2016-17 Important Dates

NB: This list is not exhaustive.
Please also see the Graduate Calendar of Events page and Undergraduate Sessional Dates.

Beginning of Fall Term September 1
Department of English New Student Orientation September 6
Course Committee Meetings for TAs September 7
All Graduate and Undergraduate Classes Start September 8
SGPS Graduate Student Orientation TA Day September 8
Due Date for Fall Term Tuition  September 8
PhD Qualifying Exam Sitting September 23
Last Day to Add Fall Term Graduate Course September 30
Thanksgiving - University closed October 10
Departmental Deadline to submit a SSHRC Doctoral Application October 21, 12:00 pm
Autumn Convocation October 27-28
Fall Study Break October 27-28
Last Day to Withdraw from a Fall Graduate Course October 30
Deadline to submit a CGS-Master's Application December 1, 8:00 pm
Last Day of Fall Term Courses for Graduate and Undergraduate December 7
Mid-year Examination Period for Undergrad Classes December 10-21
End of Fall Term December 31
Beginning of Winter Term - Happy New Year! January 1
Winter Term Graduate and Undergraduate Courses Begin January 5
Deadline to Submit an Application to Western's MA or PhD program in English    January 15
Last Day to START a New OGS Application January 24, 4:00 pm
Deadline to Submit a Western OGS Application January 31, 4:00 pm
Last Day to Add a Winter Term Graduate Course January 31
Family Day - University Closed February 20
Reading Week - no classes February 20-24
Last Day to Drop a Winter Term Graduate Course February 28
Last Day of Winter Term Courses for Graduate and Undergraduate April 7
Good Friday - University Closed April 14
Beginning of Summer Graduate Term May 1
PhD Field Study Due May 1
PhD Qualifying Exam Regular Sitting early May (TBA)
PhD Prospectus Due May 31
Spring Convocation June 13-21
Canada Day - University Closed July 1
MA Independent Research Project Due Approx. August 1
MA Thesis Submission & Defence August
Last Day of Summer Term August 31