Important dates 2017–2018

(September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018)

Correction:

The fall 2017 dates for students to change online exam locations was listed as October 18 - 23. The correct dates are October 12 - 23.

This chart was last updated on Thursday October 5, 2017.

 
Terms and deadlinesFall 2017Winter 2018Spring 2018
Course selection periodReturning
Waterloo
students:
May 23–29


New
Waterloo
students:
Jul 4–10


Sep 26 to Oct 3, 2017


Jan 23–30


Next term schedule available to view in QuestJul 19


Nov 16, 2017


Mar 22


Drop/add period beginsNew
Waterloo
students:
Jul 20

Returning
Waterloo
students:
Jul 24

Nov 20, 2017

Mar 26

Fees due date

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

Aug 23

Dec 12, 2017

Apr 24

Late fees beginAug 24

Dec 13, 2017

Apr 25

New Year's DayNot applicableJan 1

Not applicable
Orientation week

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

Sep 3–9

Jan 2–6

Apr 30 to May 5

Labour DaySep 4

(M)



Not applicableNot 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 LaurierSep 7


Jan 3


May 7


Lectures or classes begin at UWaterlooSep 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 endsSep 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

View details on the Communication Requirement website

Sep 23

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

View details on the Communication Requirement website

Sep 23

Not applicableNot applicable
Victoria DayNot applicableNot applicableMay 21

Drop, no penalty period endsSep 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 applicableNot applicableMay 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 DayOct 9

Not applicableNot 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 10–11

Feb 19–23

Not applicable
Final exam schedules released

View on-campus and online schedules

Oct 12

Feb 2

May 31

Opportunity to adjust your online course exam locationOct 12–23

Feb 7–21

Jun 6–20

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 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

Not applicableNot applicable
Fall 2017 ConvocationOct 20–21

Not applicableNot applicable
Family DayNot applicableFeb 19

Not applicable
Spring 2018 ConvocationNot applicableNot applicableJun 12–16

Last day for online students to change their examination locationOct 23


Feb 21


Jun 20


Deadline for 50% tuition refundOct 25

Feb 20

Jun 19

Fee arrangement deadline

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

Oct 31

Jan 31

Jun 30

Canada DayNot applicableNot applicableJul 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

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

Mar 21

Jul 12

Good FridayNot applicableMar 30

Not applicable
Lectures or classes endDec 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 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

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

Pre-examination study daysDec 5–6


Apr 5–6


Jul 26–27


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

View details on the Communication Requirement website

Not applicableApr 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

On-campus examinations beginDec 7


Apr 9


Jul 28


Grades dueDec 7 to Jan 2, 2018


Apr 7 to May 1


Jul 28 to Aug 27


Online course examination daysDec 8

Dec 9



Apr 13

Apr 14



Jul 28

Aug 3



Civic DayNot applicableNot applicableAug 6

On-campus examinations endDec 21


Apr 24


Aug 11


Co-operative work term ends

Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements

Dec 22

Apr 27

Aug 24

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

University holiday closureDec 25–29

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

Sep 19

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