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Graduate Studies Calendar 2021-2022 Academic Schedule
Academic Schedule
2021-2022 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 2021 | Fall/Winter 2021/22 | Spring/Summer 2022

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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Fall Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
Academic Dates   
Start of Term
Monday, August 30 Monday, January 3
End of Term
Friday, December 24 Friday, April 29
Block Week Monday-Friday, August 30-September 3 Monday-Friday, January 3-7
Start of Classes Tuesday, September 7 Monday, January 10
Term Break, no classes Sunday-Saturday, November 7-13 Sunday-Saturday, February 20-26
End of Classes Thursday, December 9 Tuesday, April 12
Start of Exams Monday, December 13
Tuesday, April 19
End of Exams Wednesday, December 22
Friday, April 29
Registration Dates   
Last day to drop a class without financial penalty* Monday, September 20 Thursday, January 20
Last day to add or swap a course Tuesday, September 21 Friday, January 21
Last day to withdraw from a course** Thursday, December 9 Tuesday, April 12
Tuition and Refund Dates   
End of refund period Monday, September 20 Thursday, January 20
Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline Friday, September 24 Friday, January 28
Important Dates   
Deadline to Apply for Fall Convocation

Wednesday, 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 24  
Fall Convocation Tuesday, November 9  
Course-based degrees: last day to complete all degree requirements to be eligible for Winter Conferral and cancel Winter registration. Friday, December 31  
Deadline to Apply for Winter Conferral of Degree   Saturday, 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 28
Winter Conferral of Degree   Monday, February 14
Deadline to Apply for Spring Convocation   Thursday, 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.   Saturday, April 30
Course-based degrees: last day to complete all degree requirements to be eligible for Spring Convocation and cancel Spring registration.   Saturday, April 30
Recognized Holidays (university closed)   
Labour Day Monday, September 6  
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Thursday, September 30

Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 11  
Remembrance Day Thursday, November 11  
Holiday Observance Saturday-Friday, December 25-31  
New Year's Day   Saturday, January 1
Alberta Family Day   Monday, February 21
Good Friday   Friday, April 15
Easter Monday   Monday, April 18

*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 2022 Spring Intersession 2022 Summer Intersession 2022
Academic Dates    
Start of Term
Monday, May 2 Monday, May 2 Monday, June 27
End of Term
Friday, August 26 Friday, June 24 Friday, August 26
Start of Classes   Wednesday, May 4 Monday, June 27
End of Classes   Thursday, June 16

Wednesday, August 10

Start of Exams   Monday, June 20 Friday, August 12
End of Exams   Wednesday, June 22 Monday, August 15
Registration Dates    
Last day to drop a class without financial penalty*

Monday, May 9

Monday, May 9

Thursday, June 30
Last day to add or swap a course

 

Monday, May 9

Thursday, June 30
Last day to withdraw from a course**   Thursday, June 16

Wednesday, August 10

Tuition and Refund Dates    
End of refund period

Monday, May 9

Monday, May 9

Thursday, June 30
Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline

Wednesday, May 11

Wednesday, May 11

Wednesday, July 6
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.

Wednesday, May 11

   
Spring Convocation   Monday-Friday, May 30-June 3  
Course-based degrees: last day to complete all degree requirements to cancel Summer registration.   Thursday, 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 6
Course-based degrees: last day to complete all degree requirements to be eligible for Fall Convocation and cancel Fall registration.
  Wednesday, August 31
Recognized Holidays (university closed)    
Victoria Day   Monday, May 23  
Canada Day  
 Friday, July 1
Alberta Heritage Day     Monday, August 1

*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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