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 2017 - 2018

Summer 2017 Term

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31 100% refund for S17 term – for withdrawn students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15 80% refund for S17 term – for withdrawn students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30 40% refund for S17 term – for withdrawn students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
31 Closing day of S17 term

Fall 2017 Term

September
1 Fall term begins; MES Final Exam for S17 Term
4 Holiday – Labour Day (university closed)
5 Orientation for incoming graduate students (Advising for continuing students by appointment with faculty)
7 Fall 2017 classes begin
15 Deadline for Summer 2017 grades reporting
20 Last day to add a course without permission of instructor
30 100% refund deadline for Fall 2017 fees
October
4 Last day to add a course with permission of instructor
9 Holiday - Thanksgiving (university closed)
15 80% refund deadline for Fall 2017 fees
19-21 Fall Convocation
23 Last day to register and enroll for Fall 2017 ($200 late fee applies)
26-29 Reading Days (no classes, university open)
31 40% refund deadline for Fall 2017 fees
November
1 Deadline to submit Incomplete coursework for Summer 2017
Deadline to submit Research Proposal package to OSAS for Ethics approval to begin in January 2018
7 OSAS deadline to receive recommendation and examinable Doctoral Dissertation for defence for February 2018 Convocation
10 FGS deadline to receive Research Proposal package from OSAS for Ethics approval to begin in January 2018
Last day to drop a course without receiving a “W” grade
14 OSAS deadline to receive recommendation and examinable Masters Thesis for final examination for February 2018 degree conferral
FGS deadline to receive recommendation for Doctoral Dissertation defence from OSAS
15 FGS deadline to receive Academic Petition for Winter 2018 (e.g. leave of absence, change of status, extension of program time limits, reinstatement) from OSAS
Deadline for course instructors to change an Incomplete grade from Summer 2017 otherwise “I” becomes a “U” (Unsatisfactory)
21 FGS deadline to receive recommendation for Masters Thesis examination from OSAS
30 Deadline to submit examinable Major Paper/Project/Portfolio to OSAS for final examination and application for award of MES degree
Program withdrawal for failure to maintain continuous registration
December
4 Fall 2017 classes end
5 Deadline to submit Fall 2017 coursework
12 FGS deadline to hold Doctoral Dissertation defence and Masters Thesis examination in Fall 2017 term
14-15 MES final examinations for Fall 2017
15 Last day to register for Winter 2018 after which a $200 late fee applies. Course enrolment continues until January 23.
19 FGS deadline to upload electronic Doctoral Dissertation and Masters Thesis for Fall 2017
23-Jan 2 Winter break (university closed)

Winter 2018 Term

January
1 Winter term begins
4 Winter 2018 classes begin
15 Deadline for Fall 2017 grades reporting
FGS deadline to upload electronic Doctoral Dissertation and Masters Thesis for February 2018 degree conferral (with Winter registration)
17 Last day to change a course without permission of instructor
23 Last day to register and enroll for Winter 2018 ($200 late fee applies)
31 100% refund deadline for Winter 2018 fees
Last day to add a course with permission of instructor
Deadline to submit Teaching Assistantships ‘blanket’ application
February
15 80% refund deadline for Winter 2018 fees
17-23 Reading week (no classes, university open)
19 Holiday - Family Day (university closed)
28 40% refund deadline for Winter 2018 fees
Program withdrawal for failure to maintain continuous registration
March
1 Last day to submit Incomplete coursework from Fall 2017 term
6 Summer 2018 Registration and Enrolment opens
9 Last day to drop a course without receiving a “W” grade
Deadline for OSAS to receive recommendations and examinable Doctoral Dissertation defence for June 2018 Convocation
15 FGS deadline to receive Academic Petition for Summer 2018 (e.g. leave of absence, change of status, extension of program time limits, reinstatement) from OSAS
Last day for course instructors to change grades of Incomplete from Fall 2017 otherwise “I” becomes a “U” (Unsatisfactory)
16 FGS deadline to receive recommendations for Doctoral Dissertation defence from OSAS for June 2018 Convocation
22 OSAS deadline to receive recommendation and examinable Masters Thesis for final examination for June 2018 Convocation
29 FGS deadline to receive recommendations for Masters Thesis examination from OSAS for June 2018 Convocation
Deadline to submit examinable Major Paper/Project/Portfolio to OSAS for final examination and application for award of MES degree
30 Holiday – Good Friday (university closed)
April
5 Last day to submit Winter 2018 coursework
6 Winter 2018 classes end
12-13 MES final examinations for Winter 2018
16 FGS deadline to hold Doctoral Dissertation defence and Masters Thesis examination for June 2018 Convocation
23 FGS Deadline to upload electronic Doctoral Dissertation and Masters Thesis for June 2018 Convocation
30 Deadline for all degree requirements (including final grades) for June 2018 Convocation
Last day of Winter 2018 term

Summer 2018 Term – (More dates coming soon)

May
1 Summer term begins
Summer 2018 classes begin
15 Deadline for Winter 2018 grades reporting
21 Holiday – Victoria Day (university closed)
30 100% refund deadline for Summer 2018 fees
June
15 80% refund deadline for Summer 2018 fees
30 40% refund deadline for Summer 2018 fees
July
1 Last day to submit Incomplete coursework from Winter 2018
2 Holiday- Canada Day (university closed)
15 Last day for course instructors to change grades of Incomplete from Winter 2018 otherwise “I” becomes a “U” (Unsatisfactory/Fail)
31 Deadline to submit examinable Major Paper/Project/Portfolio to OSAS for final examination and application for award of MES degree
August
6 Holiday- Civic Day (university closed)
27-29 MES final examinations for Summer 2018
31 Last day of Summer 2018 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