Dec 04, 2020  
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021

Major Dates and Deadlines from the 2020-2021 Academic Schedule


The dates and deadlines on this page have been approved for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Visit the Office of the Registrar's Tentative Dates page to view future dates and deadlines for planning purposes.


Major Dates and Deadlines 


Academic Schedule 2020-2021

ERRATA.  See Addenda and Errata  for more information.

  • [Mar. 6, 2020] - The dates for Alumni Weekend were corrected
  • [July 8, 2020] - The category for students in the Medical Laboratory Science program starting classes on Aug. 24, 2020 was corrected.
  • [July 8, 2020] - The dates for Summer Term 2020 auditor registrations were corrected.
  • [November 27, 2020] – COVID-19 ADDENDA: Multiple changes were made to course-related dates and deadlines for Winter Term 2021. See also Addenda and Errata  . Faculty exceptions may apply. Please contact your program or faculty for additional information.

Deadline dates in the schedule are marked by the  symbol.


July 2020

1 One hundred and fourteenth University year begins.
1 Canada Day; University buildings closed.
3 Students in Phase II of the BSc in Medical Laboratory Science program begin year of practical training.
6 Summer Term classes begin.
6-10 Auditor registrations for Summer Term courses will be accepted only on these days.
9 Last day for students enrolled in the University of Alberta Health Insurance Program (UAHIP) to opt out of this insurance coverage by providing proof of enrolment in the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan to the International Services Centre.
9 Summer Term Registration Deadline. Last day to add or drop six-week courses and courses offered in the first three weeks of Summer Term (Bear Tracks web registration available until midnight). Students wishing to add or drop three-week courses offered during the last three weeks of the term should seek assistance at department offices.
9 Payment Deadline: Last day for payment of Summer Term fees. Students who have not paid their fees in full, or made satisfactory alternate arrangements, will be assessed late payment penalty charges.
10 Summer program ends for students in years one, two and three of the DDS program.
13 Summer Term Refund Deadline for three-week courses: Students withdrawing from courses taught in the first three weeks of Summer Term will be assessed full fees after this date.
20 Summer Term Refund Deadline for six-week courses: Students withdrawing from courses taught for six weeks will be assessed full fees after this date.
20 Last day for withdrawal from courses taught in the first three weeks of Summer Term.
24 Last day of classes taught in the first three weeks of Summer Term.
27 Classes begin for courses taught in the last three weeks of Summer Term.
30 Second half Summer Term Registration Deadline for three-week courses: Last day to add or drop courses offered in the last three weeks of Summer Term. Students can contact department for assistance.
31 Deadline to write a special deferred examination for students who have missed a deferred examination for cause. Please refer to University Calendar; University Regulations and Information for Students; Academic Regulations; Attendance; Absences from Final Exams section  .

August 2020

3 Heritage Day; University buildings closed.
4 Summer Term Refund Deadline for three-week courses: Students withdrawing from courses taught in the last three weeks of Summer Term will be assessed full fees after this date.
5 Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses in Summer Term.
6 Last day for withdrawal from courses taught in the last three-weeks of Summer Term.
10 Orientation and classes begin for years three and four of the MD program.
12 Summer Term classes end.
13-14 Final examinations for Summer Term classes, exceptions may apply.
17 Registration opens for Open Studies students in courses designated for delayed registration.
24 Orientation and classes begin for students in the Dentistry program, Dental Hygiene program, years one and two of the MD program, year two of the Radiation Therapy program, and Year 2 Medical Laboratory Science students.
26-28 Orientation for new International Students.
27 Augustana Faculty Fall Term 3-week classes begin.
28 Augustana Faculty Fall Term 3-week classes registration deadline; students withdrawing after this date through September 2 will be assessed 50% fees.
31 Orientation for new undergraduate students

September 2020

1 Last day for undergraduate students to apply through Bear Tracks for permission to graduate at Fall Convocation.
1 Fall Term and Fall/Winter two-term classes begin. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
2 Augustana Faculty Fall Term 3-week classes Refund Deadline; students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees.
7 Labour Day; University buildings closed.
9 Fall Term classes begin for students in the Faculty of Law.
10 Augustana Faculty last day to withdraw from Fall Term 3-week classes.
15 Fall Term Registration Deadline. Last day to add or drop Fall Term and Fall/Winter two-term courses (Bear Tracks web registration system available until midnight): Students withdrawing after this date through October 2 will be assessed 50% fees for withdrawn courses. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
15 Last day of Fall Term 3-week classes for Augustana Faculty students.
16-22 Registration by undergraduate and graduate students to change to audit or change from 'credit' to 'audit' in Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term courses will be accepted only during this period.
21 SU Health and Dental Plan Change of Coverage Deadline. Students wishing to opt-out of this service or change their coverage must do so through www.ihaveaplan.ca.
21 Augustana Faculty Fall Term 11-week and Fall/Winter two-term 11-week classes begin.
24-27 Alumni weekend.
25 Fall Term Refund Deadline for six-week courses: Students withdrawing from courses offered in the first six weeks of Fall Term will be assessed full fees after this date.
25 Last day for students enrolled in the University of Alberta Health Insurance Program (UAHIP) to opt out of this insurance coverage by providing proof of enrolment in the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan to the International Services Centre.
30 Last day for graduate students in thesis-based programs to submit theses to and be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research to ensure graduation at Fall Convocation.
30 Last day for Departments to submit Report of Completion of course-based masters, postgraduate diploma, or graduate certificate programs to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research to ensure graduation at Fall Convocation.
30 Last day for graduate students to apply through Bear Tracks to ensure graduation at Fall Convocation.
30 Payment Deadline: Last day for payment of Fall Term fees. Students who have not paid their fees in full, or made satisfactory alternate arrangements, will be assessed late penalty charges. To avoid instalment charges, all Fall/Winter fees must be paid by the Fall Term Fee Deadline.
30 Augustana Faculty Fall Term 11-week classes drop deadline; students withdrawing after this date through October 16 will be assessed 50% fees. Students must contact a Faculty advisor for assistance.

October 2020

2 Fall Term Refund Deadline: Students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
5 Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses offered in the first half of the Fall Term.
9 Last day of classes for six-week courses offered in the first half of Fall Term.
12 Thanksgiving Day; University buildings closed.
16 Augustana Faculty Fall Term 11-week classes refund deadline; students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees.
19 Classes begin for six-week courses offered in the second half of the Fall Term.
30 Last day to drop six-week courses offered in the second half of the Fall Term. Students can contact department for assistance.

November 2020

9-10 No classes for PharmD students.
9-13 Fall Term Reading week. Classes withdrawn for a full week, except for students in Faculty of Law; Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (excluding the BSc Dental Hygiene program); Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine; students in the PharmD program; and students in Cooperative Education, Experiential Learning Placement, Clinical Placement and Work Placement terms.
11 Remembrance Day; University buildings closed.
17-18 Fall Convocation, Part I, Parts II and III
20 Fall Term Refund Deadline for six-week courses: After this date students withdrawing from courses offered in the last six weeks of Fall Term will be assessed full fees.
30 Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses offered in the second half of Fall Term.
30 Last day for withdrawal from Fall Term courses. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.

December 2020

2 Augustana Faculty last day to withdraw from Fall Term 11-week classes.
7 Last day of Fall Term classes. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
8 Last day of Fall Term classes for students in the Faculty of Law.
9 Last day of Fall Term 11-week classes for Augustana Faculty students.
9 Last day of classes for students in year three and four of the BSc Dental Hygiene program.
10-22 Fall Term examinations (including consolidated examinations). Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office. Examinations other than consolidated examinations are held within the period December 11-21 (inclusive). University-organized extracurricular activities will normally not be allowed during this period.
11-18 Final exam period for years three and four of the BSc Dental Hygiene program.
14-19 Augustana Faculty final examinations in Fall Term courses and mid-year examinations in two-term courses. Extracurricular activities sponsored by Augustana Faculty will normally not be allowed during this period.
14-22 Final exam period for students in the Faculty of Law.
18 Last day of Fall Term for students in the DDS program.
18 Last day of Fall Term classes for students in the MD program.
25-31 Christmas holiday period; University buildings closed.
30 Winter term classes begin for students in year three of the MD program.

January 2021

1 New Year's Day; University buildings closed.
3 Orientation for new International students.
4 Winter Term classes begin for the BSc Dental Hygiene program.
4 Winter Term classes begin for students in year one, two and four of the MD program.
11 Augustana Faculty Winter Term 3-week classes begin.
11 Winter Term classes begin. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
12 Augustana Faculty Winter Term 3-week classes' registration deadline; students withdrawing after this date through January 8 will be assessed 50% fees.
15 ❚ Augustana Faculty Winter Term 3-week classes refund deadline; students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees.
22 ❚ Augustana Faculty last day to withdraw from Winter Term 3-week classes.
22 ❚ Last day to withdraw from Fall/Winter two-term courses
22 ❚ Winter Term Registration Deadline. Last day to add or drop Winter Term courses (Bear Tracks web registration system available until midnight): Students withdrawing after this date through February 3 will be assessed 50% fees for withdrawn courses. Exceptions may apply; students can consult with their Faculty office.
25-29 Registration by undergraduate and graduate students to change to audit or change from 'credit' to 'audit' in Fall Term and Fall/Winter Term courses will be accepted only during this period.
27 Last day of Winter Term 3-week classes for Augustana Faculty students.
29 Winter Term Refund Deadline for six-week courses: After this date students withdrawing from courses offered in the first six weeks of Winter Term will be assessed full fees.
29 Last day for students enrolled in the University of Alberta Health Insurance Program (UAHIP) to opt out of this insurance coverage by providing proof of enrolment in the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan to the International Service Centre.
29 Payment Deadline: Last day for payment of Winter Term fees. Students who have not paid their fees in full, or made satisfactory alternate arrangements, will be assessed late payment penalty charges.

February 2021

1 Last day for undergraduate students to apply through Bear Tracks for permission to graduate at Spring Convocation.
1 Last day for application for reappraisal of final examinations for Fall Term courses.
1 Augustana Faculty Winter Term 11-week classes begin.
10 ❚ Augustana Faculty Winter Term 11-week classes drop deadline; students withdrawing after this date through February 19 will be assessed 50% fees. Students must contact a faculty advisor for assistance.
10 ❚ Last day to withdraw from Fall/Winter two-term 11-week classes for Augustana Faculty.
10 ❚ Winter Term Refund Deadline: Students withdrawing from courses after this date will be assessed full fees. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
12 ❚ Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses offered in the first half of Winter Term.
12 Registration system opens for Spring/Summer 2021.
15 Statutory Provincial holiday; University buildings closed.
16-19 Winter Term Reading Week. Classes withdrawn for a full week, except for students in Augustana Faculty, Nursing undergraduate focused practicum courses, Experiential Learning placement, years three and four of the MD program, year four Pharmacy, and students in the clinical component of the Radiation Therapy program. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
26 ❚ Augustana Faculty Winter Term 11-week classes refund deadline; students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees.
26 Last day of classes for six-week courses offered in the first half of Winter Term.

March 2021

1 12:00 to 1:00 pm Students' Union Election Forum in the Myer Horowitz Theatre (SUB). Classes withdrawn for this time period.
3-5 Winter Term break for Augustana Faculty students.
8 Classes begin for six-week courses offered in the second half of Winter Term.
19 Last day to drop from six-week courses offered in the second half of Winter Term. Students can contact Department for assistance.
26 Winter Term Refund Deadline for six-week courses: After this date students withdrawing from courses offered in the last six weeks of Winter Term will be assessed full fees.

April 2021

1 Last day for students in thesis-based programs to submit theses for approval by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research to ensure graduation at Spring Convocation.
1 Last day for departments to submit Report of Completion of course-based master's, postgraduate diploma or graduate certificate programs to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research to ensure graduation at Spring Convocation.
1 Last day for graduate students to apply through Bear Tracks to ensure graduation at Spring Convocation.
2 Good Friday; University buildings closed.
5 Easter Monday; University buildings closed.
5 Comprehensive examination period begins for students in year four of the MD program.
9 ❚ Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses offered in the second half of Winter Term.
9 ❚ Last day for withdrawal from Winter Term courses. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
12 Augustana Faculty last day to withdraw from Winter Term 11-week classes.
14 Last day of Winter Term classes for students in year three and four of the BSc Dental Hygiene program.
16 Last day of Winter Term classes. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
16 ❚ Augustana Faculty last day to withdraw from Winter Term 11-week classes.
16-23 Winter Term examinations for students in year three and four of the BSc Dental Hygiene program.
19-30 Winter Term examinations (including consolidated examinations). Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office. Examinations other than consolidated examinations are held within the period April 20-29 (inclusive). University-organized extracurricular activities will normally not be allowed during this period.
22-29 Final exam period for students in the Faculty of Law.
23 Last day of Winter Term 11-week classes for Augustana Faculty students.
26-29 Augustana Faculty final examinations period. Extracurricular activities sponsored by the Augustana Faculty will normally not be allowed during this period.
30 Last day of Winter Term for students in the DDS program.
30 Last day of Winter Term classes and examinations for students in year one of the MD program.

May 2021

3 Spring Term classes begin.
3 MACT Spring Institute begins (three weeks).
3-6 Auditor registrations for Spring Term courses will be accepted only on these days.
6 Payment Deadline: Last day for payment of Spring Term fees. Students who have not paid their fees in full, or made satisfactory alternate arrangements, will be assessed late payment penalty charges.
6 Last day for students enrolled in the University of Alberta Health Insurance Program (UAHIP) to opt out of this insurance coverage by providing proof of enrolment in the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan to the International Centre.
6 Spring Term Registration Deadline. Last day to add or drop six-week courses and courses offered in the first three weeks of the term: (Bear Tracks web registration available until midnight.) Students wishing to add or drop three-week courses offered during the last three weeks of the term should seek assistance at department offices.
9 Charter Day.
10 Spring Term Refund Deadline for three-week courses: Students withdrawing from courses taught in the first three weeks of Spring Term will be assessed full fees after this date.
10 Summer program begins for students in years one, two and three of the DDS program.
17 Spring Term Refund Deadline for six-week courses: Students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees.
17 Last day for withdrawal from courses taught in the first three weeks of Spring Term.
21 Last day of classes and examinations for students in the second year of the MD program.
21 Last day of classes in the MACT Spring Institute.
21 Last day for classes taught in the first three weeks of Spring Term.
24 Victoria Day; University buildings closed.
25 Classes begin for courses taught in the last three weeks of Spring Term.
28 Last day to add or drop courses taught in the last three weeks of Spring Term. Students can contact Department for assistance.
28 Last day of classes for students in year four of the MD program

May 29-
June 4

Congress 2021 of the Humanities and Social Sciences - suspension of classes, term dates have been extended to accommodate on campus event. Break in classes excludes travel, off-campus, 13-week Engineering classes; Augustana faculty; Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine; Faculty of Medicine; Experiential Learning; Clinical Placement and Work Placement courses.

June 2021

6 Augustana Faculty convocation.
7 Students withdrawing from courses taught in the last three weeks of Spring Term will be assessed full fees after this date.
9 Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses in Spring Term.
8-11 Spring Convocation, Parts I to VI.
5 Last day for withdrawal from courses taught in the last three weeks of Spring Term.
15-17 Spring Convocation, Parts VII to XI.
16 Last day of Spring Term classes, exceptions may apply.
17-18 Final examinations for Spring Term classes, exceptions may apply
30 One hundred and fourteenth University year ends.