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Winter 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 Winter 2014
January 1 - April 30
Spring 2014
May 1 - August 31
Fall 2014
September 1 - December 31
Graduate Open Class Enrolment Begins November 25 (M) March 24 (M) July 28 (M)
Lectures Begin January 6 (M) May 5 (M) September 8 (M)
Centre For Extended Learning Open Class Enrolment Ends January 10 (F) May 9 (F) September 19 (F)
100% Tuition Refund Deadline January 24 (F) May 23 (F) September 26 (F)
Registration/Enrolment Closes - Last day for students to pay fees/enrol or change status January 31 (F) June 30 (M) November 1 (S)
Graduate Open Class Enrolment Ends February 17 (M) June 9 (M) October 20 (M)
Reading Week February 17-21 (M-F) N/A N/A
50% Tuition Refund Deadline February 21 (F) June 20 (F) October 24 (F)
Government Reporting Date February 1 (S) June 30 (M) November 1 (S)
Electronic Grade Submission Dates/Grades Deadlines April 4 - May 4 (F-U) July 23 - September 1 (W-M) TBA
Lectures End April 4 (F) July 30 (W) December 1 (M)
Examinations Begin April 8 (T) August 5 (T) December 4 (Th)
Centre For Extended Learning Examination Days April 11, 12 (F, S) August 8, 9 (F, S) December 5, 6 (F, S)
Examinations End April 24 (Th) August 16 (S) December 19 (F)
Program Completion Deadline for Convocation (see below) Spring Convocation
April 30 (W)
Fall Convocation
August 31 (SU)
Spring Convocation
April 30, 2015 (Th) 
Grades available on Quest May 1 (Th) September 1 (M) January 1, 2015 (Th)

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 Winter 2014 Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Labour Day     September 1 (M)
Thanksgiving Day     October 13 (M)
Christmas Holidays     December 24-31 (W-W)
New Year's Day January 1 (W)    
Family Day February 17 (M)    
Good Friday April 18 (F)    
Victoria Day   May 19 (M)  
University Holiday   June 30 (M)  
Canada Day   July 1 (T)  
Civic Holiday   August 4 (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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