Many important academic dates and deadlines have been postponed or suspended due to the situation surrounding COVID-19. Check this site regularly for the most up-to-date information. You can also consult the FAQ on the COVID-19 website for more useful information.

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.This information can change without notice.

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 2020 Convocation April 4, 2020
Last day to register for a degree for Fall 2020 Convocation September 15, 2020
Spring 2020 Convocation (virtual ceremonies) June 15 to 19, 2020
Fall 2020 Convocation (virtual ceremonies) November 1, 2020
Last day to register for a degree for Spring 2021 Convocation March 31, 2021
Spring-Summer term 2020
Topic Dates
Term dates May 1 to August 31
Courses (Session A) May 4 to July 24
Courses (Session B) May 4 to June 12
Courses (Session C) June 22 to July 31
Courses (Session D) July 13 to August 24
Teaching and course evaluations (Session A) July 13 to 24
Teaching and course evaluations (Session B) June 1 to 12
Teaching and course evaluations (Session C) July 20 to 31
Teaching and course evaluations (Session D) August 13 to 24
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Victoria Day May 18
Canada Day July 1
Civic Holiday August 3
Changes to regular course schedule
Topic Dates
Classes are cancelled on Monday, May 18, in lieu of Victoria Day (statutory holiday). They will be held on Saturday, June 13, when the usual Monday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP or clinical placements. June 13
Classes are cancelled on Wednesday, July 1, in lieu of Canada Day (statutory holiday). They will be held on Saturday, July 11, when the usual Wednesday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP or clinical placements. July 11
Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students) April 8, starting at 8 a.m.
First day to enrol (graduate students) April 6, starting at 8 a.m.
First day to enrol (Carleton & credit transfert ) April 27
First day to enrol as a special student (undergraduate students and graduate students). For graduate students, please contact the relevant academic unit for more information on enrolment procedures. April 29, one minute past midnight
Last day to enrol in Faculty of Health Sciences clinical placements. April 30
Last day for graduate students to request a leave of absence May 29
Session A (May 4 to July 24)
Topic Dates
Last day to enrol or change course selection May 15
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) May 15
Last day for graduate students to change part-time/full-time status May 15
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 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. 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 10
Last day for French immersion students to identify their courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades June10
Session B (May 4 to June 12)
Topic Dates
Last day to enrol or change course selection May 8
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) May 8
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 15
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 5
Last day for French immersion students to identify their courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades June 5
Session C (June 22 to July 31)
Topic Dates
Last day to enrol or change course selection July 3
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) July 3
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 24
Last day for French immersion students to identify their courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades July 24
Session D (July 13 to August 24)
Topic Dates
Last day to enrol or change course selection July 24
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) July 24
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 24
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 14
Last day for French immersion students to identify their courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades August 14
Grades and exams
Topic Dates
Session A (May 4 to July 24) exam period July 27 to 31
Session B (May 4 to June 12) exam period June 15 to 18
Session C (June 22 to July 31) exam period August 4 to 7
Session D (July 13 to August 24) exam period August 25 to 28
Exam schedule posted in uoZone (Session B) June 1
Exam schedule posted in uoZone (Sessions A, C and D ) July 15
Official final grades for the Spring–Summer term posted September 16
Deferred exam period for faculties of Arts, Civil Law, Engineering, Science, and Telfer. Contact your faculty for exam dates. October 25 to 31
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 September 30
Official standings posted September 23
Tuition fee payment
Topic Dates
Session A (May 4 to July 24): Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website.  May 29
Session B (May 4 to June 12): Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website. May 15
Session C (June 22 to July 31): Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website. July 6
Session D (July 13 to August 24): Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website. July 24
Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website. May 29
Student services
Topic Dates
Last day to receive a full refund on your U-Pass. After this date, reimbursements are pro-rated. May 14
Reports, major research papers and theses (graduate studies)
Topic Dates
Last day of the Winter term to submit a thesis for evaluation without having to enrol for the Spring-Summer term. May 14
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 is not applicable if you are submitting a revised thesis. June 19
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 is not applicable if you are submitting a revised thesis. July 17
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 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 2020 term March 1 to August 31
Fall term 2020
Topic Dates
Term dates September 1 to December 31
Starting Point (mandatory activities in academic units to welcome all students). No classes held. September 8
Course dates September 9 to December 9
Teaching and course evaluations November 23 to December 4
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Labour Day September 7
Thanksgiving October 12
Reading week. No classes in programs at the faculties of Arts, Education, Law, 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 25 to 31
Study Break. No study break for students in the MD Program. NA
Holiday break. University closed. From 5 p.m. December 22, 2020, to 8:45 a.m. January 4, 2021
Changes to regular course schedule
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
Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to enrol (regular undegraduate students — first year and newly-admitted students coming from CÉGEP or college) May 19, starting at 8 a.m.
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — fourth year) May 26, starting at 8 a.m.
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — third year) June 2, starting at 8 a.m.
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — second year) June 11, starting at 8 a.m.
First day to enrol (graduate students) June 18, starting at 8 a.m
First day to enrol (Common Law and second, third year Civil Law) June 18, starting at 10 a.m
First day to enrol (Faculty of Education – regular undergraduate students) June 23, starting at 8 a.m
First day to enrol — special students transferring units (credits) and uOttawa-Carleton exchange students August 18
First day to enrol as a special students (undergraduate students and graduate students). For graduate students, please contact the relevant academic unit for more information on enrolment procedures. August 25, one minute past midnight
Last day to enrol for clinical placements (Faculty of Health Sciences) June 20
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) October 2
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. October 2
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 20
Last day for French Immersion Stream students to submit a request for qualitative grade (Satisfactory/Not satisfactory) November 20
Grades and exams
Topic Dates
Exam schedule posted in uoZone. Due to a change in our current system, the publication of the exam schedule may be delayed. October 16
Exam period. Exams are scheduled during the week and on the weekend, both during the day and in the evening. December 10 to 22
Official final grades for the Fall term posted January 19
Official academic standings posted January 28
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. February 2
Deferred exam period for faculties of Arts, Civil Law, Engineering, Science, Social Sciences and at the Telfer School of Management. Contact your faculty for exams dates. February 14 to 20
Tuition fee payment
Topic Dates
Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website. October 2
Student services
Topic Dates
Period for opting out of health and dental insurance (regular undergraduate students) To be determined
Period for opting out of health and dental insurance (graduate students) August 1 to October 1
Last day to receive a full refund on your U-Pass. After this date, reimbursements are pro-rated. September 30
Reports, major research papers and theses (graduate studies)
Topic Dates
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 is not applicable if you are submitting a revised thesis. October 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 is not applicable if you are submitting a revised thesis. November 6
Last day of the Fall term to submit the 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 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 for making changes to your program for the Winter 2021 term October 1 to November 30
Winter term 2021
Topic Dates
Term dates January 1 to April 30
Course dates January 11 to April 14
Teaching and course evaluation period March 29 to April 14
Statutory holidays, breaks and special events
Topic Dates
Holiday break. University closed. From 5 p.m. December 22, 2020, to 8:45 a.m. January 4, 2021
Reading week. No classes in programs at the faculties of Arts, Law (except for Common Law), 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 14 to 20
Family Day February 15
Easter break April 2 to 5
Study break except in MD Program April 15
Changes to regular course schedule
Topic Dates
Classes on Friday, April 2, Good Friday (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Tuesday, April 13, when the usual Friday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements. April 13
Classes on Saturday, April 3, Easter break (a statutory holiday), are cancelled. They will take place on Wednesday, April 14, when the usual Saturday course schedule will apply. This does not affect CO-OP and clinical placements April 14
Enrolment, courses, withdrawals and reimbursements
Topic Dates
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — first year and newly-admitted students coming from CÉGEP or college) May 19, starting at 8 a.m.
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — fourth year) May 26, starting at 8 a.m.
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — third year) June 2, starting at 8 a.m.
First day to enrol (regular undergraduate students — second year) June 11, starting at 8 a.m.
First day to enrol (graduate students) June 18, starting at 8 a.m.
First day to enrol (Common Law and second, third year Civil Law) June 18, starting at 10 a.m.
First day to enrol (Faculty of education – regular undergraduate students) June 23, starting at 8 a.m.
First day to enrol — special students transferring units (credits) and uOttawa-Carleton exchange students December 9
First day to enrol as special students (undergraduate students and graduate students). For graduate students, please contact the relevant academic unit for more information on enrolment procedures. December 16, one minute past midnight
Last day to enrol for clinical placements (Faculty of Health Sciences) June 20
Last day to enrol and to change course selection January 22
Last day to change student status (regular/auditor) January 22
Last day to request leave of absence (graduate students) February 5
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 5
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 26
Last day for French immersion students to identify their courses to be evaluated with “Satisfactory/Not satisfactory” grades March 26
Grades and exams
Topic Dates
Exam schedule posted in uoZone. Due to a change in our current system, the publication of the exam schedule may be delayed. to be determined
Winter term exam period. Exams are scheduled during the week and on the weekend, both during the day and in the evening. April 16 to 29
Official final grades for the Winter term posted May 17
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 31
Official academic standings posted May 27
Deferred and supplemental exam period for 1000-level anatomy (ANP) courses. Contact your faculty for exam dates. June 2 to 11
Deferred exam period for faculties of Arts, Civil Law, Engineering, Science, Social Sciences and at the Telfer School of Management. Contact your faculty for exams dates. July 5 to 9
Tuition fee payment
Topic Dates
Last day to pay tuition fees without late fees. Consult the fee payment section of the Financial Resources website. February 5
Student services
Topic Dates
Last day to receive a full refund on your U-Pass. After this date, reimbursements are pro-rated January 14
Reports, major research papers, and theses (graduate studies)
Topic Dates
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 is not applicable if you are submitting a revised thesis. February 5

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 is not applicable if you are submitting a revised thesis. March 5
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 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 Spring-Summer 2021 term March 1 to 31
Past important dates and deadlines

Last reviewed: April 2020

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