Important academic dates and deadlines

The following important dates and deadlines apply to the entire student population, whether you are studying at the undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral level.

Dates and deadlines per term

Dates may vary for certain programs (Education, Common Law, Civil Law, Engineering, Medicine, MBA, Master of Health Administration (MHA), 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. This information can change without notice.

Last reviewed: February 2024

Convocation

TopicDates
Last day to register to receive your degree in Spring 2024 (Spring 2024 Convocation Ceremony)March 31, 2024
Spring 2024 Convocation CeremonyJune 6 to 9, 2024
Last day to register to receive your degree in Fall 2024 (Spring 2025 Convocation Ceremony)September 15, 2024
Last day to register to receive your degree in Spring 2025 (Spring 2025 Convocation Ceremony)March 31, 2025

Commonly-recognized religious holidays 2023–2024

Here is a list of the most commonly recognized religious holidays. However, this list is not all inclusive;  students may choose to observe a holiday from a tradition not reflected in this list. Any student who requires an accommodation based on their religious observance must request one by following the procedure outlined in Academic Regulation 1-15.

Note that holiday dates are generally determined by the religion’s own calendar and may therefore vary by year in the secular (Gregorian) calendar.

TopicDates
Birth of Guru Gobind Singh Ji (Sikhism)January 5, 2023
Orthodox Christmas (Christianity)January 7, 2023
Chinese New Year (Buddhism/Confucianism)January 22, 2023
Lunar New Year (Buddhism/Confucianism)January 22, 2023
Maha Shivaratri (Hinduism)February 18, 2023
Lailat al Miraj (Islam)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
February 18, 2023
Ash Wednesday (Christianity)February 22, 2023
Purim (Judaism)   March 7, 2023
Holi (Hinduism)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
March 8, 2023 
Ramadan (Islam)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
March 22 to April 21, 2023
Palm Sunday (Christianity)April 2, 2023
Pesah/Passover (Judaism)   April 6 to 13, 2023
Good Friday (Christianity)April 7, 2023
Easter Sunday (Christianity)April 9, 2023
Easter Monday (Christianity)April 10, 2023
Orthodox Good Friday (Christianity)April 14, 2023
Baisakhi (Sikhism)April 14, 2023
Othodox Easter (Christianity)April 16, 2023
Orthodox Easter Monday (Christianity)April 17, 2023
Laylat al-Qadr (Islam) April 17, 2023
Ridvan (Baha’i)April 21 to May 2, 2023
Aïd al-Fitr/Day after the end of Ramadan (Islam)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
April 22, 2023
Shavuot (Judaism)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
May 25 to 27, 2023
Aïd al-Adha (Islam) June 29, 2023
Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha’i)July 9, 2023
Muharram (Islam )
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
July 19, 2023  
Tish’a B’Av (Judaism)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.   
July 27, 2023
Ashura (Islam)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
July 28, 2023
Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)   
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
September 15 to 17, 2023
Yom Kippur (Judaism)  
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
September 24 to 25, 2023
Prophet’s Birthday/ Mawlid an Nabi (Islam)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
September 27, 2023
Sukkot (Judaism)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.   
September 29 to October 6, 2023
Shmini Atzeret (Judaism)   
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
October 6 to 8, 2023
Simchat Torah (Judaism)   
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
October 7 to 8, 2023
Dussehra (Hinduism)October 23, 2023
Deepavali (Hinduism)October 24, 2023
Birth of the Báb ( Baha’i)October 26, 2023
Birth of Baha’u’llah ( Baha’i)October 27, 2023
Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom (Sikhism)November 24, 2023
Hanukkah (Judaism)   
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
December 7 to 15, 2023
Christmas (Christianity)December 25, 2023
Birth of Guru Gobind Singh Ji (Sikhism)January 5, 2024
Orthodox Christmas (Christianity)January 7, 2024
Lailat al Miraj (Islam)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
February 7, 2024
Feast of the Saint Maroun (Christianity)February 9, 2024
Chinese New Year (Buddhism Confucianism)February 10, 2024
Lunar New Year (Buddhism Confucianism)February 10, 2024
Ash Wednesday (Christianity)February 14, 2024
Maha Shivaratri (Hinduism)March 8, 2024
Ramadan (Islam)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
March 10 to April 8, 2024 
Norwuz New YearMarch 20, 2024
Purim (Judaism)   
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
March 23 to 24, 2024
Palm Sunday (Christianity)March 24, 2024
Holi (Hinduism)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
March 25, 2024
Good Friday (Christianity)March 29, 2024
Easter Sunday (Christianity)March 31, 2024
Easter Monday (Christianity)April 1, 2024
Laylat al-Qadr (Islam) April 6, 2024
Aïd al-Fitr/Day after the end of Ramadan (Islam)
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
April 9, 2024
Baisakhi (Sikhism)April 13, 2024
Ridvan ( Baha’i)April 21 to May 2, 2024
Pesah/ Passover (Judaism)   
The holiday begins at the sundown on the evening before the specified date.
April 22 to 30, 2024

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