Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2008/2009
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Academic & Related Dates
Spring 2008

February, 2008
1 Final day to submit application for spring convocation (application fee applies); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
Feb 2 - May 1 Application for spring convocation (late fee and application fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
 
March, 2008
14 Early registration discount ends for spring term
21 Good Friday, university-observed holiday
 
April, 2008
17 Spring term fees due
 
May, 2008
1

Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/research paper to Graduate Studies Office to be eligible to graduate at spring convocation

1 Final day to submit application for spring convocation (late fee and application fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs. No applications will be processed after this date
2 Final day to cancel spring term registration with no tuition charge (cancellation fee applies)
5

Spring term begins

9 Final day to drop spring term course(s) with no tuition charge but remain registered (students must remain registered in at least one course) (part-time MBA students only)
May 10 - May 16 Part-time MBA students who drop any course(s) in this timeframe (even if replaced with another course or courses) will be assessed 10% of the tuition fee for the dropped course(s)
16 Final day to withdraw from the university at 10 percent tuition charge
16 Final day for late registration and for adding spring term courses
19

Victoria Day, university-observed holiday, no classes

30 Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/research paper to Graduate Studies Office to receive full refund of spring term fees
 
June, 2008
Jun 4 - Jun 6 Spring convocation
30 University floater holiday, no spring term classes
 
July, 2008
1 Canada Day, university-observed holiday, no classes
2 Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/research paper to Graduate Studies Office to receive partial refund (45 percent) of spring term tuition fee
2 Final day for withdrawing without failure from spring term courses and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55%) (except MSW)
3 From this date until the end of classes this term, if you drop a spring term course (part-time Waterloo MBA students only) or withdraw from your program, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
August, 2008
1 Final day to submit application for fall convocation (application fee applies); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
1 Last day of spring term classes (see August 5, 6 and 7for make-up class schedule)
Aug 2 - Oct 1 Application for fall convocation (late fee and application fee apply); see Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees for Graduate Programs
4 Civic Holiday, university-observed holiday
5 Make-up spring term Monday class for Victoria Day (Monday May 19)
6 Make-up spring term Tuesday class for university floater holiday (Monday June 30)
7 Make-up spring term Thursday class for Canada Day (Tuesday July 1)
20 Fall term classes begin for full-time MBA students
21 Spring term ends
 
October, 2008
1 Final 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
1 Final day for submitting final (post-defence) copies of dissertation/thesis/research paper to Graduate Studies Office to be eligible to graduate at fall convocation