Academic & Related Dates
Fall 2017

May, 2017
15LORIS available for registration for fall 2017 / winter 2018 / spring 2018, ongoing through summer, fall and winter
 
July, 2017
17Last day to register in at least one fall course without the late registration fee
18Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
August, 2017
1Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
Aug 2 - Oct 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
14Fall term classes begin for full-time and co-op MBA students
 
September, 2017
4Labour Day, university-observed holiday
5Program/Department Orientation Activities
6Graduate Student Orientation (all programs)
Sep 7 - Sep 13

If you drop a course (or courses) (part-time MBA and part-time masters level seminary students) or withdraw from the graduate program (all graduate students) during this period, there is no tuition charge

Note: Students who withdraw from the graduate program must complete the Request to Withdraw from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Form

7Fall term classes begin
7Tuition fees due for fall term
13Last day to drop fall term course(s) with no tuition charge but remain registered (students must remain registered in at least one course) (part-time MBA and part-time masters level seminary students only)
Sep 14 - Sep 20Part-time MBA and part-time masters level seminary students who drop any course(s) in this period (even if replaced with another course or courses) will be assessed 10% of the tuition fee for the dropped course(s) 
20

Last day to drop fall term course(s) (part-time MBA and part-time masters level seminary students) or withdraw from the university (all graduate students) at 10% tuition charge

Note: Students who withdraw from the graduate degree program must complete the Request to Withdraw from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Form

20Last day for late registration and for adding fall term 2017 and fall/winter 2017/18 session courses
Sep 21 - Nov 8

If you withdraw from a course (or courses) (part-time MBA and part-time masters level seminary students) or from your graduate program (all graduate students) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition

Note: Students who withdraw from the graduate program must complete the Request to Withdraw from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Form

29Final day for completion of all coursework, receipt of final grades, and/or for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable) to Scholars Commons, and the receipt in the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation for possible full refund of fall term fees and to be eligible to graduate at Fall convocation.
 
October, 2017
1Last day to submit Application to Graduate form for Fall convocation (late fee and application fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No forms will be accepted after this date
9Thanksgiving, university-observed holiday
Oct 10 - Oct 13Fall term reading week
Oct 27 - Oct 28Fall convocation (Waterloo Campus); for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
31Fall convocation (Brantford Campus); for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
November, 2017
8

Last day for withdrawing without failure from fall term courses or from the graduate program and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55%)

Note: students who withdraw from the graduate program must complete the Request to Withdraw from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Form

8Last day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (if applicable) to Scholars Commons, and receipt in the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed 55%)
9

From this date until the end of classes this term, if you drop a fall term course (part-time Waterloo MBA students only) or withdraw from your program (all graduate students), you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100% tuition

Note: Students who withdraw from the graduate degree program must complete the Request to Withdraw from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Form

 
December, 2017
Dec 9 - Dec 22Final examination period (including Sundays) for undergraduate courses and MBA graduate courses (where applicable) - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period
13Fall term classes end
22Fall term ends
Dec 23 - Jan 2University closed; winter term classes begin Wednesday January 3, 2018