Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2016/2017
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Academic & Related Dates
Fall Term 2016 - 12-week courses

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
April, 2016
28Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change, using LORIS
May, 2016
May 1 - May 16Last day to apply for transfer into Year 2 Honours Business, Honours Economics, and Honours Kinesiology. Click here for information and dates.  To transfer into Year 2 Honours Music, contact the Faculty of Music
16New Incoming Undergraduate Year 1 Students - course registration opens at 10:00 a.m.
June, 2016

Faculty of Education  course selection begins at 10:00 a.m.

July, 2016
1Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies for fall term (not applicable to incoming Letter of Permission students)
Jul 4 - Jul 8

UPPER YEAR STUDENTS begin to register for fall and winter courses. Access open until last day to add courses in the applicable term. When available, specific times and dates will be announced on the Enrolment Services website.

18Last day to register in at least one fall course without the late registration fee (including online learning)
August, 2016
1Application to Graduate form (without late fee) is due for Fall Convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
Aug 2 - Oct 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
9Online learning course materials available for pick-up for courses beginning in fall and fall/winter (full-year) courses
15Registrations in online learning courses received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term
25Tuition fees due for courses beginning in fall
September, 2016
5Labour Day, university-observed holiday
6Co-op work term begins
8Fall term and full-year classes begin
Sep 8 - Sep 14If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, no tuition charge
12Last day for Year 2 students to apply to co-op options in Arts, Science and the School of Business & Economics
Sep 15 - Sep 21If you drop/withdraw 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)
21Last day to add 12-week and full-year courses (including online learning)
21Last day to drop 12-week and full-year courses or withdraw at 10% tuition charge (assessed at course rate)
Sep 22 - Nov 9If you drop/withdraw during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at course rate)
October, 2016
1Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for fall convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No forms will be accepted after this date
10Thanksgiving, university-observed holiday
Oct 11 - Oct 14

Fall term Reading Week

Oct 27 - Oct 28Fall convocation (Waterloo). For details, visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
November, 2016
1Fall convocation (Brantford). For details, visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
9Last day to drop/withdraw without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (assessed at course rate)
December, 2016
5Make-up Monday class for Thanksgiving
612th Tuesday class
7Last day of classes
Dec 8 - Dec 9Study days
Dec 10 - Dec 21Final examination period (including Sundays) - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period
16Last day to return online learning videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
21Fall term ends
Dec 23 - Jan 2University closed
30Co-op work term ends
January, 2017
Jan 23 - Jan 28Fall term deferred examination period. An appeal for a deferred examination must be submitted to the academic unit in which the course is offered. The deferred examination dates are confirmed, if approved, in writing from the petitions committee.