Dates and deadlines 2014/2015

June 2014
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014
December 2014
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015

June 2014

Thursday, June 12

Spring Convocation. Office of the Registrar closed.

Tuesday, June 24
2014 fall and 2015 winter registration opens at 10 a.m. for new first-year students.

July 2014 

Tuesday, July 1
Canada Day. University closed.

Wednesday, July 2
2014 fall and 2015 winter registration opens at 9 a.m. for undergraduate students who have completed a total of 17.5 or more credits.

Friday, July 4
2014 fall and 2015 winter registration opens at 9 a.m. for undergraduate students who have completed a total of 14.5 to 17.25 credits.

Tuesday, July 8
2014 fall and 2015 winter registration opens at 9 a.m. for undergraduate students who have completed a total of 12.0 to 14.25 credits.

Thursday, July 10
2014 fall and 2015 winter registration opens at 9 a.m. for graduate studies students.

2014 fall and 2015 winter registration opens at 9 a.m. for undergraduate students who have completed a total of 9.5 to 11.75 credits.

Monday, July 14
2014 fall and 2015 winter registration opens at 9 a.m. for undergraduate students who have completed a total of 6.0 to 9.25 credits.

Wednesday, July 16
2014 fall and 2015 winter registration opens at 9 a.m. for undergraduate students who have completed a total of 0 to 5.75 credits.

Priority enrolment ends for Year 4 courses (except Thesis). Remaining spaces in courses will be open to students in other Faculties and Majors.

Friday, July 18
Deadline to submit Special Studies (Field Study or Self-Directed Study) registration and proposal forms for 2014 fall semester (duration 2) credit.

Last day to submit an Intent to Graduate form to the Office of the Registrar for Fall 2014 Graduation without a late fee.

Deadline to submit Letter of Permission requests to study at another accredited post-secondary institution for 2014 fall semester credit.

Recommended deadline to apply for OSAP to ensure funds will be available in September.

Priority enrolment ends for Year 3 courses. Remaining spaces in courses will be open to students in other Faculties and Majors.

Wednesday, July 30
Priority enrolment ends for Year 2 courses. Remaining spaces in courses will be open to students in other Faculties and Majors.

Thursday, July 31
Registration begins at 9 a.m. for alumni admitted to Postgraduate Certificate programs. Contact the appropriate Faculty office to request access to required courses.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. for students admitted to OCAD University on Special Student status. Course eligibility is based on a brief personal interview. Contact the appropriate Faculty office to make an appointment.

August 2014

Monday, August 4
Civic holiday. University closed.

Friday, August 8
Application deadline for the Student Mobility/Exchange Program for the 2015 winter semester.

Friday, August 29 (TBC)
Last day to register without paying a late registration fee. Students who register for courses after Friday, August 29 must pay a $70 late registration fee, on the next business day.

Saturday, August 30 to Tuesday, September 9
Late registration begins for new registrants for 2014 full year duration 1 and fall semester duration 2 courses and graduate studies fall duration 4 and fall duration 5 courses, with a late registration fee.

Students who register for their first course(s) on August 30, 2014 or later, must pay a $70 late registration fee, on the next business day.

September 2014

Monday, September 1
Labour Day. University closed.

Tuesday, September 2 to Friday, September 5
Graduates studies orientation week.

Wednesday, September 3
First day of 2014 full year duration 1, fall semester durations 2 and graduate studies fall duration 4 classes.

Office of the Registrar open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 3 to Tuesday, September 9

Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 4 courses with 100% tuition refund.

Thursday, September 4
Office of the Registrar open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, September 5
Last day for fall semester duration 4 graduate studies late course registration. Registration closes for fall semester duration 4 graduate studies adds, drops and course changes. [date extended to September 9, 2014. Updated 09/24/2014]

Tuesday, September 9
Last day for full year duration 1 and fall semester duration 2 late course registration. Registration closes for full year duration 1 and fall semester duration 2 adds, drops and course changes.

Last day for graduate studies duration 4 late course registration. Registration closes for graduate studies duration 4  adds, drops and course changes.

Last day to withdraw from full year duration 1, fall semester duration 2, and graduate studies duration 4 courses with 100% refund.

Wednesday, September 10
Last day for full fee payment or first installment without a late fee. Students who have not paid their fees in full or provided proof of sponsorship to the Student Accounts Clerk by this deadline will incur a $50 late payment fee.

Wednesday, September 10 to Tuesday, September 16
Withdrawal period for fall semester duration 2 courses with 70% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 4 courses with 60% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Wednesday, September 10 to Tuesday, September 23
Withdrawal period for full year duration 1 courses with 70% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Tuesday, September 16
Last day to withdraw from fall semester duration 2 courses with 70% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 4 courses with 60% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 23
Withdrawal period for fall semester duration 2 courses with 60% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 4 courses with 40% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Thursday, September 18
Self-Directed Study Critique #1 due. Critique forms must be approved by the supervising teaching faculty and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Tuesday, September 23
Last day to withdraw from fall semester duration 2 courses with 60% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Last day to withdraw from full year duration 1 courses with 70% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 4 courses with 40% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24 to Tuesday, September 30
Withdrawal period for fall semester duration 2 courses with 50% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Wednesday, September 24 to Friday, October 3
Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 4 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Wednesday, September 24 to Tuesday, October 7
Withdrawal period for full year duration 1 courses with 60% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Friday, September 26
Deadline to submit a waiver to opt out of the Student Benefit Plans (Dental and/or Health) or for students to opt into one or both of these plans (part-time student or family coverage).

Tuesday, September 30

Last day to withdraw from fall semester duration 2 courses with 50% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Last day to submit an Intent to Graduate form to the Office of the Registrar for Fall 2014 Graduation with a late fee (TBC).

October 2014

Wednesday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 7
Withdrawal period for fall semester duration 2 courses with 40% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Tuesday, October 7
Last day to withdraw from full year duration 1 courses with 60% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Last day to withdraw from fall semester duration 2 courses with 40% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 8 to Tuesday, October 28
Withdrawal period for full year duration 1 courses with 50% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Wednesday, October 8 to Tuesday, November 11
Withdrawal period for fall semester duration 2 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Monday, October 13
Thanksgiving Day. University closed.

Final deadline to apply for Full-time OSAP (for students registered full-time in the fall semester only).

Monday, October 13 to Friday, October 17
Study Week. No classes scheduled.

Thursday, October 23
Fall semester Self-Directed Study Critique #2 due. Critique forms must be approved by the supervising teaching faculty and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Friday, October 24
End of fall semester duration 4 graduate studies classes.

Monday, October 27
First day of fall semester duration 5 graduate studies classes.

Monday, October 27 to Sunday, November 2
Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 5 courses with 100% tuition refund.

Tuesday, October 28
Last day to withdraw from full year duration 1 courses with 50% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29
Last day for fall semester duration 5 graduate studies late course registration. Registration closes for fall semester duration 5 graduate studies adds, drops and course changes.[Extended to November 2, 2014. Updated 09/24/2014]

Wednesday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 11
Withdrawal period for full year duration 1 courses with 40% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Thursday, October 30
Fall semester Field-Study Mid-point Assessment due. Assessment forms must be approved by the supervising teaching faculty and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Friday, October 31
Final deadline to apply for Part-time OSAP (for students registered part-time in the fall semester only).

Deadline to submit OSAP appeals to the Financial Aid & Awards Office (for students registered in the fall semester only).

Deadline to submit Letter of Permission requests to study at another accredited post-secondary institution for 2015 winter semester credit.

November 2014


Sunday, November 2

Last day for graduate studies duration 5 late course registration. Registration closes for graduate studies duration 5  adds, drops and course changes.

Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 5 courses with 100% tuition refund.

Monday, November 3 to Sunday, November 9
Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 5 courses with 60% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Friday, November 7
Deadline to submit Applications for Reinstatement for 2015 summer admission.

Deadline to submit applications for Alumni Degree Completion for studies beginning Summer 2015.

Deadline to submit Special Studies (Field Study or Self-Directed Study) registration and proposal forms for 2015 winter semester duration 3 credit.

Sunday, November 9
Last day to withdraw from graduates studies duration 5 courses with 60% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Monday, November 10 to Sunday, November 16
Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 5 courses with 40% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Tuesday, November 11
Last day to withdraw from fall semester duration 2 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Last day to withdraw from full year duration 1 courses with 40% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Wednesday, November 12 to Friday, February 6
Withdrawal period for full year duration 1 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Sunday, November 16
Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 5 courses with 40% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Monday, November 17 to Wednesday, November 26
Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 5 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Wednesday, November 26
Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 5 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m. 

December 2014

Tuesday, December 2
Last day of regular fall semester duration 2 classes.

Wednesday, December 3 to Friday, December 12
Final examination and critique period for fall semester duration 2 classes. Student attendance is required.

Friday, December 5
End of fall semester duration 5 graduate studies classes.

Thursday, December 11
Fall semester Self-Directed Study Critique #3 and Grade Submission due. Critique and grade submission forms must be submitted to the appropriate Faculty office by 4 p.m.

Fall semester Field-Study Final Assessment due. Assessment and grade submission forms must be submitted to the appropriate Faculty office by 4 p.m.

Friday, December 12
End of 2014 fall semester.

2015 winter semester duration 3 and graduate studies winter durations 6, 7, 8 and 9 course registration closes at 4 p.m. and will re-open on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9 a.m.

Last day to register for winter semester courses without paying a late registration fee. Students who register for courses after Friday, December 12 must pay a $70 late registration fee, on the next business day.

Wednesday, December 24 to Thursday, January 1 (inclusive) [Updated: 2014-09-17]
Holiday break. University closed.

January 2015

Friday, January 2
Registration re-opens.

Late registration begins for new registrants for 2015 winter semester duration 3 courses and winter semester 6,7, 8 and 9 graduate studies courses, with a late fee.

Monday, January 5
First day of 2015 winter semester duration 3 classes, and graduate studies winter durations 6 and 8 classes.

Office of the Registrar open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, January 5 to Sunday, January 11
Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 6 courses with 100% tuition refund. .

Tuesday, January 6
Office of the Registrar open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Last day for winter semester duration 8 graduate studies courses late registration. Registration closes for winter semester duration 8 graduate studies adds, drops and course changes. (TBC)

Wednesday, January 7
Last day for winter semester duration 6 graduate studies courses late registration. Registration closes for winter semester duration 6 graduate studies adds, drops and course changes.[Extended to January 11, 2015. Updated 09/24/2014]

Friday, January 9
Deadline for grade changes, including incomplete grades for 2014 fall semester duration 2 courses.

Last day for winter semester duration 3 late registration. Registration closes at midnight for winter semester duration 3 adds, drops and course changes.  

Last day to withdraw from winter semester duration 3 courses with 100% refund.

Saturday, January 10 to Friday, January 16
Withdrawal period for winter semester duration 3 courses with 70% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Sunday, January 11
Last day for graduate studies duration 6 late course registration. Registration closes for graduate studies duration 6  adds, drops and course changes.

Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 6 courses with 100% tuition refund.

Monday, January 12 to Sunday, January 18
Withdrawal period for graduate studies courses with 60% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Monday, January 12
Last day for second installment fee payment without a late fee due by 4 p.m. Students who have not paid their fees in full OR provided proof of sponsorship to the Student Accounts Clerk by this deadline will incur a late/extended payment fee.

Friday, January 16
Last day to withdraw from winter semester duration 3 courses with a 70% refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Winter semester Self-Directed Study Critique #1 due. Critique forms must be signed by the supervising teaching faculty and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Application deadline for 2015/2016 Florence Advanced Visual Studies Certificate Program.

Application deadline for 2015/2016 Florence Off-Campus Studies Program.

Saturday, January 17 to Friday, January 23
Withdrawal period for winter semester duration 3 courses with 60% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Sunday, January 18
Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 6 courses with 60% refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Monday, January 19 to Sunday, January 25
Withdrawal period for graduate studies courses with 40% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Friday, January 23

Last day to submit grade appeals for 2014 fall semester duration 2 courses.

Last day to withdraw from winter semester duration 3 courses with 60% refund.Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Saturday, January 24 to Friday, January 30
Withdrawal period for winter semester duration 3 courses with 50% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Sunday, January 25
Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 6 courses with 40% refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Monday, January 26 to Wednesday, February 4
Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 6 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Thursday, January 29
First day to submit Program Major Request form for First-year Art students.

Friday, January 30
Last day to withdraw from winter semester duration 3 courses with 50% refund.

End of winter semester duration 8 graduate studies classes.

Saturday, January 31 to Friday, February 6
Withdrawal period for winter semester duration 3 courses with 40% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

February 2015

Wednesday, February 4
Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 6 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Friday, February 6
Last day to withdraw from full year duration 1 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Last day to withdraw from winter semester duration 3 courses with a 40% refund.

Deadline to submit Program Major Request form for First-year Art students.

Deadline to submit Applications for Reinstatement for following fall/winter session.

Deadline to submit applications for Alumni Degree Completion for following fall/winter session.

Last day to submit an Intent to Graduate form to the Office of the Registrar for Spring 2015 Convocation without a late fee.

Deadline to submit Application to Change Major/Program for the next academic year.


Saturday, February 7 to Friday, March 13
Withdrawal period for winter semester duration 3 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Friday, February 13
Final deadline to apply for Full-time OSAP (for students registered full-time in the fall & winter semesters).

Deadline for Mobility/Exchange applications for the 2015 fall semester to be submitted to the International Student Services Office.

End of winter semester duration 6 graduate studies classes.

Monday, February 16
Family Day. University closed.

Monday, February 16 to Friday, February 20
Study Week. No classes scheduled.

Monday, February 23
Winter semester Field-Study Mid-point Assessment due. Assessment forms must be approved by the supervising teaching faculty and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Winter semester Self-Directed Study Critique #2 due. Critique forms must be signed by the supervising teaching faculty and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

First day of winter semester duration 7 graduate studies classes.

Monday, February 23 to Sunday, March 1
Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 7 courses with 100% tuition refund.

Wednesday, February 25
Last day for winter semester duration 7 graduate studies courses late registration. Registration closes for winter semester duration 7 graduate studies adds, drops and course changes. [Extended to March 1, 2015. Updated 09/24/2014]

March 2015

Sunday, March 1
Last day for winter semester duration 7 graduate studies courses late registration. Registration closes for winter semester duration 7 graduate studies adds, drops and course changes.

Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 7 courses with 100% tuition refund.

Monday, March 2 to Sunday, March 8
Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 7 courses with 60% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Friday, March 6
Final deadline to apply for part-time OSAP (for students registered part-time in the winter semester only).

Deadline to submit OSAP appeals to the Financial Aid & Awards Office (for students registered full-time in the fall & winter semesters).

Sunday, March 8
Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 7 courses with 60% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Monday, March 9 to Sunday, March 15
Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 7 courses with 40% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Monday, March 9
First day of winter semester duration 9 graduate studies classes.

Tuesday, March 10
Last day for winter semester duration 9 graduate studies courses late registration. Registration closes for winter semester duration 9 graduate studies adds, drops and course changes.

Friday, March 13
Last day to withdraw from winter semester duration 3 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 15
Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 7 courses with 40% tuition refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

Monday, March 16
Student Feedback on Courses survey opens.

Monday, March 16 to Wednesday, March 25
Withdrawal period for graduate studies duration 7 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar during regular office hours.

Monday, March 23
Log in to myOCADU. Review your program requirements and plan your summer courses.

Wednesday, March 25

Last day to withdraw from graduate studies duration 7 courses, no refund. Course withdrawal request forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by 4 p.m.

April 2015

Wednesday, April 1
2015 spring/summer registration opens at 9 a.m.

Deadline to submit Special Studies (Field Study or Self-Directed Study) registration and proposal forms for 2015 summer semester credit.

Deadline to submit Letter of Permission request to study at another accredited post-secondary institution for 2015 summer semester credit.

Thursday, April 2
Last day of winter semester duration 3 classes

Friday, April 3

Good Friday. University closed.

Monday, April 6

Last Friday class for winter duration 3 and graduate studies winter durations 7 and 9.  Make up class for Friday, April 3.

Student Feedback on Courses survey closes.

Tuesday, April 7 to Monday, April 20
Final examination and critique period for full year (duration 1) and winter semester duration 3 classes. Student attendance is required.

Tuesday, April 14
Study Day. No examinations/critiques scheduled.

Wednesday, April 15
Winter semester Self-Directed Study Critique #3 and Grade Submission due. Critique and grade submission forms must be submitted to the appropriate Faculty office by 4 p.m.

Winter semester Field-Study Final Assessment and Grade Submission due. Assessment and grade submission forms must be submitted to the appropriate Faculty office by 4 p.m.

Monday, April 20
End of 2015 winter semester.

Wednesday, April 29 (opening night) to Sunday, May 3
GradEx: OCAD U's 100th Annual Graduate Exhibition.