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The Calendar of Academic Dates 2016-17 was originally approved by Senate in May, 2013. This page contains the dates around which all other academic activities are built; however, the information on this page is not comprehensive.

For specific dates and deadlines, such as registration dates, application deadlines or convocation dates, please use this site's search tool.


Fall 2016

  • Classes begin Friday, September 2* (except for Dentistry and Medicine students – please see faculty schedules)
  • Add/Drop deadline Tuesday, September 20
  • Course or University Withdrawal with refund deadline Tuesday, September 27
  • Course or University Withdrawal with NO REFUND deadline Tuesday, November 1
  • Classes end Monday, December 5
  • Study Day Tuesday, December 6
  • Exams begin Wednesday, December 7
  • Exams end Tuesday, December 20 (10 days, including evening exams)

* On Friday, September 2, the normal Friday schedule of course lectures, labs and conferences will be replaced by a Monday schedule.  To assist you in determining which courses will be taught on that day, please consult the table below.

Class start and end dates by schedule pattern

Class start and end dates vary according to the schedule pattern and on what day the make-up lecture day is held.*
If your course has a
schedule pattern of:
Your first class is on: Your last class is on:
Monday (M)* Friday, Sept. 2 Monday, Dec. 5
Tuesday, (T) Tuesday, Sept. 6 Tuesday, Nov. 29
Wednesday (W) Wednesday, Sep. 7 Wednesday, Nov. 30
Thursday (R) Thursday, Sept. 8 Thursday, Dec. 1
Friday (F) Friday, Sept. 9 Friday, Dec. 2
Mon-Wed (MW)* Friday, Sept. 2 Monday, Dec. 5
Mon-Wed-Fri (MWF)* Friday, Sept. 2 Monday, Dec. 5
Wed-Fri (WF) Wednesday, Sept. 7 Friday, Dec. 2
Tues-Thurs (TR) Tuesday, Sept. 6 Thursday, Dec. 1
Mon-Tues-Thurs (MTR)* Friday, Sept. 2 Monday, Dec. 5
Tues-Thurs-Fri (TRF) Tuesday, Sept. 6 Friday, Dec. 2

The schedule patterns in this table follow the same convention as course listings in Minerva Class Schedule. Each pattern indicates the days on which a course is normally held – for example, a course with a MWF pattern is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

*Friday, Sept 2 is the make-up lecture day and will follow a Monday schedule.

Legal holidays

Administrative offices are closed on the following dates:

  • Labour Day: Monday, September 5
  • Thanksgiving: Monday, October 10
  • Holiday break: Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 to Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 inclusive

Library hours are available on the Library website.

 

Winter 2017

  • Classes begin Wednesday, January 4
  • Add/Drop deadline Tuesday, January 17
  • Course or University Withdrawal with refund deadline Tuesday, January 24
  • Course or University Withdrawal with NO REFUND deadline Tuesday, March 7
  • Study break from Feb. 27 to March 3 (some exceptions apply)
  • Classes end Tuesday, April 11
  • Study Day Wednesday, April 12
  • Exams begin Thursday, April 13
  • Exams end Friday, April 28 (10 days, including evening exams)

Class start and end dates by schedule pattern

Class start and end dates vary according to the schedule pattern and on what day the make-up lecture day is held.*
If your course has a
schedule pattern of:
Your first class is on: Your last class is on:
Monday (M) Monday, Jan. 9 Monday, Apr. 10
Tuesday, (T) Tuesday, Jan. 10 Tuesday, Apr. 11
Wednesday (W) Wednesday, Jan. 4 Wednesday, Apr. 5
Thursday (R) Thursday, Jan. 5 Thursday, Apr. 6
Friday (F) Friday, Jan. 6 Friday, Apr. 7
Mon-Wed (MW) Wednesday, Jan. 4 Monday, Apr. 10
Mon-Wed-Fri (MWF) Wednesday, Jan. 4 Monday, Apr. 10
Wed-Fri (WF) Wednesday, Jan. 4 Friday, April 7
Tues-Thurs (TR) Thursday, Jan. 5 Tuesday, April 11
Mon-Tues-Thurs (MTR) Thursday, Jan. 5 Tuesday, Apr. 11
Tues-Thurs-Fri (TRF) Thursday, Jan. 5 Tuesday, April 11

The schedule patterns in this table follow the same convention as course listings in Minerva Class Schedule.  Each pattern indicates the days on which a course is normally held – for example, a course with a MWF pattern is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Legal holidays

Administrative offices are closed on the following dates:

  • Holiday break: Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 to Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 inclusive
  • New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1
  • Good Friday: April 14
  • Easter Monday: April 17

Library hours are available on the Library website.