Delayed start for Winter 2021 term

December 2, 2020

Dear members of the McGill community:

McGill’s Registrar and Executive Director of Enrolment Services submitted a motion to Senate for changing the Winter 2021 Academic Calendar to reflect the exceptional demands of the pandemic. Senate approved the motion at its December 2 meeting.

As a result, the University will open as planned on January 4, but Winter classes will now begin on Thursday, January 7 and end on Friday, April 16. The final exam period will also be adjusted to take place from April 19-30 inclusive. The “study day” originally scheduled for April 14 has been moved to the weekend of April 17-18. The Add/Drop deadline will move to January 22 and the Withdrawal Date with Refund will move to January 29. The dates for Reading Week and other key academic dates remain unchanged. All information about the changes to key academic dates will soon be updated on relevant websites.

The decision applies to all Faculties except for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Dentistry.


Professor Christopher Manfredi

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

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