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).

PhD Graduate Academic Calendar 2015 - 2016

Fall Term 2015 Winter Term 2016 Summer Term 2016
Registration and enrolment begins for all students

Jun 3 / Wed

Jun 3  / Wed

Mar 1 / Tue

Opening day of term

Sep 1 / Tue

Jan 1 / Fri

May 1 / Sun

Orientation for incoming graduate students

Aug 31 & Sep 1

Course consultation, advising and enrolment

Sep 1 / Tue

Dec 8 - 23

Mar 1 - Apr 29

Registration and enrolment for incoming students

Sep 1 / Tue

Last date for all students to register & enrol in courses after which a $200.00 late fee will be charged

Sep 1 / Tue

Jan 5 / Tue

Apr 29 / Fri

FES graduate courses begin

Sep 10 / Thu

Jan 4 / Mon

Dates vary depending on course

Last date for students to change course enrolments

Sep 24 / Thu

Jan 18 / Mon

May 13 / Fri

Automatic withdrawal from Faculty of unregistered graduate students

Sep 30 / Wed

Jan 29 / Fri

May 31 / Tue

Last date for submission of incomplete course work from previous term

Oct 13 / Tue

Feb 12 / Fri

June 10 / Fri

Co-curricular week: no regular graduate classes - no exams - University open

Oct 29 - Nov 1

Feb 13 - 19

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 27 / Tue

Feb 26 / Fri

June 24 / Fri

FES graduate courses end - all course material due

Dec 7 / Mon

Apr 4 / Mon

Dates vary depending on course

Closing day of term

Dec 31 / Thu

Apr 30 / Sat

Aug 31 / Wed

Course grades and evaluations due from Course Directors

Jan 4 / Mon

May 2 / Mon

Sep 6 / Tue

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 2015

Labour Day

Sep 7 / Mon

University closed

Thanksgiving

Oct 12 / Mon

University closed

Fall Convocation

Oct 14 - 16

Christmas / New Year's Break

Dec 24 - Jan 2 inclusive

University closed

Winter Term 2016

New Year's Day

Jan 1 / Fri

University closed

Family Day

Feb 15 / Mon

University closed

Good Friday

Mar 25 / Fri

University closed

Summer Term 2016

Victoria Day

May 18 / Mon

University closed

Spring Convocation

TBA

Canada Day

Jul 1 / Fri

University closed

Civic Holiday (Simcoe Day)

Aug 1 / Mon

University closed