Dec 13, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Academic Calendar 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Academic Calendar [ARCHIVED CALENDAR]

Academic schedule


 

Fall semester

September 2, 2016 Deadline for payment of fees or submission of the Graduate Student Promissory Note, fall semester.
September 5, 2016 Labour Day, no lectures.
September 8, 2016 Lectures begin, 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 21, 2016 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, 2016 Last day to submit online application for graduation for students completing degree requirements at the end of the summer semester.
October 5, 2016 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 10, 2016 Thanksgiving Day, no lectures.
October 27 to 30, 2016 Co-curricular period, no scheduled academic activities.
November 14, 2016 Last day to withdraw from fall semester courses. Active fall semester courses will be graded by instructors.
December 5, 2016 Lectures end, fall semester.
December 7 to 18, 2016 Fall semester final examination period. Students are advised not to make commitments during this period (i.e., vacation, travel plans).
December 12, 2016 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 Office of Graduate Studies to ensure graduation by end of fall semester.
December 24, 2016 to
January 1, 2017
University closed.
December 31, 2016 Last day to submit online application for graduation for students completing degree requirements at the end of the fall semester.

Winter semester

January 2, 2017 University reopens.
January 4, 2017 Deadline for payment of fees or submission of Graduate Student Promissory Note, winter semester.
January 9, 2017 Lectures begin, 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 20, 2017 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.
February 3, 2017 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 20, 2017 Family Day.
February 20 to 26, 2017 Midterm break, no lectures.
February 28, 2017 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 17, 2017 Last day to withdraw from winter semester courses. Active winter semester courses will be graded by instructors.
April 8, 2017 Lectures end, winter semester.
April 10 to 22, 2017 Winter semester final examination period. Students are advised not to make commitments during this period (i.e., vacation, travel plans).
April 14, 2017 Good Friday, no final examinations.
April 17, 2017 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 Office of Graduate Studies to ensure graduation by end of winter semester.

Spring/Summer semester

May 3, 2017 Deadline for payment of fees or submission of Graduate Student Promissory Note, spring session and 12-week summer semester.
May 8, 2017 Lectures begin, summer semester (including 12-week summer semester and six-week spring session).
  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 12, 2017 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 19, 2017 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 22, 2017 Victoria Day, no lectures.
June 5, 2017 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 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 8 and 9, 2017 Convocation ceremonies. For more details, please refer to uoit.ca/convocation.
June 19, 2017 Lectures end, six-week spring session.
June 20, 2017 Deadline for payment of fees or submission of Graduate Student Promissory Note (fee-per-credit programs only), six-week summer session.
June 20 to 24, 2017 Spring session final examination period. Students are advised not to make commitments during this period (i.e., vacation, travel plans).
June 20 to 24, 2017 Midterm break, 12-week summer semester.
June 26, 2017 Lectures begin, six-week summer session.
  Lectures resume, 12-week summer semester.
June 30, 2017 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 3, 2017 Canada Day observance, no lectures.
July 10, 2017 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 17, 2017 Last day to withdraw from 12-week summer semester courses. Active 12-week summer semester courses will be graded by instructors.
July 24, 2017 Last day to withdraw from six-week summer session courses. Active six-week summer session courses will be graded by instructors.
August 7, 2017 Civic Holiday, no lectures.
August 8, 2017 Lectures end, 12-week summer semester and six-week summer session.
August 10 to 13, 2017 Summer semester final examination period (includes six-week and 12-week courses). Students are advised not to make commitments during this period (i.e., vacation, travel plans).
August 21, 2017 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 Office of Graduate 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 at UOIT; 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.