Important Dates and Deadlines

The Fall and Winter Term dates below apply to most academic units.

Additional or differing dates exist forAgriculture Diploma, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry (includes IDDP), Education (B.Ed. only), Law, Medicine (excludes Family Social Sciences), Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, and Social Work. Students in these programs should also see their respective section of the Academic Schedule (located in the Academic Calendar).

For Summer Term dates, see Summer Registration.


Fall Term 2016
September 6 and 7 New Student Orientation
September 8 First day of classes for most faculties and schools.
September 8 - 21 Registration revision period for Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term spanned courses.
September 14 Last date for Fall Term fee payment without financial penalty.
September 21 Last date for refund for dropped Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term spanned courses.
September 21 Last day to declare intent to graduate in February.
October 6 - 7 Fall Term break: No classes or examinations in most faculties and schools.
October 10 Thanksgiving Day - University Closed
November 11 Remembrance Day  - University Closed
November 18 Last date for Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) from in Fall Term courses. Some courses have irregular withdrawal dates; see your academic unit for information
December 9 Classes end in most faculties and schools
December 12 - 22  Final examination period for most faculties and schools. Students must remain available until all examination obligations have been fulfilled.
December 23 - January 2 Holiday Period - University Closed.
Winter Term 2017
January 3 University reopens (no classes)
January 3 New Student Orientation
January 4 Classes resume in most faculties and schools.
January 4 - 17 Registration revision period for Winter Term and Winter/Summer spanned courses.
January 11 Last date for Winter Term fee payment.
January 17 Last date for refund for dropped Winter Term and Winter/Summer spanned courses.
January 17 Last date to declare intent to graduate in Spring.
February 20 Louis Riel Day - University closed.
February 21 - 24 Winter Term break: No classes or examinations in most faculties and schools.
March 17 Last date for Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) from Winter Term and Fall/Winter Term spanned courses. Some courses have irregular withdrawal dates; see your academic unit for information.
April 7 Classes end in most faculties and schools. 
April 10 - 25 Final examination period for most faculties and schools. Students must remain available until all examination obligations have been fulfilled.
April 14 Good Friday - University closed.
May 22 Victoria Day - University closed.

Updated May 24, 2016.