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The University operates three terms during the academic year:

Fall Term 13 weeks September to December
Winter Term 13 weeks January to April
Summer Term 13 weeks May to August

         Spring Intersession

6 to 7 weeks May to June

Spring Intersession First Term

3 weeks

Spring Intersession Second Term

3 weeks

         Summer Intersession

6 weeks July to August

Summer Intersession First Term

3 weeks

Summer Intersession Second Term

3 weeks

Graduate Academic Schedule 2015-2016

Note: For a complete listing of dates applicable to the 2015 Summer Term, please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies website: http://grad.ucalgary.ca/calendar.

  Classes Begin   Classes End
  Last Day to Drop Courses   Last Day to Add Courses
  Fee Payment Deadline   Exam Days
  No Classes

SEPTEMBER, 2015

1 Tuesday
  • Fall Term begins.
1-5 Tuesday-Saturday
  • Block Week.
5 Saturday
  • Last day to withdraw from Fall Term Block Week courses.
7 Monday
  • Labour Day. No classes. University closed.
8 Tuesday
  • FALL TERM CLASSES BEGIN.
10 Thursday
  • Last day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at Fall (November) Convocation (see Graduation in Academic Regulations section of this calendar).
15 Tuesday
  • First day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at Winter (February) 2016 Convocation (see Graduation in Academic Regulations section of this calendar).
18 Friday
  • Last day to drop Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term (Multi-Term) courses, resulting in no academic record.
  • No refunds for Fall Term or Fall/Winter Term (Multi-Term) courses after this date.
21 Monday
  • Last day to add or swap Fall Term or Fall/Winter Term (Multi-Term) courses.
  • Last day to change registration from audit to credit or credit to audit.
25 Friday
  • Fee payment deadline for Fall Term courses.
  • Thesis-based degrees: Last day for master’s and doctoral students to submit all required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the theses to the Vault to be eligible for Fall (November) Convocation and cancel Fall 2015 registration.

OCTOBER, 2015

1 Thursday
  • First day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at Spring (June) Convocation (see Graduation in Academic Regulations section of this calendar).
12 Monday
  • Thanksgiving Day. No classes. University closed (except Taylor Family Digital Library, Law, Medical, Gallagher and Business Libraries).

NOVEMBER, 2015

11-15 Wednesday-Sunday
  • Reading Days. No classes. University open. 
11 Wednesday
  • Remembrance Day. No classes. University Closed (except Taylor Family Digital Library, Law, Medical, Gallagher and Business Libraries).

12 Thursday
  • Fall Convocation.

DECEMBER, 2015

8 Tuesday
  • FALL TERM CLASSES END.
  • Last day to withdraw from Fall Term courses.
11-22 Friday-Tuesday
  • Fall Term Final Examinations.
25-31 Friday-Thursday
  • Holiday Observance. Term Break. University Closed.
31 Thursday
  • Course-based degrees: Deadline for completion of all degree requirements to be eligible for February 2016 Degree Conferral.

JANUARY, 2016

1 Friday
  • New Year's Day. University Closed.
4 Monday
  • Winter Term Begins.
4-8 Monday to Friday
  • Block Week.
8 Friday
  • Last day to withdraw from Block Week courses.
11 Monday
  • WINTER TERM CLASSES BEGIN.
15 Friday
  • Last day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at the Winter (February) 2016 Conferral of Degrees (see Graduation in Academic Regulations section of this calendar).
22 Friday
  • Last day to drop Winter Term courses, resulting in no academic record.
  • No fee refunds for Winter Term courses after this date.
25 Monday
  • Last day to add or swap Winter Term courses.
  • Last day to change registration from audit to credit or credit to audit.
29 Friday
  • Fee payment deadline for Winter Term.
  • Thesis-based degrees: Last day to submit all required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the theses to the Vault to be eligible for February 2016 Degree Conferral and cancel Winter 2016 registration.

FEBRUARY, 2016

1 Monday
14-21 Sunday to Sunday
  • Reading Week. No classes. University open (except Family Day).
15 Monday
  • Alberta Family Day. No classes. University closed (except Taylor Family Digital Library, Law, Medical, Gallagher and Business Libraries).
  • Summer Term registration for continuing students begins early February.
  • Visit the Spring and Summer website at http://grad.ucalgary.ca/calendar.

MARCH, 2016

25 Friday
  • Good Friday. No classes. University closed (except Taylor Family Digital Library, Law, Medical, Gallagher and Business Libraries).
31 Thursday
  • Last day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at Spring (June) Convocation (see Graduation in Academic Regulations section of this calendar).

APRIL, 2016

13 Wednesday
  • WINTER TERM CLASSES END.
  • Last day to withdraw from Winter Term courses and Fall/Winter Term (Multi-Term) courses.
15 Friday
  • First day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at Fall (November) Convocation (see Graduation in Academic Regulations section of this calendar).

16-27 Saturday to Wednesday

  • Winter Term Final Examinations.
28 Thursday
  • Last day to register for Spring Intersession courses with pre-session study.
29 Friday
  • Winter Term ends.
  • Course-based degrees: Deadline for completion of all degree requirements to be eligible for June Convocation.
  • Thesis-based degrees: Last day for master’s and doctoral students to submit all required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the theses to the Vault to be eligible for June Convocation.

MAY, 2016

9 Monday
  • SPRING INTERSESSION CLASSES BEGIN.
13 Friday
  • Last day for registration and changes of registration for Spring Intersession courses (without pre-session study).
  • No fee refunds for withdrawals from Spring Intersession First-Term, six-week and thirteen-week courses after this date.
18 Wednesday
  • Fee payment deadline for Spring Intersession courses.
  • Thesis-based degrees: Last day to complete all degree requirements (including submission of theses) and cancel Spring 2016 registration.
23 Monday
  • Victoria Day. No Classes. University closed.
26 Thursday-5 June Sunday
  • Congress - No Classes.

JUNE, 2016

6 Monday
  • Classes resume.
6 Monday-10 Friday
  • Spring Convocation for all faculties.
8 Wednesday
  • Spring Intersession First-Term classes end.
  • Last day to withdraw from Spring Intersession First-Term courses.
9 Thursday
  • Final examinations for Spring Intersession First-Term courses.
  • Last day for registration and changes of registration for Summer Intersession courses (with pre-session study).
10 Friday
  • Classes begin for Spring Intersession Second-Term.
13 Monday
  • Last day for registration and changes of registration for Spring Intersession Second-Term courses (without pre-session study).
  • No fee refunds for withdrawals from Spring Intersession Second-Term courses after this date.
30 Thursday
  • SPRING INTERSESSION CLASSES END.
  • Last day to withdraw from Spring Intersession Second-Term courses.

JULY, 2016

1 Friday
  • Canada Day. No classes. University closed.
2-4 Saturday-Monday
  • Final Examinations for Spring Intersession, except those held on June 9.
5 Tuesday
  • SUMMER TERM CLASSES BEGIN.
7 Thursday
  • Last day for registration and changes of registration (without pre-session study) for Summer Intersession First-Term and six-week courses.
11 Monday
  • Fee payment deadline for Summer Intersession courses.
  • No fee refunds for withdrawals from Summer Intersession courses after this date.
  • All graduate students: Last day to complete all degree requirements (including submission of theses) and cancel Summer 2016 registration.
25 Monday
  • Summer Intersession First-Term classes end.
  • Last day to withdraw from Summer Intersession First-Term classes.
26 Tuesday
  • Final Examinations for Summer Intersession First-Term classes.
27 Wednesday
  • Classes begin for Summer Intersession Second-Term.
29 Friday
  • Last day for registration and change of registration for Summer Intersession Second-Term (without pre-session study).
  • No fee refunds for withdrawals from Summer Intersession Second-Term and six-week courses after this date.

AUGUST, 2016

1 Monday
  • Alberta Heritage Day. No classes. University closed.
17 Wednesday
  • SUMMER INTERSESSION CLASSES END.
  • Last day to withdraw from Summer Intersession Second-Term and six-week courses.
  • Last day to withdraw from thirteen-week courses (Multi-Term) offered from May 9 to August 17.
19-22; Friday-Monday
  • Final Examinations for Summer Intersession, except those held on July 26.
31 Wednesday
  • Course-based degrees: Deadline for completion of all degree requirements to be eligible for Fall (November) Convocation.

Note: The dates for the 2016-2017 Academic Year are tentative and subject to review and change.

SEPTEMBER, 2016

5 Monday
  • Labour Day. No classes. University closed.
6 Tuesday
  • Fall Term Begins.
6-10 Tuesday-Saturday
  • Block Week.

10 Saturday
  • Last day to withdraw from Block Week courses.
  • Last day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at Fall (November) Convocation (see Graduation in Academic Regulations section of this calendar).
12 Monday
  • FALL TERM CLASSES BEGIN.
15 Thursday
  • First day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at the Winter (February) 2017 Conferral of Degrees (see Graduation in Academic Regulations of this Calendar).
23 Friday
  • Last day to drop Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term (Multi-Term) courses, resulting in no academic record.
  • No refunds for Fall Term or Fall/Winter Term (Multi-Term) courses after this date.
26 Monday
  • Last day to add or swap Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term (Multi-Term) courses.
  • Last day for change of registration from audit to credit or credit to audit.
30 Friday
  • Fee payment deadline for Fall Term courses.


OCTOBER, 2016

1 Saturday
  • First day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at Spring (June) Convocation (see Graduation in Academic Regulations of this Calendar). 
10 Monday
  • Thanksgiving Day. No classes. University closed (except Taylor Family Digital Library, Law, Medical, Gallagher and Business Libraries).

NOVEMBER, 2016

10-13 Thursday-Sunday
  • Reading Days. No classes. University open.
10 Thursday
  • Fall Convocation.
11 Friday
  • Remembrance Day. No classes. University closed (except Taylor Family Digital Library, Law, Medical, Gallagher and Business Libraries).

DECEMBER, 2016

9 Friday
  • FALL TERM CLASSES END.
  • Last day to withdraw from Fall Term courses.
12-22 Monday to Thursday
  • Fall Term Final Examinations.
25-31 Sunday to Saturday
  • Holiday Observance. Term Break. University closed.

Note: The dates for the 2016-2017 Academic Year are tentative and subject to review and change.

JANUARY, 2017

1 Sunday
  • New Year's Day. University closed.
2 Monday
  • Winter Term Begins.
2-6 Monday-Friday
  • Block Week.
6 Friday

  • Last day to withdraw from Block Week courses
9 Monday
  • WINTER TERM CLASSES BEGIN.
15 Sunday
  • Last day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at Winter (February) Conferral of Degrees see Graduation in Academic Regulations of this Calendar). 
20 Friday
  • Last day to drop Winter Term courses, resulting in no academic record.
  • No fee refunds for Winter Term courses after this date.
23 Monday
  • Last day to add or swap Winter Term courses.
  • Last day for change of registration from audit to credit or credit to audit.
27 Friday
  • Fee payment deadline for Winter Term courses.
  • Summer Term Schedule of Classes will be available mid-January.

FEBRUARY, 2017

19-26 Sunday to Sunday
  • Reading Week. No classes. University open (except Family Day).
20 Monday
  • Alberta Family Day. No classes. University closed (except Taylor Family Digital Library, Law, Medical, Gallagher and Business Libraries).
  • Summer Term registration for continuing students begins early February.

MARCH, 2017

31 Friday
  • Last day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at Spring (June) Convocation, (see Graduation in Academic Regulations section of this calendar). 

APRIL, 2017

12 Wednesday
  • WINTER TERM CLASSES END.
  • Last day to withdraw from Fall/Winter Term courses and Winter Term courses.
14 Friday
  • Good Friday. No classes. University closed (except Taylor Family Digital Library, Law, Medical, Gallagher and Business Libraries).
15 Saturday
  • First day to submit Application for Degree for all degrees and diplomas to be conferred at Fall (November) Convocation (see Graduation in Academic Regulations of this Calendar). 
15-26 Saturday to Wednesday
  • Winter Term Final Examinations.
28 Friday
  • Winter Term ends.