Important Dates

 Fall 2016

  • Orientation Week for New Students is August 28 to September 3
  • Classes begin on Friday, September 2* (except for Dentistry and Medicine students – please see faculty schedules)
  • ​Add/Drop deadline is Tuesday, September 20
  • Last day to withdraw from a Fall 2016 course ​WITH refund is Tuesday, September 27
  • ​Last day to withdraw from a Fall 2016 course WITHOUT refund is Tuesday, November 1
  • Classes end on Monday, December 5
  • Study Day on Tuesday, December 6
  • Exams begin on Wednesday, December 7
  • Exams end on Tuesday, December 20

* On Friday, September 2, the normal Friday 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.

Winter 2017

  • Orientation for New Students is January 3, 2017
  • ​Classes begin on Wednesday, January 4
  • ​Add/Drop deadline is Tuesday, January 17
  • ​Last day to withdraw from a Winter 2017 course WITH refund is Tuesday, January 24
  • Last day to withdraw from a Witner 2017 course WITHOUT refund is Tuesday, March 7
  • Study break from February 27 to March 3 (some exceptions apply)
  • Classes end on Tuesday, April 11
  • Study Day is Wednesday, April 12
  • Exams begin on Thursday, April 13
  • Exams end on Friday, April 28 


**Please note: In the event of a discrepancy between the dates on this page and the official Important Dates website, the latter shall prevail.

Additional Information

Information for Newly-Admitted Students

Key Academic Dates website

All 2016-2017 Important Dates

Complete 2016-2017 Academic eCalendar

Exams website