Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

Academic & Related Dates
Fall 2019 (13 week term)

May, 2019
15LORIS available for registration for fall 2019 / winter 2020 / spring 2020, ongoing through summer, fall and winter
 
July, 2019
15Last day to register in at least one fall course without the late registration fee
16Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
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
26Fall term classes begin for full-time MBA students
 
September, 2019
2Labour Day
3Graduate Student Orientation (all programs)
4Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Training (all GTAs)
Sep 5 - Sep 11

If you drop a course (or courses) (students enrolled in 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

5Fall term classes begin
5Tuition fees due for fall term
11

Last day to drop fall 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 upon courseload)

Sep 12 - Sep 18

Students 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)

18

Last day to drop fall 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 degree program must complete the Request to Withdraw from Graduate Studies Form 

18

Last day for late registration and for adding fall term 2019 and fall/winter 2019-20 session courses

Sep 19 - Nov 6

If you drop a course or courses (students enrolled in programs where fees are based on course load) 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, 2019
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
14Thanksgiving, no classes
Oct 15 - Oct 18Fall term reading week
Oct 25 - Oct 26Fall convocation (Waterloo Campus); see details www.wlu.ca/convocation
29Fall convocation (Brantford Campus); see www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
November, 2019
4Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee
6

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

6Final 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%)
7

From this date until the end of classes this term, if you drop a fall term course (students enrolled in programs where fees are based upon courseload) 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, 2019
Dec 7 - Dec 20Final 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
11Fall term classes end
20Fall term ends
Dec 24 - Jan 2University closed; winter term classes begin Monday January 6, 2020