SGS Sessional Dates 2013-14

Fall Session 2013

M August 5            Civic Holiday (University closed)

M August 12          Registration for Fall session begins(9)

    August               Undergraduate course enrolment begins (1)

F August 30           Last date for payment of tuition fees to meet registration deadline

M September 2      Labour Day (University closed)

M September 9      Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin in the week of September 9th (2)

F September 13     Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for Summer session courses and extended
                               courses (4)

F September 13     Registration for Fall session ends; after this date a late registration fee will be assessed

M September 16    Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2013-14 (3)

S September 22     Final date to add full-year and Fall session courses

W September 25    Summer session grades available for viewing by students on the Student Web Service (ROSI)

F October 4            Final date to submit final doctoral thesis for Fall Convocation

F October 4            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 (5)

M October 14         Thanksgiving Day (University closed)

M October 28         Final date to drop Fall session full or half courses without academic penalty (7)

    November          Fall convocation information and dates are posted on the Convocation website

    November          November pause for Faculty of Arts and Science undergraduate students takes place from November
                              11th to 12th (6)

M December 23     University closed for winter break from Monday, December 23 to Friday, January 3 inclusive (for last
                               day of classes before winter break, consult graduate units concerned)

Winter Session 2014

M January 6            University re-opens

M January 6           Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin in the week of January 6th (2)

F January 10          Final date for registration of students beginning program in Winter session; after this date, a late
                               registration fee will be assessed

F January 10          Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for Fall session courses (4)

W January 15         Final date to submit doctoral theses without fee payment for Winter session

W January 15         Fall session grades available for viewing by students on Student Web Services (ROSI)

S January 19          Final date to add Winter session courses (4)

F January 24          Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for March or
                               June graduation for master's students without fees being charged for the Winter session (5)

F January 24          Final date for all students to request that their degrees be conferred in absentia in March

F January 24          Final date to submit final doctoral thesis for March convocation in absentia

F January 24          Fall dual registrants must be recommended for the master's degree by this date to maintain their PhD
                               registration (5)

M February 17        Family Day (University closed)

    February             Reading Week for Faculty of Arts and Science undergraduate students takes place from February 17th
                                to 21st (6)

M February 24        Final date to drop full-year and Winter session courses without academic penalty (7)

    March                 March Graduation in absentia information is posted at: www.convocation.utoronto.ca

    April                    For last day of Winter classes, consult unit concerned

Th April 17              For students obtaining degrees at June convocation, course work must be completed and grades
                                submitted for full-year and Winter session courses

Th April 17              Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for master's
                               degrees for June Convocation (5)

Th April 17              Final date for submission of final doctoral thesis for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the
                               June Convocation (3)

Th April 17              Final date for degree recommendations of Winter dual registrants for the master's degree to maintain
                                their PhD registration (5)

F April 18                Good Friday (University closed)

Summer Session 2014

   May                      For first day of Summer classes, consult graduate unit concerned.

F May 2                   Final date for registration for May session

F May 9                   Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter session courses (except
                                for extended courses) (4)

S May 11                 Final date to enrol in May-June or May-August session courses

W May 14                Winter session grades available for viewing by students on Student Web Services (ROSI)

M May 19                 Victoria Day (University closed)

F May 30                  Final date to drop May-June F section courses without academic penalty (7)

   June                      June Convocation information and dates are posted at:  www.convocation.utoronto.ca

F June 20                 Final date to drop May-August session Y section courses without academic penalty (7)

F June 20                 Final date to enrol in July coursework-only programs

S June 29                 Final date to enrol in July-August courses (8)

T July 1                     Canada Day Holiday (University closed)

F July 18                   Final date to drop July-August S section courses without academic penalty (7)

F July 18                   Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for May/June F section courses (4)

W July 23                  Grades for May/June F section courses available for viewing by students on Student Web
                                  Services (ROSI)

(1) Graduate students may only enrol in undergraduate courses with the approval of their supervisor or graduate unit. Students are responsible for meeting the deadlines and requirements of the undergraduate course as presented in class and in the undergraduate division's calendar. Graduate students will be graded under the graduate grading scale. Students should consult the appropriate undergraduate calendar for enrolment and dates.

(2) The precise dates of commencement of courses are determined by the graduate units; students are urged to contact the relevant graduate units for information. SGS maintains the 13-week graduate instruction period; however, if a course does not fall into the traditional 13-week period, the graduate unit will inform students of important dates and deadlines in the course syllabus. University policy states that the first day of classes in the fall session in all teaching divisions should not be scheduled on the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah (from 1 1/2 hours before sunset on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 to about 1 1/2 hours after sunset on Friday, September 6, 2013) or on Yom Kippur (from about 1 1/2 hours before sunset on Friday, September 13, 2013 to about 1 1/2 hours after sunset on Saturday, September 14, 2013).

(3)  A final thesis is the corrected, approved version of thesis which is submitted to SGS following the Final Oral Examination.

(4) Graduate units may establish earlier deadlines for completion of course work and may prescribe penalties for late completion of work and for failure to complete work, provided that these penalties are announced at the time the instructor makes known to the class the methods by which student performance shall be evaluated.

(5) For final dates for completing degree requirements, students should consult their own graduate unit.

(6) These are the dates which have been established for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Not all Faculties offer Reading Week or a November Pause. To find out if your Faculty offers a Reading Week or November Pause, please contact them directly. SGS does not have a Reading Week or November Pause.

(7) Graduate units may establish earlier deadlines to add/drop courses but these dates must clearly be communicated to students. Please note that the last date to cancel a course or registration with no academic penalty is not the same as the last date to be eligible for a refund.

(8) Students starting their program in the Summer and OISE students are required to register by this date by paying the minimum tuition amount stated in their invoice.

(9) Invoices will be available on the SWS (ROSI) by July 15. Most graduate students may make payments, or be eligible to register without payment (i.e., defer their fees), beginning July 15.