Academic dates

Select an academic year:

Academic dates run from September 1 to August 31 and vary by program. These dates do not apply to apprenticeship programs.

September 2023 - August 2024

Fall term - 2023

EventDate
Fall Orientation week
August 21 - September 1
Labour Day (no classes)September 4
Classes start
(First-year degree programs in the School of Engineering begin on August 21.)
September 5
Last day to add a course (for most programs)September 12
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)September 18
Thanksgiving Day (no classes)October 9
Student Success Week
(Some workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
October 23 - 29
Convocation
November 6 - 10
Last week of term
(Programs with exams outside this time frame will be notified by the academic area.)
December 11-16
Intersession (no classes)
(Some workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
December 18, 2023 - January 5, 2024

Conestoga is closed December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1.            

Winter term - 2024

Event
Date
Winter Orientation
January 2 - 5
Classes startJanuary 8
Last day to add a course (for most programs)January 16
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)January 19
Family Day (no classes)February 19
Student Success Week
(Some workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
February 26 - March 3
​Convocation
February 26 - March 1
Good Friday (no classes)
March 29
Last week of term
(Programs with exams outside this time frame will be notified by the academic area.)
April 15-20
Intersession (no classes)
(Some workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
April 22 - May 3

Spring term - 2024

EventDate
Spring OrientationWeek of May 2
​Classes start​May 6
Last day to add a course (for most programs)
May 14
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)
May 17
​Victoria Day (no classes)
​May 20
Convocation
June
Date to be confirmed
Student Success Week
(Some workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
June 24-30
Canada Day (no classes)
July 1
Civic Holiday (no classes)August 5
Last week of term
(Programs with exams outside this time frame will be notified by the academic area.)
August 12-17
Intersession (no classes)
(Some workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time. First-year degree programs in the School of Engineering & Technology begin on August 19.)
August 19 - September 2

Closed means no entry permitted, including after hours.

BScN and diploma Registered Practical Nurse to BScN programs: See McMaster dates and deadlines.

September 2024 - August 2025

Fall term - 2024

EventDate
Fall Orientation
August
Date to be confirmed
Labour Day (no classes)September 2
Classes start
(First year degree programs in the School of Engineering & Technology begin on August 19.)
September 3
Last day to add a course (for most programs)September 11
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)September 16
Thanksgiving Day (no classes)October 14
Student Success Week
(Some workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
October 21 - 25
Convocation
November
Date to be confirmed
Last week of term
(Programs with exams outside this time frame will be notified by the academic area.)
December 9 - 14
Intersession (no classes)
(Some workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
December 16, 2024 - January 3, 2025

Conestoga is closed December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1.       

Winter term - 2025

Event
Date
Winter Orientation
January
Date to be confirmed
Classes start
January 6
Last day to add a course (for most programs)January 14
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)January 17
Family Day (no classes)February 17
ConvocationFebruary
Date to be confirmed
Student Success Week
(Some workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
February 24 - 28
Good Friday (no classes)
April 18
Last week of term
(Programs with exams outside this time frame will be notified by the academic area.)
April 14 – 19
Intersession (no classes)
(Some workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
April 21 - May 2

Spring term - 2025

EventDate
Spring Orientation
May
Date to be confirmed
Classes start
May 5
Last day to add a course (for most programs)May 13
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)May 16
Victoria Day (no classes)
May 19
ConvocationJune
Date to be confirmed
Student Success Week
(Some workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
June 23 - June 27
Canada Day (no classes)July 1
Civic Holiday (no classes)
August 4
Last week of term
(Programs with exams outside this time frame will be notified by the academic area.)
August 11 - 16
Intersession (no classes)
(Some workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
August 18 - 29

Closed means no entry permitted, including after hours.

BScN and diploma Registered Practical Nurse to BScN programs: See McMaster dates and deadlines.