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Dec. 10, 2021 | A message from Laurie Schnarr, Vice-Provost (Students) | Confirmed academic schedule changes

Dear students,

Over the past few weeks, we shared four adjusted academic schedules with you that were established as a result of time lost during the labour disruption. I am now confirming with you the final dates that were passed today in Senate, the academic governing body of the university. These are the dates that we will be using for the remainder of Fall Term 2021 and for Winter Term 2022.

I am very pleased to announce that adjustments have been made to the previously released academic schedule to allow for a full Winter Term Break (Reading Week) during the initially scheduled time of February 22 to 25, 2022. Specifically, the length of the Winter Term exam period was compressed and those exams are now restricted to a maximum of 2 hours. We know this time is important to you, and I hope that you will find the Winter Term Break restorative.

As communicated previously, there will be no classes or exams held during the university closure that is scheduled for December 24, 2021, through January 4, 2022.

Confirmed academic schedule modifications

Below are key Fall and Winter Term dates approved by Senate today. Please visit the important dates website for all relevant dates, including the registration period and dates for graduating students.

Key dates include:

Revised Fall Term exam schedule will be available December 9
Voluntary Withdrawal date for continuing courses December 10
Last day of continuing courses December 10
Exam period for continuing courses December 11-23
Voluntary Withdrawal date for interrupted courses December 21
University closure for all courses December 24-January 4
Classes resume for interrupted courses January 5
Last day of interrupted courses January 19
Exam period for interrupted courses January 20-23
Winter Term start date January 24
Final grade appeal deadline for all courses February 11
Winter Term Break February 22-25
Winter Term ends April 25
Winter Term exam period April 26-May 3

I appreciate your patience and understanding as we aim to get the academic year back on track. I encourage you to visit the strike website for answers to many frequently asked questions and the post-strike support website for strategies and resources to help you transition back to post-strike learning. For any other questions you may have related to the strike, please email.

My best,

Finishing the term strong

What you need to know

Non-affected classes

About attending classes

Continue attending classes.

The last day of continuing classes is Friday, December 10th.

About the Fall Term exam series

Final exams for continuing classes will proceed as usual. Please click here for the final exam schedule. You can also find your personalized exam schedule on Aurora by clicking on ‘Enrolment & Academic Records,’ then ‘Registration & Exams’ followed by ‘My Exams.’

Strike-affected classes

About attending classes

Courses affected by the strike restarted Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

The last day of strike-affected classes is Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Fall term courses will resume in the format they ended.  For example, if your course was on campus, it will resume on campus.  If your course was offered remotely or by distance, it will resume in that way in January.

About the Fall Term exam series

An Alternate Final Exam schedule for strike affect classes has been produced. The schedule can be found on the alternate final exam schedule website

We understand that strike has affected each student somewhat differently. If you find that your questions have not been answered on this page, please contact the Virtual Advising Help Centre. Student Service Navigators are available Monday-Sunday to answer your questions and if necessary, connect you with staff that can help. First year students can also call the First Year Centre (M-F 830-430) at 204 474 6209 for help.