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Graduate Studies Calendar 2020-2021 Academic Schedule
Academic Schedule
2020-2021 Academic Dates and Deadlines

The academic year starts with the Fall Term and ends with the Summer Intersession.

The schedules for the Juris Doctor, Doctor of Medicine and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine may have different start and end dates.

Courses taught according to a non-standard schedule have different drop, add and withdrawal deadlines. Please refer to the Student Centre for deadlines specific to courses with a non-standard schedule.

The academic schedule may be updated online when required and as needed.

See: Spring/Summer 2020 | Fall/Winter 2020/21 | Spring/Summer 2021

Spring/Summer Term 2020 Spring Intersession 2020 Summer Intersession 2020
Academic Dates    
Start of Term
Wednesday, May 6 Wednesday, May 6 Monday, June 29
End of Term

Friday, August 28

Friday, June 26

Friday, August 28

Start of Classes   Wednesday, May 6 Monday, June 29
End of Classes   Wednesday, June 17

Wednesday, August 12

Start of Exams   Friday, June 19 Friday, August 14
End of Exams  

Tuesday, June 23

Tuesday, August 18
Registration Dates    
Last day to drop a class without financial penalty* Tuesday, May 12 Tuesday, May 12 Friday, July 3
Last day to add or swap a course   Tuesday, May 12 Friday, July 3
Last day to withdraw from a course**   Wednesday, June 17

Wednesday, August 12

Tuition and Refund Dates    
End of refund period Tuesday, May 12

Tuesday, May 12

Friday, July 3
Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline Friday, May 15 Friday, May 15 Wednesday, July 8
Important Dates    
Thesis-based degrees: Last day to submit required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and thesis to The Vault to cancel Spring registration. Friday, May 15    
Spring Convocation   Monday-Friday, June 1-5  
Course-based degrees: last day to complete all degree requirements to cancel Summer registration.   Tuesday, June 30  
Thesis-based degrees: Last day to submit required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and thesis to The Vault to cancel Summer registration.     Wednesday, July 8
Course-based degrees: last day to complete all degree requirements to be eligible for Fall Convocation and cancel Fall registration Monday, August 31    
Recognized Holidays (university closed)    
Victoria Day   Monday, May 18  
Canada Day   Wednesday, July 1  
Alberta Heritage Day     Monday, August 3

*There will be no academic record of a course that is dropped by this date and tuition will be refunded.
**There will be a "W" recorded for the course and tuition will not be refunded.

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Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
Academic Dates   
Start of Term
Monday, August 31 Monday, January 4
End of Term
Thursday, December 24 Friday, April 30
Block Week Monday-Friday, August 31-September 4 Monday-Friday, January 4-8
Start of Classes Tuesday, September 8 Monday, January 11
Term Break, no classes Sunday-Saturday, November 8-14 Sunday-Saturday, February 14-20
End of Classes Wednesday, December 9 Thursday, April 15
Start of Exams Saturday, December 12 Monday, April 19
End of Exams Wednesday, December 23 Thursday, April 29
Registration Dates   
Last day to drop a class without financial penalty* Thursday, September 17 Thursday, January 21
Last day to add or swap a course Friday, September 18 Friday, January 22
Last day to withdraw from a course** Wednesday, December 9 Thursday, April 15
Tuition and Refund Dates   
End of refund period Thursday, September 17 Thursday, January 21
Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline Friday, September 25 Friday, January 22
Important Dates   
Deadline to Apply for Fall Convocation

Tuesday, September 15

 
Thesis-based degrees: Last day to submit required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and thesis to The Vault to be eligible for Fall Convocation and cancel Fall registration. Friday, September 25  
Fall Convocation Friday, November 13  
Course-based degrees: last day to complete all degree requirements to be eligible for Winter Conferral and cancel Winter registration. Tuesday, December 31  
Deadline to Apply for Winter Conferral of Degree   Friday, January 15
Thesis-based degrees: Last day to submit required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and thesis to The Vault to be eligible for Winter Conferral and cancel Winter registration.   Friday, January 22
Winter Conferral of Degree   Friday, February 12
Deadline to Apply for Spring Convocation   Wednesday, March 31
Thesis-based degrees: Last day to submit required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and thesis to The Vault to be eligible for Spring Convocation and cancel Spring registration.   Thursday, April 30
Course-based degrees: last day to complete all degree requirements to be eligible for Spring Convocation and cancel Spring registration.   Thursday, April 30
Recognized Holidays (university closed)   
Labour Day Monday, September 7  
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 12  
Remembrance Day Wednesday, November 11  
Holiday Observance Friday-Thursday, December 25-31  
New Year's Day   Friday, January 1
Alberta Family Day   Monday, February 15
Good Friday   Friday, April 2
Easter Monday   Monday, April 5

*There will be no academic record of a course that is dropped by this date and tuition will be refunded.
**There will be a "W" recorded for the course and tuition will not be refunded.

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Spring/Summer Term 2021 Spring Intersession 2021 Summer Intersession 2021
Academic Dates    
Start of Term
Monday, May 3 Monday, May 3 Monday, June 28
End of Term
Friday, August 27 Friday, June 25 Friday, August 27
Start of Classes   Wednesday, May 5 Monday, June 28
End of Classes   Thursday, June 17

Wednesday, August 11

Start of Exams   Monday, June 21 Friday, August 13
End of Exams   Wednesday, June 23 Tuesday, August 17
Registration Dates    
Last day to drop a class without financial penalty*

Tuesday, May 11

Tuesday, May 11

Friday, July 2
Last day to add or swap a course

 

Tuesday, May 11

Friday, July 2
Last day to withdraw from a course**   Thursday, June 17

Wednesday, August 11

Tuition and Refund Dates    
End of refund period

Tuesday, May 11

Tuesday, May 11

Friday, July 2
Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline Friday, May 14 Friday, May 14 Wednesday, July 7
Important Dates    
Thesis-based degrees: Last day to submit required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and thesis to The Vault to cancel Spring registration. Friday, May 14    
Spring Convocation   Monday-Friday, May 31-June 4  
Course-based degrees: last day to complete all degree requirements to cancel Summer registration.   Wednesday, June 30  
Thesis-based degrees: Last day to submit required forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and thesis to The Vault to cancel Summer registration.     Wednesday, July 7
Course-based degrees: last day to complete all degree requirements to be eligible for Fall Convocation and cancel Fall registration. Tuesday, August 31    
Recognized Holidays (university closed)    
Victoria Day   Monday, May 24  
Canada Day   Thursday, July 1  
Alberta Heritage Day     Monday, August 2

*There will be no academic record of a course that is dropped by this date and tuition will be refunded.
**There will be a "W" recorded for the course and tuition will not be refunded.

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