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Fall 2014
The Graduate Calendar

Calendar - General Information & Regulations

Academic Deadlines & Events

Calendar of Events & Academic Deadlines
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Academic Term Deadlines

Terms and Deadlines Fall 2014
September 1 - December 31
Winter 2015
January 1 - April 30
Spring 2015
May 1 - August 31
Graduate Open Class Enrolment Begins July 28 (M) November 24 (M) March 23 (M)
Term Begins
September 1 (M)
January 1 (T) May 1 (F)
Lectures Begin September 8 (M) January 5 (M) May 4 (M)
Centre For Extended Learning Open Class Enrolment Ends September 19 (F) January 16 (F) May 15 (F)
100% Tuition Refund Deadline September 26 (F) January 23 (F) May 22 (F)
Registration/Enrolment Closes - Last day for students to pay fees/enrol or change status November 1 (S) February 1 (U) June 30 (T)
Graduate Open Class Enrolment Ends October 20 (M) February 13 (F) June 12 (F)
Reading Week N/A February 16-20 (M-F) N/A
50% Tuition Refund Deadline October 24 (F) February 20 (F) June 19 (F)
Government Reporting Date November 1 (S) February 1 (U) June 30 (T)
Electronic Grade Submission Dates/Grades Deadlines December 2 - January 5, 2015 (T-M) April 7 - May 4 (T-M)
July 29 - August 31 (W-M)
Lectures End December 1 (M) April 6 (M) July 28 (T)
Examinations Begin December 4 (Th) April 10 (F) August 4 (T)
Centre For Extended Learning Examination Days December 5, 6 (F, S) April 10, 11 (F, S) August 7, 8 (F, S)
Examinations End December 19 (F) April 25 (S) August 15 (S)
Program Completion Deadline for Convocation (see below) Spring Convocation
April 30, 2015 (Th)
Spring Convocation
April 30 (Th)
Fall Convocation
August 31 (M)
Grades available on Quest January 1, 2015 (Th) May 1 (F) September 1 (T)

Note: For information on payment instructions and graduate student fees please refer to the Finance website.

Deadlines for submission of the Graduate Studies Intention to Graduate/Program Completion Form to the
Graduate Studies Office (GSO) are:  
Convocation ceremony Deadline
Spring Convocation
April 30 - for students degree completing in the Fall (Sept-Dec) and Winter (Jan-April) terms
Fall Convocation
August 31 - for students degree completing in the Spring (May-Aug) term


  1. Students who have completed all program requirements must submit the Graduate Studies Intention to Graduate/Program Completion Form to their department to initiate a formal review and verification of their program completion status and approval to graduate. Once approved by the department the form will be submitted to the GSO for completion processing.
  2. Receipt of this completed form (in the GSO) by the deadline indicated above, acknowledges a student's intention to graduate and completion of all degree requirements (for programs with a thesis, completion includes submission and approval from the GSO of the thesis in UWSpace).
  3. The completion, degree, and convocation dates will appear on student academic records/transcripts.

Full Convocation information is available through the Graduate Studies Office website.


Holidays Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Spring 2015
Labour Day September 1 (M) N/A
Thanksgiving Day October 13 (M) N/A
Christmas Holidays December 24-31 (W-W) N/A
New Year's Day N/A
January 1 (Th) N/A
University Holiday
N/A January 2 (F) N/A
Family Day N/A
February 16 (M) N/A
Good Friday N/A
April 3 (F) N/A
Victoria Day N/A 
May 18 (M)
Canada Day N/A
July 1 (W) 
Civic Holiday N/A
August 3 (M)

Note: Some University departments may be open for limited service on these days.

University of Waterloo Committees and Meeting Dates


Key Description 
(M)  Monday 
(T)  Tuesday 
(W)  Wednesday 
(Th)  Thursday 
(F)  Friday 
(S)  Saturday 
(U)  Sunday 
(TBA)  To be announced 
(N/A)  Not applicable 

Graduate Studies Office
Needles Hall, Room 2201
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519 888 4567 x35411

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