Sessional Dates

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Fall Session 2015

M July 13Registration for Fall session begins
​​M August 3 Civic Holiday (University closed)​​
​F August 28 Last date for payment of tuition fees to meet registration deadline​
​M September 7 Labour Day ​(University closed)​
F September 11Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for Summer session courses and extended courses (3)
​M September 14 Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin in the week of September 14 (1) 
​T September 15Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2015-16 (2)  
W September 16Summer session grades released for viewing by students on Student Web Services (ROSI)​​
​F September 18​Registration for Fall session ends; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed
​M September 28 Final date to add full-year and Fall session courses​
​F October 2 ​Final date to submit final doctoral thesis for Fall Conv​ocation
F 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 (4)
​M October 12 Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
M November 2 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
​​NovemberNovember pause for Faculty of Arts and Science undergraduate students takes place from November 9 to 10​ (5) 
​W December 23 University closed for winter break from Wednesday, December 23 to Friday, January 1 inclusive (for last day of classes before winter break, consult graduate units concerned)​

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Winter Session 2016

​M January 4 University r​e-opens​
​M January 11 Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin in the week of January 11 (1)​
​F January 15 Final date for registration of students beginning program in Winter session; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed​
​F January 15 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for Fall session courses (3) 
​F January 15 Final date to submit doctoral theses without fee payment for Winter session​
​W January 20Fall session grades available for viewing by students on Student Web Services (ROSI)​
​F January 22 ​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 (4) 
​F January 22 Final date for all students to request that their degrees be conferred ​in absentia in March​
​F January 22 ​Final date to submit final doctoral thesis for March convocation in absentia
​F January 22 Fall dual registrants must be recommended for the master's degree by this date to maintain their PhD registration (4) 
M Janua​ry 25Final date to add Winter session courses (3)
M February ​15 Family Day (University closed)
​February Reading Week for Faculty of Arts and Science undergraduate students takes place from February 15 to 19 (5)
​MarchMarch Graduation in absentia information is posted a www.convocation.utoronto.ca​​
​T March 1 Final date to drop full-year and Winter session courses without academic penalty ​(6)​ 
F March 25
Good Friday (University closed)
​Apri​l For last day of Winter classes, consult unit concerned​ 
​F April 22 For students obtaining degrees at June Convocation, coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter session courses
​F April 22 Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for master’s degrees for June Convocation (4) 
​F April 22 ​Final date for submission of final doctoral thesis for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the June Convocation ​(2) 
F April 22 Final date for degree recommendations of Winter dual registrants for the master's degree to maintain their PhD registration (4) 

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Summer Session 2016​

May​For first day of Summer classes, consult graduate unit concerned.​
F May 6 Final date for registration for May session​
M May 9Final date to enrol in May-to-June or May-to-August session courses​
​F May 13 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter session courses (except for extended courses) (3) 
​W May 18 Winter session grades available for viewing by students on Student Web Services (ROSI)​
​M May 23 Victoria Day (University closed)
​F May 27 Final date to drop May-to-June F section courses without academic penalty (6) 
​June June Convocation information and dates are posted at www.convocation.utoronto.ca
​M June 20 Final date to drop May-to-August session Y section courses without academic penalty (6) 
​F June 24Final date to enrol in July coursework-only programs
​F July 1Canada Day holiday (University closed)​
M July 4Final date to enrol in July-to-August cou​rses (7) 
​F July 15 Coursework must be completed and grades sub​mitted for May-to-June F section courses (4)
M July 18 Final date to drop July-to-August S section courses without academic penalty (6)
W July 20​​​​Grades for May-to-June F section courses available for viewing by students on Student Web Services (ROSI)

(1) 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 Sunday, September 13, 2015 to about 1 1/2 hours after sunset on Tuesday, September 15, 2015) or on Yom Kippur (from about 1 1/2 hours before sunset on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 to about 1 1/2 hours after sunset on Wednesday, September 23, 2015).

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

(3) Graduate units may establish earlier deadlines for completion of coursework 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.

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

(5) 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.

(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) 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.