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Important dates 2014–2015

(September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015)

Terms and deadlinesFall 2014Winter 2015Spring 2015
Upper-year students: Course selection week

formerly known as pre-enrolment course selection week

Mar 3 to Mar 9, 2014

Jul 28 to Aug 4, 2014

Nov 26 to Dec 3, 2014

First-year students:Course selection week

formerly known as pre-enrolment course selection week

Jun 23 to Jun 29, 2014

Jul 28 to Aug 4, 2014

Nov 26 to Dec 3, 2014

First-year students: Drop/add period beginsJul 17, 2014


Nov 24, 2014


Mar 30, 2015


Send pictures and pick up WatCards during regular business hours from July 18 onwards

 in the WatCard service desk in CampusTech, Student Life Centre

Jul 18, 2014

Not applicableNot applicable
Upper-year students: Drop/add period beginsJul 21, 2014


Nov 24, 2014


Mar 30, 2015


Fees due date

If you are not Fees Arranged, your access to LEARN may be affected. For more information, see the Student Accounts website.

Aug 25, 2014

Dec 10, 2014

Apr 27, 2015

University holiday: New Year's

For more information, see the Human Resources website.

Not applicableJan 1, 2015

Not applicable
University holiday: Additional day

For more information, see the Human Resources website.

Not applicableJan 2, 2015

Not applicable
Co-operative work term begins

Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements

Aug 25, 2014

Jan 5, 2015

May 4, 2015

Late fees begin

See the Student Accounts website for more information.

Aug 26, 2014

Dec 11, 2014

Apr 28, 2015

Orientation week for students enrolling for the first time at Waterloo

For more information, see the Orientation Week website.

Aug 31 to Sep 6, 2014

Jan 4 to Jan 9, 2015

May 3 to May 8, 2015

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 to Sep 5, 2014

Not applicableNot applicable
University holiday: Labour Day

For more information, see the Human Resources website.

Sep 1, 2014

Not applicableNot applicable
Lectures/classes begin at LaurierSep 4, 2014


Jan 5, 2015


May 4, 2015


Lectures/classes begin at UWaterlooSep 8, 2014


Jan 5, 2015


May 4, 2015

Social Work dates may differ - see Renison calendar



Add period endsSep 19, 2014


Jan 16, 2015


May 15, 2015


English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) Faculty Sessions

For more information, visit the Writing Centre website.

To be determined

Not applicableNot applicable
University holiday: Victoria Day

For more information, see the Human Resources website.

Not applicableNot applicableMay 18, 2015

Deadline to drop or withdraw from courses with 100% tuition refund

For more information, see the Student Accounts website.

Sep 26, 2014

Jan 23, 2015

May 22, 2015

Drop, no penalty period endsSep 26, 2014


Jan 23, 2015


May 22, 2015


Last day to select examination centres for online courses on Quest

For more information, see the Quest website.

Sep 26, 2014

Jan 23, 2015

May 22, 2015

Drop, penalty 1 period begins

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

Sep 27, 2014

Jan 24, 2015

May 23, 2015

University holiday: Thanksgiving Day

For more information, see the Human Resources website.

Oct 13, 2014

Not applicableNot applicable
On-campus final exam schedule postedOct 15, 2014

Feb 11, 2015

Jun 8, 2015

Online exam schedule releasedNot applicableFeb 11, 2015

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?"



Jun 8, 2015

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?"



Opportunity to adjust online course exam location

See how to adjust online course exam location here.

Not applicableFeb 11 to Mar 9, 2015

Jun 8 to Jun 29, 2015

Reading week

Co-operative employment interviews may continue during this period.

Not applicableFeb 16 to Feb 20, 2015

Not applicable
University holiday: Family Day

For more information, please visit the Human Resources website.

Not applicableFeb 16, 2015

Not applicable
Spring 2015 convocation

For more information, please visit the Registrar's Office website.

Not applicableNot applicableJun 9 to Jun 13, 2015

Deadline for 50% tuition refund

For more information, visit the Student Accounts website.

Oct 24, 2014

Feb 20, 2015

Jun 19, 2015

Fall 2014 convocation

For more information, visit the Registrar's Office website.

Oct 24 to Oct 25, 2014

Not applicableNot applicable
Petition to the Registrar to Register Late form required to become fees arranged after these dates

The form can be found on the Registrar's Office website. For more information, visit the Student Accounts website.

Oct 31, 2014

Jan 31, 2015

Jun 30, 2015

University holiday: Canada Day

For more information, visit the Human Resources website.

Not applicableNot applicableJul 1, 2015

Last day for online students to change their examination location.Nov 10, 2014


Mar 9, 2015


Jul 6, 2015


Drop, penalty 1 period ends

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

Nov 14, 2014

Mar 20, 2015

Jul 10, 2015

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, 2014

Mar 21, 2015

Jul 11, 2015

University holiday: Good Friday

For more information, please visit the Human Resources website.

Not applicableApr 3, 2015

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, 2014

Apr 6, 2015

Jul 28, 2015

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 applicableApr 6, 2015

Not applicable
Grades dueDec 2 to Jan 5, 2015


Apr 7 to May 4, 2015


Jul 29 to Aug 31, 2015


Pre-examination study daysDec 2 to Dec 3, 2014


Apr 7 to Apr 9, 2015


Jul 29 to Aug 3, 2015


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, 2014

Apr 9, 2015

Aug 3, 2015

English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) in the Physical Activities Complex

For more information, visit the Writing Centre website.

Dec 3, 2014

Apr 9, 2015

Not applicable
University holiday: Civic Holiday

For more information, please visit the Human Resources website.

Not applicableNot applicableAug 3, 2015

On-campus examinations beginDec 4, 2014


Apr 10, 2015


Aug 4, 2015


Online class examination daysDec 5 to Dec 6, 2014


Apr 10 to Apr 11, 2015


Aug 7 to Aug 8, 2015


Co-operative Work Term ends

Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements

Dec 19, 2014

May 1, 2015

Aug 28, 2015

On-campus examinations endDec 19, 2014


Apr 25, 2015


Aug 15, 2015


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, 2014

Apr 27, 2015

Aug 17, 2015

University holiday: Christmas

For more information, please visit the Human Resources website.

Dec 24 to Dec 31, 2014

Not applicableNot 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, 2015

Sep 18, 2015