2021-22 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 7
All Graduate and Undergraduate Classes Start September 8
SGPS Graduate Student Orientation September 9
Due Date for Fall Term Tuition  September 8
PhD Qualifying Exam Sitting September 24
Departmental Deadline to submit a SSHRC Doctoral Application September 24, 8 pm
Last Day to Add Fall Term Graduate Course September 30
Thanksgiving - University closed October 11
Autumn Convocation ~ Virtual Ceremony October 22
Last Day to Withdraw from a Fall Graduate Course without academic penalty October 31
Fall Reading Week November 1-7
Deadline to submit a CGS-Master's Application December 1, 8 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 3
Due Date for Winter Term Tuition  approx January 8
Deadline to Submit an Application to our MA or PhD program   January 15
Deadline to Submit a Western OGS Application
(online application opens Dec 10, 2021)
February 1, 4 pm
Last Day to Add a Winter Term Graduate Course January 31
Family Day - University Closed February 21
Reading Week - no classes February 19-27
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 1
Final examination period April 4-30
Good Friday - University Closed April 15
Beginning of Summer Graduate Term May 1
PhD Qualifying Exam Regular Sitting early May (TBA)
Spring Convocation TBA
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