without fees should be processed)
September 5, 2016Labour Day (University Closed)
September 7, 2016Registration for PolSci courses opens

First day of MA and PhD Orientation
September 9, 2016TA Orientation Workshop #1
September 12, 2016Most formal graduate courses and seminar begin
September 16, 2016Registration for Fall session ends
September 26, 2016Final date to register for Fall/Full-Year courses
September 30, 2016Final date to submit PhD theses to SGS to avoid the fee charges for 2016-17
October 10, 2016Thanksgiving Day (University Closed)
October 31, 2016Final date to drop fall session full or half courses without academic penalty
December 6, 2016Last day of classes
End of Semester Party (tentative)
December 21, 2016 until January 1, 2017University closed for Holidays
January 2, 2017University re-opens
January 9, 2017Winter courses begin. Full-Year courses resume
January 15, 2017Deadline to apply for graduate program
January 16, 2017Deadline to submit PhD thesis without fee payment for January session
January 20, 2017Deadline 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 23, 2017Final date to add winter session courses
February 20, 2017Family Day (University Closed)
February 21 until February 24, 2017Reading Week (University is open but no classes)
February 27, 2017Deadline to drop second-term or full-year courses without academic penalty
April 4, 2017Classes End
End of Year party (tentative)
April 14, 2017Good Friday (University Closed)
April 21, 2017Deadline 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, 2017Deadline to add first-term and full-year summer courses
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, 2017Final date to drop July-August S section courses without academic penalty