Important dates 2017–2018

(September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018)

This chart was last updated on Friday, February 8, 2018.
 
Note: The 50% tuition deadline for winter 2018 has been extended from February 20 to February 23.
Terms and deadlinesFall 2017Winter 2018Spring 2018
Course selection periodReturning
Waterloo
students:
May 23 to May 29, 2017


New
Waterloo
students:
Jul 4 to Jul 10, 2017


Sep 26 to Oct 3, 2017


Jan 23 to Jan 30, 2018


Next term schedule available to view in QuestJul 19, 2017


Nov 16, 2017


Mar 22, 2018


Drop/add period beginsNew
Waterloo
students:
Jul 20, 2017

Returning
Waterloo
students:
Jul 24, 2017

Nov 20, 2017

Mar 26, 2018

Fees due date

If you are not "Fees Arranged", your access to LEARN may be affected. View more information.

Aug 23, 2017

Dec 12, 2017

Apr 24, 2018

Late fees beginAug 24, 2017

Dec 13, 2017

Apr 25, 2018

New Year's DayNot applicableJan 1, 2018

Not applicable
Orientation week

View Orientation website for students enrolling for the first time at Waterloo.

Sep 3 to Sep 9, 2017

Jan 2 to Jan 6, 2018

Apr 30 to May 5, 2018

Labour DaySep 4, 2017

(M)



Not applicableNot applicable
Co-operative work term begins

Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements.

Sep 5, 2017

Jan 2, 2018

May 1, 2018

Lectures or classes begin at LaurierSep 7, 2017


Jan 3, 2018


May 7, 2018


Lectures or classes begin at UWaterlooSep 7, 2017


Jan 3, 2018


May 1, 2018


Last day to select examination centres for online courses.

View in Quest.

Sep 17, 2017

Jan 14, 2018

May 13, 2018

Add period endsSep 20, 2017


Jan 16, 2018


May 14, 2018


New Waterloo Science students English Language Proficiency exam dates.

View details on the Communication Requirement website.

Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2017

Jan 12, 2018

Not applicable
New Waterloo Arts students in programs from GBDA, AFM, and CFM departments, FALL term English Language Proficiency exam date

View details on the Communication Requirement website

Sep 23, 2017

Not applicableNot applicable
New Waterloo Engineering students FALL term English Language Proficiency exam date

View details on the Communication Requirement website

Sep 23, 2017

Not applicableNot applicable
Victoria DayNot applicableNot applicableMay 21, 2018

Drop, no penalty period endsSep 27, 2017

Jan 23, 2018

May 22, 2018

Make-up day for Victoria Day

The loss of a Monday class on May 21 will be made up by following a Monday schedule on May 22.

Not applicableNot applicableMay 22, 2018

Drop, penalty 1 period begins

WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped during this period

Sep 28, 2017

Jan 24, 2018

May 23, 2018

Thanksgiving DayOct 9, 2017

Not applicableNot applicable
Family DayNot applicableFeb 19, 2018

Not applicable
Study Days

Co-operative employment interviews may continue during these periods.

*Fall term study days also known as “Fall Break”

*Winter term study days also known as "Reading Week"

Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2017

Feb 20 to Feb 23, 2018

Not applicable
Final exam schedules released

View on-campus and online schedules

Oct 12, 2017

Feb 2, 2018

May 31, 2018

Opportunity to adjust your online course exam locationOct 12 to Oct 23, 2017

Feb 7 to Feb 15, 2018

Jun 6 to Jun 20, 2018

Make-up day for October 10

The loss of a Tuesday class on October 10 (study day) will be made up by following a Tuesday schedule on October 12.

Oct 12, 2017

Not applicableNot applicable
Make-up day for October 11

The loss of a Wednesday class on October 11 (study day) will be made up by following a Wednesday schedule on October 13.

Oct 13, 2017

Not applicableNot applicable
Fall 2017 ConvocationOct 20 to Oct 21, 2017

Not applicableNot applicable
Spring 2018 ConvocationNot applicableNot applicableJun 12 to Jun 16, 2018

Last day for online students to change their examination locationOct 23, 2017


Feb 15, 2018


Jun 20, 2018


Deadline for 50% tuition refundOct 25, 2017

Feb 23, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

Fee arrangement deadline

A "Late Fees Arrangement" form required to become fees arranged after these dates.

Oct 31, 2017

Jan 31, 2018

Jun 30, 2018

Canada DayNot applicableNot applicableJul 2, 2018

Drop, penalty 1 period ends

WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped

Nov 20, 2017

Mar 20, 2018

Jul 11, 2018

Drop, penalty 2 period begins

WF (Withdrew/Failure, no credit granted, value 32) grade assigned for course(s) dropped (Engineering students: Visit course load and withdrawal in the calendar for specific regulations.)

Nov 21, 2017

Mar 21, 2018

Jul 12, 2018

Good FridayNot applicableMar 30, 2018

Not applicable
Lectures or classes endDec 4, 2017


Apr 4, 2018


Jul 25, 2018


Make-up day for Thanksgiving Day

The loss of a Monday class on October 9 will be made up by following a Monday schedule on December 4.

Dec 4, 2017

Not applicableNot applicable
Make-up day for Good Friday

The loss of a Friday class on March 30 will be made up by following a Friday schedule on April 4.

Not applicableApr 4, 2018

Not applicable
Make-up Day for Canada Day observance on July 2

The loss of a Monday class on July 2 will be made up by following a Monday schedule on July 25.

Not applicableNot applicableJul 25, 2018

Pre-examination study daysDec 5 to Dec 6, 2017


Apr 5 to Apr 6, 2018


Jul 26 to Jul 27, 2018


Remaining eligible students FALL and WINTER terms English Language Proficiency exam dates

View details on the Communication Requirement website

Not applicableApr 6, 2018

Not applicable
Drop, penalty 2 period ends

WF (Withdrew/Failure, no credit granted, value 32) grade assigned for course(s) dropped; last day to drop a course without a petition

Dec 6, 2017

Apr 8, 2018

Jul 27, 2018

On-campus examinations beginDec 7, 2017


Apr 9, 2018


Jul 28, 2018


Grades dueDec 7 to Jan 2, 2018


Apr 7 to May 1, 2018


Jul 28 to Aug 27, 2018


Online course examination daysDec 8, 2017

Dec 9, 2017



Apr 13, 2018

Apr 14, 2018



Jul 28, 2018

Aug 3, 2018



Civic DayNot applicableNot applicableAug 6, 2018

On-campus examinations endDec 21, 2017


Apr 24, 2018


Aug 11, 2018


Co-operative work term ends

Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements

Dec 22, 2017

Apr 27, 2018

Aug 24, 2018

Unofficial grades begin to appear in Quest

Beginning this date, registered students can view their unofficial term grades in Quest. (Not all grades will appear.)

Dec 22, 2017

Apr 25, 2018

Aug 13, 2018

University holiday closureDec 25 to Dec 29, 2017

Not applicableNot applicable
Standings and official grades are available in Quest

Beginning this date, registered students can view their official term grades in Quest. This is the date when official and complete term grades will appear along with academic standings and when official transcripts that have been ordered will be released. Averages do not appear on the official transcript.

Jan 19, 2018

May 18, 2018

Sep 19, 2018

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