Important Dates

Check important dates for the academic year including registration, start of lectures, advising periods, exams, and study breaks at www.mcgill.ca/importantdates.

Key Academic Dates

This page is a snapshot of www.mcgill.ca/importantdates/key-dates, which 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 the Important Dates search tool.


Winter 2018

  • Classes begin Monday, January 8
  • Add/Drop deadline Tuesday, January 23
  • Course or University Withdrawal with refund deadline Tuesday, January 30
  • Course or University Withdrawal with NO REFUND deadline Tuesday, March 13
  • Study break from March 5-9 (some exceptions apply)
  • Classes end Monday, April 16
  • Study Days Weekend, April 14-15
  • Exams begin Tuesday, April 17
  • Exams end Monday, April 30 (10 days, including evening exams)

Class start and end dates by schedule pattern

Class start and end dates vary according to the schedule pattern and on what day, if applicable, the make-up lecture day is held.*
If your course has a
schedule pattern of:
Your first class is on: Your last class is on:
Monday (M) Monday, Jan. 8 Monday, Apr. 16
Tuesday (T) Tuesday, Jan. 9 Tuesday, Apr. 10
Wednesday (W) Wednesday, Jan. 10 Wednesday, Apr. 11
Thursday (R) Thursday, Jan. 11 Thursday, Apr. 12
Friday (F)* Friday, Jan. 12 Friday, Apr. 13*
Mon-Wed (MW) Monday, Jan. 8 Monday, Apr. 16
Mon-Wed-Fri (MWF)* Monday, Jan. 8 Monday, Apr. 16*
Wed-Fri (WF)* Wednesday, Jan. 10 Friday, April 13*
Tues-Thurs (TR) Tuesday, Jan. 9 Thursday, April 12
Mon-Tues-Thurs (MTR) Monday, Jan. 8 Monday, Apr. 16
Tues-Thurs-Fri (TRF)* Tuesday, Jan. 9 Friday, April 13*

The schedule patterns in this table follow the same convention as course listings in Minerva Class Schedule.  Each pattern indicates the days on which a course is normally held – for example, a course with a MWF pattern is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

*There is no make-up lecture day scheduled this term; there is a shortfall of 1 to 3 contact hours for these schedule patterns.

Legal holidays

Administrative offices are closed on the following dates:

  • Holiday break: Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 to Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 inclusive
  • New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1
  • Good Friday: March 30
  • Easter Monday: April 2

Library hours are available on the Library website.

 


Fall 2018

  • Classes begin Tuesday, September 4
  • Add/Drop deadline Tuesday, September 18
  • Course or University Withdrawal with refund deadline Tuesday, September 25
  • Course or University Withdrawal with NO REFUND deadline Tuesday, October 30
  • Classes end Tuesday, December 4
  • Study day Wednesday, December 5
  • Exams begin Thursday, December 6
  • Exams end Thursday, December 20 (11 days, including evening exams)

Class start and end dates by schedule pattern

Class start and end dates vary according to the schedule pattern and on what day, if applicable, the make-up lecture day is held.*
If your course has a
schedule pattern of:
Your first class is on: Your last class is on:
Monday (M)* Monday, Sept. 10 Tuesday, Dec. 4*
Tuesday (T)* Tuesday, Sept. 4 Tuesday, Nov. 27*
Wednesday (W) Wednesday, Sept. 5 Wednesday, Nov. 28
Thursday (R) Thursday, Sept. 6 Thursday, Nov. 29
Friday (F) Friday, Sept. 7 Friday, Nov. 30
Mon-Wed (MW)* Wednesday, Sept. 5 Tuesday, Dec. 4*
Mon-Wed-Fri (MWF)* Wednesday, Sept. 5 Tuesday, Dec. 4*
Wed-Fri (WF) Wednesday, Sept. 5 Friday, Nov. 30
Tues-Thurs (TR)* Tuesday, Sept. 4 Thursday, Nov. 29
Mon-Tues-Thurs (MTR)* Tuesday, Sept. 4 Tuesday, Dec. 4*
Tues-Thurs-Fri (TRF)* Tuesday, Sept. 4 Friday, Nov. 30*

The schedule patterns in this table follow the same convention as course listings in Minerva Class Schedule.  Each pattern indicates the days on which a course is normally held – for example, a course with a MWF pattern is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

*Tuesday, Dec. 4 will follow a Monday schedule to make up for classes lost on Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 8.

Legal holidays

Administrative offices are closed on the following dates:

  • Labour Day: Monday, September 3
  • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 8
  • Holiday Break: Saturday, December 22 to Tuesday, January 1, inclusive
  • Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25
  • New Year's Day: Tuesday, January 1

Library hours are available on the Library website.

 


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