Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2018/2019
Canadian Excellence

Academic & Related Dates
Winter 2019 (13 week term)

November, 2018
5Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee
6Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
January, 2019
Jan 7 - Jan 11

If you drop a course or courses (part-time MBA and part-time masters level Luther 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 Studies Form
7

Winter term classes begin

7Tuition fees due for winter term
11

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 Luther students only)

Jan 12 - Jan 18Part-time MBA and part-time masters level Luther 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)
15Application to Graduate form (without late fee) is due for Spring Convocation
Jan 16 - Apr 15Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Spring Convocation
18

Last day for late registration and for adding winter session courses

18

Last day to drop winter term course(s) (part-time MBA and part-time masters level Luther 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 Studies Form

Jan 19 - Mar 8

If you drop a course (or courses) (part-time MBA and part-time masters level Luther students) or withdraw from your graduate program (all graduate students) during this time 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

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, 2019
18Family Day, no classes
Feb 19 - Feb 22Winter Term reading week
 
March, 2019
8

Final 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

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

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

9

From this date until the end of 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 Studies Form

 
April, 2019
Apr 10 - Apr 30Final examination period (including Sundays) for undergraduate courses - students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period
12Winter term and fall/winter session classes end
15Last day to submit Application to Graduate form for Spring Convocation (fee and penalty fee apply); no forms will be accepted after this date
19Good Friday, no classes
30Winter term ends
 
May, 2019
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 2019 / winter 2020 / spring 2020
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, 2019
Jun 4 - Jun 5Spring Convocation (Brantford); see details www.wlu.ca/convocation
Jun 10 - Jun 14Spring Convocation (Waterloo); see details www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
August, 2019
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