U-WATERLOO Undergraduate Academic Calendar 2021 – 2022

University of Waterloo Undergraduate Academic Calendar from 2021 Fall to Spring 2022 available. Check UWATERLOO Calendar of Events and Academic Deadlines.

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The Undergraduate Academic Calendar contains Events, Academic Deadlines, examination dates, reading weeks…

Please endeavour to go through the academic calendar to avoid missing out on any important event. University of Waterloo (UWATERLOO) reserves the right to make changes to the current academic calendar for 2021-2022, please schedule out time for monitoring for those changes.

University of Waterloo Undergraduate Academic Calendar from 2021 Fall to Spring 2022

Legend for all Tables

✶ Co-op work terms are expected to be 16 weeks in duration. Actual start and end dates may vary depending on employer or student requirements in consultation with Co-operative Education.
ФMake-up day in the spring term. The loss of a Friday class on Canada Day (July 1) will be made up by following a Friday schedule on July 26.
† Renison Social Work (BSW) students should consult with Renison for relevant dates in the spring term.
β Grades for on-campus courses are due in the Office of the Registrar throughout this period. Due dates for specific on-campus courses are normally scheduled seven days from the date of the final examination; those online courses are due on the last day of the periods specified in the chart below. Grades for courses (on-campus and online) without a scheduled final examination are normally due 14 days after the start of the examinations.

University of Waterloo Undergraduate Studies Academic Term Dates and Deadlines

Terms and DeadlinesFall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring 2022
Course Selection PeriodReturning Waterloo students:

June 9-22 (W-T)

New Waterloo students:

July 5-12 (M-M)

All students:

Sept. 24 (F) – Oct. 4 (M)

All students:

To be determined

Drop/Add Period appointmentsNew Waterloo students:

July 29 (Th) – Aug. 4 (W)

Returning Waterloo students:

Aug. 3-4 (T-W)


All students:

Nov. 22-23 (M-T)

All students:

To be determined

Add Period begins (open enrolment)Aug. 5 (Th)Nov. 24 (W)To be determined
Tuition and fees due dateAug. 24 (T)Dec. 14 (T)Apr. 25 (M)
Late fees beginAug. 25 (W)Dec. 15 (W)Apr. 26 (T)
Co-op Work Term begins *Sept. 7 (T)Jan. 4 (T)May 2 (M)
Classes beginSept. 8 (W)Jan. 5 (W)May 2 (M) 
Add Period endsSept. 21 (T)Jan. 18 (T)May 13 (F)
Drop deadline to withdraw from classes with 100% tuition refundSept. 28 (T)Jan. 25 (T)May 20 (F)
Drop with WD begins: WD (Withdrew) grade assigned for class(es) droppedSept. 29 (W)Jan. 26 (W)May 21 (S)
Reading WeekOct. 9-17 (S-U)Feb. 19-27 (S-U)Not applicable
Deadline for 50% tuition refundOct. 26 (T)Feb. 18 (F)June 17 (F)
Drop with WD ends: WD (Withdrew) grade assigned for class(es) droppedNov. 23 (T)Mar. 22 (T)July 12 (T)
Drop with WF begins: WF (Withdrew/Failure) grade assigned for class(es) dropped (Engineering students: See Engineering-specific regulations regarding course load and withdrawal)Nov. 24 (W)Mar. 23 (W)July 13 (W)
Make-up day for Canada Day on July 1Not applicableNot applicableJuly 26 (T) Ф

Friday schedule used

Classes endDec. 7 (T)Apr. 5 (T)July 26 (T)
Drop with WF ends: last day to drop a class without a petitionDec. 8 (W)Apr. 7 (Th)July 28 (Th)
Co-operative Work Term ends *Dec. 23 (Th)Apr. 22 (F)Aug. 19 (F)

These important dates, and more, are available on the Registrar’s Office website.

UWATERLOO Examination Dates

 Terms and DeadlinesFall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring 2022
Grades due β  Dec. 8 (W) – Jan. 4 (T)Apr. 6 (W) – May 2 (M)July 27 (W) – Aug. 23 (T)
Pre-examination study day(s)Dec. 8 (W)Apr. 6, 7 (W, Th)July 27, 28 (W, Th)
Final examinations beginDec. 9 (W)Apr. 8 (F)
July 29 (F)
In-person exam days for online/remote coursesTo be determinedTo be determinedTo be determined
Examination on SundaysDec. 12 (U)Not applicableNot applicable
Final examinations endDec. 23 (Th)Apr. 26 (T)
Aug. 13 (S)
Unofficial grades begin to appear in QuestDec. 24 (F)Apr. 27 (W)Aug. 14 (U)
Standings and official grades are available in QuestJan. 20 (Th)May 19 (Th)Sept. 13 (T)

Convocation Dates

Fall 2021 ConvocationSpring 2022 Convocation
October 22-23 (F-S)June 14-18 (T-S)

Visit the Ceremony dates and times page on the Convocation website for specifics.

Holidays and University Closures

Fall 2021 (Sept.-Dec.)

  • Labour Day: Sept. 6 (M)
  • Thanksgiving Day: Oct. 11 (M)
  • Closure for the holiday season: Dec. 24-31 (F-F)

Winter 2022 (Jan.-Apr.)

  • New Year’s Day: Jan. 3 (M)
  • Family Day: Feb. 21 (M)
  • Good Friday: Apr. 15 (F)

Spring 2022 (May-Aug.)

  • Victoria Day: May 23 (M)
  • Canada Day: July 1 (F)
  • Civic Holiday: Aug. 1 (M)

Some University of Waterloo departments may be open for limited service on these days.

Also, see the list of paid holidays for more holiday date information on the Human Resources website.


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