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Academic Schedule

The University operates four terms during the academic year:

Fall Term 13 weeks September to December
Winter Term 13 weeks January to April
Spring Term 6 to 7 weeks May to June
Summer Term 6 weeks July to August

Graduate Academic Schedule 2012-2013

Note: For a complete listing of dates applicable to the 2012 Summer Term, please refer to the 2012 Spring and Summer website: http://springsummer.ucalgary.ca/.

JULY, 2012

1 Sunday
  • Canada Day, University closed.
2 Monday
  • Canada Day (Observed), University Closed. No lectures.
3 Tuesday
  • SUMMER TERM LECTURES BEGIN. First-term and six-week courses.
5 Thursday
  • Last day for registration and change of registration for Summer Term six-week and first-term half courses (without pre-session study).
  • No fee refunds for withdrawals from Summer Term six-week courses and first-term half courses after this date.
13 Friday
  • Fee payment deadline for Summer Term fees for six-week courses and first-term half courses.
23 Monday
  • Last day of first-term lectures in Summer Term.
  • Last day to withdraw with permission from first-term courses in Summer Term.
24 Tuesday
  • First-term final examinations for Summer Term.
  • Mid-term break for six week courses. No lectures.
25 Wednesday
  • Lectures begin for the second-term of Summer Term.
27 Friday
  • Last day for registration and change of registration for second-term Summer Term (without pre-session study).
  • No fee refunds for withdrawals from Summer Term second-term half courses after this date.


AUGUST, 2012

6 Monday
  • Alberta Heritage Day. University closed. No lectures.
15 Wednesday
  • Last day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at Fall Convocation.
16 Thursday
  • SUMMER TERM LECTURES END
  • Last day to withdraw with permission from full courses, half courses given over a six-week period and second-term half courses in Summer Term. 
  • Last day to withdraw with permission from thirteen-week courses (Multi-term) offered from May 9 to August 16.
17-18 Friday-Saturday
  • Final Examinations for Summer Term except first-term courses. Final examinations for thirteen-week courses.

SEPTEMBER, 2012

3 Monday
  • Labour Day. University closed.
4 Tuesday
  • Fall Term begins.
4-8 Tuesday-Saturday
  • Block Week.
8 Saturday
  • Last day to withdraw with permission from Fall Term Block Week courses.
10 Monday
  • FALL TERM LECTURES BEGIN (except Block Week courses).
21 Friday
  • Last day to drop full courses and Fall term half courses.
  • No refunds for full courses (Multi-term) or Fall Term half courses after this date.
24 Monday
  • Last day to add or swap full courses and Fall term half courses.
  • Last day for change of registration from audit to credit or credit to audit.
28 Friday
  • Fee payment deadline for Fall term full and half courses.
  • Course-based degrees: Deadline for departments to notify the Faculty of Graduate Studies that all requirements are met for course-based degrees for November 2012 Convocation.
  • Thesis-based degrees: Last day for final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for November 2012 Convocation.
  • All graduate students: Last day to submit your theses/dissertations to the Faculty of Graduate office or complete all degree requirements to not have fees charged for Fall 2012.

OCTOBER, 2012

8 Monday
  • Thanksgiving Day, University closed (except Taylor Family Digital Library, Law, Medical, Gallagher and Business Libraries). No lectures.

NOVEMBER, 2012

10-13 Saturday-Tuesday
  • Reading Days. No lectures.
12 Monday
  • Remembrance Day (Observed). University Closed (except Taylor Family Digital Library, Law, Medical, Gallagher and Business Libraries). No lectures.
13 Tuesday
  • Fall Convocation.

DECEMBER, 2012

7 Friday
  • FALL TERM LECTURES END. (For practicum students, the length of the term may be extended.)
  • Last day to withdraw with permission from Fall Term half courses.
10-19 Monday-Wednesday
  • Fall Term Final Examinations and consolidated end-of-term tests in full courses.
25-31 Tuesday-Monday
  • Holiday Observance. Term Break. University Closed.

JANUARY, 2013

1 Tuesday
  • New Year's Day. University Closed.
2 Wednesday
  • Winter Term Begins
    Lectures begin in Block Week courses.
2-5; 7 Wednesday to Saturday; Monday
  • Block Week.
7 Monday
  • Last day to withdraw with permission from Block Week courses.
8 Tuesday
  • WINTER TERM LECTURES BEGIN (except Block Week courses).
18 Friday
  • Last day to drop Winter Term half courses.
  • No fee refunds for Winter Term half courses after this date.
21 Monday
  • Last day to add or swap Winter Term half courses.
  • Last day to change registration from audit to credit or credit to audit.
25 Friday
  • Fee payment deadline for Winter Term fees.
    Spring and Summer term Schedule of Classes will be available mid-January.
  • All graduate students: Last day to submit your theses/dissertations to the Faculty of Graduate Studies office or to complete all degree requirements in order to avoid fees being charged for Winter 2013.
  • Visit the Spring and Summer website at http://springsummer.ucalgary.ca/.

FEBRUARY, 2013

1 Wednesday
  • Last day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at May and Spring (June) Convocations (see Graduation in Academic Regulations section of this calendar).
17-24 Sunday to Sunday
  • Reading Week. No lectures. University open (except Family Day).
18 Monday
  • Alberta Family Day, University closed (except MacKimmie, Law, Medical, Gallagher and Business Libraries). No lectures.
  • Spring and Summer Term registration for continuing students begins early February.
  • Visit the Spring and Summer website at http://springsummer.ucalgary.ca/.

MARCH, 2013

  • Spring and Summer Term registration for Open Students and Visiting students begins early March.
  • Visit the Spring and Summer website at http://springsummer.ucalgary.ca/.
29 Friday
  • Good Friday, University closed (except Taylor Family Digital Library, Law, Medical, Gallagher and Business Libraries).

APRIL, 2013

1 Monday
  • Law & Leaders in Medicine Graduate Students: Last day to submit master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to the Faculty of Graduate Studies or complete all degree requirements for May 2013 Convocation.
16 Tuesday
  • WINTER TERM LECTURES END. (For practicum students, the length of the term may be extended.)
  • Last day to withdraw with permission from full courses or Winter Term half courses.
17 Wednesday
  • Last day to register for Spring term first-term half courses, six week and thirteen-week courses (Multi-term) courses with pre-session study.
19-30 Friday to Tuesday
  • Winter Term Final Examinations.
30 Tuesday
  • Winter Term ends.
  • Course-based degrees: Deadline for departments to notify the Faculty of Graduate Studies that all requirements are met for course-based degrees for June 2013 Convocation.
  • Thesis-based degrees: Last day for final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for June 2013 Convocation.

MAY, 2013

9 Thursday
  • May Convocation for Faculties of Law and Medicine.
14 Tuesday
  • SPRING TERM LECTURES BEGIN
20 Monday
  • Victoria Day. University closed. No lectures.
22 Wednesday
  • Last day for registration and changes of registration for Spring term first-term half courses, six-week and thirteen-week courses (Multi-term) (without pre-session study).
  • No fee refunds for withdrawals from Spring term first-term half courses, six week and thirteen-week courses (Multi-term) after this date.
24 Friday
  • Fee payment deadline for Spring term fees for first-term, six week, thirteen-week and second-term courses.
  • All graduate students: Last day to submit your theses/dissertations to the Faculty of Graduate Studies or to complete all degree requirements in order to avoid fees being charged for Spring 2013.

JUNE, 2013

4 Tuesday
  • First-term final examinations for Spring Term.
  • Last day to withdraw with permission from first-term half courses in Spring term.
5 Wednesday
  • First-term final examinations for Spring Term.
  • Last day for registration and changes of registration for Summer Term courses (with pre-session study).
6 Thursday
  • Lectures begin for the second-term of Spring Term.
10 Monday
  • Last day for registration and changes of registration for Spring Term second-term half courses (without pre-session study).
  • No fee refunds for withdrawals from Spring Term second-term half courses after this date.
10-14 Monday to Friday
  • Spring (June) Convocation for all faculties except Law and Medicine.
26 Wednesday
  • SPRING TERM LECTURES END.
  • Last day to withdraw with permission from full courses, half courses given over a six-week period and second-term half courses in Spring Term.

27-29 Thursday-Saturday

  • Spring Term Final Examinations except first-term courses.

Note: The dates for the 2012-2013 Spring and Summer are tentative and subject to review and change.