Undergraduate Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Important Dates

The sessional dates for fall/winter 2015-2016 are below. Please note that these dates do not apply to the following:

  • Students enrolled in Osgoode Hall Law School. These students should refer to the Osgoode Hall Law School website for important dates information.
  • Students enrolled in a Faculty of Graduate Studies program (e.g. MA, PhD etc.). These students should refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for important dates information.
  • Students enrolled in a Schulich School of Business graduate program (e.g. MBA, IMBA etc.). These students should refer to the Schulich School of Business website for important dates information.

Religious holidays may fall during the first week of classes, during mid-terms or official examination periods; make sure that you are aware of the Senate policy on religious observance and religious accommodation guidelines and religious observance dates, as well as statutory dates for the academic year.

View these dates by month and sync them with your personal calendar.

Important Dates for Fall (F), Year (Y) and Winter (W) Terms

Sessional Dates

FALL
(F)
YEAR
(Y)
WINTER
(W)
Classes start Sept. 10 Sept. 10 Jan. 3*
Last date to announce components of final grades Sept. 24 Sept. 24 Jan. 17
Fall Reading Days1 (no classes, University open) Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 Oct. 29 - Nov. 1
Last date to submit Fall term work Dec. 7 Dec. 7
Fall classes end Dec. 7 Dec. 7
Fall Study Day2 (no classes; University open) Dec. 8 Dec. 8
Fall examinations3 Dec. 9-23 Dec. 9-23
Winter Reading Week1 (no classes, University open) Feb. 13-19 Feb. 13-19
Last date to submit Winter term work April 4 April 4
Winter classes end4 April 4 April 4
Winter Study Day2 (no classes; University open) April 5 April 5
Winter examinations3 April 6-20 April 6-20
* Most students will actually resume classes on Monday, January 4. Only students with regularly scheduled Sunday classes will resume on Sunday, January 3.

Add/Drop Deadlines

FALL
(F)
YEAR
(Y)
WINTER
(W)
Last date to add a course without permission of instructor (also see Financial Deadlines) Sept. 24 Sept. 24 Jan. 17
Last date to add a course with permission of instructor (also see Financial Deadlines) Oct. 8 Oct. 22 Jan. 29
Last date to drop course without receiving a grade (also see Financial Deadlines) Nov. 9 Feb. 5 March 4

* Add and Drop Deadline Information

There are deadlines for adding and dropping courses, both academic and financial. Since, for the most part, the dates are different, be sure to read the information carefully so that you understand the differences between the sessional dates below and the Refund Tables.

You are strongly advised to pay close attention to the "Last date to enrol without permission of course instructor" deadlines. These deadlines represent the last date students have unrestricted access to the registration and enrolment system.

After that date, you must contact the professor/department offering the course to arrange permission.

You can drop courses using the registration and enrolment system up until the drop deadline. After that, you will receive a grade for the course.

Financial Deadlines

FALL
(F)
YEAR
(Y)
WINTER
(W)
Fees due for Fall and Year course enrolments and program-based undergraduate programs Sept. 10 Sept. 10
First half of residence and meal plan fees due Sept. 10
Deadline to drop a course and receive a full refund for most undergraduate courses Sept. 16 Sept. 16 Jan. 9
Deadline to drop a course and receive a 90% course fee refund for most undergraduate courses1 Sept. 23 Sept. 23 Jan. 16
Deadline to drop a course and receive an 80% course fee refund for most undergraduate courses1 Sept. 30 Sept. 30 Jan. 23
Deadline to drop a course and receive a 40% course fee refund for most undergraduate courses1 Oct. 7 Oct. 7 Jan. 30
Minimum payment due on student account Oct. 10 Oct. 10
Recommended date to apply for Fall ONLY and Year OSAP and submit supporting documents Oct. 17 Oct. 17
Recommended date to apply for government financial aid for the next winter term Oct. 29
Deadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current fall/winter session Oct. 31
Minimum payment due on student account Nov. 10 Nov. 10
Fees for winter undergraduate course enrolments are due Jan. 10 Jan. 10
Second half of fees for residence charges and meal plans are due Jan. 10
Deadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current winter term only Jan. 31

Convocation Deadlines

FEBRUARY JUNE OCTOBER
Deadline to apply to graduate at the 2016 Convocation Nov. 15 Feb. 28 July 31

Holidays and University Closures

FALL
(F)
YEAR
(Y)
WINTER
(W)
Labour Day - University closed Sept. 7 Sept. 7
Thanksgiving Day - University closed Oct. 12 Oct. 12
Winter break - University closed Dec. 24 - Jan. 2 Dec. 24 - Jan. 2
Family Day - University closed Feb. 15 Feb. 15
Good Friday4 - University closed March 25 March 25

Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Sessional Dates for All Other Terms

Term Course
Start
Date
Last add
course date
without
instructor
permission
Last add
course date
with
instructor
permission
Last drop
course date
without
receiving
a grade
Fall Reading
Days1
Winter Reading
Week
Study
Day2
Course
End
Date
Final
Exams4
Last Date to
Announce
Components
of Final
Grades
B3 Aug. 1 Aug. 18 Aug. 18 Aug. 18 Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 19
B5 Aug. 1 Sept. 18 Sept. 18 Sept. 18 May 1
P Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 3
1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 18
3 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Oct. 29 - Nov. 1
Feb. 13-19
Dec. 8
April 5
April 8
F Sept. 10 Sept. 24 Oct. 8 Nov. 9 Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 7 Dec. 9-23 Sept. 24
FD Sept. 10 Sept. 10 Sept. 10 Sept. 10 Oct. 26
FS Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 25 Sept. 25 Oct. 21
Y Sept. 10 Sept. 24 Oct. 22 Feb. 5 Oct. 29 - Nov. 1
Feb. 13-19
Dec. 8
April 5
April 43 Dec. 9-23
April 6-20
Sept. 24
FP Sept. 19 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Nov. 13 Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 Nov. 29
A Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Sept. 28 Sept. 28 Oct. 19
F2 Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Sept. 28 Nov. 13 Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 Dec. 4
Z1 Sept. 8 Sept. 11 Sept. 25 Nov. 13 Oct. 29 - Nov. 1
Feb. 13-19
April 11
FE Oct. 23 Oct. 23 Oct. 23 Oct. 23 Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 Dec. 7
M Oct. 26 Oct. 30 Nov. 13 Nov. 13 Dec. 4
FO Oct. 28 Oct. 30 Nov. 13 Nov. 13 Dec. 2 Dec. 9-23
2 Jan. 3 Jan. 3 Jan. 3 Jan. 3 Feb. 13-19 April 5 April 8
W Jan. 3 Jan. 17 Jan. 28 March 4 Feb. 13-19 April 5 April 44 April 6-20 Jan. 17
WD Jan. 3 Jan. 3 Jan. 3 Jan. 3 Feb. 12
WS Jan. 3 Jan. 17 Jan. 28 May 24 Feb. 13-19 July 31
B4 Jan. 4 Jan. 22 Jan. 22 Jan. 22 Feb. 13-19 April 5 May 1
IW Jan. 4 Jan. 5 Jan. 6 Jan 13 Feb. 13-19 April 13
C Jan. 11 Jan. 15 Jan. 29 Jan. 29 Feb. 22
W2 Jan. 11 Jan. 15 Jan. 29 March 18 Feb. 13-19 April 11
WP Jan. 23 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 March 18 Feb. 13-19 April 10
P3 Feb. 16 Feb. 16 Feb. 16 Feb. 16 Feb. 19
WE Feb. 23 Feb. 23 Feb. 23 Feb. 23 April 43
N Feb. 29 March 4 March 18 March 18 April 11
  1. There are four (4) days designated as Fall Reading Days in the Fall term during which classes, examinations and tests will not be held. The University itself will be open and administrative services available.
  2. The December 8 and April 5 study days are in compliance of the Senate Policy requiring a day off prior to the start of exams.
  3. It is your responsibility as a student to ensure that you are available to sit for examinations during the entire exam period for the term corresponding to your course. We strongly recommend that you do not make any travel arrangements prior to the end of the term's examination schedule.
  4. Make-up date for Good Friday, March 25, 2016 will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016. The final Monday lecture will occur on Monday, March 28, 2016.