Academic dates

Select an academic year:

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

September 2020 - August 2021

As of June 4, 2021

Fall term - 2020

EventDate
Fall Orientation
August 31 - September 4
Labour Day (no classes, Conestoga is closed)September 7
Classes start
(May not apply to apprenticeship programs; First-year degree programs in the School of Engineering begin on August 24)
September 8
Last day to add a course (for most programs)September 16
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)September 21
Thanksgiving Day (no classes, Conestoga is closed)October 12
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 26 - 30
Convocation(TBC)
Last week of session
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
December 14 - 19
Intersession (no classes)
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
December 21 - January 8, 2021

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

Winter term - 2021

EventDate
Winter OrientationBegins January 11
Classes start
(Apprenticeship programs may start Jan. 4)
January 18
Last day to add a course (for most programs)January 26
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)January 29
Family Day (no classes, Conestoga is closed)February 15
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.)
March 8 - 12
​Convocation
​March 18
Good Friday (no classes, Conestoga is closed)
April 2
Last week of session
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
April 26 - May 1
Intersession (no classes)
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
May 3 - 14

Spring term - 2021

Event
Date
Spring OrientationMay 11 - 14
​Classes start
​May 17
Victoria Day (no classes, Conestoga is closed)
May 24
Last day to add a course
(for most programs)
May 25
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)
May 28
Student Success Week
Note: The spring Student Success Week is scheduled for June 28 to July 2. Given the logistical considerations for the spring term as a result of COVID-19, the dates for Student Success Week will be reviewed and confirmed as we get closer to spring term start-up.

(Some apprenticeship and workforce development courses and programs, as well as programs with irregular start dates, may have classes during this time.)
June 28 - July 2
Canada Day (no classes, Conestoga is closed)July 1
Conestoga is closed (no classes)July 2
​Convocation
​July 8
Civic Holiday (no classes, Conestoga is closed)
August 2
Last week of session
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
August 16 - 21
Intersession (no classes)
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
August 23 - September 3

Closed means no entry permitted, including after hours.

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

September 2021 - August 2022

As of November 2020

Fall term - 2021

EventDate
Fall Orientation weekAugust 23 - September 3
Labour Day (no classes)September 6
Classes start
(May not apply to apprenticeship programs; First-year degree programs in the School of Engineering begin on August 23)
September 7
Last day to add a course (for most programs)September 15
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)September 20
Thanksgiving Day (no classes)October 11
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 25 - 29
ConvocationNovember 10
Last week of session
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
December 13 - 18
Intersession (no classes)
(May not apply to apprenticeship programs)
December 20 - January 7, 2022

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

Winter term - 2022

EventDate
Winter Orientation
January 6
Classes start
(Apprenticeship programs may start January 3)
January 10
Last day to add a course (for most programs)January 18
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)January 21
Family Day (no classes)February 21
​Convocation
​February (TBC)
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 28 - March 4
Good Friday (no classes)
April 15
Last week of session
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
April 18 - 23
Intersession (no classes)
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
April 25 - May 6

Spring term - 2022

EventDate
Spring OrientationMay 5
​Classes start (May not apply to apprenticeship programs)
​May 9
Last day to add a course (for most programs)
May 17
Program withdrawal with refund (for most programs)
May 20
​Victoria Day (no classes)
​May 23
Convocation
June 13 - 16 (TBC)
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 27 - July 1
Canada Day (no classes)July 1
Civic Holiday (no classes)August 8
Last week of session
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
August 15 - 20
Intersession (no classes)
(Apprenticeship programs may have alternate end dates.)
August 22 - 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 2022 - August 2023

As of November 2020

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
(TBC)
Last week of session
(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. 3)
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
​(TBC)
Good Friday (no classes)
April 7
Last week of session
(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
(TBC)
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 session
(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.