Undergraduate Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Important Dates

The sessional dates for the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Session are below. Please note that these dates do not apply to the following:

  • Students enrolled in Osgoode Hall Law School. These students should refer to the Osgoode Hall Law School website for important dates information.
  • Students enrolled in a Faculty of Graduate Studies program (e.g. MA, PhD etc.). These students should refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for important dates information.
  • Students enrolled in a Schulich School of Business graduate program (e.g. MBA, IMBA etc.). These students should refer to the Schulich School of Business website for important dates information.

Religious holidays may fall during the first week of classes, during mid-terms or official examination periods; make sure that you are aware of the Senate policy on religious observance and religious accommodation guidelines and religious observance dates, as well as statutory dates for the academic year.

View these dates by month and sync them with your personal calendar.

Important Dates for Fall (F), Year (Y) and Winter (W) Terms

Sessional Dates

FALL
(F)
YEAR
(Y)
WINTER
(W)
Classes start Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Jan. 5
Last date to announce components of final grades Sept. 22 Sept. 22 Jan. 19
Fall Reading Days1 (no classes, University open) Oct. 27-30 Oct. 27-30
Last date to submit Fall term work Dec. 5 Dec. 5
Fall classes end Dec. 5 Dec. 5
Fall Study Day2 (no classes; University open) Dec. 6 Dec. 6
Fall examinations3 Dec. 7-22 Dec. 7-22
Winter Reading Week4 (no classes, University open) Feb. 18-24 Feb. 18-24
Last date to submit Winter term work April 5 April 5
Winter classes end April 5 April 5
Winter Study Day2 (no classes; University open) April 6 April 6
Winter examinations3, 5 April 7-24 April 7-24

Add/Drop Deadlines

FALL
(F)
YEAR
(Y)
WINTER
(W)
Last date to add a course without permission of instructor (also see Financial Deadlines) Sept. 21 Sept. 21 Jan. 18
Last date to add a course with permission of instructor (also see Financial Deadlines) Oct. 5 Oct. 19 Feb. 1
Last date to drop a course without receiving a grade (also see Financial Deadlines) Nov. 11 Feb. 10 March 10
Course Withdrawal Period (withdraw from a course and receive a “W” on the transcript – see note below) Nov. 12 - Dec. 5 Feb. 11 - Apr. 5 March 11 - Apr. 5

* Add and Drop Deadline Information

There are deadlines for adding and dropping courses, both academic and financial. Since, for the most part, the dates are different, be sure to read the information carefully so that you understand the differences between the sessional dates below and the Refund Tables.

You are strongly advised to pay close attention to the "Last date to enrol without permission of course instructor" deadlines. These deadlines represent the last date students have unrestricted access to the registration and enrolment system.

After that date, you must contact the professor/department offering the course to arrange permission.

You can drop courses using the registration and enrolment system up until the last date to drop a course without receiving a grade (the drop deadline).

You may withdraw from a course using the registration and enrolment system after the drop deadline until the last day of class for the term associated with the course. When you withdraw from a course, the course remains on your transcript without a grade and is notated as "W". The withdrawal will not affect your grade point average or count towards the credits required for your degree.

 

Financial Deadlines

FALL
(F)
YEAR
(Y)
WINTER
(W)
Fees due for Fall and Year course enrolments and program-based undergraduate programs Sept. 10 Sept. 10
First half of residence and meal plan fees due Sept. 10
Minimum payment due on student account Oct. 10 Oct. 10
Recommended date to apply for Fall ONLY and Year OSAP and submit supporting documents Oct. 17 Oct. 17
Recommended date to apply for government financial aid for the next Winter term Oct. 31
Deadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current Fall/Winter session Oct. 31
Minimum payment due on student account Nov. 10 Nov. 10
Fees for Winter undergraduate course enrolments are due Jan. 10 Jan. 10
Second half of fees for residence charges and meal plans are due Jan. 10
Deadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current Winter term only Jan. 31

Financial Deadline Information

There may be a financial penalty for dropping courses after the beginning of a term. Be sure to read the information carefully on the Refund Tables page.

Convocation Deadlines

FEBRUARY JUNE OCTOBER
Deadline to apply to graduate at a 2016 Convocation Oct. 24 Feb. 28 July 31

Holidays and University Closures

FALL
(F)
YEAR
(Y)
WINTER
(W)
Labour Day - University closed Sept. 5 Sept. 5
Thanksgiving Day - University closed Oct. 10 Oct. 10
Winter break - University closed Dec. 23 - Jan. 2 Dec. 23 - Jan. 2
Family Day - University closed Feb. 20 Feb. 20
Good Friday5 - University closed April 14 April 14

Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Sessional Dates for All Other Terms

Term Faculty Course
Start
Date
Last add
course date
without
instructor
permission
Last add
course date
with
instructor
permission
Last drop
course date
without
receiving
a grade
Fall Reading
Days1
Winter Reading
Week
Study
Day2
Course
End
Date
1 ED Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Oct. 27 - 30 Dec. 6 Dec. 9
2 ED Jan. 3 Jan. 3 Jan. 3 Jan. 3     Feb. 10
3 ED Aug. 30 Aug. 30 Aug. 30 Aug. 30 Oct. 27 - 30
Feb. 18-24
Dec. 6
April 6
April 7
A SB Sept. 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 30 Sept. 30     Oct. 24
AF SB Aug. 2 Aug. 3 Aug. 11 Aug. 12     Aug. 18
B SB Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 16 Jan. 16     March 27
B3 / B4 / B5 - Please refer to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Important Dates web page
C SB Jan. 9 Jan. 13 Jan. 27 Jan. 27     Feb. 17
EF SB Sept. 9 Sept. 9 Sept. 9 Sept. 9     Dec. 9
ER SB Jan. 4 Jan. 5 Jan. 5 Jan. 5     Jan. 12
EW SB Jan. 13 Jan. 14 Jan. 14 Jan. 14     April 9
F1 ED Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1     Oct. 6
F2 ED Oct. 7 Oct. 7 Oct. 7 Oct. 7 Oct. 27 - 30 Nov. 24
F2 SB Sept. 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 30 Nov. 11 Dec. 9
F3 SB Sept. 8 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Nov. 11 Dec. 5
F4 SB Sept. 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Nov. 11 Dec. 2
F5 SB Sept. 19 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Nov. 18 Dec. 9
F6 SB Sept. 6 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Oct. 4 Nov. 11
F7 SB Oct. 31 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 29 Dec. 20
FB SB Sept. 6 Sept. 9 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Nov. 3
FC SB Sept. 19 Sept. 23 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Dec. 10
FD ED Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Oct. 19
FE ED Oct. 20 Oct. 20 Oct. 20 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 - 30 Dec. 5
FG SB Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 9 Sept. 9 Dec. 10
FO SB Oct. 26 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 4 Dec. 5
FP SB Sept. 17 Sept. 16 Sept. 30 Nov. 11 Nov. 27
FS SB Sept. 8 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 15 Oct. 19
IW SB Jan. 12 Jan. 13 Jan. 13 Jan. 13 April 20
M SB Oct. 31 Nov. 4 Nov. 18 Nov. 18 Dec. 9
N SB Feb. 27 March 3 March 17 March 17 April 7
NF HH Sept. 6 Sept. 6 Sept. 6 Sept. 6 Dec. 5
NR HH Aug. 29 Feb. 6 March 8 March 22 April 5
NW HH Jan. 5 Jan. 5 Jan. 5 Jan. 5 April 5
P HH Aug. 29 Aug. 31 Aug. 31 Aug. 31 Sept. 1
P3 HH Feb. 21 Feb. 21 Feb. 21 Feb. 21 Feb. 24
Q1 SB Jan. 9 Jan. 9 Jan. 10 Jan. 11 Jan. 24
Q2 SB Feb. 6 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 21
Q3 SB March 5 March 5 March 6 March 7 March 20
Q4 SB April 2 April 2 April 3 April 4 April 17
W2 SB Jan. 9 Jan. 13 Jan. 27 March 10 April 7
W3 SB Jan. 5 Jan. 18 Feb. 1 March 10 April 5
W6 SB Jan. 12 Jan. 19 Jan. 26 Feb. 14 March 15
W7 SB March 22 March 29 April 5 April 9 April 20
WB SB Jan. 9 Jan. 13 Jan. 17 Jan. 24 Feb. 20
WC SB Jan. 21 Jan. 27 March 6 March 13 April 12
WD ED Jan. 5 Jan. 5 Jan. 5 Jan. 5 Feb. 15
WE ED Feb. 16 Feb. 16 Feb. 16 Feb. 16 April 5
WG SB Jan. 9 Jan. 13 Jan. 27 Jan. 27 April 12
WP SB Jan. 14 Jan. 13 Jan. 27 March 10 March 26
WS LE Jan. 5 Jan. 15 Feb. 2 May 23 July 30
WS SC Jan. 5 Jan. 15 Feb. 2 May 23 July 30
Z1 SB Sept. 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 30 Nov. 11 April 7
  1. There are four (4) days designated as Fall Reading Days in the Fall term during which classes, examinations and tests will not be held. The University itself will be open and administrative services available.
  2. The December 6, 2016 and April 6, 2017 study days are in compliance of the Senate Policy requiring a day off prior to the start of exams.
  3. It is your responsibility as a student to ensure that you are available to sit for examinations during the entire exam period for the term corresponding to your course. We strongly recommend that you do not make any travel arrangements prior to the end of the term's examination schedule.
  4. There are seven (7) days designated as the Winter Reading Week in the Winter term during which classes, examinations and tests will not be held. The University itself will be open and administrative services available.
  5. The Winter Exam Period runs from April 7 to April 24, 2017. There will be no exams on Friday, April 14, 2017 (Good Friday) and Sunday, April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday).