Important Dates

Dates tentative as of April 16, 2018

May 21, 2018Victoria Day Holiday (University Closed)
May 25, 2018Final date to drop May-June F section courses without academic penalty
June 18, 2018Final date to drop May-August Y section courses without academic penalty
July 3, 2018Final date to enroll in July-August S courses
July 16, 2018Registration for fall session opens.

Final date to drop July-August S section courses without academic penalty
August 6, 2018Civic Holiday (University closed)
August 24, 2018Recommended tuition fee payment deadline to ensure payment is received by the deadline of September 15
Sept 3, 2018Labour Day (University closed)
September 5, 2018Registration for Graduate Level PolSci courses opens

First day of MA and PhD Orientation
September 6, 2018Joint Undergraduate/Graduate courses begin
September 7, 2018TA Orientation Workshop #1
September 10, 2018Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin
September 14, 2018Registration for Fall session ends
September 24, 2018Final date to register for Fall/Full-Year courses
September 28, 2018Final date to submit PhD theses to SGS to avoid the fee charges for 2016-17
October 8, 2018Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
October 29, 2018Final date to drop fall session full or half courses without academic penalty
December 4, 2018Last day of class for Fall session
December 24, 2018 until
January 4, 2019
University closed for Holidays
January 7, 2019Winter courses begin. Full-Year courses resume
January 15, 2019Deadline to apply for graduate program

Deadline to submit PhD thesis without fee payment for January session
January 18, 2019Deadline 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 21, 2019Final date to add winter session courses
February 18, 2019Family Day (University closed)
February 19-22, 2019Reading Week (University is open but no classes)
February 25, 2019Deadline to drop second-term or full-year courses without academic penalty
April 3, 2019Classes end
April 18, 2019Deadline 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.
April 19, 2019Good Friday (University closed)
May 16, 2019Major Field Exams - Canadian, Comparative, Public Policy (tentative)
May 17, 2019Major Field Exams - IR, Theory, Development Studies (tentative)
August 22, 2019Major Field Exams - Canadian, Comparative, IR, Theory, Public Policy, Development Studies