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    McMaster University
   
 
  Feb 19, 2018
 
 
    
Undergraduate Calendar 2016-2017 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Sessional Dates


The academic year is divided into terms, as shown below. Most undergraduate students register for the Fall and Winter terms, which run from September December and January to April respectively. The Spring/Summer term starts at the beginning of May and ends in early August. These dates were approved in December 2015, with a revision approved in April 2016.

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Undergraduate Sessional Dates, as approved by Senate:

2016 Fall Term (62 days)

Item Date(s)
Classes begin Tuesday, September 6
Last day for enrollment (registration) and changes Wednesday, September 14
Mid-term recess Monday, October 10 to
Sunday, October 16
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Friday, November 4
Test and Examination Ban (no tests or exams may be held during this period) Thursday, December 1 to Thursday, December 8
Classes end Wednesday, December 7
Final Examinations Friday, December 9 to Thursday, December 22 (12 days)
Deferred examinations Tuesday, February 21 to Friday, February 24

2017 Winter Term (62 days)

Item Date(s)
Classes begin Wednesday, January 4
Last day for enrollment (registration) and changes Thursday, January 12
Mid-term recess Monday, February 20 to Sunday, February 26
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Friday, March 10
Test and Examination Ban (no tests or exams may be held during this period) Friday, March 31 to Monday, April 10
Good Friday: No classes or examinations Friday, April 14
Classes end Thursday, April 6
Final Examinations Tuesday April 11 to Thursday April 27
Deferred examinations Monday June 19 to Thursday June 22

2016-2017 Courses Spanning both Terms (124 days)

Item Date(s)
Classes begin Tuesday, September 6
Last day for enrollment (registration) and changes Wednesday, September 14
Mid-term recess Monday October 10 to Sunday, October 16,  and Monday, February 20 to Sunday, February 26
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Friday, March 10
Test and Examination Ban (no tests or exams may be held during this period) Friday, March 31 to Monday, April 10
Good Friday: No classes or examinations Friday, April 14
Classes end Thursday, April 6
Mid-Term Tests Level (I) Friday, December 9 to Thursday, December 22
Final Examinations Tuesday April 11 to Thursday April 27
Deferred examinations Monday June 19 to Thursday June 22

2017 Spring/Summer Term: Session 1 (34 days)

Item Date(s)
Classes begin Monday, May 1
Last day for enrollment (registration) and changes  Friday, May 5
Victoria Day: No classes Monday, May 22
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Wednesday, May 31
Classes end Friday, June 16
Final Examinations As arranged by instructor in class time
Deferred Examinations 2017 Fall Recess Period

2017 Spring/Summer Term: Session 2 (34 days)

Item Date(s)
Classes begin Monday, June 19
Last day for enrollment (registration) and changes  Friday, June 23
Canada Day: No classes Monday, July 3
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Wednesday, July 19
Civic Holiday: No classes Monday, August 7
Classes end Friday, August 4
Final Examinations As arranged by instructor in class time
Deferred Examinations 2017 Fall Recess Period

2017 Spring/Summer Term: Full-Term Courses (68 days)

Item Date(s)
Classes begin Monday, May 1
Last day for enrollment (registration) and changes  Friday, May 5
Victoria Day: No classes Monday, May 22
Canada Day: No classes Monday, July 3
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Wednesday, July 19
Civic Holiday: No classes Monday, August 7
Classes end Friday, August 4
Final Examinations As arranged by instructor in class time
Deferred Examinations 2017 Fall Recess Period