Important dates

Find all important date information for all sessions and programs at Brock University. Below you will find important dates specifically for Undergraduate students.

Dates are organized by:

  • Registration, Drops & Withdrawal Dates
  • Specific Events/Occasions – Including Holidays, Closure, Move-in Dates, Convocation & Examinations
  • Dates Specific to ESL or Teacher Education Students
  • Academic Terms – Spring, Summer or Fall/Winter

For more information, or questions relating to these dates, please contact Brock Central at 905-688-5550 x3052

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Registration, Drops & Withdrawal Dates

This section contains Important Sessional Dates relative to registration, drops and withdrawals. If you require assistance with registration, please contact our Records department at records@brocku.ca.

Looking for information on when to register?

Specific registration dates can be found in the Registration Guides:

If you are experiencing difficulty with Registration, please contact our Records team at records@brocku.ca.

Dropping a course

While the Registration system is open, students are able to drop courses without financial penalty. After the Registration system closes, students must request to be withdrawn from a course by submitting an Add/Withdrawal Form and may incur a financial penalty. See the Withdrawal Deadlines tab for more information.

DurationTermStakeholder/TypeLast Date for Late Registration
Fall - D1 and D2 courseFall 2019RegistrationSeptember 17, 2019
Winter - D3 courseWinter 2020RegistrationJanuary 17, 2020

Drops, Withdrawals and Refunds

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Withdrawal without Academic Penalty

Students are able to withdraw from a course after the Registration System closes only up to the final withdrawal dates listed below. This may incur a financial penalty. Once this date has past, a grade must be issued for all courses in which you are registered.

DurationTermStakeholder/TypeLast Date to Withdraw
Fall D2 course (without academic penalty)Fall 2019Undergraduate; WithdrawalNovember 5, 2019
Fall/Winter D1 course (without academic penalty)Winter 2020Undergraduate; WithdrawalJanuary 17, 2020
Winter D3 course (without academic penalty)Winter 2020Undergraduate; WithdrawalMarch 6, 2020
Fall/Winter D4 (without academic penalty)Winter 2020Undergraduate; WithdrawalJune 15, 2020
Fall/Winter D8 (without academic penalty)Fall 2019Undergraduate; WithdrawalOctober 21, 2019
Fall/Winter D9 (without academic penalty)Fall 2019Undergraduate; WithdrawalOctober 24, 2019
Fall/Winter D10 (without academic penalty)Winter 2020Undergraduate; WithdrawalFebruary 27, 2020
Fall/Winter D11 (without academic penalty)Winter 2020Undergraduate; WithdrawalFebruary 27, 2020

How to withdraw from a course

  1. If the registration system has closed, you must fill out an Add / Withdrawal Form found on the Brock Central website.
  2. After the withdrawal deadline, you will be unable to withdraw from the course and will receive a grade.

Withdrawal schedules by session

Please note that withdrawal schedules are only applicable if your tuition is charged per credit (3.5 credits or less). If you are assessed based on the flat fee tuition structure (4.0 or more credits) your fees will not change due to a withdrawal. Contact Brock Central at 905-688-5550 x3052 if you have any questions concerning the financial implications of withdrawing from a course.

Drops, Withdrawals and Refunds

How a withdrawal will affect your financial account? (only 3.5 credits or less)

Spring 2019

Withdrawal Refund Schedule (only 3.5 credits or less)

Summer 2019

Withdrawal Refund Schedule (only 3.5 credits or less)

Fall 2018 / Winter 2019

Withdrawal Refund Schedule (only 3.5 credits or less)

Withdrawal schedules by session

Please note that withdrawal schedules are only applicable if your tuition is charged per credit (3.5 credits or less). If you are assessed based on the flat fee tuition structure (4.0 or more credits) your fees will not change due to a withdrawal. Contact Brock Central at 905-688-5550 x.3052 if you have any questions concerning the financial implications of withdrawing from a course.

Drops, Withdrawals and Refunds

How a withdrawal will affect your financial account? (only 3.5 credits or less)

Spring 2019

Withdrawal Refund Schedule (only 3.5 credits or less)

Summer 2019

Withdrawal Refund Schedule (only 3.5 credits or less)

Fall 2018 / Winter 2019

Withdrawal Charge Schedule (3.5 credit course load or less)

Dates by Subject/Occasion

This section contains Important Sessional Dates relevant by specific events or occasions.

OccasionTermStakeholder/TypeDate
Victoria Day - university closed (no classes); library closedSpring 2019Holiday/University ClosureMay 20, 2019
Canada Day closure (no classes)Spring 2019Holiday/University ClosureJune 28 & July 1, 2019
Civic Holiday (no classes)Summer 2019Holiday/University ClosureAugust 5, 2019
Labour DayFall 2019Holiday/University ClosureSeptember 2, 2019
ThanksgivingFall 2019Holiday/University ClosureOctober 14, 2019
Reading Week (no classes)Fall 2019Reading WeekOctober 15 - 18, 2019
Christmas and New Year holiday - university closed depending on operational needs, there may be limited service available during this timeWinter 2020Holiday/University ClosureDecember 24, 2019 - January 1, 2020
University reopens**Winter 2020Holiday/University ClosureJanuary 2, 2020 (TBC)
Family DayWinter 2020Holiday/University ClosureFebruary 17, 2020
Reading Week (no classes)Winter 2020Reading WeekFebruary 17 - 21, 2020
President’s Holiday*Winter 2020Holiday/University ClosureFebruary 18, 2020 (TBC)
Good FridayWinter 2020Holiday/University ClosureApril 10, 2020
OccasionTermStakeholder/TypeDate
Residence Move in DayFall 2019ResidenceSeptember 1, 2019
Residences ClosedFall 2019ResidenceDecember 20, 2019
Residences reopen at noonWinter 2020ResidenceJanuary 5, 2020
Residence Move Out Day (Students are required to move out of residence no later than 12 noon of the day following their last exam)Winter 2020ResidenceApril 23, 2020

Other Residence Dates

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OccasionTermStakeholder/TypeDate
Examinations beginFall 2019ExaminationsDecember 6, 2019
Examinations endFall 2019ExaminationsDecember 19, 2019
Examinations beginWinter 2020ExaminationsApril 8, 2020
Examinations endWinter 2020ExaminationsApril 23, 2020

Exam schedule by subject

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OccasionTermStakeholder/TypeDate
Spring ConvocationSpring 2019ConvocationJune 10 - June 14, 2019
Last day to submit an Intent to Graduate for Fall ConvocationSpring 2019ConvocationJuly 1, 2019
Fall ConvocationFall 2019ConvocationOctober 18, 2019
Last day to submit an Intent to Graduate for Spring ConvocationWinter 2020ConvocationFebruary 1, 2020

Convocation information and schedule

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Dates for ESL & Teacher Education

This section contains Important Sessional Dates relevant by ESL and Teacher Education students.

OccasionTermStakeholder/TypeDate
Tuition Due (Fall 2019)Fall 2019ESL Students OnlyAugust 6, 2019
Last day to submit Homestay application (Fall 2019)Fall 2019ESL Students OnlyAugust 6, 2019
Final Testing (Spring 2019)Spring 2019ESL Students OnlyAugust 14-15, 2019
AELP Program Ends ( Summer 2019)Summer 2019ESL Students OnlyAugust 23, 2019
New Student OrientationFall 2019ESL Students OnlySeptember 3,2 109
Entrance TestingFall 2019ESL Students OnlySeptember 3, 2019
New student Orientation ContinuedFall 2019ESL Students OnlySeptember 4, 2019
First Day of ClassFall 2019ESL Students OnlySeptember 5, 2019
Reading Week (No ESL Classes)Fall 2019ESL Students OnlyOctober 14-18, 2019
Final Testing and Closing Ceremony (Fall 2019)Fall 2019ESL Students OnlyDecember 11-12, 2019
Tuition Due (Winter 2020)Fall 2019ESL Students OnlyDecember 6, 2019
New Student OrientationWinter 2020ESL Students OnlyJanuary 6, 2020
Entrance TestingWinter 2020ESL Students OnlyJanuary 6, 2020
New student Orientation ContinuedWinter 2020ESL Students OnlyJanuary 7, 2020
First Day of ClassWinter 2020ESL Students OnlyJanuary 8, 2020
Reading Week (No ESL Classes)Winter 2020ESL Students OnlyFebruary 17- 21, 2020
Final Testing (Winter 2020)Winter 2020ESL Students OnlyApril 15-16, 2020
New Student OrientationSpring 2020ESL Students OnlyMay 4, 2020
Entrance TestingSpring 2020ESL Students OnlyMay 4, 2020
New Student Orientation continuedSpring 2020ESL Students OnlyMay 5, 2020
Homestay applications due (Summer 2020)Spring 2020ESL Students OnlyTBD
Summer 2020 Tuition DueSpring 2020ESL Students OnlyJune 7, 2020
Reading Week (No ESL Classes)Spring 2020ESL Students OnlyJune 29 - July 3, 2020
New Student Orientation ( Summer 2020)Summer 2020ESL Students OnlyJuly 6, 2020
Entrance Testing (Summer 2020)Summer 2020ESL Students OnlyJuly 6, 2020
AELP Program Begins (Summer 2020)Summer 2020ESL Students OnlyJuly 6, 2020
New Student Orientation ContinuedSummer 2020ESL Students OnlyJuly 7, 2020
First Day of Classes (Summer 2020)Summer 2020ESL Students OnlyJuly 8, 2020
Homestay application due (Fall 2020)Summer 2020ESL Students OnlyTBD
Final TestingSummer 2020ESL Students OnlyAugust 7, 2020
SELP Program Ends (Summer 2020)Summer 2020ESL Students OnlyAugust 7, 2020
EXPLORE Program Ends (Summer 2020)Summer 2020ESL Students OnlyAugust 7, 2020
OccasionTermStakeholder/TypeDate
First day of Fall/Winter Session (Concurrent Year 5 and Consecutive Year 1 students only)Fall 2019Teacher EducationSeptember 3, 2019
First day of Class (Consecutive Year 2 students only)Fall 2019Teacher EducationSeptember 4, 2019
March Break Week (Secondary Schools) Faculty of EducationWinter 2020Teacher EducationMarch 16 - 20, 2020

Dates by Academic Term

This section contains Important Sessional Dates by Academic Term.

Looking for information on when to register?

Specific registration dates can be found in the Registration Guides:

If you are experiencing difficulty with Registration, please contact our Records team at records@brocku.ca.

Dropping a course

While the Registration system is open, students are able to drop courses without financial penalty. After the Registration system closes, students must request to be withdrawn from a course by submitting an Add/Withdrawal Form and may incur a financial penalty. See the Withdrawal Deadlines tab for more information.

 

OccasionTermStakeholder/TypeDate
Residence Move in DayFall 2019ResidenceSeptember 1, 2019
Labour DayFall 2019Holiday/University ClosureSeptember 2, 2019
First day of Classes (Fall 2019)Fall 2019UndergraduateSeptember 4, 2019
First day of Fall/Winter Session (D1, D2 - Undergraduate)Fall 2019UndergraduateSeptember 4, 2019
Fall 2018 Tuition Due (All Students excluding International ISP Cohort)Fall 2019FinanceSeptember 4, 2019
Last day for late registration - web registration closes (D1 and D2)Fall 2019Undergraduate; RegistrationSeptember 17, 2019
ThanksgivingFall 2019Holiday/University ClosureOctober 14, 2019
Last day to withdraw from a Fall (D2) course (without academic penalty / no grade)Fall 2019Undergraduate; WithdrawalNovember 5, 2019
Fall ConvocationFall 2019ConvocationOctober 18, 2019
Reading Week (no classes)Fall 2019Reading WeekOctober 15 - 18, 2019
Fall Preview DayFall 2019Campus EventTBC
Last day of lectures (D2)Fall 2019UndergraduateDecember 3, 2019
Snow/Reading daysFall 2019UndergraduateDecember 4 & 5, 2019
Examinations beginFall 2019ExaminationsDecember 6, 2019
Examinations endFall 2019ExaminationsDecember 19, 2019
Residences ClosedFall 2019ResidenceDecember 20, 2019
Christmas and New Year holiday - university closed depending on operational needs, there may be limited service available during this timeWinter 2020Holiday/University ClosureDecember 24, 2019 - January 1, 2020
University reopens**Winter 2020Holiday/University ClosureJanuary 2, 2020 (TBC)
Residences reopen at noonWinter 2020ResidenceJanuary 5, 2020
First day of Winter term classes (undergraduate)Winter 2020UndergraduateJanuary 6, 2020
Winter 2019 Tuition Due (All Students excluding International ISP Cohort)Winter 2020FinanceJanuary 6, 2020
Last day for late registration - web registration closes (D3)Winter 2020RegistrationJanuary 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw from a Fall/Winter D1 course (without academic penalty / no grade)Winter 2020Undergraduate; WithdrawalJanuary 17, 2020
Last day to submit an Intent to Graduate for Spring ConvocationWinter 2020ConvocationFebruary 1, 2020
Family DayWinter 2020Holiday/University ClosureFebruary 17, 2020
Reading Week (no classes)Winter 2020Reading WeekFebruary 17 - 21, 2020
President’s Holiday*Winter 2020Holiday/University ClosureFebruary 18, 2020 (TBC)
Spring Open HouseWinter 2020Campus EventTBC
Last day to withdraw from a Winter D3 course (without academic penalty / no grade)Winter 2020Undergraduate; WithdrawalMarch 6, 2020
Last day of lecturesWinter 2020UndergraduateApril 3, 2020
Snow/Reading daysWinter 2020UndergraduateApril 6 & 7, 2020
Examinations beginWinter 2020ExaminationsApril 8, 2020
Good FridayWinter 2020Holiday/University ClosureApril 10, 2020
Examinations endWinter 2020ExaminationsApril 23, 2020
Residence Move Out Day (Students are required to move out of residence no later than 12 noon of the day following their last exam)Winter 2020ResidenceApril 23, 2020

Looking for information on when to register?

Specific registration dates can be found in the Registration Guides:

If you are experiencing difficulty with Registration, please contact our Records team at records@brocku.ca.

Dropping a course

While the Registration system is open, students are able to drop courses without financial penalty. After the Registration system closes, students must request to be withdrawn from a course by submitting an Add/Withdrawal Form and may incur a financial penalty. See the Withdrawal Deadlines tab for more information.

OccasionTermStakeholder/TypeDate
Spring 2019 Tuition Due (All Students excluding International ISP Cohort)Spring 2019FinanceMay 6, 2019
First day of Spring Session (D1/D2)Spring 2019UndergraduateMay 6, 2019
Last day for late registration - Web registration closes (Spring D1/D2)Spring 2019Undergraduate; RegistrationMay 12, 2019
Last day to withdraw from Spring D2 course (without academic penalty / no grade)Spring 2019Undergraduate; WithdrawalMay 28, 2019
Victoria Day - university closed (no classes); library closedSpring 2019Holiday/University ClosureMay 20, 2019
Victoria Day make up date for D1 and D2 coursesSpring 2019UndergraduateMay 24, 2019
Last day of Spring D2 lecturesSpring 2019UndergraduateJune 7, 2019
Spring (D2) examinationsSpring 2019UndergraduateJune 7 & 8, 2019
First day of Spring Session (D3)Spring 2019UndergraduateJune 10, 2019
Spring ConvocationSpring 2019ConvocationJune 10 - June 14, 2019
Last day to withdraw from Spring D1 course (without academic penalty / no grade)Spring 2019Undergraduate; WithdrawalJune 20, 2019
Last day for late registration - web registration closes (Spring D3)Spring 2019Undergraduate; RegistrationJune 16, 2019
Make up day for June 28 and July 1 classesSpring 2019UndergraduateJuly 5, 2019
July holiday make-up dateSpring 2019UndergraduateJuly 5, 2019
Last day to withdraw from Spring D3 course (without academic penalty / no grade)Spring 2019Undergraduate; WithdrawalJuly 2, 2019
Last day to submit an Intent to Graduate for Fall ConvocationSpring 2019ConvocationJuly 1, 2019
Canada Day closure (no classes)Spring 2019Holiday/University ClosureJune 28 & July 1, 2019
Spring (D1 and D3) examinationsSpring 2019ExaminationsJuly 12 & 13, 2019

Looking for information on when to register?

Specific registration dates can be found in the Registration Guides:

If you are experiencing difficulty with Registration, please contact our Records team at records@brocku.ca.

Dropping a course

While the Registration system is open, students are able to drop courses without financial penalty. After the Registration system closes, students must request to be withdrawn from a course by submitting an Add/Withdrawal Form and may incur a financial penalty. See the Withdrawal Deadlines tab for more information.

 

OccasionTermStakeholder/TypeDate
Last day of lectures (Spring D1 and D3)Summer 2019UndergraduateJuly 12, 2019
Summer 2019 Tuition Due (All Students excluding International ISP Cohort)Summer 2019FinanceJuly 15, 2019
First day of Summer SessionSummer 2019UndergraduateJuly 15, 2019
Last day for late registration - web registration closesSummer 2019Undergraduate; RegistrationJuly 21, 2019
Last day to withdraw from a Summer course (without academic penalty / no grade)Summer 2019Undergraduate; WithdrawalAugust 9, 2019
Civic Holiday (no classes)Summer 2019Holiday/University ClosureAugust 5, 2019
Civic holiday make-up day for (August 5)Summer 2019UndergraduateAugust 23, 2019
Last day of lectures (Summer) make-up day for Civic HolidaySummer 2019UndergraduateAugust 23, 2019
Summer examinations (D1)Summer 2019ExaminationsAugust 24, 2019