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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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Note: For international students whose Study Permits are declined, the deadline for withdrawing from an undergraduate or graduate program with a full refund is Friday, October 16, 2020. Students seeking a tuition refund must complete the google formInternational Student Tuition Refund Request Google Form, external link by October 16, 2020.

For international students in two session terms, speak to your graduate program administrator for instructions on fees refunds if you are an international student whose Study Permit has been declined.

ONE SESSION

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Spring/Summer 2021

First day of classes

8 September

15/18 January

3 May

Last date to add a course

18 September

29 January

14 May

Clearing date or must be registered

18

September

29 January

Noon – 14 May

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

100% refund

18 September

+++ see note for International students

29 January

14 May

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

50% refund

16 October

+++ see note for International students

12 February

28 May

Last date to withdraw (or drop a course**) in good academic standing with no refund (without academic penalty)

 

7 December

   2 April

16July

Last day of classes

7 December

16 April

23 July

Exam period

9-19 December

19 April- 1 May

26-30 July

Term ends

19 December

1 May

14 August

**in programs where fees are charged per course      

2 SESSIONS

Fall 2020

Winter 2021

Spring/Summer 2021

First day of classes

8 Sept. // 29 Oct.

18 Jan. // 15 Mar.

3 May// 21 June

Last date to add a course

11Sept. // 29 Oct.*

22 Jan. // 29

Jan.*

7 May // 25 June

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

100% refund

18 Sept. // 29 Oct.

22 Jan. // 19 Mar.

7 May // 25 June

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

50% refund

30 Sept.++ // 17 Nov.

see note for international students

29 Jan. // 26 Mar.

14 May// 2 July

Last date to withdraw (or drop a course**) in good academic standing

with no refund

 

23 Oct. // 11 Dec.

26 Feb. // 16 Apr.

4 June // 23 July

Last day of classes

23 Oct. // 11 Dec.

5 Mar. // 23 Apr.

11 June// 30 July

Exam period

26-30 Oct.//14-19

Dec.

8-12 Mar. //

26-30 Apr.

14-18 June// 3-6

Aug.

Term ends

19 December

1 May

14 August

**in programs where fees are charged per course      
*course adds need to be completed before reporting dates of 1 November and 1 February and 29 June      

Note: For international students whose Study Permits are declined, the deadline for withdrawing from an undergraduate or graduate program with a full refund is Friday, October 16, 2020. Students seeking a tuition refund must complete the google formInternational Student Tuition Refund Request Google Form, external link by October 16, 2020.

For international students in two session terms, speak to your graduate program administrator for instructions on fees refunds if you are an international student whose Study Permit has been declined.

Fall 2020      
  August

15

End of Spring/Summer term

  August

26

Web access to Spring/Summer grades

  August

24

A week of Fall term enrollment and orientation activities

  August

28

Admissions closed for Fall

  September

4

Final date to change names on all graduation information

Week 1 September

7

Labour Day (university closed)

  September

8

Classes commence

Week 2 September

14

 

  September

18

Final date to add courses for Fall

  September 18 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.)
  September

18

Final date to appeal S/S grades or Academic Standing (4:00 p.m.)

  September

18

Final date to request missing S/S grades

  September

 

18

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 3 September

21

 

Week 4 September

28

 

  October

2

Final date for new students to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor
Week 5 October

5

 

  October

12

Thanksgiving Day (university closed)

  October

13-16

STUDY WEEK

  October

14-15

Convocation ceremonies

  October 16

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 October

19

 

Week 7 October

26

 

  November 1

First date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring (June) 2021.

Convocation. No fee applies from November 1, 2020, to March 1, 2021. 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 8 November

2

 

Week 9 November

9

 

Week 10 November

16

 

Week 11 November

23

 

  November

27

Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark

Week 12 November

30

 

Week 13 December

7

Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing

  December

7

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.

  December

7

Classes end

  December

9-19

Fall examination period including Saturdays and Sundays (12, 13, 19)

  December

11

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

19

Official end of term for graduate programs

  December 23 The University will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday December 23 and will re-open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2021.
Winter 2021      
  January 1 New Year's Day
  January 7 University re-opens after winter break
  January 7 Winter term enrollment activities this week
  January 11 Admissions closed for Winter
  January 12 Web access to Fall grades
  January 15 Classes begin
Week 1 January 18 First full week of classes
Week 2 January 25 Final date to request missing Fall grades
  January 25 Final date to petition for Aegrotat Standing for the Fall term
  January 25 Final date to appeal Fall grades or Academic Standing (4:00 p.m.)
  January 29 Final date to add courses for Winter
  January 29 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 29 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 February 1  
Week 4 February 8  
  February 12 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor (Winter
  February 12 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 12 Final date to drop a two-term course in Good Academic Standing, if this is the second term of enrollment.
  February 15-19 Family Day and Study Week
Week 5 February 22  
Week 6 March 1 Final date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring (June) 2021. Convocation with no fee. No fee applies from November 1, 2020 to March 1, 2021. 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
  March 1  
Week 7 March 8  
Week 8 March 15  
Week 9 March 22  
Week 10 March 29  
  April 2 Good Friday -- University closed
  April 2 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
  April 2 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 April 5  
  April 9 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark
Week 12 April 12  
  April 15 Final date to apply to graduate in Spring 2021 with a non-refundable late fee
  April 16 Classes end
  April 16 Admissions closed for S/S
Week 13 April Apr. 19 - May 1 Winter term examination period including Saturdays and Sundays (24, 25, 1)
  April 19 Deadline for clearing any outstanding debt, library fine or other borrowed property in excess of $10 to ensure that grades are not withheld
  April 30 Last day to change names on all graduation information
  May 1 Official end of term for graduate programs
S/S 2021      
Week 1 May

3

Classes commence for Spring/Summer (May-August)

  May

3

Final date to request missing Winter grades

Week 2 May

10

 

  May

14

Final date to cancel an application to graduate in Spring convocation

  May

 

14

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.

  May

 

 

14

Final date to withdraw from a program and be eligible for full refund of term fees or drop a S/S 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.)

  May

14

Final date to add courses for Spring/Summer

Week 3 May

17

 

  May

25

Final date to appeal Winter grades or Academic Standing (4:00 p.m.)

Week 4 May

24

Victoria Day (university closed)

  May

28

Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor (S/S admissions only)

  May

 

 

28

Final date to withdraw from a program and be eligible for 50% refund of term fees or drop a S/S 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 5 May

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 15 August with a late fee

  June

4

Final date to drop a two-term course in Good Academic Standing, if this is the second term of enrollment

Week 6 June

7

 

Week 7 June

14

 

  June

16-23

Convocation June 16 to 23

Week 8 June

21

 

  June

16-23

Convocation June 16 to 23

Week 9 June

28

 

  July

1

Canada Day Observed (university closed)

Week 10 July

5

 

  July

9

Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark

Week 11 July

12

 

  July

16

Final date to withdraw from a program or drop a S/S course in Good Academic Standing with no refund of term fees (in programs where fees are charged by course no refund of course fees)

Week 12 July

19

 

  July

23

Last day of classes

  July

26-30

S/S term Examination period

  July

30

Ryerson Day (university closed)

  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.

 

August

2

Civic Holiday (university closed)

  August

9

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

 

Final Date to apply for Fall Convocation (with a late application fee). ALL

  August

15

STUDENTS planning to graduate MUST apply during the application period

  August

 

1 June to 31 July (no fee) and up to 15 August with a late fee

  August

14

Official end of term for graduate programs

 

September

6

Labour Day

 

September

tbd

Final date to request missing S/S grades

  September

tbd

Final date to appeal Spring/Summer grades or Academic Standing