Academic & Related Dates
Fall 2018 (13 week term)

May, 2018
15LORIS available for registration for fall 2018 / winter 2019 / spring 2019, ongoing through summer, fall and winter
 
July, 2018
16Last day to register in at least one fall course without the late registration fee
17Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
August, 2018
1Application to Graduate form (without late fee) is due for Fall Convocation
Aug 2 - Oct 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation
20Fall term classes begin for full-time MBA students
 
September, 2018
3Labour Day
4Graduate Student Orientation (all programs)
5Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Training (all GTAs)
Sep 6 - Sep 12

If you drop a course (or courses) (in programs where fees are based on course load) 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 Studies form

6Fall term classes begin
6Tuition fees due for fall term
12

Last day to drop fall term course(s) with no tuition charge but remain registered (students must remain registered in at least one course) (in programs where fees are based on course load)

Sep 13 - Sep 19

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) (in programs where fees are based on course load)

19

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

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

19

Last day for late registration and for adding fall term 2018 and fall/winter 2018-19 session courses

Sep 20 - Nov 7

If you drop a course or courses (part-time MBA and part-time masters level Luther students) or withdraw from the graduate degree program during this period, you will be assessed a 55% tuition fee

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

 
October, 2018
1Final day 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.
1Last day to submit Application to Graduate form for Fall Convocation (fee and penalty fee apply); no forms will be accepted after this date
8Thanksgiving, no classes
Oct 9 - Oct 12Fall term reading week
Oct 26 - Oct 27Fall convocation (Waterloo Campus); see details www.wlu.ca/convocation
30Fall convocation (Brantford Campus); see www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
November, 2018
5Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee
7

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 Studies Form

7Final 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%)
8

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 Studies Form

 
December, 2018
Dec 8 - Dec 21Final 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
12Fall term classes end
21Fall term ends
Dec 22 - Jan 1University closed; winter term classes begin Monday January 7, 2019