Important Dates

Dates modified Dec 4th due to SGS COVID guidelines

July 1, 2020Canada Day (University closed)
July 6, 2020Final date to enroll in July-August S courses
July 20, 2020Registration for fall session opens.

Final date to drop July-August S section courses without academic penalty
August 3, 2020Civic Holiday (University closed)
August 28, 2020Recommended tuition fee payment deadline to ensure payment is received by the deadline of September 15
Sept 7, 2020Labour Day (University closed)
September 9, 2020Registration for Graduate Level PolSci courses opens

First day of MA and PhD Orientation
September 10, 2020Joint Undergraduate/Graduate courses begin
September 11, 2020TA Orientation Workshop #1
September 11, 2020Registration for Fall session ends
September 21, 2020Final date to register for Fall/Full-Year courses
October 2, 2020Final date to submit PhD theses to SGS to avoid the fee charges for 2019-20
October 12, 2020Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
October 26, 2020Final date to drop fall session full or half courses without academic penalty
December 10, 2020Last day of class for Fall session
December 23, 2020 until
January 1, 2021
University closed for Holidays
January 11, 2021Winter courses begin. Full-Year courses resume
January 8, 2021Deadline to apply for PhD program
January 15, 2021Deadline to apply for MA program

Deadline to submit PhD thesis without fee payment for January session
January 15, 2021Deadline 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 25, 2021Final date to add winter session courses
February 15, 2021Family Day (University closed)
February 16-19, 2021Reading Week (University is open but no classes)
March 1, 2021Deadline to drop second-term or full-year courses without academic penalty
April 2, 2021Good Friday (University closed)
April 12, 2021Classes end
April 16, 2021Deadline 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 20, 2021Major Field Exams - Canadian, Comparative, Public Policy (tentative)
May 21, 2021Major Field Exams - IR, Theory, Development Studies (tentative)
August 19, 2021Major Field Exams - Canadian, Comparative, IR, Theory, Public Policy, Development Studies