Academic & Related Dates
Winter Term 2016

November, 2015
9Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies for winter term (not applicable to incoming Letter of Permission students)
9Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee (including Online Learning)
10Late registration fee (including online learning) will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date 
 
December, 2015
2Online learning materials available for pick-up for courses beginning in winter
7Registrations in online learning courses received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term.
15Tuition fees due for courses beginning in winter
 
January, 2016
4Co-op work term begins
Jan 4 - Jan 10If you drop/withdraw from 12-week courses during this time period, no tuition charged
4Winter term classes begin
6Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 4, but remain registered with no tuition charge
Jan 7 - Jan 10If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assessed at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
10Last day to add first 6-week courses which began January 4
10Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 4 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Jan 11 - Jan 17If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assesses at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
Jan 11 - Jan 29If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
15Application to Graduate form and fee due for spring convocation without penalty see Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
Jan 16 - Apr 15Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for spring convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
17Last day to add winter term courses (including, classroom, online learning and second 6-week courses beginning February 22)
17Last day to drop 12-week winter term course(s) or withdraw at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Jan 18 - Mar 4If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
29Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 4 without failure and for possible  tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
30From this day until the last day of first 6-week classes in the term, if you drop a first 6-week winter term course that began January 4 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
February, 2016
12First 6-week course(s) which began January 4 end
15Family Day, university-observed holiday
Feb 15 - Feb 19Reading week, no classes
22Second 6-week classes begin
24Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began February 22, but remain registered with no tuition charge
Feb 25 - Feb 28If you drop/withdraw from second 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assessed at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
28Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began February 22 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Feb 29 - Mar 18If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
 
March, 2016
Mar 1 - Apr 28Academic Program Counselling period for fall and winter 
Mar 1 - Apr 28Declare your honours specialization or program change needed to access LORIS during the summer to register for courses for fall and winter
4Last day to drop course(s) or withdraw from full-year or 12-week winter course(s) without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
5From this day until the end of classes in this term, if you drop a 12-week winter term course or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
18Last day for dropping second 6-week course(s) which began February 22 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
19From this day until the last day of second 6-week classes in this term, if you drop a second six-week winter term course that began February 22 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
25Good Friday, university-observed holiday, no classes
 
April, 2016
4Classes end, make-up Friday lectures for Good Friday
Apr 5 - Apr 6Study days
Apr 7 - Apr 23Final examinations (including Sundays and winter term and full-year courses) - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time 
15Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for spring convocation, see Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No forms will be accepted after this date
23Winter term ends
27Last day to return online learning videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
28Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change
29Centre for Online Learning closed for year-end inventory until 1 p.m.. University remains open
29Co-op work term ends
 
June, 2016
Jun 7 - Jun 8

Spring convocation (Brantford Campus ceremonies). For details, visit www.wlu.ca/convocation

Jun 13 - Jun 17Spring convocation (Waterloo Campus ceremonies). For details, visit www.wlu.ca/convocation