Current Students

The staff and faculty at the School of Policy Studies are equally committed to delivering a top quality learning experience and supporting the success of our students. This page is designed to provide a convenient gateway to information about our MPA and PMPA programs, including important dates, timetables, career services, program-related news and events.

Our graduate assistant works directly with our students from their first day at Queen’s - facilitating their entry into the program and academic achievement throughout their time at the School of Policy Studies.

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September 2021
6 Monday Labour Day (University closed)
7 Tuesday MPA Fall Term classes begin
16, 17 & 18 Thursday-Saturday First-year PMPA ONLY - MPA 823 - Policy Leadership
23, 24 & 25 Thursday-Saturday Second-year PMPA ONLY - MPA-824 Leadership in Practice
30 Thursday Fall Term Tuition fees, or fee payment arrangements due (exception:  OSAP students)
October 2021
6 Friday Last date for Fall Term course changes without SGS approval
11 Monday Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
12 - 15 Tuesday - Thursday Fall term Reading Week 
15 Friday Last date to apply to graduate in SOLUS in Fall 2021 (tentative)
22 - 23 Friday - Saturday PMPA Classes (1st and 2nd year)
November 2021
19 - 20 Friday - Saturday PMPA classes (1st & 2nd year)
11 Thursday Remembrance Day (Classes cancelled 10:30 - 11:30 am)
TBD   Third-year PMPA only - MPA 825 Team Leadership Project
December 2021
3 Friday Fall Term classes end
6 Monday Commemoration Day (academic activities cancelled)
4 - 7   Fall Term pre-assessment study period
8 - 22   Fall Term exam period
10 - 11 Friday - Saturday PMPA classes (1st & 2nd year)
31 Friday Fall Term ends
January 2022
1 Saturday Winter Term begins - New Year's Day (University closed) 
10 Monday Winter Term classes begin
13 Thursday Last date to drop Fall-Winter (full) courses without SGS approval
14 - 15 Friday - Saturday PMPA classes (1st & 2nd year)
February 2022
4 Friday Last date for Winter Term course changes without SGS approval
11 - 12 Friday - Saturday PMPA classes (1st & 2nd year)
21 Monday Family Day (University closed)
22 - 25 Tuesday - Friday Winter term Reading Week
March 2022
25 - 26 Friday - Saturday PMPA classes (1st & 2nd year)
April 2022
8 Friday Winter Term classes end
9 - 13   Winter Term pre-examination study period
14 - 30   Winter Term exam period
15 Friday Good Friday (University closed.  Classes will not be held)
30 Saturday Last date to apply to graduate in SOLUS in Spring 2022 (tentative)
May 2022 - MPA summer term dates to be confirmed
    Note: Spring 2022 Convocation Dates will be published by the Office of the University Registrar.  Finalized dates will be posted here:  http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/convocation