Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

Academic & Related Dates
Spring 2019 (13 week term)

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 
May 6 - May 10

If you drop a course (or courses) (students enrolled in programs where fees are based upon courseload) 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
6Spring term classes begin
6Tuition fees due for spring term
10Last 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 upon courseload)
May 11 - May 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)
15LORIS available for registration for fall 2019 / winter 2020 / spring 2020, ongoing through summer, fall and winter
17

Last day to drop spring term course(s) (students enrolled in programs where fees are based upon courseload) 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

17Last day for late registration and for adding spring term courses
May 18 - Jul 2

If you drop a course (or courses) (students enrolled in programs where fees are based upon courseload) 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 degree program must complete the Request to Withdraw from Graduate Studies Form

20Victoria Day, no classes
31Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/MRP (as applicable) to Scholars Commons, and receipt in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation for possible full refund of spring term fees
 
June, 2019
Jun 4 - Jun 5Spring convocation (Brantford Campus); see details www.wlu.ca/convocation
Jun 10 - Jun 14Spring convocation (Waterloo Campus); see details www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
July, 2019
1Canada Day, no classes
2Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/MRP (if applicable) to Scholars Commons, and receipt in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed 55%)
2Last day for withdrawing without failure from spring term courses or from the graduate program and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55%)
3

From this date until the end of term, if you drop a spring 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 program must complete the Request to Withdraw from Graduate Studies Form

 
August, 2019
1Application to Graduate form (without late fee) is due for Fall Convocation
2Last day of spring term classes (see August 6 and 7 for make-up class schedules)
Aug 2 - Oct 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation
5Civic Holiday, no classes
6

Make-up Monday class for Victoria Day (Monday May 20)

7

Make-up Monday class for Canada Day (Monday July 1)

15Spring term ends
26Fall term classes begin for full-time MBA students
 
October, 2019
1Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copy of dissertation/thesis/MRP (if applicable) to Scholars Commons, and receipt in the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office of signed program/defence documentation 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