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    McMaster University
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Calendar 2014-2015 (Fall/Winter) [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Sessional Dates


The academic year is divided into sessions, as shown below. Most undergraduate students register for the Fall/Winter Session, which runs from September to April. The Spring/Summer Session starts at the beginning of May and ends in early August.

Fall/Winter Session 2014-2015

Important Note:

The sessional dates for 2014-2015 include two recess periods (Fall, Spring).

  TERM 1
(62 DAYS)
TERM 2
(62 DAYS)

TERM 3
(124 days)

Registration begins   To Be Announced
Classes begin Thursday, September 4 Monday, January 5 Thursday, September 4
Last day for registration and adding or dropping courses* Friday, September 12 Tuesday, January 13 Friday, September 12
Thanksgiving: No classes Monday, October 13 Monday, October 13
Mid-term recesses Thursday October 30
to
Saturday, November 1
Monday, February 16
to
Saturday, February 21

Thursday October 30 to
Saturday, November 1,
and
Monday, February 16 to
Saturday, February 21

Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default* Friday, November 7 Friday, March 13 Friday, March 13
Good Friday: No classes or examinations - Friday, April 3 Friday, April 3
Test and Examination Ban
(no tests or exams may be held during this period)
Thursday, November 27
to
Thursday, December 4
Wednesday, April 1
to
Thursday, April 9
Wednesday, April 1
to
Thursday, April 9
Classes end Wednesday, December 3 Wednesday, April 8 Wednesday, April 8
Mid-Session Tests Level I
Friday, December 5
to
Saturday, December 20
Final Examinations Friday, December 5
to
Saturday, December 20
Friday, April 10
to
Thursday, April 30
Friday, April 10
to
Thursday, April 30
Deferred examinations
Tuesday, February 17
to
Friday, February 20
Monday, June 22
to
Thursday, June 25
Monday, June 22
to
Thursday, June 25

*The SOLAR system will be available until 11:59 p.m. on the dates indicated.

 Spring/Summer Term 2015

IMPORTANT NOTE:
The 2014-2015 Spring/Summer dates reflect terminology changes resulting from the implementation of the Mosaic enterprise resource planning system. Effective May 2015, the academic year will be divided into three Terms which may have multiple Sessions within each Term: Fall Term (September-December), Winter Term (January-April) and Spring/Summer Term (May-August).

  SESSION 1
(34 DAYS)
SESSION 2
(33 DAYS)

FULL-TERM
COURSES

(67 days)

Classes begin Monday, May 4 Monday, June 22 Monday, May 4
Last day for registration and changes in registration Friday, May 8 Friday, June 26 Friday, May 8
Victoria Day: No classes Monday, May 18 Monday, May 18
Last day for cancelling courses without failure by default Wednesday, June 3 Wednesday, July 22 Wednesday, July 22
Canada Day: No classes Wednesday, July 1 Wednesday, July 1
Civic Holiday: No classes Monday, August 3 Monday, August 3
Classes end Friday, June 19 Friday, August 7 Friday, August 7
Examinations  As arranged by instructor in class time 
Deferred Examinations  December 2015 Exam period 

Convocations

Information about Convocation ceremonies can be found at http://registrar.mcmaster.ca/category/convocation/

Convocation Dates 2014-15

  Convocation Date
Fall 2014 (All Faculties) Friday, November 21
May 2015: Divinity College Tuesday, May 19
May 2015: Health Sciences (excluding Nursing) Friday, May 22
Spring 2015 (All Faculties- see below) Monday, June 8
Tuesday, June 9
Wednesday, June 10
Thursday, June 11
Friday, June 12

 

2015 Convocation Ceremonies: Breakdown By Faculty

Monday, June 8
 
9:30 a.m. -
2:30 p.m. Faculty of Business
Tuesday, June 9
 
9:30 a.m. School of Nursing and the Medical Radiation Sciences Program
2:30 p.m. Faculty of Humanities, and Arts & Science Program
Wednesday, June 10
 
9:30 a.m. Faculty of Social Science
2:30 p.m. Faculty of Social Science
Thursday, June 11
 
9:30 a.m. Faculty of Science
2:30 p.m. Faculty of Science
Friday, June 12
 
9:30 a.m. Faculty of Engineering
2:30 p.m. Faculty of Engineering

Note: The breakdown of the specific majors for each ceremony will be available at http://registrar.mcmaster.ca/category/convocation/ in mid-February 2015.