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Undergraduate Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Sessional Dates

The sessional dates for fall/winter 2014-2015 are below. Please note that these dates do not apply to the following:

  • Students enrolled in Osgoode Hall Law School. These students should refer to the Osgoode Hall Law School website for important dates information.
  • Students enrolled in a Faculty of Graduate Studies program (e.g. MA, PhD etc.). These students should refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for important dates information.
  • Students enrolled in a Schulich School of Business graduate program (e.g. MBA, IMBA etc.). These students should refer to the Schulich School of Business website for important dates information.

Religious holidays may fall during the first week of classes, during mid-terms or official examination periods; make sure that you are aware of the Senate policy on religious observance and religious accommodation guidelines and religious observance and statutory dates for the academic year.

You may also be interested in the following information:

Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Sessional Dates
  Term F Term Y Term FF Term A Term AF Term P Term P2 Term W Term WW Term B Term P3 Term WS
Fall Classes Start Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Oct. 25 Aug. 5 Sept. 2 Oct. 29          
Co-Curricular Days1 Oct. 29-Nov. 2 Oct. 29-Nov. 2                    
Fall Classes End Dec. 7 Dec. 7 Oct. 19 Nov. 16 Aug. 21 Sept. 5 Nov. 2          
Study Day2 Dec. 2 and Dec. 8 Dec. 2 and Dec. 8                    
Fall Exams Start Dec. 9 Dec. 9                    
Fall Exams End Dec. 22 Dec. 22                    
Winter Classes Start (Resume)   (Jan. 5)           Jan. 5 Jan. 10 Feb. 21 Feb. 14 Jan. 5
Reading Week   Feb. 14-20           Feb. 14-20       Feb. 14-20
Winter Classes End   April 63           April 63 Feb. 22 March 10 Feb. 20 Aug. 1
Study Day2   April 7           April 7        
Winter Exams Start   April 8           April 8        
Winter Exams End   April 24           April 24        

1. See note on co-curricular days below.
2. See note on Study Day below.
3. Make-up date for Good Friday, April 3, 2015 will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015. The final Monday lecture will occur on Monday, March 30, 2015.

Important: It is your responsibility as a student to ensure that you are available to sit for examinations during the entire exam period for the term corresponding to your course. We strongly recommend that you do not make any travel arrangements prior to the end of the term's examination schedule.

Add and Drop Deadline Information

There are deadlines for adding and dropping courses, both academic and financial. Since, for the most part, the dates are different, be sure to read the information carefully so that you understand the differences between the sessional dates below and the Refund Tables.

You are strongly advised to pay close attention to the "Last date to enrol without permission of course instructor" deadlines. These deadlines represent the last date students have unrestricted access to the registration and enrolment system.

After that date, you must contact the professor/department offering the course to arrange permission.

You can drop courses using the registration and enrolment system up until the drop deadline. After that, you will receive a grade for the course.

  Term F Term Y Term FF Term A Term AF Term P Term P2 Term W Term WW Term B Term P3 Term WS
Last date to enrol without permission of course instructor Sept. 22 Sept. 22 Sept. 15 Oct. 27 Aug. 6 Sept. 3 Oct. 29 Jan. 19 Jan. 12 Feb. 24 Feb. 14 Jan. 19
Last date to enrol with permission of course instructor Oct. 6 Oct. 14 Sept. 18 Oct. 29 Aug. 14 Sept. 3 Oct. 29 Jan. 30 Jan. 19 March 2 Feb. 14 Jan. 26
Last date to drop courses without receiving a grade Nov. 7 Feb. 6 Sept. 30 Nov. 3 Aug. 18 Sept. 3 Oct. 29 March 6 Jan. 26 March 3 Feb. 14 May 25

Last Date to Announce Components of Final Grades

Term F Term Y Term FF Term A Term AF Term P Term P2 Term W Term WW Term B Term P3 Term WS
Sept. 22 Sept. 22           Jan. 19        

Term Work Submission Deadlines

  Term F Term Y Term FF Term A Term AF Term P Term P2 Term W Term WW Term B Term P3 Term WS
Last date to submit fall term work Dec. 5 Dec. 5                    
Last date to submit winter term work   April 6           April 6        

Important Financial Dates to Consider

Date What happens at this time?
Oct. 29 Recommended date to apply for government financial aid for the next winter term
Oct. 31 Deadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current fall/winter session
Jan. 31 Deadline for reassessment at the domestic tuition rate for the current winter term only
March 31 Recommended date to apply for government financial aid for the next summer session

Schedule of Fall/Winter Holidays and University Closings

  University Closed? Classes Held? Exams Held? Registration and Enrolment System available? Administrative Services Available?
Labour Day (Sept. 1) Yes No No Yes No
Co-Curricular Days (Oct. 29-Nov. 2)1 No1 No No Yes Yes1
Thanksgiving (Oct. 13)3 Yes No No Yes No
Study Days (Dec. 2, Dec. 8 and April 7)2 No No No Yes Yes
Christmas/New Year's Break (Dec. 24 - Jan. 2)4 Yes No No Yes No
Winter Term Reading Week (Feb. 14-20) No No No Yes Yes
Family Day (Feb. 16) Yes No No Yes No
Good Friday (April 3) Yes No No Yes No
  1. There are three (3) days designated as Co-curricular days in the Fall term during which classes, examinations and tests will not be held. The University itself will be open and administrative services available.
  2. The December 2 study day will bring the number of Tuesday class meets to 12, as required by Senate Policy. The December 8 and April 7 study days are in compliance of the Senate Policy requiring a day off prior to the start of exams.
  3. The University is closed and administrative services will not be available on Monday, October 13, 2014 for Thanksgiving and on Monday, February 16, 2015 for Family Day.
  4. The University is closed, and administrative services are not available during the Christmas/New Year's break from December 24 to January 2, inclusive. The University will re-open and classes will resume on January 5, 2015..

Published: November 21, 2013