Important dates 2014 - 2015

(September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015)

Terms and deadlines Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Spring 2015
Course selection week (formerly known as pre-enrolment course selection week)
 

Upper-year students:
March 3-9

First-year students:
June 23-29

All students: July 28 - August 4

November 26 - December 3

(Quest will be down from Fri., Nov. 28 at 4:30 p.m. until Mon., Dec. 1 at 8:30 a.m.)

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

July 18

Not applicable Not applicable
 

Drop/add period begins

First-year students:
July 17

Upper-year students:
July 21

Nov. 24 March 30
Co-operative work term begins - Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements Aug. 25 Jan. 5 May 4
Fees due date: If you are not Fees Arranged, your access to LEARN may be affected. Aug. 25 Dec. 10, 2014 Apr. 27
Late fees begin Aug. 26 Dec. 11, 2014 Apr. 28

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

Aug. 31 - Sept. 5

Not applicable Not applicable
Orientation week for students enrolling for the first time at Waterloo Aug. 31 - Sept. 6 January 4 - 9 May 3 - 8
University holiday: Labour Day Sept. 1

Not applicable

Not applicable
English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) in the Physical Activities Complex September dates to be determined Not applicable Not applicable
University holiday: New Year's Not applicable Jan. 1 Not applicable
Additional day holiday Not applicable Jan. 2

Not applicable

Lectures/classes begin at Laurier Sept. 4 Jan. 5 May 4
Lectures/classes begin at UWaterloo Sept. 8 Jan. 5 May 4
(Social Work dates may differ - see Renison calendar)

Add period ends

Sept. 19 Jan. 16 May 15
University holiday: Victoria Day Not applicable Not applicable May 18
Drop, no penalty period ends Sept. 26 Jan. 23 May 22
Deadline to drop or withdraw from courses with 100% tuition refund Sept. 26 Jan. 23 May 22

Last day to select examination centres for online courses on Quest

Sept. 26 Jan. 23 May 22
Drop, penalty 1 period begins: WD (Withdrew, no credit granted) grade assigned for course(s) dropped during this period Sept. 27 Jan. 24 May 23
University holiday: Thanksgiving Day Oct. 13 Not applicable Not applicable
On-campus final exam schedule posted Oct. 15 Feb. 11 June 8
Online exam schedule released. Online students can view their exam schedule on Quest to verify that details are correct. See "How do I view my online course exam schedule?" Not applicable Feb. 11 June 8
Opportunity to adjust online course exam location Not applicable Feb. 11 - Mar. 9 June 8 - 29
University holiday: Family Day Not applicable Feb. 16 Not applicable
Reading week: Co-operative employment interviews may continue during this period. Not applicable Feb. 16-20 Not applicable
Spring 2015 convocation Not applicable Not applicable June 9-13
Deadline for 50% tuition refund Oct. 24 Feb. 20 June 19
Fall 2014 convocation Oct. 24, 25 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: Canada Day Not applicable Not applicable July 1
Last day for online students to change their examination location. Nov. 10 Mar. 9 July 6

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

Nov. 14 Mar. 20 July 10

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. 15 Mar. 21 July 11
University holiday: Good Friday Not applicable Apr. 3 Not applicable
Make-up Day: Friday class schedule will be used. The loss of a Friday class on Good Friday (April 3) will be made up by following a Friday schedule on Monday, April 6. Consequently, classes scheduled on Monday will not meet that day. Not applicable Apr. 6 Not applicable

Lectures/classes end
Note: The loss of a Wednesday class on Canada Day (July 1) will be made up by following a Wednesday schedule on July 28. Consequently, classes scheduled on Tuesday will not meet that day.

Dec. 1 Apr. 6 July 28
Grades due Dec. 2 - Jan. 5, 2015 Apr. 7 - May 3 July 29 - Aug. 30
Pre-examination study days Dec. 2, 3 Apr. 7-9 July 29 - Aug. 3
English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) in the Physical Activities Complex Dec. 3 Apr. 9 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. 3 Apr. 9 Aug. 3
University holiday: Civic Holiday Not applicable Not applicable Aug. 3
On-campus examinations begin Dec. 4 Apr. 10 Aug. 4
Online class examination days Dec. 5, 6 Apr. 10, 11 Aug. 7, 8
On-campus examinations end Dec. 19 Apr. 25 Aug. 15
Co-operative Work Term ends:  Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements Dec. 19 May 1 Aug. 28

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. 22 Apr. 27 Aug. 17
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, 2015 May 22 Sept. 18

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