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

March, 2014
Mar 1 - Apr 28Academic Program Counselling period for fall and winter
Mar 1 - Apr 28Declare your honours specialization or program change needed to access LORIS during the summer to register for courses for fall and winter
 
April, 2014
28Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change, using LORIS
 
May, 2014
1Last 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
1New 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
21Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies for fall term (not applicable to incoming Letter of Permission students)
21Last day to register in at least one fall course without the late registration fee (including online learning)
22Late registration fee (including online learning) will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
 
August, 2014
1Application 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 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
5Online learning course materials available for pick-up for courses beginning in fall and fall/winter (full-year) courses
10Registrations in online learning courses received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term
28Tuition fees due for courses beginning in fall
 
September, 2014
1Labour Day, university-observed holiday
Sep 1 - Sep 3Orientation Week (O-Week) for incoming Year 1 students
2Co-op work term begins
4Fall term and full-year lectures begin
Sep 4 - Sep 10If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, there is no tuition charge
8Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began September 4 but remain registered with no tuition charge
Sep 9 - Sep 10If 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)
10Last day to add first 6-week course(s) which began September 4
10Last 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 17If 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 1If 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)
15Last day for Year 2 students to apply to co-op options in Arts, Science and the School of Business & Economics
17Last day to add 12-week and full-year courses (including second 6-week courses beginning October 23 and online learning)
17Last 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 5If 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
1Last 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)
1Last 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
2From 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
13Thanksgiving, university-observed holiday
Oct 14 - Oct 17

Fall term Reading Week

22First 6-week course(s) that began September 4 end
23Second 6-week courses begin
27Last day to drop second 6-week courses which began October 23 with no tuition charge
Oct 28 - Oct 29If 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)
29Last 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 31Fall convocation (all ceremonies held in Waterloo). For details, visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
Oct 30 - Nov 20If 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
5Last 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)
6From 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
20Last 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)
21From 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
1Make-up (12th) Monday lecture for Thanksgiving
212th Tuesday lectures
312th Wednesday lectures, term ends
Dec 4 - Dec 5Study days
Dec 6 - Dec 19Final examination period - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time period
15Last day to return online learning videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
19Fall term ends
24Co-op work term ends
Dec 24 - Jan 2University closed