Important Dates & Deadlines

View all Sessional dates on the School of Graduate Studies website

FALL 2020

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

6:00 a.m. Registered MIE students may enrol in Fall and Winter courses on ACORN.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Recommended deadline to pay tuition fees to ensure registration is processed by September 11, and to avoid cancellation of registration and course enrolment.

  • Allow three days for payment to appear on ROSI.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Most graduate courses and seminars begin.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Deadline for registration.

  • Late fees will apply after this date.
  • If registration is cancellation due to non-payment, re-enrollment in courses is not guaranteed.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Deadline to upload final corrected PhD thesis to ProQuest and have clearance form approved by Grad Office to avoid Fall fees.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Deadline to add fall courses.

  • Courses that require an ADD form should be requested three days before the School of Graduate Studies' deadline.
  • To add a Reading Course: submit the two forms, signed by the student's supervisor, to the Graduate Office.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Deadline to request November convocation for all degree students.

  • This deadline is one week before the School of Graduate Studies' deadline.
  • MASC students who submit their thesis and have clearance form approved by Grad Office by this date will avoid Fall fees.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Deadline to drop fall courses (without academic penalty).

  • Courses that require a DROP form should be requested three days before the School of Graduate Studies' deadline.

November 30 - December 11, 2020

For the last day of Fall classes, consult your instructor.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Winter session (i.e., those who were not registered in the previous Fall session) to ensure payment is received by the registration deadline of January 18, 2021, and to avoid cancellation of registration and course enrolment. International students must make a payment by this date to ensure they are covered by UHIP at the beginning of January.

  • Allow three days for payment to appear on ROSI.

Winter Break

University closed for the winter break from Wednesday, December 23 to Friday, January 1 inclusive.

WINTER 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021

Most graduate courses and seminars begin.

Friday, January 15, 2021

For MASC and M.Eng. Students: Deadline to request March or June convocation without payment for Winter term.

  • This deadline is one week before the School of Graduate Studies' deadline.

Friday, January 15, 2021

For Ph.D. Students: Deadline to request March convocation and to upload final corrected PhD thesis to ProQuest and have clearance form approved by Grad Office to avoid Winter fees.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Winter.

  • Late fees will apply after this date.
  • If registration is cancellation due to non-payment, re-enrollment in courses is not guaranteed.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Deadline to add Winter courses.

  • Courses that require an ADD form should be requested three days before the School of Graduate Studies' deadline.
  • To add a Reading Course: submit the two forms, signed by the student's supervisor, to the Graduate Office.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Deadline to drop Winter courses (without academic penalty).

  • Courses that require a DROP form should be requested three days before the School of Graduate Studies' deadline.

March 29 - April 9

For the last day of Winter classes, consult your instructor.

Friday, April 9, 2020

Deadline to request June convocation for all degree students.

  • This deadline is one week before the School of Graduate Studies' deadline.