Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

Academic & Related Dates
Winter 2020 (13 week term)

November, 2019
4Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee
5Late registration fee will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
January, 2020
Jan 6 - Jan 10

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, there is no tuition charge

Note: Students who withdraw from the graduate degree program must complete the Request to Withdraw from Graduate Studies Form
6

Winter term classes begin

6Tuition fees due for winter term
10

Last day to drop winter 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)

Jan 11 - Jan 17Students 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)
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
17

Last day for late registration and for adding winter session courses

17

Last day to drop winter term course(s) (students enrolled in programs where fees are based on course load) 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 18 - Mar 6

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 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, 2020
17Family Day, no classes
Feb 18 - Feb 21Winter Term reading week
 
March, 2020
6

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%).

6

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 

7

From this date until the end of term, if you drop a winter term course (students enrolled in programs where fees are based on course load) 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, 2020
Apr 8 - Apr 28Final examination period (including Sundays) for undergraduate courses - students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period
10Good Friday, no classes (see April 13 for make-up class schedule)
13Winter 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
28Winter term ends
 
May, 2020
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 2020 / winter 2021 / spring 2021
 
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); see details www.wlu.ca/convocation
Jun 8 - Jun 12Spring Convocation (Waterloo); see details www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
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