2017-18 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 TBA
All Graduate and Undergraduate Classes Start September 7
SGPS Graduate Student Orientation September 7
Due Date for Fall Term Tuition  September 8
PhD Qualifying Exam Sitting September 22
Last Day to Add Fall Term Graduate Course September 30
Thanksgiving - University closed October 9
Fall Reading Week October 9-13
Departmental Deadline to submit a SSHRC Doctoral Application TBA
Autumn Convocation October 25-27
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 8
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 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 TBA
Deadline to Submit a Western OGS Application TBA
Last Day to Add a Winter Term Graduate Course January 31
Family Day - University Closed February 19
Reading Week - no classes February 19-23
Last Day to Drop a Winter Term Graduate Course February 28
Last Day of Winter Term Courses for Graduate and Undergraduate April 11
Good Friday - University Closed March 30
Beginning of Summer Graduate Term May 1
PhD Field Study Due May 1
PhD Qualifying Exam Regular Sitting early May (TBA)
Spring Convocation June 12-20
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