Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
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Winter Term 2012

June, 2011
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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 Arts at 6:00 p.m.
Brantford Campus at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 4 and 5 (honours only):

Faculty of Science and Faculty of Music at 6:00 p.m.
School of Business & Economics at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 3:

Faculty of Arts at 6:00 p.m.
Brantford Campus at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 3:

Faculty of Science and Faculty of Music at 6:00 p.m.
School of Business & Economics at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 2:

Faculty of Arts at 6:00 p.m.
Brantford Campus at 8:00 p.m.

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Year 2:

Faculty of Science and Faculty of Music at 6:00 p.m.
School of Business & Economics at 8:00 p.m.

29 All Other Continuing Students (including Diploma, Unclassifed, Post-Degree and Returning Year 1) at 12:01 a.m.
 
November, 2011
14 Last day to register without the late registration fee (including Online Learning - formerly distance education). Avoid this charge by selecting courses prior to this date
15 Application deadline for students requiring "Application for Admission" for part-time studies.
15 Late registration fee (including online learning) in effect. 
 
December, 2011
5 Online learning materials available for pick-up for courses beginning in winter
9 Registrations in online learning courses received after this date will not be guaranteed for delivery of materials prior to the beginning of the term.
19 Tuition fees due for courses beginning in winter
 
January, 2012
3 Co-op work term begins
Jan 3 - Jan 9 If you drop/withdraw from 12-week courses during this time period, no tuition charged
3 Winter term lectures begin
5 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 3, but remain registered with no tuition charge
Jan 6 - Jan 9 If you drop/withdraw from 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assessed at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
9 Last day to add first 6-week courses which began January 3
9 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 3 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
9 Last day to drop/withdraw from all courses with no tuition charge
Jan 10 - Jan 16 If you drop/withdraw from 12-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assesses at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
Jan 10 - Jan 30 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 Application to Graduate form and fee due for spring convocation without penalty see Miscellaneous Fees in the Financial Services chapter
16 Last day to add winter term classroom courses (including second 6-week courses beginning February 14)
16 Last day to add winter term online learning courses
16 Last day to drop 12-week winter term course(s) or withdraw at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
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
Jan 17 - Mar 5 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)
30 Last day to drop first 6-week course(s) which began January 3 without failure and for possible  tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
31 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 3 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
February, 2012
13 First 6-week course(s) which began January 3 end
14 Second 6-week courses begin
16 Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began February 14, but remain registered with no tuition charge
Feb 17 - Feb 27 If you drop/withdraw from second 6-week course(s) during this time period, you are responsible for 10% tuition (assessed at 10% of the course rate, refer to the Schedule of Tuition Charges for Cancellation/Drop/Withdrawal and/or Fees)
20 Family Day, university-observed holiday
Feb 20 - Feb 24 Reading week, no lectures
27 Last day to drop second 6-week course(s) which began February 14 at 10 percent tuition charge (tuition charge assessed at 10% of course rate)
Feb 28 - Mar 19 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)
 
March, 2012
Mar 1 - Apr 29 Academic Program Counselling period for fall and winter 
Mar 1 - Apr 29 Declare your honours specialization or program change needed to access LORIS during the summer to register for courses for fall and winter
5 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)
6 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
19 Last day for dropping second 6-week course(s) which began February 14 without failure and for possible tuition adjustment (tuition charge assessed at 55% of course rate)
20 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 14 or withdraw, you will receive academic penalty (failure) and are responsible for 100 percent tuition
 
April, 2012
2 Winter term and full-year lectures end 
Apr 3 - Apr 4 Study period
Apr 5 - Apr 26 Final examinations (winter term and full-year courses) - Students are advised not to make travel commitments during this time 
Apr 6 - Apr 7 Good Friday and Holy Saturday, no examinations
6 Good Friday, university-observed holiday
26 Last day to return online learning videotapes, video CDRoms and DVDs for refund
26 Winter term ends
27 Co-op work term ends
29 Last day to declare an honours specialization or make a program change
30 Centre for Online Learning closed for year-end inventory. University remains open
 
May, 2012
1 New Year 1 students – access to LORIS for fall and winter course selection begins
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, 2012
Jun 11 - Jun 15 Spring convocation (Waterloo Campus ceremonies)
Jun 19 - Jun 20 Spring convocation (Brantford Campus ceremonies)
 
August, 2012
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, 2012
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