Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Academic & Related Dates
Winter 2012

May, 2011
16LORIS available for registration for fall 2011 / winter 2012 / spring 2012, ongoing through summer, fall and winter
 
November, 2011
15Late registration charge for winter term; avoid this charge by registering prior to this date
 
December, 2011
19

Winter term tuition fees due

 
January, 2012
Jan 3 - Jan 9

Withdrawing from all courses and graduate program (appropriate paperwork is required) during this time period, there is no tuition charge

3Winter term begins
9Final day to drop winter term course(s) with no tuition charge but remain registered (students must remain registered in at least one course) (part-time MBA students only)
Jan 10 - Jan 16Part-time MBA students who drop any course(s) in this timeframe (even if replaced with another course or courses) will be assessed 10 percent of the tuition fee for the dropped course(s)
15Application to Graduate form and fee due for Spring Convocation without penalty); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
16Final day for late registration and for adding winter term courses
16Final day to withdraw from the program at 10 percent tuition charge
Jan 16 - May 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Spring Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
Jan 17 - Mar 5If you withdraw from a course (or courses) (part-time MBA students) or from your graduate program (all graduate students) during this time period, you are responsible for 55 percent tuition
30Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate Studies Office to receive full refund of winter term fees
30Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 3 without academic penalty (failure)
31From this date until the end of first 6-week classes in this term, if you drop a first 6-week winter term course that began January 3, you will receive academic penalty
 
February, 2012
14Second 6-week courses begin
20Family Day, university-observed holiday
Feb 20 - Feb 24Reading Week, no classes
 
March, 2012
5Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/major research paper (as applicable to the graduate program) to Graduate Studies Office to receive partial refund (45 percent) of winter term tuition fee
5Final day for withdrawing without failure from winter term courses and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55 percent)
6From this date until the end of this term, if you withdraw from your program, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
19Last day for dropping second 6-week course(s) which began February 14 without academic penalty (failure)
20From this date until the end of second 6-week classes in this term, if you drop a second 6-week winter term course that began February 14, you will receive academic penalty (failure)
 
April, 2012
2Last day of classes for qualifying year (undergraduate) students
Apr 5 - Apr 26Final fall/winter session and winter term examinations for qualifying year (undergraduate) students (qualifying-year students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time)
6Good Friday, university-observed holiday
9Winter term and fall/winter session classes end
10Make-up Friday class for Good Friday
26Winter term and fall/winter session ends
 
June, 2012
Jun 11 - Jun 15Spring convocation; for details visit www.wlu.ca/convocation
 
August, 2012
1Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty (application fee applies); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
Aug 2 - Oct 1Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation; see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
 
October, 2012
1Final day to submit application for Fall convocation (late fee and application fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No applications will be processed after this date