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Graduate Calendar Archives: 2003 / 2004

Academic Schedule

The following schedule contains the dates prescribed by the University Senate for academic activities. Dates relating to fee payment, cancellation of course selections, late charges, and other fees or charges will be published in the Important Dates and Deadlines section of the 2003-2004 Registration Instructions and Class Schedule booklet.

Spring/Summer Term 2003

May 9
Last day for submission to the Office of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research of the five (5) final copies of Master's and Ph.D. theses for Spring convocation.
May 14
Spring/summer-term classes begin (full-session and First-term courses).
May 19
Statutory holiday. University closed.
May 23
Last day for registration for spring/summer term. Last day for course changes for first-term evening division courses and for evening division full-session courses. Students who have not yet deposited five (5) final copies of their thesis in the Office of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research must register.
June 6
Last day for withdrawal from first-term courses.
June 12-14
Spring Convocation for the conferring of degrees.
June 24
Last day for classes for first term. (Full-session courses resume July 2.)
June 25-27
First-term final examinations may be scheduled. It may be necessary to schedule examinations for evening classes during the day and vice versa.
July 1
Statutory holiday. University closed. Evening classes missed may meet on July 11.
July 2
Second-term classes begin.
July 25
Last day for withdrawal from full-session courses and second-term courses.
August 4
Civic holiday. University closed. Evening classes missed may meet August 8.
August 8
Last day for spring/summer-term classes.
August 9-13
Spring/summer-term examinations may be scheduled as announced. It may be necessary to schedule examinations for evening classes during the day and vice versa.

Fall Term 2003

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research normally admits students to begin their programs in the Fall term. However, some academic units may consider applicants in the Winter term or the spring/summer term. Applications for admission may be submitted at any time. Applications from outside Canada should be completed at least five months before the desired date of admission in order for students to make the necessary visa arrangements.

Applicants wishing to be considered for financial assistance from Carleton University are reminded that they must submit their completed applications before March 1. Please note that some schools and departments may require completed applications prior to March 1. Students must refer to departmental entries in this calendar for details.

August 1
Last day for submission to the thesis supervisor of six (6) examination copies of Master's and Ph.D. theses for Fall graduation.
September 1
Statutory holiday, University closed. PrepWeek activities continue.
September 2
Last day for receipt of applications for degrees from potential Fall graduates.
September 2
Fall term begins.
August 30-September 3
PrepWeek. Academic and social orientation to the campus.
September 2-3
Academic Orientation. All students are expected to be on campus. Class and laboratory preparations, departmental introductions for students, and other academic preparation activities will be held. Note: Some graduate courses in joint programs with the University of Ottawa will begin formal classes on this date. Graduate students are advised to check with their departments for details.
September 3
Orientation for Graduate Teaching Assistants.
September 4
Graduate fall and fall/winter classes begin.
September 19
Last day for registration. Students who have not yet deposited the five (5) final copies of their thesis in the Office of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research must register.
Last day to change courses or sections for fall/winter and fall-term courses.
October 10
University Day at Carleton. Undergraduate classes suspended.
October 10
Last day for submission to the Office of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research of five (5) final copies of Master's and Ph.D. theses for Fall graduation.
October 13
Statutory holiday, University closed.
November 7
Last day to withdraw from fall-term courses.
November 16
Fall convocation for the conferring of degrees.
December 1
Last day for receipt of applications from potential Winter (February) graduates.
Last day for submission to the thesis supervisor of six (6) examination copies of Master's and Ph.D. theses for Winter graduation.
December 1
Last day of fall-term classes.
Fall term ends.
December 4-22
Final examinations in Fall term courses and mid-term examinations in Fall/Winter courses will be held. It may be necessary to schedule examinations during the day for classes held in the evening and vice versa.

Winter Term 2004

January 5
Winter term begins.
January 5
Winter term classes begin.
January 16
Last day for late registration for winter-term courses.
Students who have not yet deposited the five (5) final copies of their thesis in the Office of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research must register.
Last day to change courses or sections for winter-term courses.
January 30
Last day for submission to the Office of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research of the five (5) final copies of Master's and Ph.D. theses for Winter (February) graduation.
February 1
Last day for receipt of applications from potential Spring graduates.
February 16-20
Winter Break, classes suspended.
March 1
Last day for receipt of applications for admission from candidates who wish to be considered for the initial award (April) of financial assistance (including Carleton fellowships, scholarships, and departmental assistantships) administered by Carleton University. Candidates whose applications are received after the March 1 deadline date may be eligible for the award of a fellowship, scholarship, or assistantship by reversion.
Last day for submission to the thesis supervisor of six (6) examination copies of Master's and Ph.D. theses for Spring graduation.
March 12
Last day to withdraw from fall/winter and winter-term courses.
April 2
Last day of fall/winter and winter-term classes.
Classes scheduled on this day will be those appropriate to a Friday. Some graduate courses may continue during Review Week until the end of winter term on April 9.
April 5 - 8
Review Week.
Some lectures, laboratories, review tutorials, etc. may take place.
April 8
Winter term ends.
April 9
Statutory holiday, University closed.
April 12 - 29
Final examinations will be held. It may be necessary to schedule examinations during the day for classes held in the evening and vice versa.
June 10-12
Spring convocation for the conferring of degrees.
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