Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2009/2010
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Academic & Related Dates
Winter Term 2010

May, 2009
1 New Year 1 students access to LORIS for fall and winter course selection begins
 
June, 2009
15

UPPER YEAR STUDENTS ACCESS TO LORIS BEGINS FOR FALL AND WINTER COURSE SELECTION. ACCESS OPEN UNTIL LAST DAY TO ADD COURSES IN THE APPLICABLE TERM.

Year 4 and 5 (honours only) - Faculty of Music, Faculty of Arts and Brantford Campus students

16 Year 4 and 5 (honours only) - Faculty of Science and Business and Economics students
18 Year 3 - Faculty of Music, Faculty of Arts and Brantford Campus students
19 Year 3 - Faculty of Science and Business and Economics students 
23 Year 2 - Faculty of Music, Faculty of Arts and Brantford Campus students
24 Year 2 - Faculty of Science and Business and Economics students 
26 All other continuing students (including Diplomas, Unclassified, Post-degree and Returning Year 1)
 
August, 2009
1 Application to Graduate form and fee due for Fall Convocation without penalty. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
Aug 2 - Oct 1 Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for Fall Convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
 
October, 2009
1 Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for Fall Convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No applications will be accepted after this date
 
November, 2009
16 Late registration charge - winter term (including Online Learning - formerly distance education). Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
16Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies for winter term.
20 Online Learning Courses - last day to submit a term form to request required materials for registered courses to be shipped at no charge. Shipping charges apply after this date
 
December, 2009
1 Online learning materials available for pick-up for courses beginning in winter.
4 Registrations in online learning courses received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term.
17 Tuition fees due for courses beginning in winter
 
January, 2010
3 Last day for complete cancellation of course registration with no charge
4 Co-op work term begins
4 Winter term lectures begin
Jan 4 - Jan 17Withdrawing/dropping all courses during this time period, no tuition charged
10 Last day to add first 6-week courses which began January 4
10Last day to drop/withdraw from first 6-week course(s) which began January 4,  with no tuition charge
Jan 11 - Jan 31 If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
15 Last day to return winter online learning textbooks for refund
15Application to Graduate form and fee due for spring convocation without penalty see Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
Jan 16 - May 1 Late penalty fee applies on Application to Graduate forms received for spring convocation. See Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
17 Last day to add winter term classroom courses (including second 6-week courses beginning February 22)
17 Last day to add winter term online learning courses and submit an online learning term form (pick-up of online learning materials at the Waterloo campus only)
17Last day to drop/withdraw from 12-week winter term course(s)  with no tuition charge
Jan 18 - Mar 7 If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
31 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 4 without failure and for possible  tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
 
February, 2010
Feb 1 - Feb 12 From this day until the last day of first 6-week classes in the term, if you drop a first 6-week winter term course that began January 4 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
12 First 6-week course(s) which began January 4 end
15 Family Day, university-observed holiday
Feb 15 - Feb 19 Reading week, no lectures
22 Second 6-week courses begin
28Last day to drop/withdraw from second 6-week course(s) which began February 22, with no tuition charge
 
March, 2010
Mar 1 - Mar 21 If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 55% tuition (assessed at 55% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
Mar 1 - Apr 29Academic Program Counselling period for fall and winter 
Mar 1 - Apr 29Declare your honours specialization or program change needed to access LORIS during the summer to register for courses for fall and winter
7 Last day to drop course(s) or withdraw from full-year or 12-week winter course(s) without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
Mar 8 - Apr 5 From this day until the end of classes in this term, if you drop a 12-week winter term course or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
21 Last day for dropping second 6-week course(s) which began February 22 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
Mar 22 - Apr 5 From this day until the last day of second 6-week classes in this term, if you drop a second six-week winter term course that began February 22 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
April, 2010
2 Good Friday, university-observed holiday, no lectures
5 Make-up Friday lecture for Good Friday (Friday, April 2) is Monday, April 5
5 Winter term and full-year lectures end 
Apr 6 - Apr 7 Winter term and full-year course study period
Apr 8 - Apr 27 Final examinations (winter term and full-year courses) - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time 
26Last day to return online learning videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
27 Winter term ends
29Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change
30 Co-op work term ends
30Centre for Online Learning closed for year-end inventory. University remains open
 
May, 2010
1 Last day to submit Application to Graduate form (fee and penalty fee apply) for spring convocation, see Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter. No forms will be accepted after this date
 
June, 2010
Jun 7 - Jun 11 Spring convocation (all ceremonies at Waterloo Campus)
Jun 22 - Jun 23 Spring convocation (all ceremonies at Brantford Campus)
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

November 11, 2009 Meeting of Senate - Motion from the Pandemic Planning Committee was passed to change the last day to drop without financial penalty (6-week and 12-week courses).

January 10th - Last day to drop/withdraw from first 6-week course(s) which began January 4, with no tuition penalty

January 17th - Last day to drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s), with no tuition penalty

February 28th - Last day to drop/withdraw from second 6-week course(s) which begin February 22, with no tuition penalty

The dates of the financial penalty of 55% to drop/withdraw (6-week and 12-week courses) remains the same.