Academic & Related Dates
Spring 2017

January, 2017
15Application to Graduate form and fee due for Spring Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
Jan 16 - Apr 15Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Spring Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
 
March, 2017
7Last day to register in at least one spring course without the late registration fee
8Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
April, 2017
14

Good Friday, university-observed holiday

15Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for spring convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No forms will be accepted after this date
27Spring term tuition fees due
 
May, 2017
May 1 - May 7

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
1Final day for completion of all coursework, receipt of final grades, and/or submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office to be eligible to graduate at spring convocation
1Spring term classes begin
7Last day to drop spring 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)
May 8 - May 14Part-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)
12Last day for late registration and for adding spring term courses
14

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

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

May 15 - Jun 26

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 

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

22Victoria Day, university-observed holiday
31Last day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office to receive full refund of spring term fees
 
June, 2017
Jun 6 - Jun 7Spring convocation (Brantford Campus ceremonies); for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
Jun 12 - Jun 16Spring convocation (Waterloo Campus ceremonies); for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
26Last day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed 55%)
26Last day for withdrawing without failure from spring term courses and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55%)
27

From this date until the end of classes this term, if you drop a spring term course (part-time Waterloo MBA and part-time masters level seminary 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.

30Canada Day, university-observed holiday
 
July, 2017
28Spring term classes end; see Monday July 31  and Tuesday August 1 for make-up classes
31

Make-up Monday class for Victoria Day (Monday May 22)

 
August, 2017
1

Make-up Friday class for Canada Day (Friday June 30)

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
7Civic Holiday, university-observed holiday
9Spring term ends
14Fall term classes begin for full-time and co-op MBA students
 
September, 2017
29Last day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies Office to receive 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 (fee and penalty fee apply) for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No applications will be processed after this date