Important Dates

Dates tentative as of April 16, 2018

May 20, 2019Victoria Day Holiday (University Closed)
May 24, 2019Final date to drop May-June F section courses without academic penalty
June 17, 2019Final date to drop May-August Y section courses without academic penalty
July 1, 2019Canada Day (University closed)
July 2, 2019Final date to enroll in July-August S courses
July 15, 2019Registration for fall session opens.

Final date to drop July-August S section courses without academic penalty
August 5, 2019Civic Holiday (University closed)
August 23, 2019Recommended tuition fee payment deadline to ensure payment is received by the deadline of September 15
Sept 2, 2019Labour Day (University closed)
September 4, 2019Registration for Graduate Level PolSci courses opens

First day of MA and PhD Orientation
September 5, 2019Joint Undergraduate/Graduate courses begin
September 6, 2019TA Orientation Workshop #1
September 9, 2019Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin
September 13, 2019Registration for Fall session ends
September 23, 2019Final date to register for Fall/Full-Year courses
September 27, 2019Final date to submit PhD theses to SGS to avoid the fee charges for 2019-20
October 14, 2019Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
October 28, 2019Final date to drop fall session full or half courses without academic penalty
December 3, 2019Last day of class for Fall session
December 23, 2019 until
January , 2020
University closed for Holidays
January 6, 2020Winter courses begin. Full-Year courses resume
January 15, 2020Deadline to apply for graduate program

Deadline to submit PhD thesis without fee payment for January session
January 15, 2020Deadline 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 20, 2020Final date to add winter session courses
February 17, 2020Family Day (University closed)
February 18-21, 2020Reading Week (University is open but no classes)
February 24, 2020Deadline to drop second-term or full-year courses without academic penalty
April 2, 2020Classes end
April 10, 2020Good Friday (University closed)
April 17, 2020Deadline 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 15, 2020Major Field Exams - Canadian, Comparative, Public Policy (tentative)
May 16, 2020Major Field Exams - IR, Theory, Development Studies (tentative)
August 21, 2020Major Field Exams - Canadian, Comparative, IR, Theory, Public Policy, Development Studies