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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 ("One session" below). Under special circumstances, a term may have two 6-week sessions with a different set of dates ("Two session" below).

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2018-19 significant dates

Scholarship deadlines

Summary of important dates

Course-related dates for one 12-week session

Event

Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Spring/Summer 2020

First day of classes

September 3

January 10

April 28

Last date to add a course

September 13

January 24

May 8

Clearing date or must be registered

Noon: September 16

January 24

Noon: May 8

Last date to withdraw (or drop a course*) with 100% refund

September 13

January 24

May 8

Last date to withdraw (or drop a course*) with 50% refund

October 4

February 7

May 29

Last date to withdraw (or drop a course*) in good academic standing with no refund

November 15

March 27

July 10

Last day of classes

December 2

April 9

July 20

Exam period

December 3-14

April 13-25

July 21-24

Term ends

December 14

April 25

August 15

* in programs where fees are charged per course

Course-related dates for two 6-week sessions

Event

Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Spring/Summer 2020

First day of classes

Sept. 3 and Oct. 28

Jan. 10 and Mar. 9

Apr. 28 and June 22

Last date to add a course

Sept. 6 and Oct. 28*

Jan. 17 and Jan. 28*

May 1 and June 26

Last date to withdraw (or drop a course**) with 100% refund

Sept. 6 and Oct. 28

Jan. 17 and Mar. 13

May 1 and June 26

Last date to withdraw (or drop a course**) with 50% refund

Sept. 18 and Nov. 13

Jan. 29 and Mar. 25

May 15 and July 10

Last date to withdraw (or drop a course**) in good academic standing with no refund

Oct. 4 and Nov. 29

Feb. 14 and Apr. 10

May 29 and July 10

Last day of classes

Oct. 12 and Dec. 6

Feb. 28 and Apr. 17

June 5 and July 31

Exam period

Oct. 21-25 and Dec. 9-13

Mar. 2-6 and Apr. 20-25

June 8-12 and Aug. 4-7

Term ends

December 14

April 25

August 15

* course adds need to be completed before reporting dates of November 1 and February 1

** in programs where fees are charged per course

Full Dates

Fall 2019

Course-related dates for one 12-week session

Month Day Event
August 15 Final date to apply for Fall 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 15 August with a late fee
August 17 End of 2018-19 Spring/Summer term
August 21 Web access to 2018-19 Spring/Summer grades
August 24 - 31 Week of Fall term enrollment and orientation activities
August 30 Admissions closed

Week 1

Month Day Event
September 2 Labour Day (University Closed)
September 3 Classes commence
September 6 Final date to change names on all graduation information

Week 2

Month Day Event
September        13 Final date to add courses for Fall
September        13 (by 4 p.m.) Final date to appeal Spring/Summer grades or Academic Standing
September        13 Final date to request missing Spring/Summer grades
September        13 Final date to withdraw from a program and be eligible for full refund of term fees or drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a full refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students) 

Week 3

Month Day Event
September 16 (by 12 p.m.) Final date to clear outstanding graduation requirements (academic and financial) for Fall Convocation (including submission of forms and approved MRP/thesis/dissertation to the School of Graduate Studies) or student must register for the Fall term

Week 4

Month Day Event
September 27 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor (Fall admissions only) 

Week 5

Month Day Event
October  4 Final date to withdraw from a program and be eligible for 50% refund of term fees or drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a 50% refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students)

Week 6

Month Day Event
October  14 Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
October  15 - 18 Study Week 
October  16 - 18 Convocation

Week 7

Month Day Event
October  21 No events

Week 8

Month Day Event
November  1 First date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring (June) 2020. Convocation. No fee applies from November 1, 2019, to March 1, 2020. A non-refundable late fee applies from March 2 to April 15. All students planning to graduate MUST apply to graduate during the period 1 November to 1 March (no fee) and up to 15 April (with a non-refundable late fee)

Week 9

Month Day Event
November 4 No events

Week 10

Month Day Event
November 15 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
November 15 Final date to withdraw from a program or drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course in Good Academic Standing -- no refund

Week 11

Month Day Event
November 22 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark 

Week 12

Month Day Event
November 25 No events

Week 13

Month Day Event
December 2 Classes end
December 3 Fall term examinations week 1 including Saturday, December 7
December 6 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 9 Fall term examinations week 2 including Saturday, December 14
December 14 Official end of term for graduate programs
December 20 The University will close at 4:30 pm on Friday December 20 and will reopen at 8 am on Monday, January 6.

Winter 2020

Month Day Event
January 1 New Year's Day 
January 6 University re-opens after winter break
January 6 Admissions closed 
January 6 Winter term enrollment activities this week
January 6 Classes begin for Master of Nursing courses (NP) 
January 10 Web access to Fall grades
January 10 Classes begin (except for Master of Nursing NP)

Week 1

Month Day Event
January 13 First full week of classes 

Week 2

Month Day Event
January 20 Final date to request missing Fall grades
January 20 Final date to petition for Aegrotat Standing for the Fall term
January 24 (by 4 p.m.) Final date to appeal Fall grades or Academic Standing
January 24 Final date to add courses for Winter
January 24 Final date to withdraw from a program and be eligible for full refund of term fees or drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a full refund of the course fee (less deposit for new students) 
January 24 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

Month Day Event
January 27 No events

Week 4

Month Day Event
February 7 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor
February 7 Final date to complete degree requirements or withdraw from a program and be eligible for 50% refund of term fees or drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a 50% refund of the course fee (less deposit for new students) 
February 7 Final date to drop a two-term course in Good Academic Standing, if this is the second term of enrollment

Week 5

Month Day Event
February 17 - 21 Family Day and Study Week

Week 6

Month Day Event
March 1 Final date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring (June) 2020. Convocation. No fee applies from November 1, 2019, to March 1, 2020. A non-refundable late fee applies from March 2 to April 15. All students planning to graduate MUST apply to graduate during the period 1 November to 1 March (no fee) and up to 15 April with a non-refundable late fee

Week 7

Month Day Event
March 2 Late application to graduate in the Spring Convocation (up to 15 April) with a non-refundable late fee

Week 8

Month Day Event
March 9 No events

Week 9

Month Day Event
March 16 No events

Week 10

Month Day Event
March 27 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
March 27 Final date to withdraw from a program or drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course in Good Academic Standing -- no refund of term or course fees

Week 11

Month Day Event
April 3 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark

Week 12

Month Day Event
April 9 Classes end
April 10 Good Friday (University closed)

Week 13

Month Day Event
April 13 Winter term examination week 1 including Saturday 18
April 13 Deadline for clearing any outstanding debt, library fine or other borrowed property in excess of $10 to ensure that grades are not withheld
April 15 Final day to apply to graduate in the Spring Convocation with late fee
April 20 Winter term examination week 2 including Saturday 25
April 25 Official end of term for graduate programs
April 27 Last day to change names on all graduation information 

Summer/Spring 2020

Week 1

Month Day Event
April 28 Classes commence 

Week 2

Month Day Event
May 4 Final date to petition for Aegrotat standing for the Winter term
May 4 Final date to request missing Winter grades
May 7 Final date to cancel an application to graduate in Spring convocation
May 8  (by 12 p.m.) Final date to clear outstanding graduation requirements (academic and financial) for Spring Convocation (including submission of thesis) or student must register for the Spring/Summer term.
May 8 Final date to add courses for Spring/Summer
May 8 Final date to withdraw from a program and be eligible for full refund of term fees or drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a full refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students) 

Week 3

Month Day Event
May 11 No events

Week 4

Month Day Event
May 18 Victoria Day (University closed)
May 22 (by 4 p.m.) Final date to appeal Winter grades or Academic Standing

Week 5

Month Day Event
May 29 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor (Spring/Summer admissions only)
May 29 Final date to withdraw from a program and be eligible for 50% refund of term fees or drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a 50% refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students) 

Week 6

Month Day Event
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 15 August with a late fee
June  5 Final date to drop a two-term course in Good Academic Standing, if this is the second term of enrollment

Week 7

Month Day Event
June  10  Convocation (June 10 - 17)

Week 8

Month Day Event
June  17 Convocation (June 10 - 17)

Week 9

Month Day Event
June  22 No events

Week 10

Month Day Event
July 1 Canada Day Observed (University closed)

Week 11

Month Day Event
July 10 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
July 10 Final date to withdraw from a program (or drop a course in programs where fees are charged by course) in Good Academic Standing (no refund of term or course fees)
July 10 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark

Week 12

Month Day Event
July 20 Last day of classes
July 21 - 24 Spring/Summer term examination week 
July 31 Last date to apply for Fall Convocation with no fee. ALL STUDENTS planning to graduate MUST apply during the application period 1 June to 31 July (no fee) and up to 15 August with a late fee.
July 31 Ryerson Day (University closed)
August  3 Civic Holiday (University closed)
August  10 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  15 Final Date to apply for Fall 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 15 August with a late fee
August  15 Official end of term for graduate programs
September 7 Labour Day (University closed)
September 18 Final date to request missing Spring/Summer grades
September 18 Final date to appeal Spring/Summer grades or Academic Standing

Fall 2019

Course-related dates for two 6-week sessions

Week 1 (Session 1)

Month Day Event
September 2 Labour Day (University closed)
September 3 Classes commence 
September 6 Final date to add courses for Fall session 1
September 6 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a full refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students) 

Week 2

Month Day Event
September 18 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a 50% refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students) 

Week 3

Month Day Event
September 16 No events

Week 4

Month Day Event
September 27 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark

Week 5

Month Day Event
October 4 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course, in Good Academic Standing -- no refund (less non-refundable deposit for new students) 

Week 6

Month Day Event
October 12 Last day of classes
October 14 Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
October 15 - 18 Study Week
October 21 - 25 Exam period

Week 1 (Session 2)

Month Day Event
October 28 First day of classes
October 28 Final date to add a course for session 2
October 28 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a full refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students) 

Week 2

Month Day Event
November 4 No events
     

Week 3

Month Day Event
November 13 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a 50% refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students) 

Week 4

Month Day Event
November 22 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark 

Week 5

Month Day Event
November 29 Final date to drop a one term course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course, in Good Academic Standing -- no refund 

Week 6

Month Day Event
December 6 Classes end
December 9 Fall term examinations week 2 including Saturday, December 14

Winter 2020

Week 1 (Session 1)

Month Day Event
January 1 New Year's Day
January 10 Classes begin
January 13 First full week of classes
January 17 Final date to add courses for Winter session 1
January 17 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a full refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students)

Week 2

Month Day Event
January 24 (by 4 p.m.) Final date to appeal Fall grades or Academic Standing 

Week 3

Month Day Event
January 28 Final date to add a course for session 2
January 29 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a 50% refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students)

Week 4

Month Day Event
February 3 No events

Week 5

Month Day Event
February 14 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course -- no refund (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
February 17-21 Family Day and Study Week

Week 6

Month Day Event
March 2 - 6 Examination period

Week 1 (Session 2)

Month Day Event
March 9 First day of classes. Note: courses were added in session 1 before the reporting date of 1 February
March 13 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a full refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students)

Week 2

Month Day Event
March 16 No events

Week 3

Month Day Event
March 25 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a 50% refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students)

Week 4

Month Day Event
March 30 No events

Week 5

Month Day Event
April 10 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course -- no refund (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
April 10 Good Friday (University closed)

Week 6

Month Day Event
April 17 Last day of classes
April 20 Winter term examination week 2 including Saturday 25
April 25 Official end of term for graduate programs

Spring/Summer 2020

Week 1 (Session 1)

Month Day Event
April 28 Classes commence
May  1 Last day to add a course. Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a full refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students)

Week 2

Month Day Event
May 4 No events

Week 3

Month Day Event
May 15 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a 50% refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students)

Week 4

Month Day Event
May 18 Victoria Day (University closed)

Week 5

Month Day Event
May 29 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course -- no refund (less non-refundable deposit for new students)

Week 6

Month Day Event
June 5 Last day of classes
June 8 - 12 Examination period

Week 1 (Session 2)

Month Day Event
June 22 First day of classes
June 26 Last day to add a course . Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a full refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students)

Week 2

Month Day Event
July 1 Canada Day Observed (University closed)

Week 3

Month Day Event
July 10 Final date to drop a course or to drop a course in a program where fees are charged by course and be eligible for a 50% refund of the course fee (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
July 10 Final date to drop an session 2 course in good academic standing

Week 4

Month Day Event
July 13 No events

Week 5

Month Day Event
July 24 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark

Week 6

Month Day Event
July 31 Last day of classes
July 31 Ryerson Day (University closed)
August  3 Civic Holiday (University closed)
August  4 - 7 Examination period
August  15 Official end of term for graduate programs

See also

Academic Matters