Sessional Dates

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Fall Session 2016

M July 18 Registration for Fall session begins
M August 1
Civic Holiday (University closed)
M September 5
Labour Day (University closed)
F September 9
Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for summer session courses and extended courses (1)
M September 12 Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin in the week of September 12 (2)
W September 14 Summer session grades released for viewing by students on Student Web Service (ROSI/ACORN)
Th September 15 Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2016-17 (3)
F September 16 Registration deadline for students beginning program in fall 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) (4)
M September 26
Final date to add full-year and fall session courses
F September 30
Remaining fall session (September to December) fees due by this date to avoid incurring service charges
F September 30
Final date to submit final doctoral thesis for Fall Convocation
F September 30
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 10 Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
M October 31
Final date to drop fall session full or half courses without academic penalty (6)
November Fall Convocation information and dates are posted at www.convocation.utoronto.ca
November November pause for Faculty of Arts and Science undergraduate students takes place from November 7 to 8 (7)

W November 30

Students registered in Fall-Winter: Remaining winter session (January to April) fees due by this date to avoid incurring service charges, which begin accruing on December 15
W December 21 University closed for winter break from Wednesday, December 21 to Friday, December 30 inclusive (for last day of classes before Winter break, consult graduate units concerned)


Winter Session 2017

M January 2
University re-opens
M January 9
Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin in the week of January 9 (2)
F January 13 Registration deadline for students registering in winter session; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed. Minimum Required Payment due (unpaid fees from previous session(s) + 100% of current winter session (January to April) tuition fees) (4)
F January 13 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for fall session courses (1)
M January 16 Final date to submit doctoral theses without fee payment for winter session
W January 18 Fall session grades available for viewing by students on Student Web Service (ROSI/ACORN)
F January 20 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 20 Final date for all students to request that their degrees be conferred in absentia in March
F January 20 Final date to submit final doctoral thesis for March Convocation in absentia
F January 20 Fall dual registrants must be recommended for the master's degree by this date to maintain their PhD registration (5)
M January 23
Final date to add winter session courses
T January 31 Students registered for winter session only pay any remaining winter session (January to April) fees to avoid incurring service charges, which begin accruing on February 15
M February 20 Family Day (University closed)
February Reading Week for Faculty of Arts and Science undergraduate students takes place from February 21 to 24 (7)
M February 27

Final date to drop full-year and winter session courses without academic penalty (6)

March
March Graduation in absentia information is posted at www.convocation.utoronto.ca
F April 14 Good Friday (University closed)
April For last day of winter classes, consult the unit concerned
F April 21 For students obtaining degrees at June Convocation, coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and winter session courses
F April 21 Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for master's degrees for June Convocation (5) 
F April 21 Final date for submission of final doctoral thesis for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the June convocation (3)
F April 21 Final date for degree recommendations of winter dual registrants for the master's degree to maintain their PhD registration (5)


Summer Session 2017

May For first day of Summer classes, consult graduate unit concerned.
F May 5 Registration deadline for students registering in summer (May to August) session; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed. Minimum Required Payment due (unpaid fees from previous session(s) + 50% of summer session (May to August) tuition fees) (4)
M May 8 Final date to enrol in May-June or May-August session courses
F May 12 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and winter session courses (except for extended courses) (1)
W May 17 Winter session grades available for viewing by students on Student Web Services (ROSI/ACORN)
M May 22 Victoria Day (University closed)
F May 26 Final date to drop May-June F section courses without academic penalty (6)

T May 31

Students who started prior to the summer session pay any remaining summer session (May to August) fees by this date to avoid incurring service charges, which begin accruing June 15

June

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

M June 19 Final date to drop May-August session Y section courses without academic penalty (6) 

F July 3

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

F July 14 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for May-June section F courses (1)
M July 17 Final date to drop July-August S section courses without academic penalty (6)
F July 19

Grades for May-June F section courses available for viewing by students on the Student Web Services (ROSI/ACORN)



(1) 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.

(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. The University welcomes and includes students, staff, and faculty from a wide range of cultural, traditional, and spiritual beliefs. As per the Policy on Scheduling of Classes and Examinations and Other Accommodations for Religious Observances, the University will arrange reasonable accommodation of the needs of students who observe religious holy days other than those already accommodated by ordinary scheduling and statutory holidays. For more information, please refer to http://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/publicationsandpolicies/guidelines/religiousobservances.htm. The obligation not to discriminate on the basis of religion is a statutory duty arising from the Ontario Human Rights Code, which carries an obligation to accommodate religious requirements.

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.

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

(4) For fall session registration, we recommend paying fees by August 31 in order to meet the registration deadline. For winter session registration, we recommend paying fees by December 18 in order to meet the registration deadline. For summer session registration, we recommend paying fees by April 30 in order to meet the registration deadline.

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

(6) 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.

(7) 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.

(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.