Important dates and deadlines 2008-2009

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Spring / Summer 2008
  Full Session
May 1 to July 31
1st half:
May 1 to June 11
2nd half:
June 16 to July 31
Deadline, registration for a degree Mar. 1     
Beginning of registration (Regular Students Undergrad) Mar. 31  Mar. 31  Mar. 31 
Beginning of registration (Special Students) April 16     
Beginning of registration (Graduate studies) April 16     
Last day to submit a Major Research Paper or an Engineering Report without having to re-register (Graduate studies). Certain academic units require that the Major Research Paper be submitted earlier. Please consult your academic unit April 30    Aug. 29 
Courses begin May 1  May 1  June 16 
Last day for course approval without late registration fees May 1  May 1  June 16 
Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees May 1  May 1  June 16 
Last day for change of classification (graduate studies only) (Full-time/part-time) May 14     
Last day for change of status (regular/auditor) May 14  May 8  June 23 
Last day for changes to course selection or program of studies May 14  May 8  June 23 
Last day for late registration with late registration fees May 14  May 8  June 23 
Last day to delete a course and obtain a 100% financial credit** (regular/auditor) May 14  May 8  June 23 
Last day to submit a request for leave of absence (graduate studies only) May 14     
Last day to submit a thesis without being registered (graduate studies only) May 14     
Victoria Day May 19  May 19   
Last day for students on a study term to withdraw from coop and to receive a 50% credit for the summer coop fees. May 21     
Spring Convocation June 6 to 9     
Study break for full session June 12 and 13     
Last day to submit thesis with a 50% financial credit***** June 25     
Last day to withdraw from a course *** and obtain a 50% ** financial credit (without change of classification) June 25  May 28  July 11 
Students registered in French immersion studies : Last day to identify courses to be evaluated with ''satisfactory/non satisfactory'' grades June 25  May 28  July 11 
Canada Day holiday July 1    July 1 
Courses end July 31  June 11  July 31 
Study break Aug. 1    Aug. 1 
Civic holiday Aug. 4    Aug. 4 
Examinations Aug. 5 to 9  June 12 and 13  Aug. 5 to 9 
Registration for deferred and supplemental**** examinations (Science and Engineering - 1000 level courses only and "Droit civil") (2) Sept. 11     
Exam period for deferred and supplemental examinations**** (Science and Engineering - 1000 level courses only and "Droit civil") (2) Sept. 15 to 19     
Final grades are posted on the web and considered official Sept. 16     

 

Twelve week session 2008 (including Coop Mathematic students on a work study session)
Event Twelve week session may 1st to July 16
Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees May 1
Last day for course approval without late registration fees May 1
Courses begin May 1
Last day for changes to course selection May 8
Last day to delete a course and obtain a 100% financial credit** (regular/auditor) May 8
Last day for late registration with late registration fees May 8
Last day for change of status (regular/auditor) May 8
Victoria Day May 19
Last day for students on a study term to withdraw from coop and to receive a 50% credit for the summer coop fees May 21
Study break and Examinations June 9 to 13
Last day to withdraw from a course *** and obtain a 50% ** financial credit (without change of classification) June 16
Canada Day holiday July 1
Courses end July 16
Examinations July 17 to 22

 

Summer 2008
  Full Session
July 2 to August 14
1st half:
July 2 to July 22
2nd half:
July 24 to August 14
Deadline, registration for a degree Mar. 1     
Canada Day holiday July 1     
Courses begin July 2  July 2  July 24 
Last day for course approval without late registration fees July 2  July 2  July 24 
Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees July 2  July 2  July 24 
Last day for change of status (regular/auditor) July 7  July 7  July 29 
Last day for changes to course selection or program of studies July 7  July 7  July 29 
Last day for late registration (in some faculties) with late registration fees July 7  July 7  July 29 
Last day to delete a course and obtain a 100% financial credit** (regular/auditor) July 7  July 7  July 29 
Study break July 23 and Aug. 15    Aug. 15 
Last day to withdraw from a course *** and obtain a 50% ** financial credit (without change of classification) July 24  July 11  Aug. 1 
Students registered in French immersion studies : Last day to identify courses to be evaluated with ''satisfactory/non satisfactory'' grades July 24  July 11  Aug. 1 
Civic holiday Aug. 4    Aug. 4 
Courses end Aug. 14  July 22  Aug. 14 
Examinations Aug. 18 to 21  July 23  Aug. 18 to 21 
Registration for deferred and supplemental**** examinations (Science and Engineering - 1000 level courses only and "Droit civil") (2) Sept. 11     
Exam period for deferred and supplemental examinations**** (Science and Engineering - 1000 level courses only and "Droit civil") (2) Sept. 15 to 19     
Date on which final grades are posted on the web and considered official Sept. 16     

 

Fall 2008/ Winter 2009
  Fall 2008 Winter 2009
Beginning of registration (Regular Students Undergrad) June 11  June 11 
Beginning of registration (Graduate Students) Aug. 5  Dec. 8 
Beginning of registration (Special Students) Aug. 18  Dec. 15 
Last day for course approval without late registration fees (Regular Students Undergrad) Aug. 29  Jan. 6 
Last day to pay tuition fees without late payment fees ** Aug. 29  Dec. 19 
Last day to submit a Major Research Paper or an Engineering Report without having to re-register (Graduate studies). Certain academic units require that the Major Research Paper be submitted earlier. Please consult your academic unit Aug. 29  Dec. 19 
Deadline, registration for a degree Sept. 1  Mar. 1 
Labour Day Sept. 1   
It should be noted that certain faculties organize courses, laboratories and activities for returning students including graduate students. Sept. 2 and 3   
Starting point : Welcome presentations in Faculties, Schools and Departments for the new student cohort. Students have to attend these activities. Sept. 2 and 3   
Term begins Sept. 2  Jan. 5 
Courses begin Sept. 4  Jan. 6 (Jan. 5 for Common Law) 
Last day for change of classification (graduate studies only) (full-time/part-time) Sept. 19  Jan. 20 
Last day for change of status (regular/auditor) Sept. 19  Jan. 20 
Last day for changes to course selection or program of studies Sept. 19  Jan. 20 
Last day for course approval without late registration fees (graduate studies only) Sept. 10  Jan. 14 
Last day for late registration (in some faculties) with late registration fees Sept. 19  Jan. 20 
Last day to delete a course and obtain a 100% financial credit** (regular/auditor) Sept. 19  Jan. 20 
Last day to submit a request for leave of absence (graduate studies only) Sept. 19  Jan. 20 
Last day to submit a thesis without being registered (graduate studies only) Sept. 19  Jan. 20 
Last day for students on a study term to withdraw from coop and to receive a 50% credit for coop fees Sept. 23  Jan. 20 
Thanksgiving Day Oct. 13   
University of Ottawa Day (Undergraduate day classes from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. are cancelled in the School of Management, Faculties of Arts, Engineering, Health Science (except for clinical placements and courses offered on the campuses : Pembroke, St-Boniface, Woodroffe), Science and Social Sciences) Oct. 17   
Fall Convocation Oct. 26   
Last day to submit thesis with a 50% financial credit***** Nov. 3  Mar. 2 
Last day to withdraw from a course *** and obtain a 50% ** financial credit (without change of classification) Nov. 3  Mar. 2 
Students registered in French immersion studies : Last day to identify courses to be evaluated with ''satisfactory/non satisfactory'' grades. Nov. 3  Mar. 2 
Courses end Dec. 3  April 9 
Study break Dec. 4  Feb. 15 to 21 
Examinations. It may be necessary to schedule examinations during the day for classes held in the evening and vice versa. Exams may also be held on weekends, during the day and the evening. Dec. 5 to 22  April 14 to 30 
Christmas and New Year's holidays (inclusive) Dec. 23 to Jan. 2   
Date on which final grades are posted on the web and are considered official Jan. 26, 2009  June 5 
Registration for deferred and supplemental**** examinations (Science and Engineering - 1000 level courses only and "Droit civil") (2) Feb. 10, 2009  June 19 
Family day   Feb. 16 
Exam period for deferred and supplemental**** examinations (Science and Engineering - 1000 level courses only and "Droit civil") (2) Feb. 17 to 20, 2009  July 6 to 10 
Easter break   April 10 to 13 
Spring Convocation   June 12 to 15 2009 

 

Holidays 2008-2009 (Undergraduate and Graduate)*
  Spring 2008
May-July
Summer 2008
July-August
Autumn 2008
Sept.-Dec.
Winter 2009
Jan.-April
Victoria Day May 19       
Canada Day holiday July 1  July 1     
Civic holiday Aug. 4  Aug. 4     
Labour Day     Sept. 1   
Thanksgiving Day     Oct. 13   
Christmas and New Year's holidays (inclusive)     Dec. 23 to Jan. 2   
Family day       Feb. 16 
Easter break       April 10 to 13 

 

Convocations
  Spring 2008 Fall 2008 Spring 2009
Sign-up deadline Mar. 1 Sept. 1 Mar. 31
Convocation June 6 to 9 Oct. 26 June 12 to 15 2009

 

* Dates may vary for certain programs (Ex.: Education, Common Law, Engineering, Medicine, MBA, etc.). Please check with the academic unit concerned.
** Percentage of tuition fees minus the non-refundable administrative fees. Financial credit dates (100% & 50%) may vary according to the course start & end dates. Graduate level: Financial credit of 50%, less administrative changes for full-time and part-time students withdrawing from all their activities; fee adjustment in the case of part-time students withdrawing from one activity. For more information : http://www.uottawa.ca/services/finance/etud/ce-dtls-e.htm#refunds
*** Withdrawal from a course after the date indicated will appear as a failure on the transcript.
**** A student registered for a supplemental exam which is written outside the University of Ottawa is responsible for expenses incurred at the visiting institution.
***** 50% financial credit, less administrative changes, applies only when students are registered to thesis only.
(1) Access to courses as a special student is limited. Consult the web site of the Faculty or School concerned for further information.
(2) Rights to supplemental exams in "Droit civil" as well as the supplemental exam dates are determined by the Faculty.
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