Nov 12, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Calendar 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Calendar

Academic schedule


 
   

Fall semester

September 2, 2019 Labour Day, no lectures.
September 5, 2019 Lectures begin, fall semester.
  Deadline for payment of fees or submission of the Graduate Student Promissory Note, fall semester.
  Last day to submit a program change request, fall semester.
  Last day to change full-time/part-time status, fall semester.
  Last day to submit a leave of absence form, fall semester.
September 18, 2019 End of regular registration period; last day to add courses, fall semester.
  Last day to drop courses in fee-per-credit graduate programs and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees, fall semester.
  Last day to withdraw from a flat-fee graduate program and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees, fall semester.
October 1, 2019 Last day to submit online application for graduation for students completing degree requirements at the end of the summer semester.
October 2, 2019 Last day to withdraw from fall semester courses without academic consequences (i.e., without receiving a grade). Courses dropped after this date will be recorded on the academic transcript with a grade of W to indicate withdrawal.
  Last day to drop courses in fee-per-credit graduate programs and receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees, fall semester.
  Last day to withdraw from a flat-fee graduate program and receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees, fall semester.
October 14, 2019 Thanksgiving Day, no lectures.
October 15 to 20, 2019 Fall study week, no lectures.
November 13, 2019 Last day to withdraw from fall semester courses. Active fall semester courses will be graded by instructors.
December 4, 2019 Lectures end, fall semester.
December 5, 2019 Study break, no lectures.
December 6 to 15, 2019 Fall semester final examination period. Students are advised not to make commitments during this period (i.e., vacation, travel plans).
December 16, 2019 Last day to submit final thesis package to program office to ensure graduation by end of fall semester.
  Last day for faculty to submit Certificate of Approval for project/paper to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to ensure graduation by end of fall semester.
December 24, 2019 to
January 1, 2020
University closed.
December 31, 2019 Last day to submit online application for graduation for students completing degree requirements at the end of the fall semester.

Winter semester

January 2, 2020 University reopens.
January 6, 2020 Lectures begin, winter semester.
  Deadline for payment of fees or submission of Graduate Student Promissory Note, winter semester.
  Last day to submit a program change request, winter semester.
  Last day to change full-time/part-time status, winter semester.
  Last day to submit a leave of absence form, winter semester.
January 17, 2020 End of regular registration period; last day to add courses, winter semester.
  Last day to drop courses in fee-per-credit graduate programs and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees, winter semester.
  Last day to withdraw from a flat-fee graduate program and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees, winter semester.
January 31, 2020 Last day to withdraw from winter semester courses without academic consequences (i.e., without receiving a grade). Courses dropped after this date will be recorded on the academic transcript with a grade of W to indicate withdrawal.
  Last day to drop courses in fee-per-credit graduate programs and receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees, winter semester.
  Last day to withdraw from a flat-fee graduate program and receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees, winter semester.
February 17, 2020 Family Day, no lectures.
February 18 to 23, 2020 Winter study week, no lectures.
February 28, 2020 Last day to submit online application for graduation for the spring session of convocation for students completing degree requirements at the end of the winter semester.
March 13, 2020 Last day to withdraw from winter semester courses. Active winter semester courses will be graded by instructors.
April 4, 2020 Lectures end, winter semester.
April 5, 2020 Study break, no lectures.
April 6 to 17, 2020 Winter semester final examination period. Students are advised not to make commitments during this period (i.e., vacation, travel plans).
April 10, 2020 Good Friday, no scheduled academic activities.
April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday, no scheduled academic activities.
April 20, 2020 Last day to submit final thesis package to program office to ensure graduation by end of winter semester.
  Last day for faculty to submit Certificate of Approval for project/paper to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to ensure graduation by end of winter semester.

Spring/Summer semester

May 4, 2020 Lectures begin, six-week spring session and 12-week summer semester.
  Deadline for payment of fees or submission of Graduate Student Promissory Note, six-week spring session and 12-week summer semester.
  Last day to submit a program change request, summer semester.
  Last day to change full-time/part-time status, summer semester.
  Last day to submit a leave of absence form, summer semester.
May 8, 2020 Last day to add six-week spring session courses.
  Last day to drop six-week spring session courses in fee-per-credit programs and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees.
May 15, 2020 Last day to add courses, 12-week summer semester.
  Last day to drop 12-week summer semester courses in fee-per-credit graduate programs and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees.
  Last day to withdraw from a flat-fee graduate program and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees, summer semester.
  Last day to withdraw from six-week spring session courses without academic consequences (i.e., without receiving a grade). Courses dropped after this date will be recorded on the academic transcript with a grade of W to indicate withdrawal.
  Last day to withdraw from six-week spring session courses in fee-per-credit graduate programs and receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees.
May 18, 2020 Victoria Day, no lectures.
June 1, 2020 Last day to withdraw from 12-week summer semester courses without academic consequences (i.e., without receiving a grade). Courses dropped after this date will be recorded on the academic transcript with a grade of W to indicate withdrawal.
  Last day to drop 12-week summer semester courses in fee-per-credit graduate programs and receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees.
  Last day to withdraw from a flat-fee graduate program and receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees, summer semester.
  Last day to withdraw from six-week spring session courses. Active six-week spring session courses will be graded by instructors.
June 4 and 5, 2020 Spring convocation. For more details, please refer to uoit.ca/convocation.
June 15, 2020 Lectures end, six-week spring session.
June 16, 2020 Spring six-week session study break, no lectures.
June 16 to 20, 2020 Study break, 12-week summer semester, no lectures.
June 17 to 20, 2020 Spring session final examination period. Students are advised not to make commitments during this period (i.e., vacation, travel plans).
June 22, 2020 Lectures begin, six-week summer session.
  Deadline for payment of fees or submission of Graduate Student Promissory Note (fee-per-credit programs only), six-week summer session.
  Lectures resume, 12-week summer semester.
June 26, 2020 Last day to add courses, six-week summer session.
  Last day to drop six-week summer session courses in fee-per-credit graduate programs and receive a 100 per cent refund of tuition fees.
July 1, 2020 Canada Day, no lectures.
July 6, 2020 Last day to withdraw from six-week summer session courses without academic consequences (i.e., without receiving a grade). Courses dropped after this date will be recorded on the academic transcript with a grade of W to indicate withdrawal.
  Last day to drop six-week summer session courses in fee-per-credit graduate programs and receive a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees.
July 13, 2020 Last day to withdraw from 12-week summer semester courses. Active 12-week summer semester courses will be graded by instructors.
July 20, 2020 Last day to withdraw from six-week summer session courses. Active six-week summer session courses will be graded by instructors.
August 3, 2020 Civic Holiday, no lectures.
August 4, 2020 Lectures will follow the Wednesday schedule on this day only. Lectures end, 12-week summer semester and six-week summer session.
August 5, 2020 Study break, no lectures.
August 6 to 9, 2020 Six-week summer session and 12-week summer semester final examination period. Students are advised not to make commitments during this period (i.e., vacation, travel plans).
August 24, 2020 Last day to submit final thesis package to program office to ensure graduation by end of summer semester.
  Last day for faculty to submit Certificate of Approval for project/paper to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to ensure graduation by end of summer semester.
Notes:
  • Courses offered outside the normal teaching timeframe will have add/drop deadlines pro-rated accordingly. In such cases, faculties will advise students of appropriate deadline dates during the first meeting of the class.
  • It is expected that students in a fee-per-credit program will register before the beginning of classes. If you register in a fee-per-credit course after the tuition payment deadline, your tuition fees are due immediately and you may be assessed a late payment fee. Visit gradstudies.uoit.ca/tuitionandfees for a list of fee-per-credit programs.
  • Deadlines related to the following can be found on the Graduate Studies website: application deadlines for admission to graduate programs; deadlines for the submission of projects and major papers; deadlines for the submission of theses/dissertations and defences; tuition refund deadlines for thesis completion during a term; and deadlines for scholarships, awards and bursaries.
  • Spring/summer session courses in Education may run on a schedule that varies from the above. Consult the Faculty of Education's website for specific start and end dates.