Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2007/2008
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Academic & Related Dates
Winter Term 2008 and Fall/Winter 2007-2008

May, 2007
1 Year 1 students – begin to select courses for fall/winter 2007-2008 using LORIS, ongoing throughout summer and fall/winter. Details and deadline dates are posted on the Office of the Registrar homepage 
 
June, 2007
18 Year 4 students – begin to select courses for fall/winter 2007-2008 using LORIS, ongoing throughout summer and fall/winter. Details and deadline dates are posted on the Office of the Registrar homepage
25 Year 3 students – begin to select courses for fall/winter 2007-2008 using LORIS, ongoing throughout summer and fall/winter. Details and deadline dates are posted on the Office of the Registrar homepage 
 
July, 2007
3 Year 2 students – begin to select courses for fall/winter 2007-2008 using LORIS, ongoing throughout summer and fall/winter. Details and deadline dates are posted on the Office of the Registrar homepage  
9 All other continuing undergraduate students (including unclassified and post-degree) – begin to select courses for fall/winter 2007-2008 using LORIS, ongoing throughout summer and fall/winter. Details and deadline dates are posted on the Office of the Registrar homepage 
 
August, 2007
Aug 28 - Aug 30 LORIS is UNAVAILABLE
31 LORIS available to add/drop courses for winter term (including second six-week courses beginning February 25)
 
November, 2007
9 Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies for winter term. Distance education students are encouraged to register early. Eligible registrations received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term. Courses may also be cancelled or closed
9 Early registration discount ends for winter term (including distance education)
23 Deadline to apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) for full-time studies beginning in winter term
23 Final day for students for students registered in distance education courses to submit a distance education form requesting the required materials for those courses to be shipped at no charge. Shipping charges apply after this date.
 
December, 2007
3 Winter term distance education kits available for pickup
13 Winter term fees due
 
January, 2008
2 Co-op students' winter work term begins
4 Final day to cancel winter term registration with no tuition charge (cancellation fee applies)
7 Winter term begins
9 Final day to drop first six-week course(s) which began January 7, but remain registered with no tuition charge
11 Final day to add first six-week courses which began January 7
11 Final day to drop 12-week winter term course(s) but remain registered with no tuition charge (students must remain registered in at least one course)
11 Final day to drop first six-week course(s) which began January 7 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
18 Final day to add winter term classroom courses (including second six-week courses beginning February 25)
18 Final day to drop 12-week winter term course(s) or withdraw at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
18 Final day to register for winter term distance education courses and submit a distance education form (pick-up of distance education materials at the Waterloo campus only)
18 Final day to return winter term distance education textbooks for refund
 
February, 2008
1 Final day to drop first six-week course(s) which began January 7 without failure and for possible  tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
1 Final day to submit applications for spring convocation (application fee applies), refer to Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
Feb 2 - May 1 Applications for spring convocation (late fee and application fee applies), refer to Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
2 From this day until the last day of first-six week classes in the term, if you drop a first six-week winter term course that began January 7 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
15 First six-week course(s) which began January 7 end
18 Family Day, university-observed holiday
Feb 18 - Feb 22 Reading week, no classes
25 Second six-week courses begin
27 Final day to drop second six-week course(s) which began February 25, but remain registered with no tuition charge
29 Final day to drop second six-week course(s) which began February 25 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
 
March, 2008
Mar 1 - Apr 30 Program counselling period for fall/winter 2008-2009
Mar 1 - Apr 30 Current Year 1 students who have not declared an honours specialization, and any students who want to make a change to their program, should do so during this time period in order to be able to register online during the June/July registration period.
7 Final day to drop course(s) or withdraw from two-term or 12-week winter term course(s) without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate) - * Refer to Senate/Editorial Changes
8 From 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
21 Good Friday, university-observed holiday, no winter or fall/winter term classes
24 Final day for dropping second six-week course(s) which began February 25 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
25 From this day until the last day of second six-week classes in this term, if you drop a second six-week winter term course that began February 25 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
April, 2008
7 Make-up Friday class for Good Friday (March 21). Winter term and fall/winter term classes end.
Apr 8 - Apr 9 Fall/winter session and winter term study period - * Refer to Senate/Editorial Changes
Apr 10 - Apr 29 Final examinations (fall/winter and winter term) - Students are advised not to make commitments during this time (i.e., vacation)
28 Final day to return winter term and fall/winter term distance education videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
29 Winter term and fall/winter term ends
30 Distance Education Office closed for year-end inventory. University remains open
30 Final day for current Year 1 students to declare an honours specialization and for students wanting to make changes to their program.
 
May, 2008
1 Final day to submit applications for spring convocation (late fee and application fee apply), refer to Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No applications will be processed after this date
2 Co-op students' winter work term ends
 
June, 2008
Jun 4 - Jun 6 Spring convocation (Waterloo Campus)
11 Spring convocation (Brantford Campus)
 
August, 2008
1 Final day to submit applications for fall convocation (application fee applies), refer to Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
Aug 2 - Oct 1 Applications for fall convocation (late fee and application fee apply), refer to Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
 
October, 2008
1 Final day to submit applications for fall convocation (late fee and application fee applies), refer to Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No applications will be processed after this date
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

* The date of withdrawal without academic penalty was extended temporarily as per the VP: Academic, between March 24, 2008 and April 1, 2008 during the period of labour disruption. For courses taught by part-time CAS faculty members, the period was further extended to April 9, 2008. (Approved at April 1/08 Special Meeting of Senate)

Special Class Schedule Approved
Further to the ratification of the tentative agreement by both the University and the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association, and approval of the appropriate motion by Senate, a special class schedule will run on Monday after 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday (in Waterloo); and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (in Brantford). These special classes will be used by CAS instructors who have been participating in the job action as a last class meeting and, where applicable, final examination preparation. (Approved at April 7/08 meeting of Senate)