Academic & Related Dates
Winter 2018

August, 2017
Aug 2 - Oct 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
 
October, 2017
1Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No applications will be accepted after this date
 
November, 2017
7Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee 
8Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
January, 2018
Jan 3 - Jan 9

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

Note: Students who withdraw from the graduate degree program must complete the Request to Withdraw from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Form
3

Tuition fees due for winter term

3Winter term classes begin
9

Last day to drop winter 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)

 

Jan 10 - Jan 16Part-time MBA and part-time masters level seminary students who drop any course(s) in this timeframe (even if replaced with another course or courses) will be assessed 10% of the tuition fee for the dropped course(s)
15Application to Graduate form and fee due for Spring Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
16

Last day to drop winter 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.

16Last day for late registration and for adding winter term courses
Jan 16 - Apr 15Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Spring Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
Jan 17 - Mar 6

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

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

31Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copy of dissertation/thesis/MRP (if applicable) to Scholars Commons, and receipt in the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation for possible full refund of winter term fees.
 
February, 2018
19Family Day, university-observed holiday
Feb 19 - Feb 23Reading Week, no classes
 
March, 2018
6

Last day for withdrawing without failure from full-year and winter term courses; last day for withdrawing from the graduate program and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55 percent)

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

6Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copy of dissertation/thesis/MRP (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 at 55%). 
8

From this date until the end of classes this term, if you drop a winter 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 program must complete the Request to Withdraw from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Form

30Good Friday, university-observed holiday.
 
April, 2018
Apr 7 - Apr 25Final examination period (including Sundays) for undergraduate and MBA graduate courses (where applicable) - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period
11Winter term and fall/winter session classes end 
12Make-up Friday class for Good Friday (March 30)
15Last day to submit Application to Graduate form for spring convocation (fee and penalty fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No forms will be accepted after this date
25Winter term and fall/winter session ends
 
May, 2018
1Final day for completion of all coursework, receipt of final grades and/or submitting final (post-defence) copy of dissertation/thesis/MRP (if applicable) to Scholars Commons, and receipt in the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation to be eligible to graduate at Spring convocation.
15LORIS available for registration for fall 2018 / winter 2019 / spring 2019
31Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copy of dissertation/thesis/MRP (if applicable) to Scholars Commons, and receipt in the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation for possible full refund of spring term fees.
 
June, 2018
Jun 5 - Jun 6Spring convocation (Brantford); for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
Jun 11 - Jun 15Spring convocation (Waterloo); for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
August, 2019
1Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs