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

May, 2014
1New Incoming Undergraduate Year 1 Students - access to LORIS for course registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
 
June, 2014
Jun 23 - Jul 7

UPPER YEAR Students access to LORIS begins for fall and winter course selection. Access open until the last day to add courses in the applicable term. Specific dates and times can be found here.


 
August, 2014
1Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty. 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
 
October, 2014
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 applications will be accepted after this date
 
November, 2014
10Last day to register in at least one winter course without the late registration fee (including Online Learning)
11Late registration fee (including online learning) will be applied. Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date 
15Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies for winter term (not applicable to incoming Letter of Permission students)
 
December, 2014
1Online learning materials available for pick-up for courses beginning in winter
7Registrations in online learning courses received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term.
15Tuition fees due for courses beginning in winter
 
January, 2015
5Co-op work term begins
Jan 5 - Jan 11If you drop/withdraw from 12-week courses during this time period, no tuition charged
5Winter term lectures begin
7Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 5, but remain registered with no tuition charge
Jan 8 - Jan 11If 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)
9Final day for online University of Waterloo cross-registration.
11Last day to add first 6-week courses which began January 5
11Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 5 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Jan 12 - Jan 18If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) 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)
Jan 12 - Jan 30If 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)
15Application to Graduate form and fee due for spring convocation without penalty see Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
16Final day for on-campus University of Waterloo cross-registration.
Jan 16 - Apr 15Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for spring convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
18Last day to add winter term courses (including, classroom, online learning and second 6-week courses beginning February 23)
18Last day to drop 12-week winter term course(s) or withdraw at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Jan 19 - Mar 6If you drop/withdraw from 12-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)
30Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 5 without failure and for possible  tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
31From this day until the last day of first 6-week classes in the term, if you drop a first 6-week winter term course that began January 5 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
February, 2015
13First 6-week course(s) which began January 5 end
16Family Day, university-observed holiday
Feb 16 - Feb 20Reading week, no lectures
23Second 6-week courses begin
25Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began February 23, but remain registered with no tuition charge
Feb 26 - Mar 1If you drop/withdraw from second 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)
 
March, 2015
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
1Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began February 23 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Mar 2 - Mar 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)
6Last day to drop course(s) or withdraw from full-year or 12-week winter course(s) without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
7From this day until the end of classes in this term, if you drop a 12-week winter term course or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
20Last day for dropping second 6-week course(s) which began February 23 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
21From this day until the last day of second 6-week classes in this term, if you drop a second six-week winter term course that began February 23 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
April, 2015
3Good Friday, university-observed holiday, no lectures
6Lectures end, make-up Friday lectures for Good Friday
Apr 7 - Apr 8Study days
Apr 9 - Apr 28Final examinations (winter term and full-year courses) - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time 
15Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for spring convocation, see Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No forms will be accepted after this date
24Last day to return online learning videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
28Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change
28Winter term ends
30Centre for Online Learning closed for year-end inventory until 1 p.m.. University remains open
30Co-op work term ends
 
June, 2015
Jun 8 - Jun 12Spring convocation (Waterloo Campus ceremonie). For details, visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
Jun 16 - Jun 17

Spring convocation (Brantford Campus ceremonies). For details, visit www.wlu.ca/convocation