Apr 18, 2024  
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Schedule, Dates and Deadlines


The dates and deadlines on this page have been approved for the 2023-2024 academic year. See About the Calendar  for more information on the effective dates of the University Calendar.


Major Dates and Deadlines


Academic Schedule 2023-2024

Please note:

Deadline dates in the schedule are marked by the  symbol.


July 2023

1 One hundred and seventeenth University year begins.
1 Canada Day; University buildings closed.
3 Canada Day in lieu of holiday; University buildings closed.
4 Students in year three of the BSc in Medical Laboratory Science program begin year of practical training.
7 Summer program ends for students in years one, two and three of the DDS programs.
10 Summer Term classes begin.
10-13 Auditor registrations for Summer Term courses will be accepted only on these days.
13 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 University of Alberta International.
13 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.
13 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.
17 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.
24 Summer Term Refund Deadline for six-week courses: Students withdrawing from courses taught for six weeks will be assessed full fees after this date.
24 Last day for withdrawal from courses taught in the first three weeks of Summer Term.
28 Last day of classes taught in the first three weeks of Summer Term.
31 Classes begin for courses taught in the last three weeks of Summer Term.
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 2023

3 ❚ 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.
7 Heritage Day; University buildings closed.
8 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.
8 Classes begin for years three and four of the MD program.
9 Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses in Summer Term.
10 Last day for withdrawal from courses taught in the last three-weeks of Summer Term.
14 Fall Term classes begin for all students in the MSc and PhD Orthodontics and Oral Medicine programs.
16 Summer Term classes end.
17-18 Final examinations for Summer Term classes, exceptions may apply.
21 Registration opens for Open Studies students in courses designated for delayed registration.
21 Classes begin for students in year two of the Radiation Therapy program and year two of Medical Laboratory Science program.
24 Augustana Faculty Fall Term 3-week classes begin.
25 Augustana Faculty Fall Term 3-week classes’ registration deadline; students withdrawing after this date through August 30 will be assessed 50% fees.
28 Fall Term classes begin for students in year one and two of the MD program.
28 Fall Term classes begin for students in the BSc Dental Hygiene program and students in the DDS program.
28 Fall Term classes begin for students in year four of the BSc Radiation Therapy program.
30 Fall Term classes begin for students in year three of the BSc Radiation Therapy program.
30 ❚ Augustana Faculty Fall Term 3-week classes Refund Deadline; students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees.
31 Fall Term classes begin for all students in the MSc and PhD Periodontology program.

September 2023

1 Last day for undergraduate students to apply through Bear Tracks for permission to graduate at Fall Convocation.
2-4 Orientation for new undergraduate students.
4 Labour Day; University buildings closed.
5 Fall Term and Fall/Winter two-term classes begin. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
6 Fall Term classes begin for students in the Faculty of Law.
8 Augustana Faculty last day to withdraw from Fall Term 3-week classes.
8 ❚ Augustana Faculty last day to apply for Exploration Credits for Fall Term 3-week classes.
12 Last day of Fall Term 3-week classes for Augustana Faculty students.
18 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 5 will be assessed 50% fees for withdrawn courses. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
18 Augustana Faculty Fall Term 11-week and Fall/Winter two-term 11-week classes begin.
19-25 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.
19 ❚ 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.
27 ❚ 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.
28 ❚ 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.
29 ❚ 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.
30 University closed in honor of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

October 2023

2 ❚ Last day for graduate students in thesis-based programs to submit theses to and be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies to ensure graduation at Fall Convocation.
2 ❚ 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.
2 ❚ Last day for graduate students to apply through Bear Tracks to ensure graduation at Fall Convocation.
2 ❚ 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 University of Alberta International.
5 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 ❚ Fall Term Refund Deadline for A sections of two-term courses: Students withdrawing from the fall term section of Fall/Winter two-term courses after this date will be assessed full fees for the fall term.
6 ❚ Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses offered in the first half of the Fall Term.
6 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for 6-week courses offered in the first half of the Fall Term.
9 Thanksgiving Day; University buildings closed.
10

No classes for first, second and third year PharmD students.

13 Last day of classes for six-week courses offered in the first half of Fall Term.
13 Augustana Faculty Fall Term 11-week classes refund deadline; students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees.
23 Classes begin for six-week courses offered in the second half of the Fall Term.

November 2023

3 ❚ Last day to drop six-week courses offered in the second half of the Fall Term. Students can contact the teaching department for assistance.
11 Remembrance Day; University buildings closed.
13 Remembrance Day holiday in lieu; University buildings closed.
14 No classes for first, second and third year PharmD students.
14-17 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.
21-22 Fall Convocation, Part I, Parts II and III.
22 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.
29 ❚ Augustana Faculty last day to withdraw from Fall Term 11-week classes.
29 ❚ Augustana Faculty last day to apply for Exploration Credits for Fall Term 11-week classes.

December 2023

1 ❚ Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses offered in the second half of Fall Term.
1 ❚ Last day for withdrawal from Fall Term courses. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
1 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for 6-week courses offered in the second half of the Fall Term.
1 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for 13-week courses offered in Fall Term.
5 Last day of Fall Term classes for students in the Faculty of Law.
6 Last day of Fall Term 11-week classes for Augustana Faculty students.
8 Last day of Fall Term classes. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office
9-22 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 12-21 (inclusive). University-organized extracurricular activities will normally not be allowed during this period.
11-16 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.
12-21 Final exam period for students in year two of the BSc Dental Hygiene program.
13 Last day of classes for students in year three and four of the BSc Dental Hygiene Program.
15 Last day of Fall Term for students in year four of the BSc Radiation Therapy program.
15-21 Final exam period for students in year three and four of the BSc Dental Hygiene program.
15 Last day of Fall Term classes for students in the MSc and PhD Orthodontics, Oral Medicine and Periodontology programs.
22 Last day of Fall Term classes for students in the DDS program.
22 Last day of Fall Term for the MD program.
25-29 Christmas holiday period; University buildings closed.
27 Winter term classes begin for students in year three and four of the MD program.

January 2024

1 New Year’s Day; University buildings closed.
2 Winter Term classes begin for students in year four of the BSc Radiation Therapy program.
3

Winter Term classes begin for all students in the DDS program.

3 Winter Term classes begin for all students in the MSc and PhD Orthodontics, Oral Medicine, and Periodontology programs.
4 Augustana Faculty Winter Term 3-week classes begin.
4 Winter Term classes begin for the BSc Dental Hygiene program.
5 ❚ Augustana Faculty Winter Term 3-week classes’ registration deadline; students withdrawing after this date through January 10 will be assessed 50% fees.
8 Winter Term classes begin for students in year one and two of the MD program.
8 Winter Term classes begin. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
10 Augustana Faculty Winter Term 3-week classes refund deadline; students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees.
18 Augustana Faculty last day to withdraw from Winter Term 3-week classes.
18 ❚ Augustana Faculty last day to apply for Exploration Credits for Winter Term 3-week classes.
19 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 7 will be assessed 50% fees for withdrawn courses. Exceptions may apply; students can consult with their Faculty office.
22-26 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.
23 Last day of Winter Term 3-week classes for Augustana Faculty students.
26 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 Augustana Faculty Winter Term 11-week classes begin.
31 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 University of Alberta International.
31 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 2024

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.
7 Last day to withdraw from Fall/Winter two-term 11-week classes for Augustana Faculty.
7 ❚ Winter Term Refund Deadline for B sections of two-term courses: Students withdrawing from the winter term section of Fall/Winter two-term courses after this date will be assessed full fees for the winter term.
7 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.
7 ❚ Augustana Faculty Winter Term 11-week classes drop deadline; students withdrawing after this date through March 1 will be assessed 50% fees. Students must contact a faculty advisor for assistance.
9 Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses offered in the first half of Winter Term.
9 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for 6-week courses offered in the first half of the Winter Term.
14 Registration system opens for Spring/Summer 2024.
16 Last day of classes for six-week courses offered in the first half of Winter Term
19 Statutory Provincial holiday; University buildings closed.
20-23 Winter Term Reading Week. Classes withdrawn for a full week, except for students in 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.

March 2024

1 ❚ Augustana Faculty Fall Term 11-week classes refund deadline; students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees.
4 Classes begin for six-week courses offered in the second half of Winter Term.
4 12:00 to 1:00 pm Students’ Union Election Forum in the Myer Horowitz Theatre (SUB). Classes withdrawn for this time period.
15 ❚ Last day to drop from six-week courses offered in the second half of Winter Term. Students can contact Department for assistance.
22 ❚ 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.
29 Good Friday; University buildings closed.

April 2024

1 Easter Monday; University buildings closed.
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 ❚ 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.
5 ❚ Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses offered in the second half of Winter Term.
5 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for 6-week courses offered in the second half of the Winter Term.
5 ❚ Last day for withdrawal from Winter Term courses. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
5 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for 13-week courses offered in Winter Term.
5 ❚ Last day to withdraw from winter term section of Fall/Winter two-term courses
5 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for Fall/Winter two-term courses.
12

❚ Augustana Faculty last day to withdraw from Winter Term 11-week classes.

12 ❚ Augustana Faculty last day to apply for Exploration Credits for Winter Term 11-week classes.
12 Last day of Winter Term classes. Exceptions may apply; students must consult with their Faculty office.
12 Last day of Winter Term classes for students in the BSc Dental Hygiene program.
13-27 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 15-27 (inclusive). University-organized extracurricular activities will normally not be allowed during this period.
15-26 Final exam period for students in the BSc Dental Hygiene program.
19 Last day of Winter Term 11-week classes for Augustana Faculty students.
24-30 Augustana Faculty final examinations period. Extracurricular activities sponsored by the Augustana Faculty will normally not be allowed during this period.
26 Last day of Winter Term for students in the DDS program.
26 Last day of Winter Term classes for students in the MSc and PhD Orthodontics, Oral Medicine, and Periodontology programs.

May 2024

1 Spring Term classes begin for all students in the MSc and PhD Orthodontics, Oral Medicine, and Periodontology programs.
6 Spring Term classes begin.
6 Classes begin for courses taught in the first three weeks of Spring Term.
6 Summer program begins for students in years one, two and three of the DDS program.
6-9 Auditor registrations for Spring Term courses will be accepted only on these days.
9 Charter Day.
9 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.
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 University of Alberta International.
9 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.
10 Last day of Winter term classes and examinations for students in year one of the MD program.
13 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.
17 Last day for withdrawal from courses taught in the first three weeks of Spring Term.
17 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for 3-week courses offered in the first half of the Spring Term.
20 Victoria Day; University buildings closed.
21 Spring Term Refund Deadline for six-week courses: Students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees.
24 Last day for classes taught in the first three weeks of Spring Term.
27 Classes begin for courses taught in the last three weeks of Spring Term.
30 ❚ Last day to add or drop courses taught in the last three weeks of Spring Term. Students can contact Department for assistance.
31 Last day of classes and examinations for students in the year two and four of the MD program.

June 2024

3 Spring Term Refund Deadline for three-week courses: Students withdrawing from courses taught in the last three weeks of Spring Term will be assessed full fees after this date.
5 Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses in Spring Term.
5 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for 6-week Spring Term courses.
6 ❚ Last day for withdrawal from courses in the last three weeks of Spring Term.
6 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for 3-week courses offered in the second half of the Spring Term.
12 Last day of Spring Term classes, exceptions may apply.
12-14 Spring Term 2024 Convocation, parts I to IV.
13-14 Final examinations for Spring Term classes, exceptions may apply.
17-21 Spring Term 2024 Convocation, parts V to XIII.
30 One hundred and seventeenth University year ends.

July 2024

1 One hundred and eighteenth University year begins.
1 Canada Day; University buildings closed.
2 Students in year three of the BSc in Medical Laboratory Science program begin year of practical training.
5 Summer program ends for students in years one, two and three of the DDS programs.
8 Summer Term classes begin
8 Classes begin for courses taught in the first three weeks of Summer Term.
8-11 Auditor registrations for Summer Term courses will be accepted only on these days.
11 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 University of Alberta International.
11 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.
11 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.
12 Last day of Spring Term classes for students in the MSc and PhD Orthodontics, Oral Medicine, and Periodontology programs.
15 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.
22 Summer Term Refund Deadline for six-week courses: Students withdrawing from courses taught for six weeks will be assessed full fees after this date.
22 Last day for withdrawal from courses taught in the first three weeks of Summer Term.
22 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for 3-week courses offered in the first half of the Summer Term.
26 Last day of classes taught in the first three weeks of Summer Term.
29 Classes begin for courses taught in the last three weeks of Summer Term.
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; Absence from Final Exams section.

August 2024

1 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.
5 Heritage Day; University buildings closed.
6 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.
7 Last day for withdrawal from six-week courses in Summer Term.
7 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for 6-week Summer term courses.
8 Last day for withdrawal from courses taught in the last three-weeks of Summer Term.
8 ❚ Last day to apply for Exploration Credits for 3-week courses offered in the second half of the Summer Term.
12 Classes begin for years three and four of the MD program.
14 Last day of Summer Term classes, exceptions may apply.
15-16 Final examinations for Summer Term classes, exceptions may apply.
19 Registration opens for Open Studies students in courses designated for delayed registration.
19 Classes begin for students in year two of the Medical Laboratory Science program.
22 Augustana Faculty Fall Term 3-week classes begin. (subject to change)
22 Classes begin for students in year two of the Radiation Therapy program.
23 ❚ Augustana Faculty Fall Term 3-week classes’ registration deadline; students withdrawing after this date through August 31 will be assessed 50% fees. (subject to change)
26 Classes begin for students in year one and two of the MD program.
26 Classes begin for students in the Dentistry program.
26 Classes begin for students in the BSc Dental Hygiene program.
28 Classes begin for students in year three of the Radiation Therapy program.
28 ❚ Augustana Faculty Fall Term 3-week classes Refund Deadline; students withdrawing after this date will be assessed full fees. (subject to change)
31-Sep. 2 Orientation for new undergraduate students.