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Key Dates - 2012-13

The Calendar of Academic Dates 2012-13 [pdf], originally approved by Senate in April 2011, was revised in August 2012 to accommodate the cancellation of classes due to a provincial election on September 4, 2012. This document contains the dates around which all other academic activities are built; however, the information on this page is not comprehensive.

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Fall 2012

  • Classes begin Wednesday, September 5 (except for Dentistry and Medicine students – please see faculty schedules)
  • Classes end Wednesday, December 5*
  • Exams begin Thursday, December 6
  • Exams end Wednesday, December 19 (10 days, including evening exams)

* On Wednesday, December 5, the normal Wednesday schedule of course lectures, labs and conferences activities will be replaced by a Monday schedule to make up for a shortfall of Mondays in the fall term.

Class end dates by schedule pattern

End dates by schedule pattern
M, MW, MWF & MTR* Wednesday, Dec. 5**
T, TR & TRF Tuesday, Dec. 4
W Wednesday, Nov. 28
R Thursday, Nov. 29
WF & F Friday, Nov. 30

* The schedule patterns in this table follow the same convention as course listings in Minerva, where M = Monday, T = Tuesday, W = Wednesday, R = Thursday and F = Friday. Each pattern indicates the days on which a course is normally held – for example, a course with a MWF pattern is normally held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
** Wednesday, Dec 5 will follow a Monday schedule. Faculties and the School of Continuing Studies have discretion in how the day will be used for their classes (see Makeup days for Election Day, Thanksgiving).

Legal holidays

Administrative offices are closed on the following dates:

  • Labour Day: Monday, September 3
  • Thanksgiving: Monday, October 8
  • Holiday break: Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 to Tuesday, January 1, 2013 inclusive

Library hours are available on the Library website.

Makeup days for Election Day, Thanksgiving

Faculty/School Makeup day for Election Day, Sept. 4, 2012 Makeup day for Thanksgiving Day, Oct. 8, 2012

Agriculture & Environmental Science, Arts, Law, Management, Music, Nursing*, Physical & Occupational Therapy*, Religious Studies, Science*, Social Work

All missed classes will be made up on Dec. 4.

Each instructor will, at his or her discretion, hold classes on Dec. 5. Instructors will notify students in class and in the course syllabus of their decision.

Continuing Studies

All missed classes will be made up on Dec. 4.

All missed classes will be made up on Dec. 5 with some exceptions. ICTs may be used to make up classes, and intensive language courses will be made up at the instructor's discretion. Instructors will notify students in class and in the course syllabus of their decision.

Dentistry

All missed classes will be made up at dates and times throughout the term.

All missed classes will be made up at dates and times throughout the term.

Education, Engineering

All classes will be made up on Dec. 4.

All classes will be made up on Dec. 5. Instructors will notify students in class and in the course syllabus

Medicine*

All classes will be made up at dates and times throughout the term.

All classes will be made up at dates and times throughout the term.

*Medicine courses offered as part of a B.Sc. program (e.g. ANAT, BIOC, PHGY) fall under the Faculty of Science for the purpose of class scheduling.


Winter 2013

  • Classes begin Monday, January 7
  • Study break from March 4 to 8 (some exceptions apply)
  • Classes end Tuesday, April 16*
  • Exams begin Wednesday, April 17
  • Exams end Tuesday, April 30 (10 days, including evening exams)

* Tuesday, April 16 will follow a Friday schedule to make up for a shortfall of Fridays in the winter term.

Class end dates by schedule pattern

End dates by schedule pattern
MTR, MW & M* Monday, April 15
T Tuesday, April 9
W Wednesday, April 10
TR & R Thursday, April 11
MWF, TRF, WF & F Tuesday, April 16**

* The schedule patterns in this table follow the same convention as course listings in Minerva, where M = Monday, T = Tuesday, W = Wednesday, R = Thursday and F = Friday. Each pattern indicates the days on which a course is normally held – for example, a course with a MWF pattern is normally held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
** Tuesday, April 16 will follow a Friday schedule. There is no shortfall of contact hours for any pattern.

Legal holidays

Administrative offices are closed on the following dates:

  • Holiday break: Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 to Tuesday, January 1, 2013 inclusive
  • New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1
  • Good Friday: March 29
  • Easter Monday: April 1

Library hours are available on the Library website.