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The Academic Year (Graduate and Undergraduate Studies)

Note:  dates for the summer of 2016 can be found at this link: https://nextcalendar.carleton.ca/academicyear/2015/

This schedule contains the dates prescribed by the University Senate for academic activities. Dates relating to fee payment, cancellation of course selections, late charges, and other fees or charges will be published in the Important Dates and Deadlines section of the Registration Website (carleton.ca/registration).

The academic year is divided into three terms:
Summer term: May - August
Fall term: September - December
Winter term: January - April

Courses are offered in the following patterns:
Early summer: May - June
Late summer: July - August
Full summer: May - August

Fall term: September - December
Winter term: January - April
Fall/winter: September - April

Courses are offered during the day and in the evening.

Date Activity
FALL TERM 2016
September 1, 2016Last day for receipt of applications from potential fall (November) graduates.
September 5, 2016Statutory holiday. University closed.
September 6, 2016Academic orientation (undergraduate and graduate students).
Orientation for new Teaching Assistants.
All students are expected to be on campus. Class and laboratory preparations, departmental introductions for students and other academic preparation activities will be held.
September 7, 2016Fall term begins. Fall and fall/winter classes begin.
September 20, 2016Last day of registration for fall term and fall/winter courses.
Last day to change courses or sections (including auditing) for fall term and fall/winter courses.
Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in Fall 2016 and must register for the fall 2016 term.
September 23-25, 2016Summer deferred final examinations held.
September 30, 2016Last day to withdraw from fall term and fall/winter courses with a full fee adjustment.
October 7, 2016December examination schedule (fall term final and fall/winter mid-terms) available online.
October 10, 2016Statutory holiday. University closed.
October 15, 2016Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the winter term from applicants whose documents originate from outside Canada or the United States.
October 24-28, 2016Fall break, no classes.
November 11, 2016Last day to request formal exam accommodations for December examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfil accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.
November 15, 2016Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the winter term.
November 25, 2016Last day for tests or examinations in courses below the 4000-level before the final examination period (see Examination Regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar).
December 1, 2016Last day for receipt of applications from potential winter (February) graduates.
Last day for submission to the thesis supervisor of Master's and Ph.D. theses for winter graduation.
December 9, 2016Fall term ends.
Last day of fall term classes.
Classes follow a Monday schedule.
Last day for academic withdrawal from fall term courses.
Last day for handing in term work and the last day that can be specified by a course instructor as a due date for term work for fall term courses.
Last day for receipt of applications for undergraduate degree program transfers for winter term.
December 10-22, 2016Final examinations may be held for fall term courses and mid-term examinations in fall/winter courses.
Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.
December 22, 2016 All take home examinations are due.
December 23 noon through January 2 inclusive, 2017University closed.
Date Activity
WINTER TERM 2017
January 3, 2017University reopens.
January 5, 2017Winter term classes begin.
January 18, 2017Last day for registration for winter term courses.
Last day to change courses or sections (including auditing) for winter term courses.
Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in Winter 2017 and must register for the Winter 2017 term.
January 20-22, 27-29, 2017Fall term deferred final examinations to be held
January 31, 2017Last day for withdrawal from winter term and winter portion of fall/winter courses with full fee adjustment.
February 1, 2017 Last day for receipt of applications for admission to the Bachelor of Architectural Studies and the Bachelor of Social Work degree programs for the fall/winter session.
February 17, 2017April examination schedule available online.
February 20, 2017Statutory holiday. University closed.
February 20-24, 2017Winter Break, no classes.
March 1, 2017 Last day for receipt of applications from potential spring (June) graduates.
Last day for receipt of applications to Bachelor of Humanities, Bachelor of Industrial Design, Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Multimedia and Design), Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities, and the Bachelor of Music degree programs for the fall/winter session.
Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate program for the summer term.
Last day for receipt of applications for admission from candidates who wish to be guaranteed consideration for financial assistance (including Carleton fellowships, scholarships and teaching assistantships) administered by Carleton University. Candidates whose applications are received after the March 1 deadline may be considered for the award of a fellowship, scholarship or teaching assistantship. (Graduate students only)
March 10, 2017Last day to request formal exam accommodations for April examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfil accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.
March 24, 2017Last day for tests or examinations in courses below the 4000-level before the final examination period (see Examination Regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar).
April 1, 2017Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate program for the fall/winter session, from candidates whose documents originate outside Canada or the United States, except for applications due February 1 or March 1.
April 7, 2017Winter term ends.
Last day of fall/winter and winter term classes.
Last day for academic withdrawal from fall/winter and winter term courses.
Last day for handing in term work and the last day that can be specified by a course instructor as a due date for term work for fall/winter and winter term courses.
April 10-25, 2017Final examinations in winter term and fall/winter courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.
April 14, 2017Statutory holiday, University closed.
April 25, 2017 All take home examinations are due on this day.
May 1, 2017Last day for receipt of applications for undergraduate internal degree transfers to allow for registration for the summer session.
May 5, 2017Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in Spring 2017 and must register for the Summer 2017 term.
May 17-28, 2017Fall/Winter and Winter term deferred final examinations to be held
June 1, 2017Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate program for the fall/winter session except for applications due February 1 or March 1 or April 1.
Date Activity
SUMMER TERM 2017
March 1, 2017Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the summer term.
May 1, 2017Early summer and full summer classes begin. Last day for receipt of applications for undergraduate degree program transfers for the summer term.
May 5, 2017Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in Spring 2017 and must register for the Summer 2017 term.
May 8, 2017Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for early summer courses.
May 12, 2017Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for full summer courses.
May 17-28, 2017Fall/Winter and Winter term deferred final examinations to be held
May 19, 2017 Last day to withdraw from early summer and full summer courses with a full fee adjustment.
May 22, 2017Statutory holiday. University closed.
June 2, 2017Last day to request formal exam accommodations for early summer examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfil accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.
June 6, 2017Last day for tests or examinations in early and full summer courses below the 4000-level before the final examination period (see Examination Regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar).
June 13, 2017Last day of early summer classes. (NOTE: full summer classes resume July 4.)
Last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.
Last day for handing in term assignments, subject to any earlier course deadline.
June 19-25, 2017Early summer final examinations and mid-term examinations in full summer courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.
July 3, 2017 Statutory holiday. University closed.
July 4, 2017Late summer classes begin. Full summer classes resume.
July 11, 2017Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for late summer courses.
July 21-23, 2017Early summer deferred final examinations to be held.
July 24, 2017Last day to request formal exam accommodations for late summer and full summer examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfil accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.
Last day to withdraw from late summer courses with a full fee adjustment.
August 1, 2017Last day for graduate students to submit to their thesis supervisor an examination copy of their Master's or Ph.D. thesis for Fall graduation.
August 2, 2017Last day for tests or examinations in full summer courses below the 4000-level before the final examination period (see Examination Regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar).
August 7, 2017Statutory Holiday. University closed.
August 9, 2017Last day for tests or examinations in late summer courses below the 4000-level before the final examination period (see Examination Regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar).
August 16, 2017Last day of late summer and full summer classes.
Classes follow a Monday schedule.
Last day for academic withdrawal from late summer and full summer courses and any other courses that end this term.
Last day for handing in term assignments, subject to any earlier course deadline.
August 19-25, 2017Final examinations in late summer and full summer courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.
September 15-17, 2017Full and late summer term deferred final examinations to be held.
Date Activity
FALL TERM 2017
September 1, 2017Last day for receipt of applications from potential fall (November) graduates.
September 4, 2017Statutory holiday. University closed.
September 5, 2017Academic orientation (undergraduate and graduate students).
Orientation for new Teaching Assistants.
All students are expected to be on campus. Class and laboratory preparations, departmental introductions for students and other academic preparation activities will be held.
September 6, 2017Fall term begins. Fall and fall/winter classes begin.
September 15-17, 2017Full and late summer term deferred final examinations to be held.
September 19, 2017Last day of registration for fall term and fall/winter courses.
Last day to change courses or sections (including auditing) for fall term and fall/winter courses.
Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in fall 2017 and must register for the fall 2017 term.
September 30, 2017Last day to withdraw from fall term and fall/winter courses with a full fee adjustment.
October 6, 2017December examination schedule (fall term final and fall/winter mid-terms) available online.
October 9, 2017Statutory holiday. University closed.
October 15, 2017Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the winter term from applicants whose documents originate from outside Canada or the United States.
October 23-27, 2017Fall break, no classes.
November 10, 2017Last day to request Formal Examination Accommodation Forms for December examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfil accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.
November 15, 2017Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the winter term.
November 24, 2017Last day for summative or final examinations in fall term courses before the official examination period (see Examination Regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar).
December 1, 2017Last day for receipt of applications from potential winter (February) graduates.
Last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis, in examinable form to the department.
December 8, 2017Fall term ends.
Last day of fall term classes.
Classes follow a Monday schedule.
Last day for academic withdrawal from fall term courses.
Last day for handing in term work and the last day that can be specified by a course instructor as a due date for term work for fall term courses.
Last day for receipt of applications for undergraduate degree program transfers for winter term.
December 9, 2017No classes or examinations take place.
December 10-22, 2017Final examinations in fall term courses and mid-term examinations in fall/winter courses may be held.
Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.
December 22, 2017 All take home examinations are due.
December 25 through January 1, 2018 inclusiveUniversity closed.
Date Activity
WINTER TERM 2018
January 2, 2018University reopens.
January 8, 2018Winter term classes begin.
January 19, 2018Last day for registration for winter term courses.
Last day to change courses or sections (including auditing) for winter term courses.
Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in winter 2018 and must register for the winter 2018 term.
January 19-21, 26-28, 2018Fall term deferred final examinations will be held.
January 31, 2018Last day for withdrawal from winter term and winter portion of fall/winter courses with full fee adjustment.
February 1, 2018 Last day for receipt of applications for admission to the Bachelor of Architectural Studies and the Bachelor of Social Work degree programs for the fall/winter session.
February 16, 2018April examination schedule available online.
February 19, 2018Statutory holiday. University closed.
February 19-23, 2018Winter Break, no classes.
March 1, 2018 Last day for receipt of applications from potential spring (June) graduates.
Last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis, in examinable form to the department.
Last day for receipt of applications to Bachelor of Humanities, Bachelor of Industrial Design, Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Multimedia and Design), Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Journalism and Humanities, and the Bachelor of Music degree programs for the fall/winter session.
Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate program for the summer term.
Last day for receipt of applications for admission from candidates who wish to be guaranteed consideration for financial assistance (including Carleton fellowships, scholarships and teaching assistantships) administered by Carleton University. Candidates whose applications are received after the March 1 deadline may be considered for the award of a fellowship, scholarship or teaching assistantship (Graduate students only).
March 9, 2018Last day to request Formal Examination Accommodation Forms for April examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfil accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.
March 27, 2018Last day for summative or final examinations in winter term or fall/winter courses before the official examination period (see Examination Regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar).
March 30, 2018Statutory holiday. University closed.
April 1, 2018Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate program for the fall/winter session, from candidates whose documents originate outside Canada or the United States, except for applications due February 1 or March 1.
April 11, 2018Winter term ends.
Last day of fall/winter and winter term classes.
Classes follow a Friday schedule.
Last day for academic withdrawal from fall/winter and winter term courses.
Last day for handing in term work and the last day that can be specified by a course instructor as a due date for term work for fall/winter and winter term courses.
April 12-13, 2018No classes or examinations take place.
April 14-26, 2018Final examinations in winter term and fall/winter courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.
April 26, 2018 All take home examinations are due on this day.
May 1, 2018Last day for receipt of applications for undergraduate internal degree transfers to allow for registration for the summer session.
May 11, 2018Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in spring 2018 and must register for the summer 2018 term.
May 18-29, 2018Fall/winter and winter term deferred final examinations will be held.
June 1, 2018Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate program for the fall/winter session except for applications due February 1 or March 1 or April 1.
Date Activity
SUMMER TERM 2018
March 1, 2018Last day for receipt of applications for admission to an undergraduate degree program for the summer term.
May 1, 2018Last day for receipt of applications for undergraduate degree program transfers for the summer term.
May 7, 2018Early summer and full summer classes begin.
May 11, 2018Graduate students who have not electronically submitted their final thesis copy to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will not be eligible to graduate in spring 2018 and must register for the summer 2018 term.
May 14, 2018Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for early summer courses.
May 18, 2018Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for full summer courses.
May 18-29, 2018Fall/winter and winter term deferred final examinations will be held.
May 21, 2018Statutory holiday. University closed.
May 25, 2018 Last day to withdraw from early summer and full summer courses with a full fee adjustment.
June 1, 2018Last day to request Formal Examination Accommodation Forms for June examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfil accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.
June 12, 2018Last day for summative or final examinations for early summer courses before the official examination period (see Examination Regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar).
June 19, 2018Last day of early summer classes. (NOTE: full summer classes resume July 3.)
Last day for academic withdrawal from early summer courses.
Last day for handing in term assignments, subject to any earlier course deadline.
June 22-28, 2018Early summer final examinations and mid-term examinations in full summer courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.
July 2, 2018 Statutory holiday. University closed.
July 3, 2018Late summer classes begin. Full summer classes resume.
July 10, 2018Last day for registration and course changes (including auditing) for late summer courses.
July 20-22, 2018Early summer term deferred final examinations to be held.
July 23, 2018Last day to withdraw from late summer courses with a full fee adjustment.
Last day to request Formal Examination Accommodation Forms for August examinations to the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities. Note that it may not be possible to fulfil accommodation requests received after the specified deadlines.
August 1, 2018Last day for graduate students to submit their supervisor-approved thesis, in examinable form to the department.
August 6, 2018Statutory holiday. University closed.
August 8, 2018Last day for summative or final examinations for late summer or full summer courses before the official examination period (see Examination Regulations in the Academic Regulations of the University section of the Undergraduate Calendar).
August 15, 2018Last day of late summer and full summer classes.
Classes follow a Monday schedule.
Last day for academic withdrawal from late summer and full summer courses and any other courses that end this term.
Last day for handing in term assignments, subject to any earlier course deadline.
August 18-24, 2018Final examinations in late summer and full summer courses may be held. Examinations are normally held all seven days of the week.
September 14-16, 2018Full and late summer term deferred final examinations to be held.
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