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Important dates

Below please find two sets of important dates:

Academic dates and deadlines for PhD students in the Faculty of Environmental Studies

These dates are provided to assist you in managing the administrative requirements of your program. Please note that these dates are for the Faculty of Environmental Studies only. If you are taking courses through another graduate program at York or another University you will need to be aware of their dates and deadlines (for example, during Block Week at FES other programs may still hold classes).

Academic dates and deadlines 2013-2014

  Fall Term
Winter Term 2014 Summer Term 2014

Registration and enrolment begins for all students.

June 4/Tue
June 4/Mon
Mar 5/Wed

Opening day of term.

Sep 1/Sun
Jan 1/Wed
May 1/Thu

Orientation for incoming graduate students.

Aug 27/Tue

Course consultation, advising and enrolment.

Aug 27-Sep 9
Dec 9-20
Mar 5-Apr 30

Registration and enrolment for incoming students

Aug 27/Tue
Last date for all students to register & enrol in courses after which a $200.00 late fee will be charged.
Sep 9/Mon
Dec 20/Fri
Apr 30/Wed
FES graduate courses begin.
Sep 9/Mon
Jan 6/Mon
Dates vary depending on course
Last date for students to change course enrolments.
Sep 20/Fri
Jan 17/Fri
May 14/Wed
Automatic withdrawal from Faculty of unregistered graduate students.
Sep 30/Mon
Jan 31/Fri
May 30/Fri
Last date for submission of incomplete course work from previous term.
Oct 11/Fri
Feb 14/Fri
June 13/Fri
Co-curricular week: no regular graduate classes - no exams - University closed
Oct 30-Nov 3
Feb 17-21
Last date for Course Directors to change grades of Incomplete from previous term: (If a grade change is not submitted, the I automatically becomes a U.)
Oct 25/Fri
Feb 28/Fri
June 27/Fri
FES graduate courses end - all course material due.
Dec 6/Fri
Apr 4/Mon
Dates vary depending on course
Closing day of term.
Dec 31/Tue
Apr 30/Wed
Aug 31/Sun
Course grades and evaluations due from Course Directors.
Jan 3/Fri
May 5/Mon
Sep 5/Fri

York University special dates and holidays

These dates indicate when the University is closed or classes are cancelled and apply to all York students.

Fall Term 2012

Labour Day

Sep 2/Mon

University closed


Oct 14/Mon

University closed

Fall Convocation Oct 16-18  
Christmas / New Year's Break Dec 24-Jan 1 inclusive University closed

Winter Term 2013

New Year's Day

Jan 1/Wed

University closed

Family Day

Feb 17/Mon

University closed

Good Friday

Apr 18/Fri

University closed

Summer Term 2013

Victoria Day

May 19/Mon

University closed

Spring Convocation



Canada Day

Jul 1/Tue

University closed

Civic Holiday (Simcoe Day)

Aug 4/Mon

University closed