(September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018)
This chart was last updated on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.
|Terms and deadlines||Fall 2017||Winter 2018||Spring 2018|
|Course selection period||Returning|
|Sep 26 to Oct 3, 2017||To be determined |
|Drop/add period begins||New|
|Nov 20, 2017||To be determined |
|Fees due date||Aug 23||Dec 12, 2017||Apr 24 |
|Late fees begin||Aug 24||Dec 13, 2017||Apr 25 |
|New Year's Day||Not applicable||Jan 1||Not applicable|
View Orientation website for students enrolling for the first time at Waterloo.
|Sep 3–9||Jan 2–6||Apr 30 to May 5 |
|Labour Day||Sep 4|
|Not applicable||Not applicable|
|Co-operative work term begins|
Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements.
|Sep 5||Jan 2||May 1 |
|Lectures or classes begin at Laurier||Sep 7||Jan 3||May 7 |
|Lectures or classes begin at UWaterloo||Sep 7||Jan 3||May 1 |
|Last day to select examination centres for online courses.|
View in Quest.
|Sep 17||Jan 14||May 13 |
|Add period ends||Sep 20||Jan 16||May 14 |
|New Waterloo Science students English Language Proficiency exam dates.|
View details on the Communication Requirement website.
|Sep 22–23||Jan 12||Not applicable|
|New Waterloo Arts students in programs from GBDA, AFM, and CFM departments, FALL term English Language Proficiency exam date||Sep 23||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|New Waterloo Engineering students FALL term English Language Proficiency exam date||Sep 23||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|Victoria Day||Not applicable||Not applicable||May 21 |
|Drop, no penalty period ends||Sep 27||Jan 23||May 22 |
|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 applicable||Not applicable||May 22 |
|Drop, penalty 1 period begins|
WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped during this period
|Sep 28||Jan 24||May 23 |
|Thanksgiving Day||Oct 9||Not applicable||Not applicable|
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 10–11||Feb 19–23||Not applicable|
|Final exam schedules released||Oct 12||Feb 2||May 31 |
|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||Not applicable||Not 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||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|Opportunity to adjust your online course exam location||Oct 18–23||Feb 7–21||Jun 6–20 |
|Fall 2017 Convocation|
View the Convocation web page
|Oct 20–21||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|Family Day||Not applicable||Feb 19||Not applicable|
|Spring 2018 Convocation|
View the Convocation web page
|Not applicable||Not applicable||Jun 12–16 |
|Last day for online students to change their examination location||Oct 23||Feb 21||Jun 20 |
|Deadline for 50% tuition refund|
View Student Financial Services website
|Oct 25||Feb 20||Jun 19 |
|Fee arrangement deadline||Oct 31||Jan 31||Jun 30 |
|Canada Day||Not applicable||Not applicable||Jul 2 |
|Drop, penalty 1 period ends|
WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped
|Nov 20||Mar 20||Jul 11 |
|Drop, penalty 2 period begins||Nov 21||Mar 21||Jul 12 |
|Good Friday||Not applicable||Mar 30||Not applicable|
|Lectures or classes end||Dec 4||Apr 4||Jul 25 |
|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||Not applicable||Not 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 applicable||Apr 4||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 applicable||Not applicable||Jul 25 |
|Pre-examination study days||Dec 5–6||Apr 5–6||Jul 26–27 |
|Remaining eligible students FALL and WINTER terms English Language Proficiency exam dates||Not applicable||Apr 6||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||Apr 8||Jul 27 |
|Grades due||Dec 7 to Jan 2, 2018||Apr 7 to May 1||Jul 28 to Aug 27 |
|On-campus examinations begin||Dec 7||Apr 9||Jul 28 |
|Online course examination days||Dec 8|
|Jul 28 |
|Civic Day||Not applicable||Not applicable||Aug 6 |
|On-campus examinations end||Dec 21||Apr 24||Aug 11 |
|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||Apr 25||Aug 13 |
|Co-operative work term ends|
Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements
|Dec 22||Apr 27||Aug 24 |
|University holiday closure||Dec 25–29||Not applicable||Not 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||Sep 19 |
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