Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

Academic & Related Dates
Spring 2020 (13 week term)

January, 2020
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
 
March, 2020
2Last day to register in at least one spring course without the late registration fee
3Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
April, 2020
15Last day to submit Application to Graduate form for Spring Convocation (fee and penalty fee apply); no applications will be accepted after this date
 
May, 2020
1

Final 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.

May 4 - May 8

If you drop a course or courses (students enrolled in programs where fees are based on course load) or withdraw from the graduate program during this 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

4Spring term classes begin
4Tuition fees due for spring term
8Last day to drop spring term course(s) with no tuition charge but remain registered (students must remain registered in at least one course) (students enrolled in programs where fees are based on course load)
May 9 - May 15Students enrolled in programs where fees are based upon courseload and 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)
15

Last day to drop spring term course(s) (students enrolled in programs where fees are based on course load) 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 Studies form

15LORIS available for registration for fall 2020 / winter 2021 / spring 2021, ongoing through summer, fall and winter
15Last day for late registration and for adding spring term courses
May 16 - Jun 29

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

18Victoria Day, no classes
 
June, 2020
1Final 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
Jun 2 - Jun 3Spring convocation (Brantford Campus); see details www.wlu.ca/convocation
Jun 8 - Jun 12Spring convocation (Waterloo Campus); see details www.wlu.ca/convocation
29

Last day for withdrawing without failure from spring 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

29Final 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%)
30

From this date until the end of  term, if you drop a spring term course (students enrolled in programs where fees are based upon coursework) 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

 
July, 2020
1Canada Day, no classes
31Last day of spring term classes (see August 4 and 5 for make-up class schedule)
 
August, 2020
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
3Civic Holiday, no classes
4Make-up spring term Monday class for Victoria Day (Monday May 18)
5Make-up spring term Wednesday class for Canada Day (Wednesday July 1)
13Spring term ends
24Fall term classes begin for full-time MBA students - date to be confirmed
 
October, 2020
1Final 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 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