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Important dates for SIS students

McGill’s official source of dates is the McGill Important Dates site and McGill Program Calendars. The dates below are partial and have been edited for quick reference by SIS students.

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Fall 2014

July 8 - Aug 14

Registration period for newly admitted graduate students

Aug 14

Deadline for new and returning students to register without a late registration fee

Aug 15 - Sept 16

Late registration period. See information for cost of late registration and other administrative fees

Aug 29

MISt Introduction Program (required) for all incoming MISt students

Sept 2

McGill Graduate Orientation Open House (MISt, PhD welcome). 15:30-19:00 More info, times, & registration details

Sept 2

Start of classes

Sept 16

Course change (Add/Drop) deadline for Fall term courses and multi-term courses that started in September 2014 in graduate studies.

Sept 23

Deadline to withdraw ("W") from program with full refund.

Oct 13

Thanksgiving.  (Classes cancelled). Administrative offices closed. 

Oct 14-17


Oct 14

Deadline for course withdrawal with no fee refund (grade of “W”). 
Deadline for University withdrawal with no fee refund (grade of “W-“).

Dec 1

Last day of Fall lectures

Dec 3 – Dec 9 (tentative)

Exam period.


Winter 2015

Jan. 5                            Start of classes                                                                                                                                                     
March 2-6 Study break
April 3 Good Friday
April 6 Easter
April 7-17 Exam period

Questions about these dates? Please contact the SIS Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator, Ms. Kathryn Hubbard, by sis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) or by phone: 514.398.4204, ext. 0742.