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The Calendar of Academic Dates 2015-16 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 2015

  • Classes begin Friday, September 4* (except for Dentistry and Medicine students – please see faculty schedules)
  • Add/Drop deadline Tuesday, September 22
  • Course or University Withdrawal with refund deadline Tuesday, September 29
  • NEW!  Course or University Withdrawal with NO REFUND deadline Tuesday, November 3
  • Classes end Monday, December 7
  • Study Day Tuesday, December 8
  • Exams begin Wednesday, December 9
  • Exams end Tuesday, December 22 (10 days, including evening exams)

* On Friday, September 4, 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. 4 Monday, Dec. 7
Tuesday, (T) Tuesday, Sept. 8 Tuesday, Dec. 1
Wednesday (W) Wednesday, Sep. 9 Wednesday, Dec. 2
Thursday (R) Thursday, Sept. 10 Thursday, Dec. 3
Friday (F) Friday, Sept. 11 Friday, Dec. 4
Mon-Wed (MW)* Friday, Sept. 4 Monday, Dec. 7
Mon-Wed-Fri (MWF)* Friday, Sept. 4 Monday, Dec. 7
Wed-Fri (WF) Wednesday, Sept. 9 Friday, Dec. 4
Tues-Thurs (TR) Tuesday, Sept. 8 Thursday, Dec. 3
Mon-Tues-Thurs (MTR)* Friday, Sept. 4 Monday, Dec. 7
Tues-Thurs-Fri (TRF) Tuesday, Sept. 8 Friday, Dec. 4

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 4 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 7
  • Thanksgiving: Monday, October 12
  • Holiday break: Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 to Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 inclusive

Library hours are available on the Library website.

 

Winter 2016

  • Classes begin Thursday, January 7*
  • Add/Drop deadline Tuesday, January 19
  • Course or University Withdrawal with refund deadline Tuesday, January 26
  • NEW!  Course or University Withdrawal with NO REFUND deadline Tuesday, March 8 
  • Study break from Feb. 29 to March 4 (some exceptions apply)
  • Classes end Friday, April 15
  • Study Days Weekend, April 16-17
  • Exams begin Monday, April 18
  • Exams end Friday, April 29 (10 days, including evening exams)

*On Thursday, January 7, the normal Thursday 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)* Thursday, Jan. 7 Monday, April 11
Tuesday, (T) Tuesday, Jan. 12 Tuesday, Apr. 12
Wednesday (W) Wednesday, Jan. 13 Wednesday, Apr. 13
Thursday (R) Thursday, Jan. 14 Thursday, Apr. 14
Friday (F) Friday, Jan. 8 Friday, Apr. 15
Mon-Wed (MW)* Thursday, Jan. 7 Wednesday, Apr. 13
Mon-Wed-Fri (MWF)* Thursday, Jan. 7 Friday, April 15
Wed-Fri (WF) Friday, Jan. 8 Friday, April 15
Tues-Thurs (TR) Tuesday, Jan. 12 Thursday, April 14
Mon-Tues-Thurs (MTR)* Thursday, Jan. 7 Thursday, April 14
Tues-Thurs-Fri (TRF) Friday, Jan. 8 Friday, Apr. 15

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.

*Thursday, January 7 is the make-up lecture day and will follow a Monday schedule.

Legal holidays

Administrative offices are closed on the following dates:

  • Holiday break: Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016 inclusive
  • New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1
  • Good Friday: March 25
  • Easter Monday: March 28

Library hours are available on the Library website.