Important Dates

Dates Tentative – June 20th, 2024

July 1, 2024Canada Day (University Closed
July 8, 2024Final date to enroll in July-August S courses
July 15, 2024Registration for fall session opens.
July 29, 2024Final date to drop July-August S section courses without academic penalty
August 5, 2024Civic Holiday (University closed)
August 23, 2024Recommended tuition fee payment deadline to ensure payment is received by the deadline of September 13
Sept 2, 2024Labour Day (University closed)
September 3, 2024Courses begin
September 6, 2024TA Orientation Workshop #1
September 13, 2024Registration for Fall session ends
September 18, 2024Final date to register for Fall/Full-Year courses
September 30, 2024Final date to submit PhD theses to SGS to avoid the fee charges for 2024-2025
October 14, 2024Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
October 28, 2024Final date to drop fall session full or half courses without academic penalty
December 3, 2024Last day of class for Fall session
December 24, 2024 until
January 3, 2025
University closed for Holidays
January 6, 2025Winter courses begin. Full-Year courses resume
January 8, 2025Deadline to apply for PhD program
January 15, 2025Deadline to apply for MA program

January 15, 2024Deadline to submit PhD thesis without fee payment for January session
January 20, 2025Final date to add winter session courses
January 24, 2025Deadline 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
February 17, 2025Family Day (University closed)
February 18-21, 2025Reading Week (University is open but no classes)
February 28, 2025Deadline to drop second-term or full-year courses without academic penalty
April 4, 2025Classes end
April 11, 2025Deadline 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 18, 2025Good Friday (University closed)
May 14, 2025Field Exams - Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics
May 15, 2025Field Exams - Political Theory, Public Policy
May 16, 2025Field Exams - Development Studies, International Relations
August 13, 2025Major Field Exams - Canadian, Comparative, IR, Theory, Public Policy, Development Studies