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Significant Dates

The academic year consists of three terms: fall, winter and spring/summer. A graduate term normally consists of one 12-week session. Under special circumstances, a term may have two 6-week sessions with a different set of dates.

2017-18 significant dates

Scholarship deadlines

Official holiday closures

F2016 August 22 A week of Fall term enrollment and orientation activities
    24 Web Access to Spring/Summer Grades
  August 29 Admissions closed
  September 1  
    2 Final date to change names on all graduation information
Week 1 September 5 Labour Day (University Closed)
    6 Classes commence
    9 Final date for payment of Fall term fees
Week 2 September 12 Final date to submit Progress Report for S/S term (returning students only)
    16 Final date to add courses for Fall
    16 Final date to withdraw and be eligible for full refund Fall fees (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
    16 Final date to appeal S/S grades or Academic Standing
    16 noon Final date to clear outstanding graduation requirements (academic and financial) for Fall Convocation (including submission of thesis to the School of Graduate Studies) or student must register for the Fall term . By noon.
    16 Final date to request missing S/S grades
Week 3 September 19  
Week 4 September 26  
    30 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor (Fall admissions only)
Week 5 October 3  
    7 Final date to withdraw from a program or complete degree requirements and be eligible for a 50% refund of Fall fees
    7 Final date to drop a two-term course in Good Academic Standing, if this is the second term of enrollment
  October 10 THANKSGIVING DAY (University closed)
    10 STUDY WEEK
Week 6 October 17  
    19 Convocation
    20 Convocation
Week 7 October 24  
Week 8 October 31  
  November 1 First date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring 2017 All students planning to graduate MUST apply to graduate during the period 1 November to 20 February (no fee) and up to 10 March 2017 (with a late fee)
Week 9 November 7  
Week 10 November 14  
    18 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
    18 Final date to withdraw from a program in Good Academic Standing (no refund of Fall fees)
Week 11 November 21  
    25 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark
Week 12 November 28  
Week 13 December 5 Classes end
    6 Fall term examinations week 1 including Saturday, December 10
    9 Deadline for clearing any outstanding debt, library fine or other borrowed property in excess of $10 to ensure that Fall grades are not withheld
  December 12 Fall term examinations week 2 including Saturday, December 17
    16 Official end of term for graduate programs
    23 The University will close at 4:30 pm on Friday December 23 and will re-open at 8 am on Monday, January 9
W2017 January 1 NEW YEAR'S DAY
    9 University re-opens after winter break
    9 admissions closed
    9 Winter term enrollment activities this week
    9 Classes begin for Master of Nursing courses (NP)
    13 Web access to Fall grades
    13 Final date for payment of Winter term fees
    13 Classes begin (except for Master of Nursing NP)
Week 1 January 16 First full week of classes
Week 2 January 23 Final date to submit Progress Report for Fall term (returning students only)
    23 Final date to petition for Aegrotat Standing for the Fall term
    23 Final date to request missing Fall grades
    27 Final date to appeal Fall grades or Academic Standing
    27 Final date to add courses for Winter
    27 Final date to withdraw and be eligible for full refund of Winter fees (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
    27 Final date to clear outstanding graduation requirements (including submission of thesis to the School of Graduate Studies) or student must register for the Winter term
Week 3 January 30  
Week 4 February 6  
    10 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor (Winter 2017 admissions only)
    10 Final date to withdraw or complete degree requirements and be eligible for a 50% refund Winter fees Final date to drop a two-term course in Good Academic Standing, if this is the second term of enrollment
Week5 February 13  
STUDY
WEEK
February 20 FAMILY DAY AND STUDY WEEK
    20 Last date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring 2017 without a late fee. All students planning to graduate MUST apply to graduate during the period 1 November to 20 February (no fee) and up to 10 March 2017 (with a late fee)
Week 6 February 27  
Week 7 March 6  
    10 Last date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring 2017 with a late fee. All students planning to graduate MUST apply to graduate during the period 1 November to 20 February (no fee) and up to 10 March 2017 (with a late fee)
Week 8 March 13  
    17 Final date to change names on all graduation information
Week 9 March 20  
Week 10 March 27  
    31 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
    31 Final date to withdraw from a program in Good Academic Standing (no refund of Winter fees)
Week 11 April 3  
    7 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark. .
Week 12 April 10  
    13 Classes end
    13 Deadline for clearing any outstanding debt, library fine or other borrowed property in excess of $10 to ensure that grades are not withheld
    14 Good Friday (University closed)
Week 13 April 17 Winter term examination week 1 including Saturday 22
  April 24 Winter term examination week 2 including Saturday 29
    28 Official end of term for graduate programs
S/S 2017 May 1 Classes commence
Week 1   2  
    5 Final date for payment of S/S term fees
Week 2 May 8  
    8 Final Date to submit Winter Progress Reports (returning students only)
    8 Final date to clear outstanding graduation requirements (academic and financial) for Spring Convocation (including submission of thesis) or student must register for the S/S term.  By noon.
    9 Final date to petition for Aegrotat grade for the Winter  term
    9 Final date to request missing Winter  grades
    11 Final date to request missing Winter  grades
    11 Final date to cancel an application to graduate in Spring convocation
    12 Final date to add courses for S/S
    12 Final date to withdraw and be eligible for full refund of S/S  fees   (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
Week 3 May 15  
Week 4 May 22 Victoria Day (University Closed)
    26 Final date to appeal Winter grades or Academic Standing
CONGRESS WEEK no classes except in Master of  Nursing program May 29  
  30  
  31  
June 1 First Date to apply for Fall Convocation  ALL STUDENTS planning to graduate MUST apply during the application period 1 June to 31 July (no fee) and up to 31 August with a late fee
  2 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor  (S/S 2017 admissions only)
Week 5 June 5  
    7 Convocation 7 June to 16 June
    9 Final date to withdraw  or complete degree requirements and be eligible for a 50% refund of S/S fees
    9 Final date to drop a two-term course in good academic standing, if this  is the second term of enrollment
Week 6 June 12  
    16 Convocation ends
Week 7 June 19  
Week 8 June 26  
Week 9 July 3 Canada Day Observed (University closed)
Week 10 July 10  
    14 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
    14 Final date to withdraw from a program in good Academic Standing (no refund of S/S fees)
Week 11 July 17  
    21 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark
Week 12 July 24  
    28 Last day of classes
  July 31 Final date to apply to graduate on RAMSS for Fall 2017 Convocation (without late fee). ALL STUDENTS planning to graduate MUST apply during the application period 1 June to 31 July (no fee) and up to 31 August with a late fee
  August 1  
    4 RYERSON DAY (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    4 Deadline for clearing  outstanding debt, library fine or other borrowed property in excess of  $10 to ensure that S/S grades are not withheld
  August 7 CIVIC HOLIDAY (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    8 S/S term Examination week
    14 Official end of term for graduate programs
    23 S/S grades and Academic Standing available on the web
    31 Final Date to apply Fall 2017 Convocation (with a late application fee) ALL STUDENTS planning to graduate MUST apply during the application period 1 June to 31 July (no fee) and up to 31 August with a late fee
  September 1  
    4 Labour Day
    8 Final date to change names on ALL FALL GRADUATION INFORMATION 
    8 Last day to cancel an Application to Graduate for Fall Convocation
    15 Final date to request missing S/S  grades
    15 Final date to appeal Spring/Summer grades or Academic Standing
F2016 August 22 A week of Fall term enrollment and orientation activities
    24 Web Access to Spring/Summer Grades
  August 29 Admissions closed
  September 2 Final date to change names on all graduation information

SESSION 1

Week 1 September 5 Labour Day (University Closed)
    6 Classes commence
    9 Final date to drop a Session 1 course and be eligible for a full refund (less non-refundable deposit for new students) of Session 1 and Session 2 fees
    9 Final date for payment of Fall term fees
    9 Final date to add courses for Fall
    9 Final date to withdraw and be eligible for full refund Fall fees (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
    9 Final date to request missing S/S grades
Week 2 September 12 Final date to submit Progress Report for S/S term (returning students only)
    16 Final date to appeal S/S grades or Academic Standing
    16 noon Final date to clear outstanding graduation requirements (academic and financial) for Fall Convocation (including submission of thesis to the School of Graduate Studies). By noon.
    16 Final date to drop a Session 1 course with a 50% refund, to withdraw from a program and be eligible for a 50% refund of Session 1 fees and a full refund of Session 2 fees, or complete degree requirements and be eligible for a 50% refund of Fall fees.
    16 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor (Fall admissions only)
Week 3 September 19  
Week 4 September 26  
Week 5 October 3  
    7 Final date to withdraw from a program in Good Academic Standing (no refund of Fall fees)
    7 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
  October 10 THANKSGIVING DAY (University closed)
    10 STUDY WEEK
Week 6 October 17  
    19 Convocation
    20 Convocation
    21 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark
    21 Classes end for session 1

SESSION 2

Week 1 October 24 Exams for Fall Session 1
    24 First day of classes for Session 2
    28 Final date to drop a Session 2 course or withdraw and be eligible for a full refund (less non-refundable deposit for new students) of Session 2 fees
    28 Final date to add courses for Session 2
Week 2 October 31  
  November 1 First date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring 2017 All students planning to graduate MUST apply to graduate during the period 1 November to 20 February (no fee) and up to 10 March 2017 (with a late fee)
    4 Final date to drop a Session 2 course with a 50% refund, to withdraw from a program and be eligible for a 50% refund of Session 2 fees.
Week 3 November 7  
Week 4 November 14  
Week 5 November 21  
    25 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
    25 Final date to withdraw from a program in Good Academic Standing (no refund of Fall fees)
    25 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark
Week 6 November 28  
  December 1  
    2 Classes end for session 2
  December 5  
    6 Fall term examinations week 1 including Saturday, December 10
    9 Deadline for clearing any outstanding debt, library fine or other borrowed property in excess of $10 to ensure that Fall grades are not withheld
  December 12 Fall term examinations week 2 including Saturday, December 17
    16 Official end of term for graduate programs
    23 The University will close at 4:30 pm on Friday December 23 and will re-open at 8 am on Monday, January 9
W2017 January 1 NEW YEAR'S DAY
    9 University re-opens after winter break
    9 admissions closed
    9 Winter term enrollment activities this week
    13 Web access to Fall grades
    13 Final date for payment of Winter term fees
    13 Classes commence

SESSION 1

Week 1 January 16 First full week of classes
    20 Final date to add courses for Winter
    20 Final date to withdraw and be eligible for full refund of Winter fees (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
Week 2 January 23 Final date to submit Progress Report for Fall term (returning students only)
    23 Final date to petition for Aegrotat Standing for the Fall term
    23 Final date to request missing Fall grades
    27 Final date to appeal Fall grades or Academic Standing
    27 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor (Winter 2017 admissions only)
    27 Final date to withdraw or complete degree requirements and be eligible for a 50% refund Winter fees Final date to drop a two-term course in Good Academic Standing, if this is the second term of enrollment
    27 Final date to clear outstanding graduation requirements (including submission of thesis to the School of Graduate Studies)
Week 3 January 30  
Week 4 February 6  
Week 5 February 13  
    17 Final date to withdraw from a program in Good Academic Standing (no refund of Winter fees)
    17 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
    17 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark
STUDY
WEEK
February 20 FAMILY DAY AND STUDY WEEK
    20 Last date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring 2017 without a late fee. All students planning to graduate MUST apply to graduate during the period 1 November to 20 February (no fee) and up to 10 March 2017 (with a late fee)
Week 6 February 27  
    3 Classes end for Session 1

SESSION 2

Week 1 March 6 Exams
    6 Classes begin for Session 2
    10 Final date to drop a Session 2 clurse or withdraw and be eligible for a full refund of Session 2 fees (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
    10 Final date to add courses for Session 2
    10 Last date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring 2017 with a late fee. All students planning to graduate MUST apply to graduate during the period 1 November to 20 February (no fee) and up to 10 March 2017 (with a late fee)
Week 2 March 13  
    17 Final date to drop a Session 2 clurse or withdraw and be eligible for a 50% refund of Session 2 fees.
    17 Final date to change names on all graduation information
Week 3 March 20  
Week 4 March 27  
Week 5 April 3  
    7 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
    7 Final date to withdraw from a program in Good Academic Standing (no refund of Winter fees)
    7 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark. .
Week 6 April 10  
    13 Classes end
    13 Deadline for clearing any outstanding debt, library fine or other borrowed property in excess of $10 to ensure that grades are not withheld
    14 Good Friday (University closed)
  April 17 Winter term examination week 1 including Saturday 22
  April 24 Winter term examination week 2 including Saturday 29
    28 Official end of term for graduate programs

Session 1

Week 1 May 1 Classes commence  
    5 Final date to add courses for S/S
    5 Final date to drop a course or withdraw and be eligible for full refund of S/S  fees   (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
    5 Final date for payment of S/S term fees
Week 2 May 8 Final date to petition for Aegrotat grade for the Winter  term
    8 Final date to clear outstanding graduation requirements (academic and financial) for Spring Convocation (including submission of thesis) or student must register for the S/S term. By noon.
    8 Final Date to submit Winter Progress Reports (returning students only)
    11 Final date to request missing Winter  grades
    11 Final date to cancel an application to graduate in Spring convocation
Week 3 May 15  
    19 Final date to drop a course and be eligible for a 50% refund. 
Week 4 May 22 Victoria Day (University Closed)
    26 Final date to appeal Winter grades or Academic Standing
CONGRESS WEEK no classes except in Master of  Nursing program May 29  
  30  
  31  
June 1 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor (S/S 2017 admissions only)
  1 First Date to apply for Fall Convocation  ALL STUDENTS planning to graduate MUST apply during the application period 1 June to 31 July (no fee) and up to 31 August with a late fee
  2  
Week 5 June 5  
    6 Convocation 7 June to 16 June
    9 Final date to drop a two-term course in good academic standing, if this  is the second term of enrollment.  No refund
    9 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing. No refund.
Week 6 June 12  
    14 First Date to apply for Fall Convocation  ALL STUDENTS planning to graduate MUST apply during the application period 1 June to 14 July (no fee) and up to 11 August with a late fee
    16 Convocation ends
Week 7 June 19 Classes end for Session 1
    19 S/S exam week

Session 2

Week 1 June 26 Classes begin for Session 2
    30 Final date to add a course for Session 2
    30 Final date to drop a course or withdraw and be eligible for full refund of S/S  fees   (less non-refundable deposit for new students) 
Week 2 July 3 Canada Day Observed (University closed)
Week 3 July 10  
    14 Final date to drop a Session 2 course or withdraw  or complete degree requirements and be eligible for a 50% refund of S/S fees
Week 4 July 17  
Week 5 July 24  
    27 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark
    28 Final date to withdraw from a program in good Academic Standing (no refund of S/S fees)
    28 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing.  No refund
Week 6 July 31 Final date to apply to graduate on RAMSS for Fall 2017 Convocation (without late fee).   ALL STUDENTS planning to graduate MUST apply during the aapplication period 1 June to 31 July (no fee) and up to 31 August with a late fee
  August 1  
    3 Classes end
    4 RYERSON DAY (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    4 Deadline for clearing  outstanding debt, library fine or other borrowed property in excess of  $10 to ensure that S/S grades are not withheld
  August 7 CIVIC HOLIDAY (UNIVERSITY CLOSED)
    8 S/S Examination week
    18 Official end of term for graduate programs
    31 Final date to apply to graduate on RAMSS for Fall 2017 Convocation (without late fee).   ALL STUDENTS planning to graduate MUST apply during the application period 1 June to 31 July (no fee) and up to 31 August with a late fee
    31 Final date to change names on ALL FALL GRADUATION INFORMATION 
  September 4 Labour Day
    8 Last day to cancel an Application to Graduate for Fall Convocation
    8 Final date to change names on ALL FALL GRADUATION INFORMATION 
    15 Final date to request missing S/S grades
    15 Final date to appeal Spring/Summer grades or Academic Standing

Revised and updated March 21, 2017 to reflect changes accommodating Congress 2017