The following important dates and deadlines apply to the entire student population, whether you are studying at the undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral level. Dates may vary for certain programs (Education, Common Law, Civil Law, Engineering, Medicine, MBA, Health Sciences, etc.) and for work terms. Please check with the academic unit concerned and refer to the CO-OP website for work-term deadlines. Consult the calendars below to find out more about their important dates and deadlines.

Convocation

There are two Convocation periods each academic year, one in the spring and one in the fall.

Topic Dates
Last day to register for a degree for Spring 2016 Convocation March 31, 2016
Last day to register for a degree for Fall 2016 Convocation September 15, 2016
Spring 2016 Convocation June 17 to 20, 2016
Fall 2016 Convocation October 23, 2016
Last day to register for a degree for Spring 2017 Convocation March 31, 2017
Fall term 2016
Fall term 2016
Topic Dates
Length of term September 6 to December 22
Starting Point: Mandatory activities in academic units to welcome all students (no courses offered) September 6
Courses  September 7 to December 7
First- and second-year pre-clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education) courses September 6 to December 16
Third- and fourth-year clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education) courses September 5 to December 31
Teaching and course evaluations November 14 to 25
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Labour Day September 5
Thanksgiving October 10
Fall Open House (undergraduate studies): Classes cancelled except for Faculty of Medicine MD Program and  courses offered at Woodroffe and Pembroke campuses. November 5
Reading week. No classes in programs in the faculties of Arts, Law (Civil Law Section only), Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences and the Telfer School of Management. No reading week in the Faculty of Medicine MD Program. Some exceptions apply at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. CO-OP work terms, and clinical and non-clinical placements are not affected. October 23 to 29
Study break. No study break for the Faculty of Medicine MD Program. December 8
Holiday break: University closed. December 22, 2016, at 5 p.m. to January 3, 2017, at 8:45 a.m., inclusive.
Changes to regular course schedule
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Classes on Monday, October 10, Thanksgiving Monday, are cancelled. They take place on Wednesday, December 7, when the usual Monday course schedule applies. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements. December 7
Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Registration, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to enrol (undergraduate students — first year) May 24
First day to enrol (undergraduate students — second year) June 14
First day to enrol (undergraduate students — third year) June 7
First day to enrol (undergraduate students — fourth year) May 31
First day to enrol (graduate students) June 22
Last day to enrol in clinical placements (Faculty of Health Sciences) June 30
First day to enrol (special students) August 24
Last day to enrol September 22
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) September 22
Last day to request leave of absence (graduate students) September 29
Last day to change course selection September 22
Last day for graduate students to change student status (part-time/full-time) September 29
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit, less administrative fees. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you  meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. Dates may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm date with your academic unit. September 30
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity with no financial credit. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. Course withdrawal is not possible after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. November 18
Last day for French immersion students to indicate courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades November 18
Grades and exams
Grades and exams
Topic Dates
Exam period: Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends. December 9 to 22
Official final grades for the Fall term posted online January 19
Official academic standing posted online January 27
Last day to submit a grade review request for a final exam. For information about reviewing grades and appeals, see the academic regulations February 2
Registration date for supplemental exams for faculties of Science and Engineering (1000-level courses). Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 6
Registration date for supplemental exams for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. To be determined
Deferred exam period for faculties of Arts, Science and Engineering. Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 19 to 25
Supplemental exam period for faculties of Science and Engineering (1000-level courses). Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 19 to 25
Deferred and supplemental exam period for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. To be determined
Tuition fee payment
Tuition fee payment
Topic Dates
Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees. See Payment of fees on the Financial Resources website. August 24
Student services
Student services
Topic Dates
U-Pass distribution by SFUO August 29 to September 16
Last day to apply for a U-Pass exemption September 30
Last day to opt out of medical or dental insurance plans September 30
Reports, major research papers, and theses (graduate studies)
Reports and theses (graduate studies)
Topic Dates
Last day of the Spring-Summer term to submit a thesis without having to enrol in the Fall term. August 26
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 100% financial credit (applies only if you are enrolled exclusively for the thesis and were also enrolled in the previous term). Submission by this date results in the cancellation of your enrolment for this term. Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis. September 30
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 50% financial credit (applies only if you are enrolled exclusively for the thesis and were also enrolled in the previous term). Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis. October 28
Last day of the Fall term to submit the final version of a major research paper or engineering report without having to enrol in the Winter term. Dates for submitting major research papers may be earlier in some programs. Please confirm date with your academic unit. December 16
Last day of the Fall term to submit a thesis without having to enrol in the Winter term. December 16
Making changes to your program (undergraduate studies)
Topic Dates
Period to make changes to your program for the Winter 2017 term. November 21 to December 9
Winter term 2017
Winter term 2017
Topic Dates
Length of term January 9 to April 28
Courses January 9 to April 8
Common Law January session January 3 to 20
Common Law Winter term January 30 to April 28
First and second-year pre-clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education) courses January 3 to May 26
Third and fourth-year clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education) courses January 2 to April 23
Teaching and course evaluations March 13 to 24
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Holiday break. University closed. December 22, 2016, at 5 p.m. to January 3, 2017, at 8:45 a.m., inclusive.
Common Law study break January 23 to 27
Reading week. No classes in programs in the faculties of Arts, Law (Civil Law Section only), Engineering, Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences and the Telfer School of Management. No reading week in the Faculty of Medicine MD Program. Students in the Faculty of Education must contact their Faculty for more information about winter reading week. Some exceptions apply at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. CO-OP work terms, clinical and non-clinical placements are not affected. February 19 to 25
Family Day February 20
Spring Open House (undergraduate studies): Classes not cancelled March 18
Easter break April 14 to 17
Study break. No study break for the Faculty of Medicine MD Program. April 10
Changes to regular course schedule
Changes to regular course schedule
Topic Dates
There are no changes to the regular course schedule  
Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to enrol (undergraduate students — first year) May 24
First day to enrol (undergraduate students — second year) June 14
First day to enrol (undergraduate students — third year) June 7
First day to enrol (undergraduate students — fourth year) May 31
First day to enrol (graduate students) June 22
Last day to enrol in clinical placements (Faculty of Health Sciences) June 30
First day to enrol (special students) January 5
Last day to enrol January 24
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) January 24
Last day to request leave of absence (graduate students) January 27
Last day to change course selection January 24
Last day to change student status — part-time/full-time (graduate students) January 27
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit, less administrative fees. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you  meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. Dates may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm date with your academic unit. January 31
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity with no financial credit. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. Course withdrawal is not possible after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. March 24
Last day for French immersion students to indicate courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades March 24
Common Law January session
Common Law January session
Topic Dates
Last day to change course selection and programs January 5
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit, less administrative fees. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you  meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. Dates may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm date with your academic unit.
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity with no financial credit. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. Course withdrawal is not possible after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. January 16
Common Law Winter term
Common Law Winter term
Topic Dates
Last day to change course selection and programs February 3
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (including full-year courses) and receive a financial credit, less administrative fees. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you will meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. Date may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm date with your academic unit. February 3
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (including full-year courses) with no financial credit. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. You cannot withdraw from a course after  this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. March 24
Grades and exams
Grades and exams
Topic Dates
Common Law January session exam day: Exams are scheduled during the day and the evening, on weekdays and on weekends January 20
Common Law Winter term exam period: Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends April 11 to 28
Winter term exam period: Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends April 11 to 28
Official final grades for the Winter term posted online May 17
Registration period for supplemental exams for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. To be determined
Last day to submit a grade review for a final exam. For information about reviewing grades and appeals, see the academic regulations May 31
Official academic standing posted online To be determined
Deferred and supplemental exam period for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. To be determined
Registration date for supplemental exams for faculties of Science and Engineering (1000-level courses). Contact your faculty for exam dates June 13 to 17 
Deferred exam period for faculties of Arts, Science and Engineering. Contact your faculty for exam dates. July 5 to 10
Supplemental exam period for faculties of Science and Engineering (1000-level courses). Contact your faculty for exam dates. July 5 to 10
Tuition fee payment
Tuition fee payment
Topic Dates
Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees. See Financial Resources Payment of fees information. January 4 
Student services
Student services
Topic Dates
U-Pass distribution by SFUO January 3 to 13
Last day to apply for a U-Pass exemption January 31
Reports, major research papers, and theses (graduate studies)
Reports and theses (graduate studies)
Topic Dates
Last day of the Fall term to submit a thesis without having to enrol in the Winter term December 16
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 100% financial credit (applies only if you are enrolled exclusively in the thesis and were also enrolled in the previous term). Submission by this date results in the cancellation of your enrolment for the current term. Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis. January 27
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 50% financial credit (applies only if you are enrolled exclusively in the thesis and were also enrolled in the previous term). Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis. February 24
Last day of the Winter term to submit a thesis without having to enrol in the Spring-Summer term.  April 27
Last day of the Winter term to submit the final version of a major research paper or engineering report without having to enrol in the Spring-Summer term. Dates for submitting major research papers may be earlier in some academic units. Please confirm date with your academic unit. April 27
Making changes to your program (undergraduate studies)
Topic Dates
Period to make changes to your program for the Spring/summer and Fall 2017 terms. March 1 to August 31 
Past important dates and deadlines

Last reviewed: November 2016

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