SESSIONAL DATES | 2020-2021


Fall Term

July 20 Registration for Fall session begins
August 3 Civic Holiday (University closed)
September 4 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for Summer session courses and extended courses
September 7 Labour Day (University closed)
September 8 Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin
September 9 Grades for all Summer session courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
September 11 Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Fall (September to December) session; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed. Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous session[s] + 100% of current Fall tuition fee charges)
September 15 Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2020-21
September 21 Final date to add full-year and Fall session courses
September 30 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Fall (September to December) session
October 2 Final date to submit final doctoral theses for Fall Convocation
October 2 Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for master’s degrees for Fall Convocation without fees being charged for the Fall session
October 12 Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
October 26 Final date to drop Fall session courses without academic penalty
November Fall Convocation information info
November 9-13: Reading Week.
November 30 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Winter (January to April) session tuition and non-tuition fees for students registered in the Fall and Winter sessions
December 7 last day of Winter classes
December 18 Recommended tuition fee payment deadline
December 18 Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Winter session
December 23, 2020 – Jan 1st, 2021: University closed for the winter break

Spring (Winter) Term


January 4 University re-opens, most formal graduate courses and seminars begin
January 4 Grade submission deadline for Comparative Literature courses
January 13 Grades for Fall session courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
January 15 Final date to submit doctoral theses without payment of incidental Winter session fees
January 18 Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Winter
January 18 Final date to add Winter session courses
January 22 Final date for receipt of master’s degree recommendations from graduate units and submission of any required theses for March or June graduation
January 22 Final date for all students to request that their degrees be conferred in absentia in March
January 22 Final date to submit final doctoral theses for March graduation in absentia
January 31 Payment deadline to avoid service charges
February 15-19 Reading Week
February 15 Family Day (University closed)
February 22 Final date to drop full-year and Winter session courses without academic penalty
March graduation in absentia information is posted at governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/convocation
April 1 last day of Winter classes
April 2 Good Friday (University closed)
April 16 For students obtaining degrees at June Convocation, coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter session courses
April 16 Final date for receipt of master’s degree recommendations for June Convocation
April 16 Final date for submission of final doctoral theses for June Convocation
April 30 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Fall/Winter (September to April) session
May 10 Comparative Literature grade submission deadline
May 19 Winter session grades available for viewing by students on ACORN

Updated: August 13, 2020