Important Dates

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