Academic Calendar/Important Dates

Academic dates and deadlines for MES 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 you will need to be aware of their dates and deadlines (for example, during Reading Days at FES other programs may still hold classes).

Important Dates / Graduate Academic Calendar 2016 - 2017

Fall Term

June
7 Registration and enrolment begins for graduate students
August
16 Last date for incoming and continuing students to register for Fall term after which a
$200 late fee will be charged. Students who do not complete their course enrolment
by this deadline can continue to add courses without a financial penalty.
17 Late registration fee of $200 for Fall term applied
29-30 Orientation for incoming graduate students;
Advising for continuing students by appointment with faculty—deadline to enroll in
courses is Sept. 9
31 MES final examinations
September
1 Opening day of Fall term
1-2 MES final examinations
5 Holiday - Labour Day (university closed)
8 Fall term classes begin Re-orientation for continuing students (11:30 am -1:00 pm)
21  Last date to change courses without the permission of the course instructor through REM and by submitting an FES course enrolment form on the Dossier system.
30 Withdrawal of unregistered graduate students and for students who withdraw
voluntarily -- 100% refund date for Fall term
October
5 Last date to add a course with permission of the course instructor
10 Holiday - Thanksgiving (university closed);
15 80% refund date for Fall term – for withdrawn students
19-21 Fall Convocation
24 Online registration for Fall term ends;
Last date for submission of incomplete course work from previous term
27-30 Reading days
31 40% refund date for Fall term – for withdrawn students
Last date for course instructors to change an Incomplete grade from the previous
term. If a grade change is not submitted, the “I” becomes a “U” (Unsatisfactory/Fail)
November
1 MES I-II Plan of Study due to advisor for review process
7 Last day to submit examinable Dissertation for defense in Fall 2016 to OSAS
11 Last date to drop course with a grade of “W” (withdrawn)
12 Grade of “U” applies to a dropped course
14 Last day to submit examinable Thesis for defense in Fall 2016 to OSAS
15 Deadline to submit Academic Petition for change of status for Winter 2017 term
(e.g., leave of absence, extension of time, etc.)
30 Deadline to submit examinable Major Project/Paper or Portfolio through the Dossier
system and to the Office of Student and Academic Services (OSAS);
Program withdrawal for failure to maintain continuous registration.
December
5 Fall term classes end;
Last day to submit Fall term work;
12 Doctoral/Masters Defense – Last day to hold exams in Fall 2016 term;
Last day to hold General exams for all MES students in Fall 2016.
13 Winter registration deadline after which a $200 late fee will be charged. Students
who do not complete their course enrolment by this deadline can continue to add
course without a financial penalty.
14 Late registration fee of $200 for Winter term applied
19 Submission of Thesis/Dissertation – Last date to upload electronic
Thesis/Dissertation for Fall 2016 term
23 Beginning of holiday break (university closed until January 2)
31 Closing day of Fall term.

Winter Term

January
1 Winter (W17) term begins
5 First day of W17 term classes
6, 13 MES Final Examinations for Fall (F16) term
15 Deadline for Fall (F16) term grades reporting
18 Last date to add a W17 course
24 Online registration ends for W17 term, $200 late fee applies
31 100% refund for W17 term – for withdrawn students
Blanket Applications due for 2017-18 (CUPE 3903, Units 1 and 2)
February
1 Last date to add a W17 course
15 80% refund for W17 term;
FGS Deadline: F16 courses with blank/Incomplete grades converted to ”U”
18-24 Reading Week
20 Holiday- Family Day (university closed)
21 Last date to submit outstanding course work to course instructor For F16 term
28 FGS Deadline: Program withdrawal for failure to maintain continuous registration
40% refund for W17 term – for withdrawn students
March
7 Registration and enrolment opens online for Summer (S17) term
10 Last date to drop a W17 course without receiving a grade (manual form)
11 Grade of “W” applies to a dropped course in both REM and Dossier
13 FGS Deadline: Last day to submit examinable Dissertation for defense in W17 term to OSAS
15 FGS Deadline: Last day to submit an Academic Petition for change of status for S17 term
20 FGS Deadline: Last day for recommendation of PhD Oral examination for defense in the W17 term
Last day to submit examinable Thesis for defense in W17 term to OSAS
27 Deadline: last day for recommendation of Masters Oral examination for defense in the W17 term
31 Application for award of MES degree and deadline to submit examinable Major Project/Paper or Portfolio to OSAS for final exams in W17 term
April
5 Last day of classes for W17 term
Last day to submit W17 term work
14 Holiday - Good Friday (university closed)
17 FGS Deadline: Last day for students to hold Thesis/Dissertation defenses in the W17 term
24 FGS Deadline: Last day to upload electronic Thesis/Dissertation for the W17 term for June 2017 convocation
Last day to register for S17 term without incurring a late fee charge
25 $200 late fees applies for S17 term registration
27-28 MES final examinations for W17 term
30 All degree requirements, including final grades, must be met to convocate in June 2017
Closing day for W17 term

Summer Term (More dates TBC)

May
1 Summer (S17) term begins
First day of S17 term classes
15 Last day to add S17 course without permission of the course instructor
Deadline to submit W17 term grades
22 Holiday – Victoria Day (university closed)
29 Last day to add a S17 course with permission of the course instructor
31 100% refund for S17 term – for withdrawn students
June
6 Registration opens for F17 and W18 terms
15 80% refund for S17 term – for withdrawn students
FGS Deadline: W17 courses with blank/Incomplete grades converted to “F”/”U”
16-24 Convocation week
23 Last date to submit outstanding course work to course instructor for W17 term
30 40% refund for S17 term – for withdrawn students
July
1 Holiday- Canada Day (university closed)
7 Last day to drop a S17 course without receiving a grade (manual form)
15 FGS Deadline: Last day to submit an Academic Petition for change of status for F17 term
22 FGS Deadline: Last day for recommendation of PhD Oral examination for defense in the S17 term
FGS Deadline: Last day to submit examinable Thesis for defense in W17 term to OSAS
29 FGS Deadline: last day for recommendation of Masters Oral examination for defense in the S17 term
30 FGS Deadline: Program withdrawal for failure to maintain continuous registration
31 Application for award of MES degree and deadline to submit examinable Major Project/Paper or Portfolio to OSAS for final exams in S17 term
Classes end S17
August
7 Holiday- Simcoe Day (university closed)
15 Last day to register for Fall (F17) term without incurring a late fee
16 $200 late fee applies for F17 term registration
19 FGS Deadline: Last day for Thesis/Dissertation oral examination to be held in S17 term
26 FGS Deadline: Last day to upload electronic Thesis/Dissertation for S17 term for October 2017 convocation
28-29 Orientation for incoming Graduate Students
30-31 MES Final Examinations for S17 term
31 Closing day of S17 term

York University special dates and holidays

Fall Term 2016
Labour Day Monday, September 7th University Closed
Thanksgiving Monday, October 10th University Closed
Fall Convocation October 14th - 16th
Christmas / New Year's Break December 24th to January 2nd, Inclusive University Closed
Winter Term 2017
New Year's Day Sunday, January 1st
Monday January 2nd to be observed
University Closed
Family Day Monday, February 20th University Closed
Good Friday Friday, April 14th
Summer Term 2017
Victoria Day Monday, May 22nd University Closed
Spring Convocation TBA
Canada Day Saturday July 1st,
Monday July 3rd to be observed
University Closed
Civic Holiday (Simcoe Day) Monday, August 1st University Closed