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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.

Scholarship deadlines

Official holiday closures

August

  22 A week of Fall term enrolment and orientation activities
    24 Web Access to Spring/Summer Grades
    29 Admissions closed
  September 1  
    2 Final date to change name to appear on graduation documents
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 of 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)   
  October 1  
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 10-14 THANKSGIVING DAY (university closed) AND STUDY WEEK
Week 6 October 17  
    19-20 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 15 March (no fee) and up to 15 April, 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  
  December 1  
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
    24 Web access to fall 2016 grades

 

  January 1 New Year's Day
    9 University re-opens after winter break
    9 Admissions closed
    9 Winter term enrollment activities begin
    9 Classes begin for Master of Nursing courses (NP)
    13 Final date for payment of Winter term fees
       
    13 Classes commence
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  
  February 1  
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
Week 5 February 13  
STUDY WEEK February 20-24 FAMILY DAY AND STUDY WEEK
       
Week 6 February 27
  March 1  
Week 7 March 6  
    15 Last date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring 2017 with no fee.   All students planning to graduate MUST apply to graduate during the period 1 November to 15 March (no fee) and up to 15 April, 2017 (with a late fee)
Week 8 March 13  
       
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)
  April 1  
Week 11 April 3  
    7 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark.     
Week 12 April 10  
    13 Deadline for clearing any outstanding debt, library fine or other borrowed property in excess of $10 to ensure that grades are not withheld
    13
14
Classes end
Good Friday (university closed)
    15
  
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 15 March (no fee) and up to 15 April, 2017 (with a late fee)
Week 13 April 17 Winter term examination week 1, including Saturday, April 22
    24 Winter term examination week 2, including Saturday, April 29
    28 Official end of term for graduate programs
    30 Final date to change names on ALL GRADUATION INFORMATION

 

  May 1 Spring/Summer term enrollment activities this week
    2
    5 Final date for payment of S/S term fees
Week 1 May 8 Classes commence
    8 Final date to cancel an application to graduate in Spring convocation
    8 Final date to clear outstanding graduation requirements (academic and financial) for June Convocation (including submission of thesis) or student must register for the S/S term.  By noon.
Week 2 May 15 Final Date to submit Winter Progress Reports (returning students only)
    16 Final date to petition for Aegrotat Standing for the Winter  term
    16 Final date to request missing Winter grades
    18 Final date to add courses for S/S
    19 Final date to withdraw and be eligible for full refund of S/S  fees   (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
Week 3 May 22 Victoria Day (university closed)
    26 Final date to appeal Winter grades or Academic Standing
Week 4 May 29  
  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: June 7-16
    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  
  July 1  
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 Classes end
Week 13 July 31 Final date to apply for fall convocation without a 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 S/S term examination week
    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
    7 CIVIC HOLIDAY (University closed)
    25 Official end of term for graduate programs
    31 Final date to apply for fall convocation with a 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)
  September  1 Final date to change names on ALL FALL GRADUATION INFORMATION
    4 LABOUR DAY (University closed)
    8 Last day to cancel an Application to Graduate for fall convocation
Final date to change names on ALL FALL GRADUATION INFORMATION
    15 Final date to request missing winter grades
    15 Final date to appeal s/s grades or academic standing

 

  August 22 A week of Fall term enrolment and orientation activities
    24 Web access to Spring/Summer grades
    29 Admissions closed
  September 1  
    2 Final date to change name to appear on graduation documents

Session 1

Week 1 September 5 Labour Day (university closed)
    6 Classes commence
    9 Final date for payment of Fall term fees
    9 Final date to add courses for Fall session 1
    9 Final date to drop a Session 1 course or withdraw and be eligible for full refund  of Session 1 and 2 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 drop a Session 1 course with a 50% refund, or withdraw and be eligible for a 50% refund of session 1 fees and full refund of Session 2 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 establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor (Fall admissions only)   
Week 3 September 19  
Week 4 September 26  
  October 1  
Week 5 October 3  
    7 Final date to withdraw from the Program in Good Academic Standing (no refund of fall fees).
    7 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
  October 10-14 THANKSGIVING DAY (university closed) AND STUDY WEEK
Week 6 October 17  
    19-20 Convocation
    21 Final day to appeal marks for Session 1 work graded prior to final mark
    21 Classes end for Session 1

Session 2

Week 1 October 24 Exams for Session 1
    24 First day of classes for Session 2
    28 Final date to add a course for session 2
    28 Final date to drop a Session 2 course or withdraw and be eligible for a full refund of Session 2 fees
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 15 March (no fee) and up to 15 April, 2017 (with a late fee)
    4 Final date to drop a Session 2 course or 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 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
    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
    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
    24 Web access to fall 2016 grades

 

  January 1 New Year's Day
    9 University re-opens after winter break
    9 Admissions closed
    9 Winter term enrollment activities begin
    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 a course for winter
    20 Final date to drop a Session 1 course or 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 of 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  
  February 1  
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
    20-24 FAMILY DAY AND STUDY WEEK
       
Week 6 February 27  
  March 1  
  March 3 Classes end for Session 1

Session 2

Week 1 March 6 Classes commence for Session 2
    6 Exams for Session 1
    10 Final date to add a course for Session 2
    10 Final date to drop a Session 2 course or withdraw and be eligible for a full  refund of Session 2  fees  (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
       
Week 2 March 13  
    15 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 15 March (no fee) and up to 15 April, 2017 (with a late fee)
    17 Final date to drop a Session 2 course or withdraw from a program and be eligible for a 50% refund of Session 2 fees
Week 3 March 20  
Week 4 March 27  
  April 1  
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 Deadline for clearing any outstanding debt, library fine or other borrowed property in excess of $10 to ensure that grades are not withheld
    13
14
Last day of classes for Session 2
Good Friday (University closed)
    15 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 15 March (no fee) and up to 15 April, 2017 (with a late fee)
  April 17 Winter term examination week 1, including Saturday, April 22
    24 Winter term examination week 2, including Saturday, April 29
    28 Official end of term for graduate programs
    30 Final date to change names on all graduation information

Session 1

  May 1 Spring/summer term enrollment activities
    5 Final date for payment of S/S term fees
Week 1 May 8 Classes commence
    8 Final date to petition for Aegrotat Standing for the Winter  term
    8 Final date to request missing Winter grades
    8
noon
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 cancel an application to graduate in spring convocation
    10 Final Date to submit Winter Progress Reports (returning students only)
    11 Final date to add courses for spring/summer
    12 Final date to drop a course or withdraw and be eligible for a full refund of spring/summer fees (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
Week 2 May 15  
Week 3 May 22 Victoria Day (university closed)
    25 Final date to appeal winter grades or Academic Standing
Week 4 May 29  
  June

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2

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)

Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor  (S/S 2017 admissions only)
Week 5 June 5  
    7 Convocation: June 7-16
    8 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  
       
    15 Convocation ends
    16 Classes end for session 1

Session 2

Week 1 June 19 First day of classes for session 2
    23 Final date to add a course for Session 2
    23 Final date to drop a course of withdraw and be eligible for a full refund of S/S fees  (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
Week 2 June 26  
   

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31

Final date to drop a Session 2 course or withdraw and be eligible for a 50%  refund of S/S fees 

Final date to apply for fall convocation without a 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)

  July 1  
Week 3 July 3 Canada Day observed (university closed)
Week 4 July 10  
       
Week 5 July 17  
    20 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark
    21 Final date to withdraw from a program in Good Academic Standing (no refund of S/S fees)
    21 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
Week 6 July 24  
    28 Final day of classes for Session 2
  July 31 Spring/summer examination week
  August 1  
    3 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)
       
    24 Official end of term for graduate programs
    31 Last date to apply for fall convocation with a 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)
  September 8 Final date to change names on ALL FALL GRADUATION INFORMATION

NOTE: *, ** For students who pay fees per course (not fees per program), these are the dates for a 100% and 50% fees refund, respectively.

Updated June 17, 2016.