Important dates:

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December 5: Withdraw Deadline

If you choose to withdraw from your program, you must complete this process before December 5th, 2017. You have been provided two weeks to make this decision after returning to class on Tuesday November 21st, 2017.

December 18-22: Semester Extension

Your fall semester is extended until Friday December 22nd, 2017.

December 25-January 1: no classes

Conestoga College will be closed for a holiday break from December 25th-January 1st, 2018

January 2-12: Semester Extension

Fall classes will resume on Tuesday January 2 until Friday February 12.

January 8-12: Exams

Your exams will be administered during your classroom time through the week of January 8th, 2018.

January 15: Winter Semester

Winter semester will officially begin on Monday January 15th, 2018

February 25-March 2

Your scheduled mid-winter Student Success Week is still on track for the week of February 26th – March 2nd, 2018

Have a question that wasn’t answered here?

Click the link to learn where to direct your questions to.


Withdrawing and Tuition Refund Procedure:

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has made it possible to withdraw from Conestoga College and receive a refund, with the exception of your CSI Health Plan Fee and your program supply fee (if applicable).

If you would like to follow through on this process, please use these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Download Withdrawal Form and fill it out completely
  3. Complete the form and return to the Office of Registrar no later than Tuesday December 5th, 2017

By withdrawing from Conestoga College, you are leaving your program entirely, not just your fall semester. Those who withdraw will no longer be students at Conestoga College.

Your Health Plan with CSI:

All students enrolled with the CSI provided Health and Dental plan, regardless if you withdraw from Conestoga College or not, will still have access to your plan until August 31st, 2018.
We encourage you to learn more about your Health Plan:

  • Visit the StudentCare website and select Conestoga Student Inc
  • Download the StudentCare mobile app through the App Store or through Google Play
  • Stop by the CSI Wellness Office in room RC173 in the Conestoga Student Rec Centre

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Student Strike Relief Fund

Full-time students, including international students and apprentices completing their in-school training are eligible to apply for the Student Strike Relief Fund.

Students will be eligible to receive up to $500 for additional expenses (incremental costs) that students have as a result of this strike.

Examples include:

  • Incremental travel costs. (costs of rescheduling plane, train or bus tickets)
  • Incremental living expenses. (including food and housing)
  • Incremental childcare expenses.
  • Other incremental essential expenses occurring as a result of the strike.

This financial assistance will not affect OSAP or Second Career funding or eligibility.

Application process:

Applications must be submitted no later than the end of the winter semester. Documents submitted after this date may not be considered. The review of applications will begin after December 5, 2017.

Click the link for more information on the Student Strike Relief Fund. Apply online at the bottom of this linked page.

Application page
If your claim is denied, or your claim is less than $500 and you disagree with the amount of relief you were given, you can appeal the College’s decision once. You must appeal within 14 days after the College’s decision is issued. Details on the appeal process will be made available on the Conestoga College main page soon.

What to do if your questions were not answered?

We realize that your individual challenges, scenarios and hardships are as diverse as the student community at Conestoga College. With that said, making sure you find the answers to your questions OR getting you pointed in the right direction is top priority.

Have an academic question:

i.e due dates, exams, co-op placements, etc. Access the link below for information on your program contact for direct information.
Academic Questions

Have a question regarding something outside your academics?

Please connect with your CSI President, Aimee Calma. Aimee has been fielding questions directly since the beginning of this process and we encourage you to share your concerns, questions and comments.


CSI’s President would be happy to talk to you about any questions or concerns you have about this topic.