Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2010/2011
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Academic & Related Dates
Fall Term 2010

March, 2010
Mar 1 - Apr 29 Academic Program Counselling period for fall and winter
Mar 1 - Apr 29 Declare your honours specialization or program change needed to access LORIS during the summer to register for courses for fall and winter.
 
April, 2010
29 Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change, using LORIS
 
May, 2010
1 New Year 1 students – access to LORIS for fall and winter course selection begins
1 Part-Time Laurier students - deadline to request transfer to full-time studies 
1 Last day to apply for transfer into Year 2 Honours Business, Honours Economics, and Honours Kinesiology. Please complete the Undergraduate Admission transfer form. To transfer into Year 2 Honours Music, contact the Faculty of Music.
 
June, 2010
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UPPER YEAR STUDENTS ACCESS TO LORIS BEGINS FOR FALL AND WINTER COURSE SELECTION. ACCESS OPEN UNTIL LAST DAY TO ADD COURSES IN THE APPLICABLE TERM.

Year 4 and 5 (honours only) -  Faculty of Arts

22 Year 4 and 5 (honours only) - Faculty of Science, Faculty of Music, SBE and Brantford Campus students
23 Year 3 - Faculty of Arts

24 Year 3 - Faculty of Science, Faculty of Music, SBE and Brantford Campus students
28 Year 2 - Faculty of Arts
29 Year 2 - Faculty of Science, Faculty of Music, SBE and Brantford Campus students
30 All Other Continuing Students (including Diploma, Unclassified, Post-degree and Returning Year 1)
 
July, 2010
5 For fall and winter registration, some course major/program restrictions now removed
19 Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies for fall term.
19 Late registration charge (including Online Learning - formerly distance education). Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date.
 
August, 2010
1 Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
Aug 2 - Oct 1 Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
6 Registrations in online learning courses received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term.
9 Online Learning course materials available for pick-up for courses beginning in fall and fall/winter (full-year) courses
26 Tuition fees due for courses beginning in fall
 
September, 2010
6 Labour Day, university-observed holiday
Sep 6 - Sep 10 Orientation Week (O-Week) for incoming New Year 1 students
7 Co-op work term begins
13 Fall term and full-year lectures begin
Sep 13 - Sep 19 Withdrawing from all courses during this time period, there is no tuition charge.
15 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 13 but remain registered with no tuition charge
Sep 16 - Sep 19 If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assessed at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
19 Last day to add first 6-week course(s) which began September 13
19 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 13 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Sep 20 - Sep 26 If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assessed at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
Sep 20 - Oct 8 If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
20 Last day for Year 2 students to apply to co-op options in Arts, Science and the School of Business & Economics
26 Last day to add 12-week and full-year courses (including second 6-week courses beginning October 26)
26 Last day to add online learning courses and submit an online learning term form
26 Last day to drop 12-week and full-year course(s) or withdraw at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Sep 27 - Nov 8 If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at the course rate) for courses dropped after this date. See the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
 
October, 2010
1 Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for fall convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No forms will be accepted after this date
8 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 13 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
9 From this date until the end of first six-week classes in this term, if you drop a first 6-week fall term course that began September 13 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
11 Thanksgiving, university-observed holiday
25 First 6-week course(s) that began September 13 end
26 Second 6-week courses begin
28 Last day to drop second 6-week courses which began October 26 but remain registered with no tuition charge
29 Fall convocation (Waterloo Campus ceremonies)
Oct 29 - Nov 1 If you drop/withdraw from second 6-week course(s) (that began October 26) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assesses at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
 
November, 2010
1 Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) (began October 26) at 10% tuition (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Nov 2 - Nov 22 If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
8 Last day to drop course(s) or withdraw from 12-week course(s) without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
9 From this date until the end of classes in this term, if you drop a 12-week fall term course that began September 13 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
22 Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began October 26 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
23 From this date until the last day of second 6-week classes in this term, if you drop a second 6-week fall term course that began October 26 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
December, 2010
6 Lectures end
6 Make-up Monday lecture for Thanksgiving 
Dec 7 - Dec 8 Study period
Dec 9 - Dec 22 Final examination period - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period
22 Fall term ends
23 Last day to return online learning videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
Dec 24 - Jan 3 University closed
31 Co-op work term ends