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, 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 2015 Convocation March 31, 2015
Last day to register for a degree for Fall 2015 Convocation September 15, 2015
Spring 2015 Convocation June 12 to 16, 2015
Fall 2015 Convocation October 25, 2015
Last day to register for a degree for Spring 2016 Convocation March 31, 2016
Spring-Summer session 2015
Topic Dates
Full session and courses May 1 to July 30
Full session for research activities (graduate studies) May 1 to August 28
Sub-session I and courses May 1 to June 18
Sub-session II and courses June 22 to July 31
Sub-session III and courses July 6 to August 15
Faculty of Education summer session and courses July 6 to 24
Third-year clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education Program) Spring session and courses April 19 to August 27
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Victoria Day May 18
Reading Week (CO-OP work terms as well as clinical and non-clinical placements are not affected.) May 30 to June 5
Canada Day July 1
Full session (May 1 to July 30): Study Break July 31
Civic Holiday August 3
Changes to regular course schedule
Topic Dates
Full session (May 1 to July 30): Classes on Monday, May 18, Victoria Day (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Saturday, June 13, when the usual Monday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements. June 13
Sub-session I (May 1 to June 18): Classes on Monday, May 18, Victoria Day (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Saturday, June 13, when the usual Monday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements. June 13
Full session (May 1 to July 30): Classes on Wednesday, July 1, Canada Day (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Saturday, July 18, when the usual Wednesday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements. July 18
Sub-session II (June 22 to July 31): Classes on Wednesday, July 1, Canada Day (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Saturday, July 18, when the usual Wednesday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements. July 18
Sub-session III (July 6 to August 15): Classes on Monday, August 3, Civic Holiday (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Saturday, August 15, when the usual Monday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements. August 15
Registration, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to register (graduate students) March 24
First day to register (regular undergraduate students) April 1
First day to register (special students) April 15
Last day to register for clinical placements (Faculty of Health Sciences) April 29
Last day to submit a request for leave of absence (graduate studies) May 14
Full session (May 1 to July 30)
Topic Dates
Last day to register without late registration fees May 1
Last day to register with late registration fees May 15
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) May 15
Last day to change course selection May 15
Last day for graduate students to change student status (part-time/full-time) May 29
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity 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. The date may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm the date with your academic unit. May 29
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. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. July 17
Sub-session I (May 1 to June 18)
Topic Dates
Last day to register without late registration fees May 1
Last day to register with late registration fees May 5
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) May 5
Last day to change course selection May 5
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity 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. The date may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm the date with your academic unit. May 12
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. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. May 29
Sub-session II (June 22 to July 31)
Topic Dates
Last day to register without late registration fees June 22
Last day to register with late registration fees June 26
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) June 26
Last day to change course selection June 26
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity 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. The date may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm the date with your academic unit. July 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. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. July 24
Sub-session III (July 6 to August 15)
Topic Dates
Last day to register without late registration fees July 6
Last day to register with late registration fees July 8
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) July 8
Last day to change course selection July 8
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity 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. The date may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm the date with your academic unit. July 20
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. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. July 29
Faculty of Education Summer session (July 6 to 24)
Topic Dates
Last day to register without late registration fees July 6
Last day to register with late registration fees July 8
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) July 8
Last day to change course selection July 8
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity 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. The date may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm the date with your academic unit. July 10
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. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade. July 15
Grades and exams
Topic Dates
Exam period for Sub-session I (May 1 to June 18): Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends. June 19 to 21
Exam period for Faculty of Education Summer session (July 6 to 24): Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends. July 27 and 28
Exam period for Full session (May 1 to July 30): Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends. August 4 to 11
Exam period for Sub-session II (June 22 to July 31): Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends. August 4 to 11
Exam period for Sub-session III (July 6 to August 15): Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends. August 17 to 19
Registration period for supplemental exams for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. August 16 to 20
Deferred and supplemental exam period for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. August 23 to 27
Official final grades for the Spring-Summer session posted online September 8
Registration date for supplemental exams for faculties of Science and Engineering (1000-level courses) and Civil Law. Contact your faculty for exam dates. September 14
Deferred exam period for faculties of Arts, Science, Engineering and Civil Law. Contact your faculty for exam dates. September 15 to 22 
Supplemental exam period for faculties of Science and Engineering (1000-level courses) and Civil Law. Contact your faculty for exam dates. September 15 to 22 
Last day to submit a grade review for a final exam. For information about reviewing grades and appeals, consult academic regulations. September 22
Official standing posted online September 30
Tuition fee payment
Topic Dates
Full session (May 1 to July 30): Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees. Consult Payment of fees on the Financial Resources website. May 6
Sub-session I (May 1 to June 18): Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees. Consult Payment of fees on the Financial Resources website. May 6 
Sub-session II (June 22 to July 31): Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees. Consult Payment of fees on the Financial Resources website. June 18
Sub-session III (July 6 to August 15): Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees. Consult Payment of fees on the Financial Resources website.
July 6
Faculty of Education Summer session (July 6 to 24) : Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees. Consult Payment of fees on the Financial Resources website.
July 6
Reports, major research papers, and theses (graduate studies)
Topic Dates
Last day of the Winter session to submit a thesis without having to register for the Spring-Summer session. April 29
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 100% financial credit (applies only if you are registered exclusively for the thesis and were also registered in the prior session). Submission by this date results in the cancellation of your registration for the current session. Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis. May 29
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 50% financial credit (applies only if you are registered exclusively for the thesis and were also registered in the prior session). Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis. June 29
Last day of the Spring-Summer session to submit a thesis without having to register for the Fall session. August 28
Last day of the Spring-Summer session to submit the final version of the major research paper or the engineering report without having to register for the Fall session. Date for submitting major research paper may be earlier in some programs. Please confirm the date with your academic unit. August 28
Making changes to your program (undergraduate studies)
Topic Dates
Period to make changes to your program for the Fall 2015 session. March 1 to August 31
Fall session 2015
Fall session 2015
Topic Dates
Length of session September 8 to December 9
Starting Point: Mandatory activities in academic units to welcome all students (no courses offered) September 8
Courses  September 9 to December 9
First- and second-year pre-clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education Program) courses August 31 to December 11
Third- and fourth-year clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education Program) courses August 31 to December 18
Teaching and course evaluations November 16 to 27
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Labour Day September 7
Thanksgiving October 12
Fall Open House (undergraduate studies): classes cancelled except for the MD Program at the Faculty of Medicine and for courses offered at Woodroffe and Pembroke campuses. October 30 and 31

Reading week. No classes in programs at the faculties of Arts, Law (Civil Law section only), Engineering, Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences, at the Telfer School of Management and the Faculty of Education's Teacher Education program (in English). No reading week in the Faculty of Medicine MD Program and the Faculty of Education's 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.

October 25 to 31
Holiday break: University closed. December 22, 2015 at 5 p.m., to January 4, 2016 at 8:45 a.m., inclusive.
Changes to regular course schedule
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Classes on Monday, October 12, Thanksgiving (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Wednesday, December 9, when the usual Monday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements. December 9
Registration, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Registration, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to register (regular undergraduate students — first year) May 11
First day to register (regular undergraduate students — fourth year) June 2
First day to register (regular undergraduate students — third year) June 9
First day to register (regular undergraduate students — second year) June 17
First day to register (graduate students) June 23
Last day to register for clinical placements (Faculty of Health Sciences) June 30
First day to register (special students) August 25
Last day to register without late registration fees September 16
Last day to register with late registration fees September 24
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) September 24
Last day to request leave of absence (graduate studies) September 24
Last day to change course selection September 24
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. 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. The date may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm the date with your academic unit. September 30
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. If you simply stop attending a course and do not withdraw, you will receive a failing grade.  November 20
Last day for French immersion students to identify courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades  November 20
Grades and exams
Grades and exams
Topic Dates
Exam period: Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends. December 10 to 22
Official final grades for the Fall session posted online January 20
Official academic standing posted online January 29
Last day to submit a grade review for a final exam. For information about reviewing grades and appeals, consult academic regulations February 3
Registration date for supplemental exams for faculties of Science and Engineering (1000-level courses) and Civil Law. Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 8
Registration date for supplemental exams for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. Fevruary 8
Deferred exam period for faculties of Arts, Science, Engineering and Civil Law. Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 16 to 20 
Supplemental exam period for faculties of Science and Engineering (1000-level courses) and Civil Law. Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 16 to 20 
Deferred and supplemental exam period for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. February 16 to 20 
Tuition fee payment
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 26
Student services
Student services
Topic Dates
U-Pass distribution by SFUO August 18 to September 18
Last day to apply for a U-Pass exemption September 25
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 session to submit a thesis without having to register for the Fall session. August 28
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 100% financial credit (applies only if you are registered exclusively for the thesis and were also registered in the prior session). Submission by this date results in the cancellation of your registration for the current session. 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 registered exclusively for the thesis and were also registered in the prior session). Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis. October 30
Last day of the Fall session to submit the final version of the major research paper or the engineering report without having to register for the Winter session. Date for submitting major research paper may be earlier in some programs. Please confirm date with your academic unit. December 18
Last day of the Fall session to submit a thesis without having to register for the Winter session.
December 19
Making changes to your program (undergraduate studies)
Topic Dates
Period to make changes to your program for the Winter 2016 session. Note: Admission for the Winter session is only available in a very limited number of programs. October 1 to November 30
Winter session 2016
Winter session 2016
Topic Dates
Length of session and courses January 11 to April 12
Common Law January session January 4 to 22
Common Law Winter session February 1 to April 12
First and second-year pre-clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education Program) courses January 4 to May 27
Third and fourth-year clerkship (Undergraduate Medical Education Program) courses January 4 to April 15
Teaching and course evaluations March 14 to 24
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Holiday break. University closed. December 22, 2015 at 5 p.m., to January 4, 2016 at 8:45 a.m., inclusive.
Common Law study break January 25 to 29
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 14 to 20
Family Day February 15
Spring Open House (undergraduate studies): Classes not cancelled March 19
Easter break March 25 to 28
Study Break. No study break for the Faculty of Medicine MD Program. April 13
Changes to regular course schedule
Changes to regular course schedule
Topic Dates
Classes on March 25, Good Friday (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Tuesday, April 12, when the usual Friday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements. April 12
Registration, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Registration, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to register (regular undergraduate students — first year) May 11
First day to register (regular undergraduate students — fourth year) June 2
First day to register (regular undergraduate students — third year) June 9
First day to register (regular undergraduate students — second year) June 17
First day to register (graduate students) June 23
Last day to register for clinical placements (Faculty of Health Sciences) June 28
First day to register (special students) January 6
Last day to register without late registration fees January 11
Last day to register with late registration fees 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 change course selection January 26
Last day for to change student status - part-time/full-time (graduate students) January 29
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. The date may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm the date with your academic unit.

January 29

Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (including full-year courses), 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. 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 identify 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 6
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. The date may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm the date with your academic unit. January 7
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (including full-year courses), 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. 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 15
Common Law Winter session
Common Law Winter session
Topic Dates
Last day to change course selection and programs February 5
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. The date may differ for some faculties and programs, so please confirm the date with your academic unit. February 16
Last day to withdraw from a course or an activity (including full-year courses), 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. 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 18
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 22
Common Law Winter session exam period: Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends April 14 to 27
Winter session exam period: Exams are scheduled during the day and evening, on weekdays and on weekends April 14 to 27
Official final grades for the Winter session posted online May 16
Registration period for supplemental exams for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses and Civil Law. Contact your faculty for exam dates. May 23 to June 3
Last day to submit a grade review for a final exam. For information about reviewing grades and appeals, consult academic regulations. May 31
Official academic standing posted online June 1
Deferred and supplemental exam period for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses and Civil Law. Contact your faculty for exam dates. June 6 to 10
Registration date for supplemental exams for faculties of Science and Engineering (1000-level courses). Contact your faculty for exam dates. June 20
Deferred exam period for faculties of Arts, Science and Engineering. Contact your faculty for exam dates. July 4 to 9 
Supplemental exam period for faculties of Science and Engineering (1000-level courses). Contact your faculty for exam dates. July 4 to 9 
Tuition fee payment
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 6
Student services
Student services
Topic Dates
U-Pass distribution 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)
Reports and theses (graduate studies)
Topic Dates
Last day of the Fall session to submit a thesis without having to register for the Winter session. December 18
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 100% financial credit (applies only if you are registered exclusively for the thesis and were also registered in the prior session). Submission by this date results in the cancellation of your registration for the current session. Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis January 29
Last day to submit a thesis and receive a 50% financial credit (applies only if you are registered exclusively for the thesis and were also registered in the prior session). Credit not available if you are submitting a revised thesis February 26
Last day of the Winter session to submit a thesis without having to register for the Spring-Summer session. April 28
Last day of the Winter session to submit the final version of the major research paper or the engineering report without having to register for the Spring-Summer session. Date for submitting major research paper may be earlier in some programs. Please confirm date with your academic unit. April 28
Making changes to your program (undergraduate studies)
Topic Dates
Period to make changes to your program for the Summer 2016 session. To be determined
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