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    McMaster University
   
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018

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.

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Undergraduate Sessional Dates, as approved by Senate:

2017 Fall Term (62 days)

Item Date(s)
Registration Begins To be announced
Classes begin Tuesday, September 5
Last day for registration and changes in registration Wednesday, September 13
Mid-term recess(es) Monday, October 9 to
Sunday, October 15
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Friday, November 10
Assessment Ban (See Undergraduate Course Management Policies) Thursday, November 30 to
Thursday, December 7
Classes end Wednesday, December 6
Final Examinations Friday, December 8 to
Thursday, December 21
Deferred examinations Tuesday, February 20 to
Friday, February 23

2018 Winter Term (62 days)

Item Date(s)
Registration Begins To be announced
Classes begin Thursday, January 4*
Last day for registration and changes in registration Friday, January 12
Mid-term recess(es) Monday, February 19 to
Sunday, February 25
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Friday, March 16
Good Friday: No classes or examinations Friday, March 30
Assessment Ban (See Undergraduate Course Management Policies) Tuesday, April 3 to
Tuesday, April 10
Classes end Monday, April 9
Final Examinations Wednesday, April 11 to
Thursday, April 26
Deferred examinations Monday, June 18 to
Thursday, June 21

 *The University re-opens on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 after the December holidays; classes begin January 4.


2017-2018 Courses Spanning both Terms (124 days)

Item Date(s)
Registration begins To be announced
Classes begin Tuesday, September 5
Last day for registration and changes in registration Wednesday, September 13
Mid-term recess(es) Monday, October 9 to
Sunday, October 15
and,
Monday, February 19 to
Sunday, February 25
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Friday, March 16
Good Friday: No classes or examinations Friday, March 30
Assessment Ban (See Undergraduate Course Management Policies) Tuesday, April 3 to
Tuesday, April 10
Classes end Monday, April 9
Mid-Term Tests Level (I) Friday, December 8 to
Thursday, December 21
Final Examinations Wednesday, April 11 to
Thursday, April 26
Deferred examinations Monday, June 18 to
Thursday, June 21

2018 Spring Session (34 days)

Item Date(s)
Classes begin Monday, April 30
Last day for registration and changes in registration Monday, May 7
Victoria Day: No classes Monday, May 21
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Wednesday, May 30
Classes end Friday, June 15
Final Examinations As arranged by instructor in class time
Deferred Examinations 2018 Fall Mid-Term Recess Period

2018 Summer Session (34 days)

Item Date(s)
Classes begin Monday, June 18
Last day for registration and changes in registration Monday, June 25
Canada Day Observation: No classes Monday, July 2
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Wednesday, July 18
Classes end Friday, August 3
Civic Holiday: No classes Monday, August 6
Final Examinations As arranged by instructor in class time
Deferred Examinations 2018 Fall Mid-Term Recess Period

2018 Spring/Summer Term: Full-Term Courses (68 days)

Item Date(s)
Classes begin Monday, April 30
Last day for registration and changes in registration Monday, May 7
Victoria Day: No classes Monday, May 21
Canada Day Observation: No classes Monday, July 2
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Wednesday, July 18
Classes end Friday, August 3
Civic Holiday: No classes Monday, August 6
Final Examinations As arranged by instructor in class time
Deferred Examinations 2018 Fall Mid-Term Recess Period