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Important dates 2016–2017

(September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017)

The following important dates are for undergraduate students. For graduate student dates, visit the Academic deadlines and events page in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

This chart was last updated on Friday, July 15th, 2016.

Terms and deadlinesFall 2016Winter 2017Spring 2017
Course selection periodReturning
Waterloo
students:
May 20 to May 30, 2016


New
Waterloo
students:
Jul 5 to Jul 11, 2016


Sep 21 to Sep 27, 2016


Jan 20 to Jan 26, 2017


WatCard ID Cards

WatCard ID cards for new students will be available for pick up during regular business hours starting July 14 and onwards at the WatCard service desk in Campus Tech, Student Life Centre. Save time and upload your photo in advance. View the WatCard website for details.

Jul 14, 2016

Not applicableNot applicable
Drop/add period beginsNew
Waterloo
students:
Jul 21, 2016

Returning
Waterloo
students:
Jul 25, 2016

Nov 21, 2016

Mar 27, 2017

Fees due date

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

Aug 24, 2016

Dec 13, 2016

Apr 24, 2017

Late fees beginAug 25, 2016

Dec 14, 2016

Apr 25, 2017

Co-operative work term begins

Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements.

Aug 29, 2016

Jan 2, 2017

May 1, 2017

WatCard Services

Students enrolling for the first time and arriving on campus can obtain their WatCard ID card from the WatCard service desk in Campus Tech, Student Life Centre. Open extended hours during Labour Day weekend. View WatCard website for details.

Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2016

Not applicableNot applicable
Orientation Week

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

Sep 4 to Sep 10, 2016

Jan 2 to Jan 6, 2017

Apr 30 to May 5, 2017

Labour DaySep 5, 2016

Not applicableNot applicable
New Year's Day (January 1 Observance)Not applicableJan 2, 2017

Not applicable
Lectures or classes begin at LaurierSep 8, 2016


Jan 3, 2017


May 1, 2017


Lectures or classes begin at UWaterlooSep 8, 2016


Jan 3, 2017


May 1, 2017

Social Work dates may differ.



New Waterloo students WINTER term English Language Proficiency exam dateNot applicableJan 13, 2017

Not applicable
Last day to select examination centres for online courses

View in Quest.

Sep 18, 2016

Jan 15, 2017

May 14, 2017

Add period endsSep 21, 2016


Jan 16, 2017


May 12, 2017


New Waterloo Science students FALL term English Language Proficiency exam datesSep 23 to Sep 24, 2016

Not applicableNot applicable
New Waterloo Engineering students FALL term English Language Proficiency exam dateSep 24, 2016

Not applicableNot applicable
New Waterloo Arts students in programs from GBDA, AFM, and CFM departments, FALL term English Language Proficiency exam dateSep 24, 2016

Not applicableNot applicable
Drop, no penalty period endsSep 28, 2016

Jan 23, 2017

May 19, 2017

Drop, penalty 1 period begins

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

Sep 29, 2016

Jan 24, 2017

May 20, 2017

Thanksgiving DayOct 10, 2016

Not applicableNot applicable
Study Days

Co-operative employment interviews may continue during this period.

Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2016

Feb 20 to Feb 24, 2017

Not applicable
Make-up day for October 11

The loss of a Tuesday class on October 11 (study day) will be made up by following a Tuesday schedule on October 13.

Oct 13, 2016

Tuesday schedule used



Not applicableNot applicable
Make-up day for October 12

The loss of a Wednesday class on October 12 (study day) will be made up by following a Wednesday schedule on October 14.

Oct 14, 2016

Wednesday schedule used



Not applicableNot applicable
Victoria DayNot applicableNot applicableMay 22, 2017

Make-up day for one holiday Monday in the spring term

To balance the days, the loss of one holiday Monday class during the spring term will be made up by following a Monday schedule on May 23.

Not applicableNot applicableMay 23, 2017

Monday schedule used



Final exam schedules released

View on-campus and online schedules

Oct 19, 2016

Feb 8, 2017

Jun 7, 2017

Opportunity to adjust your online course exam locationOct 19 to Oct 24, 2016

Feb 8 to Feb 20, 2017

Jun 7 to Jun 19, 2017

Fall 2016 Convocation

View the Convocation web page.

Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2016

Not applicableNot applicable
Spring 2017 Convocation

View the Convocation web page.

Not applicableNot applicableJun 13 to Jun 17, 2017

Last day for online students to change their examination locationOct 24, 2016


Feb 20, 2017


Jun 19, 2017


Family DayNot applicableFeb 20, 2017

Not applicable
Deadline for 50% tuition refundOct 26, 2016

Feb 21, 2017

Jun 16, 2017

Fee arrangement deadline

A "Petition to the Registrar to Register Late" form required to become fees arranged after these dates.

Oct 31, 2016

Jan 31, 2017

Jun 30, 2017

Canada DayNot applicableNot applicableJul 3, 2017

Drop, penalty 1 period ends

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

Nov 18, 2016

Mar 17, 2017

Jul 7, 2017

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 19, 2016

Mar 18, 2017

Jul 10, 2017

Lectures or classes endDec 5, 2016


Apr 3, 2017


Jul 25, 2017


Make-up day for October 10

The loss of a Monday class on October 10 (Thanksgiving Day) will be made up by following a Monday schedule on December 5.

Dec 5, 2016

Monday schedule used



Not applicableNot applicable
Pre-examination study daysDec 6 to Dec 7, 2016


Apr 4 to Apr 6, 2017


Jul 26 to Jul 27, 2017


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 7, 2016

Apr 6, 2017

Jul 27, 2017

Remaining eligible students FALL and WINTER terms English Language Proficiency exam datesDec 7, 2016

Apr 6, 2017

Not applicable
On-campus examinations beginDec 8, 2016


Apr 7, 2017


Jul 28, 2017


Grades dueDec 8 to Jan 3, 2017


Apr 7 to May 2, 2017


Jul 28 to Aug 29, 2017


Online course examination daysDec 9 to Dec 10, 2016


Apr 7 to Apr 8, 2017


Jul 28 to Jul 29, 2017


Good FridayNot applicableApr 14, 2017

Not applicable
Civic DayNot applicableNot applicableAug 7, 2017

Co-operative work term ends

Actual dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements

Dec 16, 2016

Apr 28, 2017

Aug 25, 2017

On-campus examinations endDec 22, 2016


Apr 25, 2017


Aug 11, 2017


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 23, 2016

Apr 26, 2017

Aug 14, 2017

University holiday closureDec 24 to Dec 31, 2016

Jan 1 to Jan 2, 2017

Not applicable
Standings and official grades 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 20, 2017

May 19, 2017

Sep 22, 2017

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