III. Schedule of Dates

The dates for the 2021-2022 academic year are listed by semester.

Reading Weeks and Study Break Days

Reading Weeks and Study Break Days are designated periods where normal class schedules and academic requirements are suspended for a specified period of time. These breaks are designed to support student wellness and good mental health. The University of Guelph is committed to a learning environment that fosters the whole student and, as such, values these Senate-approved breaks as a period free of academic events and evaluations for the student.

The Fall Study Break begins at the end of classes on the Friday before Thanksgiving Monday and ends with the resumption of classes following the break.

The Winter Study Break (“Reading Week”) begins at the end of classes on the Friday prior to the third Monday in February and ends with the resumption of classes on the Monday following the break.

Specific dates are published in the Schedule of Dates for each semester and differ by campus.

There are to be no compulsory academic events (e.g., classes, lectures, labs, tutorials, seminars, exams) during scheduled breaks. This includes online and in-class courses.

Instructors are not permitted to schedule academic evaluations or have an evaluative component deadline due during a scheduled reading week or study break day. This includes examinations, tests, quizzes, presentations, essays, assignments, lab reports, qualifying examinations, or any other form of academic evaluation.

Some exceptions may exist such as clinical rotations and placements, field work or experiential learning integral to the course, and graduate oral examinations (qualifying exam, thesis defense) upon approval of the relevant Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, the relevant Program Head for the University of Guelph-Humber campus and the Assistant Vice-President, Graduate Studies.

Scheduled breaks apply to all undergraduate, graduate and associate diploma students. They also apply to all degree-credit and associate diploma-credit courses.

Summer Semester 2021 (12 Week Format)

Date Description
Monday, May 3
  • Last day for applications for external and internal program transfer to Fall Semester 2021 for all programs except D.V.M.
Friday, May 7
  • Last day to apply via hard copy to graduate at Summer 2021 Convocation (late application fee still in effect)
Thursday, May 13
  • Classes commence
Friday, May 14
  • Last day to submit co-op learning goals reflections for Winter Semester 2021
Wednesday, May 19
  • Last day to submit co-op work semester reports for Winter Semester 2021
Friday, May 21
  • Last day to add S21 courses
  • Last day for clearance to graduate at Summer 2021 Convocation
Monday, May 24
  • Holiday -- No Classes Scheduled -- classes rescheduled to Friday, August 6
Friday, May 28
  • Last day to submit co-op learning goals for Summer Semester 2021
Friday, June 4
  • Ridgetown Convocation ceremonies
Monday, June 14
  • Summer 2021 Convocation ceremonies begin
  • Deferred examinations for Winter 2021 courses commence
Friday, June 18
  • Summer 2021 Convocation ceremonies end
  • Deferred examinations for Winter 2021 courses conclude
Thursday, June 24
  • Last day to apply to graduate at Fall 2021 Convocation without late application fee
Tuesday, July 6
Thursday, July 1
  • Holiday -- No Classes Scheduled -- classes rescheduled to Thursday, August 5
Friday, July 9
  • Last day to apply online to graduate at Fall 2021 Convocation (late application fee still in effect)
  • 40th class day. Instructors have provided feedback on a minimum of 20% of final course grade
Monday, August 2
  • Holiday -- No Classes Scheduled -- classes rescheduled to Monday, August 9
Wednesday, August 4
  • Last day for regularly scheduled classes
Thursday, August 5
  • Classes rescheduled from Thursday, July 1, Thursday schedule in effect
Friday, August 6
  • Classes rescheduled from Monday, May 24, Monday schedule in effect
Monday, August 9
  • Classes rescheduled from Monday, August 2, Monday schedule in effect
  • Classes conclude
  • Last day to drop S21 one-semester courses and W21/S21 two-semester courses
  • Last day to apply online for the Credit/No Credit grading option for eligible S21 elective courses
Thursday, August 12
  • Examinations commence
Saturday, August 14
  • Examinations scheduled
Friday, August 20
  • Examinations conclude
Tuesday, August 31
  • Last day to submit co-op work performance evaluations for Summer Semester 2021

Summer Session 2021 (6 Week Format)

Date Description
Thursday, May 13
  • Classes commence
Monday, May 17
  • Last day to add Summer Session courses
Monday, May 24
  • Holiday -- No Courses Scheduled -- classes rescheduled to Thursday, June 24
Wednesday, June 23
  • Last day for regularly scheduled classes
Thursday, June 24
  • Classes rescheduled from Monday, May 24, Monday schedule in effect
  • Classes conclude
  • Last day to drop S21 Summer Session (6-week) courses
  • Last day to apply online for the Credit/No Credit grading option for eligible S21 Summer Session (6-week) elective courses
Monday, June 28
  • Summer Session I examinations commence
Thursday, July 1
  • Holiday -- No Examinations Scheduled
Friday, July 2
  • Summer Session I examinations conclude

Fall Semester 2021

Date Description
Monday, September 6
  • Holiday
Thursday, September 9
  • Classes commence
Friday, September 10
  • Last day to submit co-op learning goals reflections for Summer Semester 2021
  • Last day to apply via hard copy to graduate at Fall 2021 Convocation (late application fee still in effect)
Wednesday, September 15
  • Last day to submit co-op work semester reports for Summer Semester 2021
  • Last day for applications to D.V.M. via the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) for Fall 2022 (International applicants)
Friday, September 17
  • Last day to add F21 courses
  • Last day for clearance to graduate at Fall 2021 Convocation
Friday, September 24
  • Last day to submit co-op learning goals for Fall Semester 2021
Friday, October 1
  • Last day for applications to D.V.M. via the internal transfer application for Fall 2022 (International applicants)
Friday, October 8
  • Fall Break begins at end of classes this day
Monday, October 11
  • Holiday -- No Classes Scheduled -- Classes rescheduled to Friday, December 3
Tuesday, October 12
  • Fall Study Break Day -- No Classes Scheduled -- classes rescheduled to Thursday, December 2
  • Fall 2021 Convocation ceremonies
Wednesday, October 13
  • Fall Break ends and classes resume
Monday, October 18
  • Deferred examinations for Summer 2021 courses commence
Friday, October 22
  • Deferred examinations for Summer 2021 courses conclude
  • Last day to apply to graduate at Winter 2022 Convocation – no ceremony – without late application fee
Friday, November 5
  • Last day to apply online to graduate at Winter 2022 Convocation – no ceremony – (late application fee still in effect)
  • 40th class day. Instructors have provided feedback on a minimum of 20% of final course grade
Mid-November TBD
Monday, November 15
  • Last day for external and internal applications for admission to Winter Semester 2022 for all programs with Winter entry
Wednesday, December 1
  • Last day for applications to D.V.M. for Fall 2022 (Canadian applicants)
  • Last day for regularly scheduled classes
Thursday, December 2
  • Classes rescheduled from Tuesday, October 12, Tuesday schedule in effect
Friday, December 3
  • Classes rescheduled from Monday, October 11, Monday schedule in effect
  • Classes conclude
  • Last day to drop F21 one-semester courses and S21/F21 two-semester courses
  • Last day to apply online for the Credit/No Credit grading option for eligible F21 elective courses
  • Last day for in-course students to apply for co-op programs that permit entry in Winter 2022
Monday, December 6
  • Examinations commence
Saturday, December 11
  • Examinations scheduled
Friday, December 17
  • Examinations conclude
Friday, December 31
  • Last day to submit co-op work performance evaluations for Fall Semester 2021

D.V.M. Fall Semester 2021

Date Description
Monday, September 6
  • Holiday -- No Classes Scheduled (Phases 1, 2, 3)
  • Summer rotations with case-care responsibilities continue (Phase 4)
Tuesday, September 7
  • Classes commence (Phases 1, 2, 3)
  • Rotations commence (Phase 4)
Friday, October 8
  • Fall Break begins at end of classes this day (Phases 1, 2, 3)
Monday, October 11
  • Holiday -- No Classes Scheduled (Phases 1, 2, 3)
  • Rotations with case-care responsibilities continue (Phase 4)
Tuesday, October 12
  • Fall Study Break Day -- No Classes Scheduled (Phases 1, 2, 3)
  • Rotations begin or continue as scheduled (Phase 4)
Wednesday, October 13
  • Fall Break ends and classes resume
Friday, December 17
  • Classes conclude (Phases 1, 2, 3)
  • Rotations conclude (Phase 4)

Winter Semester 2022

Date Description
Friday, January 7
  • Last day to apply via hard copy to graduate at Winter 2022 Convocation – no ceremony – (late application fee still in effect)
Monday, January 10
  • Classes commence
Tuesday, January 11
  • Last day to submit co-op learning goals reflections for Fall Semester 2021
Friday, January 14
  • Last day to add W22 courses
  • Last day to submit co-op work semester reports for Fall Semester 2021
Friday, January 21
  • Last day for clearance to graduate at Winter 2022 Convocation
  • Last day to submit co-op learning goals for Winter Semester 2022
Friday, January 28
  • Last day to apply for international exchange and field school programs occurring in Summer Semester 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023
Monday, February 7
  • Deferred examinations for Fall 2021 courses commence
Friday, February 11
  • Deferred examinations for Fall 2021 conclude
Friday, February 18
  • Winter Break begins at end of classes this day
Monday, February 21
  • Winter Break -- No Classes Scheduled This Week
  • Holiday
Tuesday, February 22
  • Winter 2022 Convocation -- No Ceremony
Monday, February 28
  • Winter Break ends and classes resume
Friday, March 4
  • Last day to apply to graduate at Summer 2022 Convocation without late application fee
Monday, March 7
Friday, March 11
  • 40th class day. Instructors have provided feedback on a minimum of 20% of final course grade
Tuesday, March 15
  • Last day for external and internal applications for admission to Summer Semester 2022 for all programs with Summer entry
Friday, March 18
  • Last day to apply online to graduate at Summer 2022 Convocation (late application fee still in effect)
Friday, April 8
  • Classes conclude
  • Last day to drop W22 one-semester courses and F21/W22 two-semester courses
  • Last day to apply online for the Credit/No Credit grading option for eligible W22 elective courses
  • Last day for in-course students to apply for co-op programs that permit entry in Summer 2022
Monday, April 11
  • Examinations commence
Friday, April 15
  • Holiday -- No examinations scheduled
Saturday, April 16
  • No examinations scheduled
Saturday, April 23
  • Examinations scheduled
Monday, April 25
  • Examinations conclude
Friday, April 29
  • Last day to submit co-op work performance evaluations for Winter Semester 2022

D.V.M. Winter Semester 2022

Date Description
Tuesday, January 4
  • Rotations resume (Phase 4)
Monday, January 10
  • Classes resume (Phases 1, 2, 3)
Friday, February 18
  • Winter Break begins at end of classes this day (Phases 1, 2, 3)
Monday, February 21
  • Winter Break begins -- No Classes Scheduled this Week (Phases 1, 2, 3)
  • Holiday
  • Rotations with case-care responsibilities continue (Phase 4)
Tuesday, February 22
  • Rotations begin or continue as scheduled (Phase 4)
Monday, February 28
  • Winter Break ends and classes resume (Phases 1, 2, 3)
Friday, March 4
  • Last day to apply to graduate at Summer 2022 Convocation without late application fee
Friday, March 18
  • Last day to apply online to graduate at Summer 2022 Convocation (late application fee still in effect)
Friday, April 8
  • Classes conclude (Phases 1, 2, 3)
Monday, April 11
  • Laboratory evaluations commence (Phases 1, 2, 3)
Thursday, April 14
  • Laboratory evaluations conclude (Phases 1, 2, 3)
  • Rotations conclude (Phase 4)
Friday, April 15
  • Holiday -- No Examinations Scheduled
Saturday, April 16
  • No Examinations Scheduled
Monday, April 18
  • Final examinations commence (Phases 1, 2, 3)
  • Summative examinations commence (Phase 4)
Friday, April 22
  • Summative examinations conclude (Phase 4)
Friday, April 29
  • Final examinations conclude (Phases 1, 2, 3)
Wednesday, May 11
  • Phase 4 Summative examinations, re-writes and deferrals
Monday, May 16
  • Externship begins (Phase 4)
Monday, May 23
  • Deferred examinations commence (Phases 1, 2, 3)
Friday, June 3
  • Deferred examinations conclude (Phase 1, 2, 3)