2019-20 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 3
All Graduate and Undergraduate Classes Start September 5
SGPS Graduate Student Orientation September 5
Due Date for Fall Term Tuition  September 9
PhD Qualifying Exam Sitting September 27
Departmental Deadline to submit a SSHRC Doctoral Application September 27, 8 pm
Last Day to Add Fall Term Graduate Course September 30
Thanksgiving - University closed October 14
Autumn Convocation October 24, 3 pm
Last Day to Withdraw from a Fall Graduate Course without academic penalty October 31
Fall Reading Week November 4-10
Deadline to submit a CGS-Master's Application December 1, 8 pm
Last Day of Fall Term Courses for Graduate and Undergraduate December 5
Mid-year Examination Period for Undergrad Classes December 8-19
End of Fall Term December 31
Beginning of Winter Term - Happy New Year! January 1
Winter Term Graduate and Undergraduate Courses Begin January 6
Due Date for Winter Term Tuition  January 8
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, 2020, 4 pm
Deadline to Submit a Western OGS Application January 31, 2020, 4 pm
Last Day to Add a Winter Term Graduate Course January 31
Family Day - University Closed February 17
Reading Week - no classes February 18-21
Last Day to Drop a Winter Term Graduate Course without academic penalty February 28
Last Day of Winter Term Courses for Graduate and Undergraduate April 3
Final examination period April 6-26
Good Friday - University Closed April 10
Beginning of Summer Graduate Term May 1
PhD Qualifying Exam Regular Sitting early May (TBA)
Spring Convocation June 15, 10 am
PhD Prospectus Due June 25
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