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Calendar of Events and Academic Deadlines

Calendar of Events and Academic Deadlines

Calendar of Events and Academic Deadlines

Legend for all Tables

Key  Description 
(M) Monday
(T) Tuesday
(W) Wednesday
(Th) Thursday
(F) Friday 
(S) Saturday 
(U) Sunday 
✶  Co-op work terms are expected to be 16 weeks in duration. Actual start and end dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements in consultation with Co-operative Education. 
Make-up day in the spring term. The loss of a Friday class on Canada Day (July 1) will be made up by following a Friday schedule on July 26.
†  Renison Social Work (BSW) students should consult with Renison for relevant dates in the spring term
β  Grades for on-campus courses are due in the Office of the Registrar throughout this period. Due dates for specific on-campus courses are normally scheduled seven days from the date of the final examination; those of online courses are due on the last day of the periods specified in the chart below. Grades for courses (on-campus and online) without a scheduled final examination are normally due 14 days after the start of the examinations.

Undergraduate Studies Academic Term Dates and Deadlines

Terms and Deadlines
Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring 2022
Course Selection Period

Returning Waterloo students:

June 9-22 (W-T)

New Waterloo students:

July 5-12 (M-M)

All students:

Sept. 24 (F) - Oct. 4 (M)

All students:

Jan. 31 (M) - Feb. 8 (T)

Drop/Add Period appointments

New Waterloo students:

July 29 (Th) - Aug. 4 (W)

Returning Waterloo students:

Aug. 3-4 (T-W)

All students:

Nov. 22-23 (M-T)

All students:

Mar. 28-29 (M-T)

Add Period begins (open enrolment)
Aug. 5 (Th)
Nov. 24 (W)
Mar. 30 (W)
Tuition and fees due date Aug. 24 (T)
Dec. 14 (T)
Apr. 25 (M)
Late fees begin Aug. 25 (W)
Jan. 26 (W) [revised]
Apr. 26 (T)
Co-op Work Term begins * Sept. 7 (T) Jan. 4 (T) May 2 (M)
Classes begin Sept. 8 (W) Jan. 5 (W) May 2 (M)
Add Period ends Sept. 21 (T)
Jan. 18 (T)
May 13 (F)
Drop deadline to withdraw from classes with 100% tuition refund 
Sept. 28 (T)
Jan. 25 (T)
May 20 (F)
Drop with WD begins: WD (Withdrew) grade assigned for class(es) dropped Sept. 29 (W)
Jan. 26 (W)
May 21 (S)
Reading Week Oct. 9-17 (S-U) Feb. 19-27 (S-U) Not applicable
Deadline for 50% tuition refund Oct. 26 (T)
Feb. 18 (F)
June 17 (F)
Drop with WD ends: WD (Withdrew) grade assigned for class(es) dropped Nov. 23 (T)
Mar. 22 (T)
July 12 (T)
Drop with WF begins: WF (Withdrew/Failure) grade assigned for class(es) dropped (Engineering students: See Engineering-specific regulations regarding course load and withdrawal) Nov. 24 (W)
Mar. 23 (W)
July 13 (W)
Make-up day for Canada Day on July 1 Not applicable Not applicable

July 26 (T) Ф

Friday schedule used

Classes end

Dec. 7 (T)

Apr. 5 (T)

July 26 (T)

Drop with WF ends: last day to drop a class without a petition  Dec. 8 (W)
Apr. 7 (Th)
July 28 (Th)
Co-operative Work Term ends * Dec. 23 (Th) Apr. 22 (F) Aug. 19 (F)

These important dates, and more, are available on the Registrar's Office website.

Examination Dates 

 Terms and Deadlines
Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring 2022
Grades due β   Dec. 8 (W) - Jan. 4 (T)
Apr. 6 (W) - May 2 (M)
July 27 (W) - Aug. 23 (T)
Pre-examination study day(s) Dec. 8 (W) Apr. 6, 7 (W, Th) July 27, 28 (W, Th)
Final examinations begin
Dec. 9 (W) Apr. 8 (F)
July 29 (F)
In-person exam days for online courses N/A
Apr. 8, 9 (F, S) Aug. 5, 6 (F, S)
Examination on Sundays Dec. 12 (U) Not applicable Not applicable
Final examinations end
Dec. 23 (Th) Apr. 26 (T)
Aug. 13 (S)
Unofficial grades begin to appear in Quest Dec. 24 (F)
Apr. 27 (W)
Aug. 14 (U)
Standings and official grades are available in Quest Jan. 20 (Th)
May 19 (Th)
Sept. 13 (T)

Convocation Dates 

Fall 2021 Convocation Spring 2022 Convocation
October 22-23 (F-S)
June 14-18 (T-S)

Visit the Ceremony dates and times page on the Convocation website for specifics.

Holidays and University Closures

Fall 2021 (Sept.-Dec.)

  • Labour Day: Sept. 6 (M)
  • Thanksgiving Day: Oct. 11 (M)
  • Closure for the holiday season: Dec. 24-31 (F-F)

Winter 2022 (Jan.-Apr.)

  • New Year's Day: Jan. 3 (M)
  • Family Day: Feb. 21 (M)
  • Good Friday: Apr. 15 (F)

Spring 2022 (May-Aug.)

  • Victoria Day: May 23 (M)
  • Canada Day: July 1 (F)
  • Civic Holiday: Aug. 1 (M)

Some University of Waterloo departments may be open for limited service on these days.

Also see list of paid holidays for more holiday date information on the Human Resources website.

Office of the Registrar
University of Waterloo
Ira G. Needles Hall
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1