Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2014/2015
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Academic & Related Dates
Fall Term 2014

March, 2014
Mar 1 - Apr 28 Academic Program Counselling period for fall and winter
Mar 1 - Apr 28 Declare your honours specialization or program change needed to access LORIS during the summer to register for courses for fall and winter
 
April, 2014
28 Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change, using LORIS
 
May, 2014
1 Last day to apply for transfer into Year 2 Honours Business, Honours Economics, and Honours Kinesiology. Please complete the Program Selection form. To transfer into Year 2 Honours Music, contact the Faculty of Music
1 New Incoming Undergraduate Year 1 Students - access to LORIS for course registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
 
June, 2014
2

Faculty of Education –  access to LORIS for  course selection begins at 10:00 a.m.


Jun 23 - Jul 7

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. Specific times and dates can be found here.

 
July, 2014
21 Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies for fall term (not applicable to incoming Letter of Permission students)
21 Last day to register in at least one fall course without the late registration fee (including online learning)
22 Late registration fee (including online learning) will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
August, 2014
1 Application to Graduate form (without late fee) is due for Fall Convocation. Graduation fee will be invoiced to your account. 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
5 Online learning course materials available for pick-up for courses beginning in fall and fall/winter (full-year) courses
10 Registrations in online learning courses received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term
28 Tuition fees due for courses beginning in fall
 
September, 2014
1 Labour Day, university-observed holiday
Sep 1 - Sep 3 Orientation Week (O-Week) for incoming Year 1 students
2 Co-op work term begins
4 Fall term and full-year lectures begin
Sep 4 - Sep 10 If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, there is no tuition charge
8 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 4 but remain registered with no tuition charge
Sep 9 - Sep 10 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)
10 Last day to add first 6-week course(s) which began September 4
10 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 4 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Sep 11 - Sep 17 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 11 - Oct 1 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)
15 Last day for Year 2 students to apply to co-op options in Arts, Science and the School of Business & Economics
17 Last day to add 12-week and full-year courses (including second 6-week courses beginning October 23 and online learning)
17 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 18 - Nov 5 If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at the course rate). See the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
 
October, 2014
1 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 4 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
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
2 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 4 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
13 Thanksgiving, university-observed holiday
Oct 14 - Oct 17

Fall term Reading Week

22 First 6-week course(s) that began September 4 end
23 Second 6-week courses begin
27 Last day to drop second 6-week courses which began October 23 with no tuition charge
Oct 28 - Oct 29 If you drop/withdraw from second 6-week course(s) (that began October 23) 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)
29 Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) (began October 23) at 10% tuition (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Oct 30 - Oct 31 Fall convocation (all ceremonies held in Waterloo). For details, visit /convocation
Oct 30 - Nov 20 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)
 
November, 2014
5 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)
6 From this date until the end of classes in this term, if you drop a 12-week fall term course that began September 4 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
20 Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began October 23 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
21 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 23 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
December, 2014
1 Make-up (12th) Monday lecture for Thanksgiving
2 12th Tuesday lectures
3 12th Wednesday lectures, term ends
Dec 4 - Dec 5 Study days
Dec 6 - Dec 19 Final examination period - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period
15 Last day to return online learning videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
19 Fall term ends
24 Co-op work term ends
Dec 24 - Jan 2 University closed