Important Academic Dates

 This information is intended as a guideline. Consult the complete list of events and deadlines for the academic year.

2018


Beginning December 1 (Winter newly-admitted students)

 International students may activate their health insurance contract by accessing Minerva Student International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form. Doing this will allow students to view, save, and print* their health insurance card.

*On-campus printing using uPrint instructions are found in the IT Knowledge Base, enter article number 1348 in the ‘search’ field.


December 4

 Opening of registration for newly admitted undergraduate students to the Winter 2019 term


December 5

Classes end for Fall term
Check Minerva for Winter term e-bill


December 6

Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (Dec. 6-20)


December 20

Exams end


December 24 - January 1

Holiday break, University closed


December 31

Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Winter term


2019


January 4

➪ Deadline for fee payment for Winter term
➪  Deadline to request exemption in Minerva without incurring interest on International Health Insurance fee


January 7

  Classes begin
  Deadline for new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty


January 22

Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Winter term
➪ Deadline for web withdrawing (grade of "W") from multi-term courses that started in September 2018 (with fee refund for Winter term)


January 29

➪ Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


January 31

  Deadline to request an exemption from International Health Insurance plan on Minerva and submit supporting exemption documents
  Deadline to opt in to the International Health Insurance plan (Canadian non-residents) 


March 4-8

Study Break


March 12

➪ Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund


Beginning April 1 (Summer newly-admitted students)

International students may activate their health insurance contract by accessing Minerva Student International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form. Doing this will allow you to pick up your health insurance card along with your student ID card upon arrival at McGill University.


April 12

Classes end for Winter term


April 15

➪  Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (April 15-30)


April 19

➪ Good Friday, University closed


April 22

➪ Easter Monday, University closed


April 30

➪  Exams end


April 30

➪ Rez move out: If you need to stay in residence more than 24 hours after your last exam, contact the service desk of your residence area for permission.