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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).

2017-18 significant dates

Scholarship deadlines

Official holiday closures

Highlights

Event

Fall 2018

Winter 2019

Spring/Summer 2019

First day of classes

September 4

January 11

April 30

Last date to add a course

September 14

January 25

May 10

Clearing date or must be registered

Noon: September 14

January 25

Noon: May 9

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

September 14

January 25

May 10

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

October 5

February 8

June 8

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

November 16

March 29

July 12

Last day of classes

December 3

April 11

July 22

Exam period

December 4-15

April 15-27 

July 23-30

Term ends

December 15

April 27

August 17

**in programs where fees are charged per course

Event

Fall 2018

Winter 2019

Spring/Summer 2019

First day of classes

Sept. 4 and Oct. 29

Jan. 11 and Mar. 11

Apr. 30 and June 24

Last date to add a course

Sept. 7 and Oct. 29*

Jan. 18 and Jan. 28*

May 3 and June 28

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

Sept. 7 and Oct. 29

Jan. 18 and Mar. 15

May 3 and June 28

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

Sept. 19 and Nov. 14

Jan. 23 and Mar. 27

May 15 and July 10

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

Oct. 5 and Nov. 23

Feb. 15 and Apr. 6

May 31 and July 19

Last day of classes

Oct. 19 and Dec. 7

Mar. 1 and Apr. 8

June 7 and August 1

Exam period

Oct. 23-26 and Dec. 10-14

Mar. 4-8 and Apr. 22-26

June 10-14 and Aug. 6-9

Term ends

December 15

April 27

August 17

*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 2018

Month Day Event
August 18 End of 2017-18 Spring/Summer term
August 22 Web Access to 2017-18 Spring/Summer Grades
August 27 Week of Fall term enrollment and orientation activities
August 31 Admissions closed

Week 1

Month Day Event
September 3 Labour Day (University Closed)
September 4 Classes commence
September 7 Final date to change names on all graduation information
September 7 Final date for payment of Fall term fees

Week 2

Month Day Event
September 10 Final date to submit Progress Report for S/S term (returning students only)
September 14 Final date to add courses for Fall
September 14 Final date to withdraw (or drop a course in programs where fees are charged by course) and be eligible for full refund Fall fees (less non-refundable deposit for new students)  
September 14 Final date to appeal S/S grades or Academic Standing (4:00 p.m.)
September 14 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.
September 14 Final date to request missing S/S grades

Week 3

Month Day Event
September 17 No events

Week 4

Month Day Event
September 24 No event
September 28 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor (Fall admissions only)   

Week 5

Month Day Event
October 1 No event
October 5 Final date to withdraw from a program (or drop a course in programs where fees are charged by course) or complete degree requirements and be eligible for a 50% refund of Fall fees

Study Week

Month Day Event
October 8 Thanksgiving (University closed)
October 8 Study week October 9-12
October 10-12 Convocation

Week 6

Month Day Event
October 15 No events

Week 7

Month Day Event
October 22 No events

Week 8

Month Day Event
October 29 No event
November 1 First date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring (June) 2019.  Convocation. No fee applies from November 1, 2018, to March 1, 2019.  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 5 No events

Week 10

Month Day Event
November 12 No event
November 16 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
November 16 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 Fall fees)

Week 11

Month Day Event
November 19 No event
November 23 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark  

Week 12

Month Day Event
November 26 No events

Week 13

Month Day Event
December 3 Classes end
December 4 Fall term examinations week 1 including Saturday, December 8
December 7 Deadline for clearing any outstanding debt, library fine or other borrowed property in excess of $10 to ensure that Fall grades are not withheld
Month Day Event
December 10 Fall term examinations week 2 including Saturday, December 15
December 15 Official end of term for graduate programs
December 21 The University will close at 4:30 pm on Friday December 21 and will re-open at 8 am on Monday, January 7

Winter 2019

Month Day Event
January 1 New Year's Day
January 7 University re-opens after winter break
January 7 Admissions closed  
January 7 Winter term enrollment activities
January 7 Classes begin for Master of Nursing courses (NP)
January 11 Final date for payment of  Winter term fees
January 11 Web access to Fall 2018 grades
January 11 Classes begin (except for Master of Nursing NP)

Week 1

Month Day Event
January 14 First full week of classes

Week 2

Month Day Event
January 21 No event
January 22 Final date to petition for Aegrotat Standing for the Fall term
January 22 Final date to request missing Fall  grades
January 25 Final date to submit Progress Report for Fall  term (returning students only)
January 25 Final date to appeal Fall grades or Academic Standing (4:00 p.m.)
January 25 Final date to add courses for Winter
January 25 Final date to withdraw (or drop a course in programs where fees are charged by course) and be eligible for full refund of Winter fees  (less non-refundable deposit for new students)
January 25 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 28 No events

Week 4

Month Day Event
February 4 No events
February 8 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor (Winter 2019 admissions only)
February 8 Final date to withdraw (or drop a course in programs where fees are charged by course) 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

Month Day Event
February 11 No events

Study Week

Month Day Event
February 18 Family Day and start of Study Week

Week 6

Month Day Event
February 25 No event
March 1 Last date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring convocation with no fee

Week 7

Month Day Event
March 4 No event

Week 8

Month Day Event
March 11 No event

Week 9

Month Day Event
March 18 No event

Week 10

Month Day Event
March 25 No event
March 29 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
March 29 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)

Week 11

Month Day Event
April 1 No event
April 5 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark

Week 12

Month Day Event
April 8 No event
April 11 Classes end
April 11 Deadline for clearing any outstanding debt, library fine or other borrowed property in excess of $10 to ensure that grades are not withheld

Week 13

Month Day Event
April 15 Last date to apply on RAMSS to graduate in Spring convocation with a non-refundable late fee
April 15 Winter term examination week 1 including Saturday 20
April 19 Good Friday (University closed)
Month Day Event
April 22 Winter term examination week 2 including Saturday 27
April 27 Official end of term for graduate programs
April 29 Last day to change names on all graduation information

Spring/Summer 2019

Week 1

Month Day Event
April 30 Classes commence  
May 3 Final date for payment of S/S term fees

Week 2

Month Day Event
May 6 No event
May 7 Final date to petition for Aegrotat standing for the Winter  term
May 8 Final date to request missing Winter  grades
May 8 Final date to cancel an application to graduate in Spring convocation
May 9 by 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.
May 10 Final Date to submit Winter Progress Reports (returning students only)
May 10 Final date to add courses for S/S
May 10 Final date to withdraw (or drop a course in programs where fees are charged by course) and be eligible for full refund of S/S fees (less non-refundable deposit for new students)

Week 3

Month Day Event
May 13 No event  

Week 4

Month Day Event
May 20 Victoria Day (University Closed)
May 24 Final date to appeal Winter grades or Academic Standing (4:00 p.m.)

Week 5

Month Day Event
May 27 No event
May 31 Final date to establish Program of Study with Faculty Advisor  (S/S  2018 admissions only)
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

Week 6

Month Day Event
June 3 No event
June 7 Final date to drop a two-term course in Good Academic Standing, if this  is the second term of enrollment
June 8 Final date to withdraw (or drop a course in programs where fees are charged by course) or complete degree requirements and be eligible for a 50% refund of S/S fees
June TBD Convocation

Week 7

Month Day Event
June 10 No event

Week 8

Month Day Event
June 17 No event

Week 9

Month Day Event
June 24 No event

Week 10

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

Week 11

Month Day Event
July 8 No event
July 12 Final date to drop a one-term course in Good Academic Standing
July 12 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 S/S fees)
July 12 Final date to appeal marks given for course work graded prior to final mark

Week 12

Month Day Event
July 15 No event
Month Day Event
July 22 Last day of classes
July 23 S/S term Examination week (23-30)
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 Ryerson Day (University Closed)
August 2 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 5 Civic Holiday (University Closed)
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 Official end of term for graduate programs
August 17 S/S grades and Academic Standing available on the web
September 2 Labour Day (University Closed)
September 6 Final date to change names on all graduation information
September 6 Last day to cancel an Application to Graduate for Fall Convocation
September 13 Final date to request missing S/S grades
September 13 Final date to appeal Spring/Summer grades or Academic Standing

To be confirmed. Please see Highlights section above for important dates for two-session courses.

See also

Academic Matters