Important Dates

Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Summer 2018

Fall 2017

September 1, 2017

  • Fall term officially begins.

September 4, 2017

  • University closed for Labour Day holiday.

September 5, 2017

  • Fall classes begin.

September 8, 2017

  • Tuition: Due date for Fall term tuition.

September 15, 2017

  • Grades: Grade submission deadline for Summer term grades for continuing students.

September 29, 2017

  • Courses: Last day to enroll in Graduate courses for the Fall term (Please note: Date may vary according to the start date of each class, as students can only miss up to two classes in each term).
  • Courses: Last day to declare an audit for a course starting in the Fall term.
  • Grades: Last day to drop a graduate course beginning in the Fall term without it appearing on the transcript.  Students who drop after this date, but before November 1st, will receive a WDN on the transcript.

October 9, 2017

  • University closed for Thanksgiving holiday.

October 13, 2017

  • Tuition: Due date for second installment of the Fall term tuition for those paying in 2 installments.

October 25, 26 & 27, 2017

October 30, 2017

  • Change of Registration: Last day to provide proof of Permanent Residency to have the Fall tuition fees reduced to the domestic rate.

November 3, 2017

  • Ph.D. Thesis:  Deadline for PhD students to submit thesis defence paperwork to the Graduate Programs Office.

October 31, 2017

  • Courses: Last day to withraw from a graduate course beginning in the Fall term without academic penalty.  Students who drop after this date will receive an F on their transcript.

November 10, 2017

  • Ph.D. Thesis: Deadline for PhD students to upload final thesis for examination to the Scholarship@Western site to finish in the Fall term. 

November 17, 2017

  • Master’s Thesis: Deadline to submit defense paperwork to Graduate Programs Office to defend in Fall term.

November 24, 2017

  • Master's Thesis: Deadline for Masters’ students to upload the final thesis for examination to the Scholarship@Western site to finish in the Fall term.

November 27, 2017

  • Graduation: Recommended deadline to Apply to Graduate for the February In-Absentia Convocation.
  • Change of Registration: Recommended deadline to submit to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies any request for a change of registration (Including Leave of Absence, and TDO Status).

December 16, 2016

  • PhD/Master's Thesis: Last day to defend to finish in the Fall term.

December 22, 2017

  • Grades: Submission deadline for Fall term grades for students who are graduating in the February In-Absentia Convocation.

December 31, 2017

  • IPP: Deadline to submit proposal for students registered in IPP in the Fall term.   Deadline to submit Supervisor Approval form for students registered for IPP in the Winter term.
  • IRR:  Deadline to submit IRR proposal and form for students registered in an IRR course for the Winter term.
  • Master’s/Ph.D. Thesis: Last day to upload final thesis to the Scholarship@Western site for final approval to finish in the Fall term OR to upload thesis for examination to be eligible for “Thesis Defense Only” status for the Winter term.

December 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018

  • University closed for Christmas break.

Fall term ends.


Winter 2018

January 1, 2018

  • Winter term officially begins.

January 8, 2018

  • Winter classes begin.

January 5, 2018

  • Tuition: Due date for Winter term tuition.

January 15, 2018

  • Grades: Grade submission deadline for Fall term grades for continuing students.
  • Courses: Last day to enroll in graduate courses starting in the Winter term.

January 30, 2018

  • Change of Registration: Last day to provide proof of Permanent Residency to have Winter tuition fees reduced to the domestic rate.

January 31, 2018

  • Courses: Last day to declare an audit for a course starting in the Winter term.
  • Grades: Last day to drop a graduate course beginning in the Winter term without it appearing on the transcript.  Students who drop after this date, but before March 1st, will receive a WDN on the transcript.

February 23, 2018

February 12, 2018

  • Tuition: Due date for second installment of Winter term tuition for those paying in 2 installments.

February 19, 2018

  • University closed for Family Day holiday.

February 28, 2018

  • Courses: Last day to withraw from a graduate course beginning in the Winter term without academic penalty.  Students who drop after this date will receive an F on their transcript.

March 2, 2018

  • Ph.D. Thesis:  Deadline to submit defense paperwork to Graduate Programs Office to defend in winter term.

March 12-16, 2018

  • No classes

March 18, 2018

  • Ph.D. Thesis: Deadline for PhD students to upload thesis for examination to the Scholarship@Western site, to finish in winter term.

March 23, 2018

  • Master’s Thesis: Deadline to submit defense paperwork to Graduate Programs Office to defend in winter term.

March 26, 2018

  • Graduation: Recommended deadline to Apply to Graduate for the Spring Convocation

March 30, 2018

  • University closed for Good Friday holiday.

March 31, 2018

  • Master's Thesis: Deadline for Masters’ students to upload final thesis for examination to the Scholarship@Western site, to finish in the Winter term.

April 19, 2018

  • PhD/Master's Thesis: Last day to defend to finish in winter term.

April 30, 2018

  • Grades: Submission deadline for winter term grades for students who are graduating in the at the Spring Convocation.
  • IPP: Deadline to submit proposal for students registered in IPP in the Winter term.   Deadline to submit Supervisor Approval form for students registered for IPP in the Summer term.
  • IRR:  Deadline to submit IRR proposal and form for students registered in an IRR course for the Summer term.
  • Master’s/Ph.D. Thesis: Last day to upload final thesis to the Scholarship@Western site for final approval to finish in the Winter term OR to upload thesis for examination to be eligible for “Thesis Defense Only” status for the Summer term.

Winter term ends.


Summer 2018

May 1, 2018

  • Summer term officially begins.
  • Courses: Intersession Onsite and Intersession Online courses begin.

May 7, 2018

  • Tuition: Due date for Summer term tuition.
  • Courses: Deadline to add Intersession Onsite and Intersession Online courses.

May 15, 2018

  • Grades: Grade submission deadline for Winter term grades for continuing students.

May 21, 2018

  • University closed for Victoria Day holiday.

June 11, 2018

  • Tuition: Due date for second installment of Summer term tuition for those paying in 2 installments.

June 12-15,18-20, 2018

June 11, 2018

  • Courses: Intersession Onsite courses end.
  • Courses: TESOL courses end.

June 22, 2018

  • Courses: Intersession Online courses end.

June 28, 2018

  • Change of Registration: Last day to provide proof of Permanent Residency to have Summer tuition fees reduced to the domestic rate.

July 2, 2018

  • University closed for Canada Day holiday.

July 3, 2018

  • Courses: Summer Session Online and Summer Session Onsite courses begin

July 6, 2018

  • Ph.D. Thesis: Deadline to submit paperwork to Graduate Programs Office to defend in the Summer term

July 6, 2018

  • Courses: Last day to add a Summer Session Onsite or Summer Session Online course.

July 20, 2018

  • Ph.D. Thesis: Deadline for PhD students to upload final thesis for examination to the Scholarship@Western site, to finish in the Summer term.

July 26, 2018

  • Change of Registration: Recommended deadline to submit any request for a Change of Registration (leave of absence, part-time status, etc.) for the Fall term
  • Graduation: Recommended deadline to Apply to Graduate for Fall Convocation

July 27, 2018

  • Master’s Thesis: Deadline to submit defense paperwork to Graduate Programs Office to defend in the Summer term.

August 3, 2018

  • Master's Thesis: Final date for Master's students to submit their thesis for examination to Scholarship@Western to complete the degree within the Summer term.

August 6, 2018

  • University closed for Civic Holiday.

 August 27, 2018

  • PhD/Master's Thesis: Last day to defend to finish within the Summer term.
  • Courses: Summer Session Online courses end.

August 31, 2018

  • Grades: Deadline for grade submission for students finishing in summer term and convocating in the Fall.
  • IPP: Deadline to submit proposal for students registered in IPP in the Summer term.  Deadline to submit Supervisor Approval form for students registered for IPP in the Fall term.
  • IRR:  Deadline to submit IRR proposal and form for students registered in an IRR course for the Fall term.
  • Master’s/Ph.D. Thesis: Last day to upload final thesis to the Scholarship@Western site for final approval to finish in the Summer term OR to upload thesis for examination to be eligible for “Thesis Defense Only” status for the Fall term.

Summer term ends.