English & Writing StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

2015-16 Important Dates

NB: This list is not exhaustive.
Please also see SGPS's Calendar of Events page and Undergraduate Sessional Dates.

Beginning of Fall Term September 1, 2015
SGPS Graduate Student Orientation TA Day 1st week of September
Department of English New Student Orientation 1st week of September
Course Committee Meetings for TAs 1st week of September
Chair and Graduate Chair Meeting with GTAS, Markers 1st week of September
All Graduate and Undergraduate Classes Start September 10, 2015
Due Date for Fall Term Tuition  September 8, 2015
PhD Secondary Field Qualifying Exams September 25, 2015
Last Day to Add Fall Term Graduate Course September 30, 2015
Thanksgiving - University closed October 12, 2015
Autumn Convocation October 22-23, 2015
Departmental Deadline to submit a SSHRC Doctoral Application October 23, 2015
12 pm
Fall Study Break October 29-30, 2015
Last Day to Withdraw from a Fall Graduate Course October 30, 2015
Deadline to submit a CGS-Master's Application December 1, 2015
Last Day of Fall Term Courses for Graduate and Undergraduate December 9, 2015
Mid-year Examination Period for Undergrad Classes December 11-22, 2015
End of Fall Term December 31, 2015
Beginning of Winter Term (Happy New Year!) January 1, 2016
Winter Term Graduate and Undergraduate Courses Begin January 4, 2016
PhD Primary Field Qualifying Exams January 22, 2016
Deadline to Submit an Application to Western's MA or PhD program in English    January 15, 2016
Last Day to START a New OGS Application January 22, 2016
Deadline to Submit a Western OGS Application January 29, 2016
Last Day to Add a Winter Term Graduate Course January 29, 2016
Family Day - University Closed February 15, 2016
Reading Week - no classes February 15-19, 2016
Last Day to Drop a Winter Term Graduate Course February 29, 2016
Good Friday - University Closed March 25, 2016
Last Day of Winter Term Courses for Graduate and Undergraduate April 6, 2016
Beginning of Summer Graduate Term May 1, 2016
PhD Field Study Due May 1, 2016
PhD Prospectus Due May 31, 2016
Spring Convocation June 14-22, 2016
Canada Day - University Closed July 1, 2016
MA Independent Research Project Due August 1, 2016
MA Thesis Submission & Defence August 2016
Last Day of Summer Term August 31, 2016