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 2018 Convocation March 31, 2018
Last day to register for a degree for Fall 2018 Convocation September 15, 2018
Spring 2018 Convocation June 9 to 12, 2018
Fall 2018 Convocation To be determined
Last day to register for a degree for Spring 2019 Convocation March 31, 2019
Fall term 2017
Topic Dates
Length of term September 1 to December 31
Starting Point: Mandatory activities in academic units to welcome all students (no courses offered) September 5 
Courses September 6 to December 6
First- and second-year pre-clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education Program) courses September 5 to December 15
Third- and fourth-year clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education Program) courses August 14 to December 15
Teaching and course evaluations November  13 to 24
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Labour Day September 4
Thanksgiving October 9
Fall Open House (undergraduate studies): classes cancelled except for the MD Program at the Faculty of Medicine and for course offered at Woodroffe and Pembroke campuses. October 28
Reading week. No classes in programs at the faculties of Arts, Law (Civil Law section only), Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences and at the Telfer School of Management. No reading week in the Faculty of Medicine MD Program. Some exceptions apply at both the undergraduate and graduate level. CO-OP work terms, clinical and non-clinical placements are not affected. October 22 to 28
Study Break. No study break for the Faculty of Medicine MD Program. December 7
Holiday break: University closed. December 22, 2017 at 5 p.m. to January 3, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. inclusive
Changes to regular course schedule
Topic Dates
Classes on Monday, October 9, Thanksgiving (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Wednesday, December 6, when the usual Monday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements. December 6
Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to enrol (regular undegraduate students — first year) May 23
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — fourth year) May 30
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — third year) June 6
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — second year) June 13
First day to enrol (graduate students) June 20
Last day to enrol for clinical placements (Faculty of Health Sciences) June 30
First day to enrol (special students) August 23
Last day to enrol and to change course selection September 22 
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) September 22 
Last day to request leave of absence (graduate studies) September 29
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit, less administrative fees. No financial credit is given unless there is a change in status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. The withdrawal deadline can differ depending on the start and end dates of a given course. The application My Class Schedule in uoZone indicates the specific date. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. September 29
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity 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. 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. The withdrawal deadline can differ depending on the start and end dates of a given course. The application My Class Schedule in uoZone indicates the specific date. November 17
Last day for French immersion students to identify courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades November 17
Grades and exams
Topic Dates
Exam period: Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends. December 8 to 21
Official final grades for the Fall term posted online January 18
Official academic standing posted online February 1
Last day to submit a grade review for a final exam. For information about reviewing grades and appeals, consult academic regulations February 1
Registration date for supplemental exams for faculties of Science and Engineering (1000-level courses). Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 5
Registration date for supplemental exams for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 5
Deferred exam period for faculties of Arts, Science, Engineering, and Civil Law. Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 18 to 24
Supplemental exam period for faculties of Engineering (see academic regulation 9.6) and of Science (1000-level courses). Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 18 to 24
Deferred and supplemental exam period for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 18 to 24
Tuition fee payment
Topic Dates
Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees. Consult Payment of fees on the Financial Resources website. August 23
Student services
Topic Dates
U-Pass distribution by SFUO August 28 to September 15
Last day to apply for a U-Pass exemption September 29
Last day to opt out of medical or dental insurance plans October 6
Reports, major research papers, 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 31
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 thesis in the previous term). If you receive a 100% financial credit, your enrolment for the current term will be cancelled. Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis. October 6
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 thesis in the previous term). Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis. November 3
Last day of the Fall term to submit the final version of the major research paper or the engineering report without having to enrol in the Winter term. Date for submitting major research paper may be earlier in some programs. Please confirm date with your academic unit. December 22
Last day of the Fall term to submit a thesis without having to enrol in the Winter term. December 22
Making changes to your program (undergraduate studies)
Topic Dates
Period to make changes to your program for the Winter 2018 term.  October 2 to November 30
Winter term 2018
Topic Dates
Length of term January 1 to April 30
Courses January 8 to April 11
Courses in Civil Law (first-year students) January 4 to April 11
Common Law January session January 3 to 22
Common Law Winter term January 29 to April 11
First and second-year pre-clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education) courses January 8 to June 1
Third and fourth-year clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education) courses January 2 to June 1
Teaching and course evaluations March 19 to 30
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Holiday break. University closed December 22, 2017 at 5 p.m. to January 3, 2018 at 8:45 a.m., inclusive
Common Law study break To be determined
Reading week. No classes in programs at the faculties of Arts, Law (Civil Law section only), Engineering, Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences and at the Telfer School of Management. No reading week in the Faculty of Medicine MD Program, the Faculty of Education’s English Teacher Education program or in the Formation à l’enseignement program (in French). Some exceptions apply at both the undergraduate and graduate level. CO-OP work terms, clinical and non-clinical placements are not affected. February 18 to 24 
Family Day February 19
Spring Open House (undergraduate studies): Classes not cancelled March 17
Easter break March 30 to April 2
Study Break. No study break for the Faculty of Medicine MD Program. April 12
Changes to regular course schedule
Topic Dates
Classes on Friday, March 30, Good Friday (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Tuesday, April 10, when the usual Friday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements April 10
Classes on Saturday, March 31, Easter break (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Wednesday, April 11, when the usual Saturday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements April 11
Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — first year) May 23
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — fourth year) May 30
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — third year) June 6
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — second year) June 13
First day to enrol (graduate students) June 20
Last day to enrol for clinical placements (Faculty of Health Sciences) June 30 
First day to enrol (special students) January 4
Last day to enrol and to change course selection January 26
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) January 26
Last day to request leave of absence (graduate students) January 26
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit, less administrative fees. No financial credit is given unless there is a change in status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. The withdrawal deadline can differ depending on the start and end dates of a given course. The application My Class Schedule in uoZone indicates the specific date. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. February 2
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity 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. 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. The withdrawal deadline can differ depending on the start and end dates of a given course. The application My Class Schedule in uoZone indicates the specific date. March 23
Last day for French immersion students to identify courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades March 23
Common Law January session
Topic Dates
Last day to enrol and to change course selection To be determined
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit, less administrative fees. No financial credit is given unless there is a change in status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. The withdrawal deadline can differ depending on the start and end dates of a given course. The application My Class Schedule in uoZone indicates the specific date. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. To be determined
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity 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. 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. The withdrawal deadline can differ depending on the start and end dates of a given course. The application My Class Schedule in uoZone indicates the specific date. To be determined
Common Law Winter session
Topic Dates
Last day to enrol and to change course selection To be determined
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit, less administrative fees. No financial credit is given unless there is a change in status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated to a course may differ and even be earlier. The withdrawal deadline can differ depending on the start and end dates of a given course. The application My Class Schedule in uoZone indicates the specific date. Withdrawing from a course may affect whether you meet all your program requirements. Be sure to consider all changes very carefully before going ahead. To be determined
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity 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. 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. The withdrawal deadline can differ depending on the start and end dates of a given course. The application My Class Schedule in uoZone indicates the specific date. To be determined
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 To be determined 
Common Law Winter session exam period: Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends April 13 to 26
Winter term exam period: Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends April 13 to 26
Official final grades for the Winter term posted online May 12
Registration period for supplemental exams for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses . Contact your faculty for exam dates. June 5 to 9 
Last day to submit a grade review for a final exam. For information about reviewing grades and appeals, consult academic regulations May 30
Official academic standing posted online May 22
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 To be determined 
Deferred exam period for faculties of Arts, Science and Engineering. Contact your faculty for exam dates. July 3 to 9
Supplemental exam period for faculties of Engineering (see academic regulation 9.6) and of Science (1000-level courses). Contact your faculty for exam dates. July 3 to 9
Tuition fee payment
Topic Dates
Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees. Consult Payment of fees on the Financial Resources website. January 5
Student services
Topic Dates
U-Pass distribution by SFUO January 3 to 12
Last day to apply for a U-Pass exemption January 31 
Reports, major research papers, 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 22
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 thesis in the previous term). If you receive a 100% financial credit, your enrolment for the current term will be cancelled. Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis February 2
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 thesis in the previous session). Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis February 16
Last day of the Winter term to submit a thesis without having to enrol in the Spring-Summer term.  April 30 
Last day of the Winter term to submit the final version of the major research paper or engineering report without having to enrol in the Spring-Summer term. Date for submitting major research paper may be earlier in some academic units. Please confirm date with your academic unit. April 30 
Making changes to your program (undergraduate studies)
Topic Dates
Period to make changes to your program for the Summer 2018 term. March 1 to April 8
Spring–Summer term 2018
Topic Dates
Term dates May 1 to August 31
Full session May 1 to August 31
Courses (Session A) May 1 to July 23
Courses (Session B) May 1 to June 11
Courses (Session C) June 18 to July 27
Courses (Session D) July 16 to August 27
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Victoria Day May 21
Canada Day July 1
Canada Day, in lieu of statutory holiday July 2
Civic Holiday August 6
Changes to regular course schedule
Topic Dates
Classes are cancelled on Monday, July 2, in lieu of Canada Day (statutory holiday). They will be held on Saturday, July 14, when the usual Monday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP or clinical placements. July 14
Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students) To be determined
First day to enrol (graduate students) To be determined
First day to enrol (special students) To be determined
Session A (May 1 to July 23)
Topic Dates
Last day to enrol in Faculty of Health Sciences clinical placements April 28
Last day for graduate students to request a leave of absence May 25
Last day to enrol or change course selection May 18
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) May 18
Last day for graduate students to change part-time/full-time status May 18
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit (less administrative fees). A financial credit is applied only if the withdrawal changes your status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated with a course may be earlier. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. 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. May 25
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (no financial credit). 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. Note that it is not possible to withdraw after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. July 6
Last day for French immersion students to identify their courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades July 6
Session B (May 1 to June 11)
Topic Dates
Last day to enrol or change course selection May 11
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) May 11
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit (less administrative fees). A financial credit is applied only if the withdrawal changes your status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated with a course may be earlier. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. 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. May 18
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity with no financial credit. (no financial credit). 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. Note that it is not possible to withdraw after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. June 1
Last day for French immersion students to identify their courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades June 1
Session C (June 18 to July 27)
Topic Dates
Last day to enrol or change course selection June 29
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) June 29
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit (less administrative fees.A financial credit is applied only if the withdrawal changes your status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated with a course may be earlier. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. 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. July 6
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (no financial credit). 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. Note that it is not possible to withdraw after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. July 20
Last day for French immersion students to identify their courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades July 20
Session D (July 16 to August 27)
Topic Dates
Last day to enrol or change course selection July 27
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) July 27
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit (less administrative fees.A financial credit is applied only if the withdrawal changes your status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated with a course may be earlier. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. 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. August 3
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (no financial credit). 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. Note that it is not possible to withdraw after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. August 17
Last day for French immersion students to identify their courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades August 17
Full session (May 1 to August 31)
Topic Dates
Last day to enrol or change course selection May 18
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) May 18
Last day for graduate students to request a leave of absence May 18
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit (less administrative fees). A financial credit is applied only if the withdrawal changes your status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated with a course may be earlier. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. 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. June 1
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (no financial credit). 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. Note that it is not possible to withdraw after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. August 10
Last day for French immersion students to identify their courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades August 10
Grades and exams
Topic Dates
Session A (May 1 to July 23) exam period July 26 to 31
Session B (May 1 to June 11) exam period June 13 to 15
Session C (June 18 to July 27) exam period July 30 to August 3
Session D (July 16 to August 27) exam period August 28 to 31
Official final grades for the Spring–Summer term posted September 19
Enrolment date for supplemental exams at the Faculty of Engineering (see academic regulation 9.6 for specifics) and in 1000-level courses at the Faculty of Science. Contact your faculty for exam dates. October 22
Deferred exam period for faculties of Arts, Science and Engineering. Contact your faculty for exam dates. October 23 to 27
Supplemental exam period for at the Faculty of Engineering (see academic regulation 9.6 for specifics) and in 1000-level courses at the Faculty of Science. Contact your faculty for exam dates. October 23 to 27
Last day to submit a request for a grade review for a final exam. For information on grade reviews and appeals, please consult the appropriate academic regulations October 3
Official standings posted September 28
Tuition fee payment
Topic Dates
Session A (May 1 to July 23): Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website.  May 1
Session B (May 1 to June 11): Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website. May 1
Session C (June 18 to July 27): Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website. June 18 
Session D (July 16 to August 27): Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website. July 16
Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website. May 1
Reports, major research papers and theses (graduate studies)
Topic Dates
Last day of the Winter term to submit a thesis without having to enrol in the Spring–Summer term. April 30
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 100% financial credit (applies only for thesis option and if you were enrolled in the previous term). Your enrolment in the current term will be cancelled if you submit your report, paper or thesis by this date. Credit not applicable if you are submitting a revised thesis. June 1
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 50% financial credit (applies only for thesis option and if you were enrolled in the previous term). Credit not applicable if you are submitting a revised thesis. July 6
Last day of the Spring–Summer term to submit a thesis without having to enrol in the Fall term. August 31
Last day of the Spring–Summer term to submit the final version of major research paper or engineering report without having to enrol in the Fall term. Deadline for submitting major research papers and engineering reports may be earlier in some programs. Please confirm the date with your academic unit. August 31
Making changes to your program (undergraduate studies)
Topic Dates
Period to make changes to your program for the Fall 2018 term March 1 to August 31
Fall term 2018
Topic Dates
Term dates September 1 to December 31
Starting Point (mandatory activities in academic units to welcome all students). No classes held. September 4
Course dates September 5 to December 5
Civil Law courses (first-year students) To be determined
First- and second-year pre-clerkship courses (Undergraduate Medical Education Program) No session is required
Third- and fourth-year clerkship courses (Undergraduate Medical Education Program) November 26 to January 30
Teaching and course evaluations November 19 to 30 
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Labour Day September 3
Thanksgiving October 8
Undergraduate Fall Open House. Classes are cancelled except for the MD Program and courses offered at Woodroffe and Pembroke campuses. October 27
Reading week. No classes in programs at the faculties of Arts, Education, Law (Civil Law section only), Engineering, Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences and at the Telfer School of Management. No reading week in the 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 21 to 27
Study Break. No study break for students in the MD Program. December 6
Holiday break. University closed. From 5 p.m. December 21, 2018, to 8:45 a.m. January 3, 2019
Changes to regular course schedule
Topic Dates
Classes are cancelled on Monday, October 8, for Thanksgiving (statutory holiday). They will be held on Wednesday, December 5, when the usual Monday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP or clinical placements. December 5
Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to enrol (regular undegraduate students — first year) To be determined
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — fourth year) To be determined
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — third year) To be determined
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — second year) To be determined
First day to enrol (graduate students) To be determined
Last day to enrol for clinical placements (Faculty of Health Sciences) June 29
First day to enrol (special students) August 23
Last day to enrol or change course selection September 21
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) September 21
Last day to request leave of absence (graduate studies) September 21 
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit (less administrative fees). A financial credit is applied only if the withdrawal changes your status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated with a course may be earlier. The withdrawal deadline for a give course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application uoZone. 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. September 28 
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (no financial credit). 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. Note that it is not possible to withdraw after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. November 16
Last day for French immersion students to identify their courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades November 16
Grades and exams
Topic Dates
Exam period. Exams are scheduled during the week and on the weekend, both during the day and in the evening. December 7 to 20
Official final grades for the Fall term posted January 17
Official academic standings posted January 24
Last day to submit a request for a grade review for a final exam. For information on grade reviews and appeals, please consult the appropriate academic regulations January 31
Supplemental exam period at the Faculty of Engineering (see academic regulation 9.6 for specifics) and in 1000-level courses at the Faculty of Science. Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 17 to 23
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, Engineering and Civil Law. Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 17 to 23
Deferred and supplemental exam period for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 17 to 23
Tuition fee payment
Topic Dates
Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website. August 22
Student services
Topic Dates
Distribution of U-Passes by SFUO To be determined
Last day to apply for a U-Pass exemption To be determined
Last day to opt out of medical or dental insurance plans October 1
Reports, major research papers 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 31
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 100% financial credit (applies only for thesis option and if you were enrolled in the previous term). Your enrolment in the current term will be cancelled if you submit your report, paper or thesis by this date. Credit not applicable if you are submitting a revised thesis. September 28 
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 50% financial credit (applies only for thesis option and if you were enrolled in the previous term). Credit not applicable if you are submitting a revised thesis. November 2
Last day of the Fall term to submit the final version of major research paper or engineering report without having to enrol in the Winter term. The deadline for submitting major research papers and engineering reports may be earlier in some programs. Please confirm the date with your academic unit. December 21 
Last day of the Fall term to submit a thesis without having to enrol in the Winter term December 21 
Making changes to your program (undergraduate studies)
Topic Dates
Period for making changes to your program for the Winter 2019 term.  October 2 to November 30
Winter term 2019
Topic Dates
Term dates January 1 to April 30
Course dates January 7 to April 5
Civil Law course dates (first-year students) To be determined
Common Law January session dates January 3 to 23 
Common Law Winter term dates January 31 to April 5
First and second-year pre-clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education) course dates January 1 to May 31
Third and fourth-year clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education) course dates January 1 to May 31
Teaching and course evaluation period March 18 to 29
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Holiday break. University closed. From 5 p.m. December 21, 2018, to 8:45 a.m. January 3, 2019
Common Law study break January 24 to 30
Reading week. No classes in programs at the faculties of Arts, Law (Civil Law section only), Engineering, Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences and at the Telfer School of Management. No reading week in the MD Program, the English Teacher Education program and the French Formation à l’enseignement program.
Some exceptions apply at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. CO-OP work terms and clinical and non-clinical placements are not affected.
February 17 to 23 
Family Day February 18
Undergraduate Spring Open House (classes not cancelled) To be determined
Easter break  April 19 to 22
Study break except in MD Program April 12
Changes to regular course schedule
Topic Dates
Classes cancelled on Friday, April 19, for Good Friday (statutory holiday) April 19
Classes cancelled on Saturday, April 20, for Easter break (statutory holiday) April 20
Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — first year) To be determined
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — fourth year) To be determined
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — third year) To be determined
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — second year) To be determined
First day to  enrol (graduate students) To be determined
Last day to enrol  for clinical placements (Faculty of Health Sciences) June 29
First day to enrol (special students) January 4
Last day to enrol and to change course selection January 25
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) January 25
Last day to request leave of absence (graduate students) January 25
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit (less administrative fees). A financial credit is applied only if the withdrawal changes your status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated with a course may be earlier. The withdrawal deadline of a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. 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.  February 1
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (no financial credit). 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. Note that it is not possible to withdraw after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. March 22
Last day for French immersion students to identify their courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades March 22
Common Law January session
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Last day to enrol or change course selection January 7
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit (less administrative fees). A financial credit is applied only if the withdrawal changes your status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated with a course may be earlier. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. 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. January 11
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (no financial credit). 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. Note that it is not possible to withdraw after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. The withdrawal deadline for a given course can differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. January 18
Common Law Winter session
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Last day to enrol or change course selection February 6
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity and receive a financial credit (less administrative fees). A financial credit is applied only if the withdrawal changes your status from full time to part time. The deadline to receive a reimbursement for the ancillary fees associated with a course may be earlier. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. 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. February 13
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (no financial credit). 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. Note that it is not possible to withdraw after this date. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. The withdrawal deadline for a given course may differ depending on the start and end dates. Specific dates are indicated in the My Class Schedule application in uoZone. March 22
Grades and exams
Topic Dates
Common Law January session exam day. Exams are scheduled during the week and on the weekend, both during the day and in the evening. January 23
Common Law Winter session exam period. Exams are scheduled during the week and on the weekend, both during the day and in the evening. April 9 to 26
Winter term exam period. Exams are scheduled during the week and on the weekend, both during the day and in the evening. April 9 au 26
Official final grades for the Winter term posted May 14
Registration period for supplemental exams for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. June 10 to 14
Last day to submit a request for a grade review for a final exam. For information on grade reviews and appeals, please consult the appropriate academic regulations. May 29
Official academic standings posted May 24
Deferred and supplemental exam period for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. To be determined
Supplemental exam period at the Faculty of Engineering (see academic regulation 9.6 for specifics) and in 1000-level courses at the Faculty of Science. Contact your faculty for exam dates. To be determined
Deferred exam period for faculties of Arts, Science and Engineering To be determined
Supplemental exam period at the Faculty of Engineering (see academic regulation 9.6 for specifics) and in 1000-level courses at the Faculty of Science To be determined
Tuition fee payment
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Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website. January 3
Student services
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Distribution of U-Passes by SFUO To be determined
Last day to apply for a U-Pass exemption To be determined
Reports, major research papers, and theses (graduate studies)
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Last day of the Fall term to submit a thesis without having to enrol in the Winter term December 21
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 100% financial credit (applies only for thesis option and if you were enrolled in the previous term). Your enrolment in the current term will be cancelled if you submit your report, paper or thesis by this date. Credit not applicable if you are submitting a revised thesis. February 1

Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 50% financial credit (applies only for thesis option and if you were enrolled in the previous term). Credit not applicable if you are submitting a revised thesis. March 1
Last day of the Winter term to submit a thesis without having to enrol in the Spring–Summer term April 30
Last day of the Winter term to submit the final version of major research paper or engineering report without having to enrol in the Spring–Summer term. Deadline for submitting major research papers and engineering reports may be earlier in some programs. Please confirm the date with your academic unit. April 30
Making changes to your program (undergraduate studies)
Topic Dates
Period to make changes to your program for the Summer 2019 term March 1 to April 30
Past important dates and deadlines

Last reviewed: January 2018

Terminology used on the University of Ottawa website and in University publications

In November 2016, many of the terms used by the University in official texts changed, including those related to important academic dates and deadlines, program requirements and course descriptions. For example, we now use “term” instead of “session” and “unit” instead of “credit”. The University has done much work to update terminology. However, it is possible that examples of the old terminology remain, particularly in older or archived official texts. The old and new terms have the same meaning and should be considered equivalent.

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