Academic dates

Select an academic year:

Academic dates run from September 1 to August 31 and vary by program.

September 2022 - August 2023

Fall term - 2022

EventDate
Fall Orientation week
August 29 - September 2
Labour Day (no classes)September 5
Classes start
(May not apply to apprenticeship programs. First-year degree programs in the School of Engineering begin on August 22.)
September 6
Last day to add a course (for most programs)September 14
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)September 19
Thanksgiving Day (no classes)October 10
Student Success Week
(Some apprenticeship and workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
October 24 - 28
Convocation
October 31 - November 4
Last week of term
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
December 12 - 17
Intersession (no classes)
(May not apply to apprenticeship programs)
December 19 - January 6, 2023

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

Winter term - 2023

Event
Date
Winter Orientation
January 5
Classes start
(Apprenticeship programs may start Jan. 2)
January 9
Last day to add a course (for most programs)January 17
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)January 20
Family Day (no classes)
February 20
Student Success Week
(Some apprenticeship and workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
February 27 - March 3
​Convocation
​March
Date to be confirmed
Good Friday (no classes)
April 7
Last week of term
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
April 17 - 22
Intersession (no classes)
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
April 24 - May 5

Spring term - 2023

EventDate
Spring OrientationMay 4
​Classes start (May not apply to apprenticeship programs)
​May 8
Last day to add a course (for most programs)
May 16
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)
May 19
​Victoria Day (no classes)
​May 22
Convocation
June
Date to be confirmed
Student Success Week
(Some apprenticeship and workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
June 26 - 30
Canada Day (no classes)
July 3 (TBC)
Civic Holiday (no classes)August 7
Last week of term
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
August 14 - 19
Intersession (no classes)
(May not apply to apprenticeship programs. First-year degree programs in the School of Engineering begin on August 21.)
August 21 - September 1

Closed means no entry permitted, including after hours.      

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

September 2023 - August 2024

Fall term - 2023

EventDate
Fall Orientation week
August 28 - September 1
Labour Day (no classes)September 4
Classes start
(May not apply to apprenticeship programs. 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 13
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)September 18
Thanksgiving Day (no classes)October 9
Student Success Week
(Some apprenticeship and workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
October 23 - 27
Convocation
November
Date to be confirmed
Last week of term
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
December 11 - 16
Intersession (no classes)
(May not apply to apprenticeship programs)
December 18 - January 5, 2024

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

Winter term - 2024

Event
Date
Winter Orientation
The week of January 4
Classes start
(Apprenticeship programs may start Jan. 2)
January 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 apprenticeship and workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
February 26 - March 1
​Convocation
March
Date to be confirmed
Good Friday (no classes)
March 29
Last week of term
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
April 15 - 20
Intersession (no classes)
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
April 22 - May 3

Spring term - 2024

EventDate
Spring OrientationThe week of May 2
​Classes start (May not apply to apprenticeship programs)
​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 apprenticeship and workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
June 24 - 28
Canada Day (no classes)
July 1
Civic Holiday (no classes)August 5
Last week of term
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
August 12 - 17
Intersession (no classes)
(May not apply to apprenticeship programs. First-year degree programs in the School of Engineering 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.