Key Dates - 2013 -14

The Calendar of Academic Dates 2013-14 originally approved by Senate in April 2011. This document contains the dates around which all other academic activities are built; however, the information on this page is not comprehensive.

For specific dates and deadlines, such as registration dates, application deadlines or convocation dates, please use this site's search tool.


Fall 2013

  • Classes begin Tuesday, September 3 (except for Dentistry and Medicine students – please see faculty schedules)
  • Add/Drop deadline Tuesday, September 17
  • Classes end Tuesday, December 3*
  • Exams begin Thursday, December 5
  • Exams end Wednesday, December 18 (10 days, including evening exams)

* On Tuesday, December 3, the normal Tuesday schedule of course lectures, labs and conferences activities will be replaced by a Monday schedule to make up for a shortfall of Mondays in the fall term.

Class end dates by schedule pattern

End dates by schedule pattern
M, MW, MWF & MTR* Tuesday, Dec. 3**
WF, TRF & F Friday, Nov. 29
TR & R Thursday, Nov. 28
Wednesday, Nov. 27
T Tuesday, Nov. 26

* The schedule patterns in this table follow the same convention as course listings in Minerva, where M = Monday, T = Tuesday, W = Wednesday, R = Thursday and F = Friday. Each pattern indicates the days on which a course is normally held – for example, a course with a MWF pattern is normally held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
** Tuesday, Dec 3 will follow a Monday schedule.

Legal holidays

Administrative offices are closed on the following dates:

  • Labour Day: Monday, September 2
  • Thanksgiving: Monday, October 14
  • Holiday break: Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 to Thursday, January 2, 2014 inclusive

Library hours are available on the Library website.


Winter 2014

  • Classes begin Monday, January 6
  • Add/Drop deadline Tuesday, January 21
  • Study break from March 3 to 7 (some exceptions apply)
  • Classes end Friday, April 11*
  • Exams begin Monday, April 14
  • Exams end Tuesday, April 29 (10 days, including evening exams)

* No make up day required; Good Friday and Easter Monday occur during the exam period.

Class end dates by schedule pattern

End dates by schedule pattern
MWF, TRF, WF & F* Friday, April 11
TR, MTR & R Thursday, April 10
MW & W Wednesday, April 9
T Tuesday, April 8
M Monday, April 7

* The schedule patterns in this table follow the same convention as course listings in Minerva, where M = Monday, T = Tuesday, W = Wednesday, R = Thursday and F = Friday. Each pattern indicates the days on which a course is normally held – for example, a course with a MWF pattern is normally held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Legal holidays

Administrative offices are closed on the following dates:

  • Holiday break: Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 to Thursday, January 2, 2014 inclusive
  • New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1
  • Good Friday: April 18
  • Easter Monday: April 21

Library hours are available on the Library website.