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Important dates 2013 - 2014

(September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014)

Terms and deadlines Fall 2013 Winter 2014 Spring 2014
Course selection week (formerly known as pre-enrolment course selection week)
 

Upper-year students:
Feb. 25-Mar. 3

First-year students:
July 8-21

Upper-year students:
June 17-23, 2013

and

Sept. 23-Oct. 6, 2013

First-year students:
Sept. 23-Oct. 6, 2013

Nov. 18-24, 2013

Send pictures and pick up WatCards during regular business hours from July 18 onwards in the WatCard Office, Student Life Centre

July 18

Not applicable Not applicable

Drop/add period begins

First-year students:
July 25

Upper-year students:
July 29

Nov. 11, 2013 Apr. 7

Fees due date: If you are not Fees Arranged, your access to LEARN may be affected.

Aug. 26 Dec. 12, 2013 Apr. 28
Co-operative work term begins - Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements Aug. 26 Jan. 6 Apr. 28
Late fees begin Aug. 27 Dec. 13, 2013 Apr. 29

Students enrolling for the first time can obtain their WatCard (ID card) from the WatCard Office, Student Life Centre. Note: Does not apply to students taking all classes online.

Sept. 1-6

Not applicable Not applicable
University holiday: Labour Day Sept. 2 Not applicable Not applicable
Orientation week for students enrolling for the first time at Waterloo Sept. 2-7 Not applicable Not applicable
English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) in the Physical Activities Complex Sept. 4, 5 Not applicable Not applicable
University holiday: New Year's Not applicable Jan. 1 Not applicable
Lectures/classes begin Sept. 9 Jan. 6 May 5
(Social Work dates may differ - see Renison calendar)

Add period for online classes ends

Sept. 13

Jan. 10

May 16 (revised date)

Add period ends

Sept. 20 Jan. 17 May 16
University holiday: Victoria Day Not applicable Not applicable May 19
Make-up day: Note: Monday class schedule will be used. The loss of a Monday class on Victoria Day will be made up immediately that week by following a Monday schedule on Wednesday May 21. Consequently, classes scheduled on Wednesday will not meet that day. Not applicable Not applicable

May 21 (see note in first column)

Last day to select examination centres for online courses on Quest. Sept. 27 Jan. 24 May 23
Drop, no penalty period ends Sept. 27 Jan. 24 May 23
Deadline to drop or withdraw from courses with 100% tuition refund Sept. 27 Jan. 24 May 23
Drop, penalty 1 period begins: WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped during this period Sept. 28 Jan. 25 May 24
University holiday: Thanksgiving Day Oct. 14 Not applicable Not applicable
Online course exam schedules available on Quest (estimated dates; may vary 1-2 days before or after) Oct. 16 Feb. 10 June 9
University holiday: Family Day Not applicable Feb. 17 Not applicable
Reading week: Co-operative employment interviews may continue during this period. Not applicable Feb. 17-21 Not applicable
Spring 2014 convocation Not applicable Not applicable June 10-14
Deadline for 50% tuition refund Oct. 25 Feb. 21 June 20
Fall 2013 convocation Oct. 25, 26 Not applicable Not applicable
Petition to the Registrar to Register Late form required to become fees arranged after these dates Oct. 31 Jan. 31 June 30
University holiday: Additional day Not applicable Not applicable June 30
University holiday: Canada Day Not applicable Not applicable July 1

Drop, penalty 1 period ends: WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped

Nov. 15 Mar. 21 July 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. 16 Mar. 22 July 12
Last day for online students to make changes to their examination locations. Nov. 20 Mar. 10 July 7
Online students should view their exam schedule details on Quest to verify that arrangements are correct. See the how do I view my online course exam schedule for more information. Nov. 25 Mar. 10 July 7
Lectures/classes end Dec. 2 Apr. 4 July 30
Grades due Dec. 2 - Jan. 5, 2014 Apr. 4 - May 4 July 23 - Sept. 1
Pre-examination study days Dec. 3, 4 Apr. 5-7 July 31 - Aug. 4
English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) in the Physical Activities Complex Dec. 4 Apr. 7 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. 4 Apr. 7 Aug. 4
University holiday: Civic Holiday Not applicable Not applicable Aug. 4
On-campus examinations begin Dec. 5 Apr. 8 Aug. 5
Online class examination days Dec. 6, 7 Apr. 11, 12 Aug. 8, 9
University holiday: Good Friday, University closed Not applicable Apr. 18 Not applicable
On-campus examinations end Dec. 20 Apr. 24 Aug. 16
Co-operative Work Term ends:  Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements Dec. 20 Apr. 25 Aug. 22

Unofficial Grades begin to appear in Quest: Beginning this date, registered students can view their unofficial term grades in Quest (this means not all grades may appear)

Dec. 23 Apr. 25 Aug. 18
University holidays: Christmas Dec. 24-31 Not applicable Not applicable
Standings and official grades available in Quest (fully graded date): Beginning this date, registered students can view their official term grades in Quest; date when official and complete term grades will appear along with academic standings; this is the date when official transcripts that have been ordered will be released. Averages do not appear on the official transcript. Jan. 23, 2014 May 21 Sept. 17

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