Academic Dates & Deadlines


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Dates and Deadlines: 

Summer Term 2020

May 4 Final date to enrol in May-June (F-section) or May-August (Y-section) term courses.

First term, May-June (F-section) summer courses start. F-section classes run Monday, May 4 to June 15, 2020. Exam week, if applicable: June 16-19, 2020

Full term, May-August (Y-section) summer courses start. Y-section classes run Monday 4, May to August 17, 2020. No classes June 29-July 3, 2020. Exam week, if applicable: August 18-21, 2020

May 8 Final date for registration for May term; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed. [Updated January 23, 2020: moved from May 1, 2020]
May 11 Update April 6, 2020: Faculty of Information Deadline: For students obtaining degrees at June Convocation, coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and winter term courses. [Originally April 13th/27th – updated February 4, 2020]
May 13 Winter term grades available for viewing by students on ACORN

Note: Grades submitted prior to June 5 will be available to be viewed by students through ACORN starting Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

May 15 Update April 6, 2020: For students obtaining degrees at June convocation, coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and winter term courses. Note: Faculty of Information Deadline is May 11, 2020 [Originally April 13th/27th – updated February 4, 2020]
May 18 Victoria Day (University closed)
May 22 Final date to drop May-June (F-section) summer courses without academic penalty. Dropping courses after the deadline is not allowed. Please see Academic Regulations for more information.

Note: 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.

June 1 Faculty of Information Deadline: Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and winter term courses.

Deadline to submit documentation to be reviewed by the Committee on Standing for Winter term (S-section) courses (January to April). See Course-related Regulations for details.

[Originally May 1st – updated March 30, 2020]

June 4 Spring Convocation information and dates are posted at: www.convocation.utoronto.ca

MI, MMSt, CDP, Diploma, PhD
Convocation Ceremony Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020 (subject to change, please check Office of Convocation for most up-to-date information)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Convocation Hall

UPDATE (March 25, 2020):
Convocation ceremonies have been cancelled for June 2020 – please see the message from UofT President Meric Gertler regarding convocation

Faculty of Information Convocation Reception: TBA

June 5 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and winter term courses (except for extended courses) Note: Faculty of Information Deadline is June 1, 2020

[Originally May 8 – updated March 30, 2020]

June 15 Final date to drop May-August term (Y- section) summer courses without academic penalty. Dropping courses after the deadline is not allowed. Please see Academic Regulations for more information.

Note: 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.

June 15 Last day of First term, May-June (F-section) summer classes
June 16-19 First term, May-June (F-section) exam week, if applicable
June 29 Presidential Day (University closed)
June 30 End of first summer sub-term (F-section). Note: The last day of classes or exams (if applicable) is earlier

Presidential Day (University closed)

July 1 Canada Day holiday (University closed)
July 6 Final date to enrol in July-August (S-section) summer courses

Second term, July-August (S-section) summer courses start. S-section classes run July 6 to August 17, 2020 Exam week, if applicable: August 18-21, 2020

July 6 Faculty of Information Deadline: Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for first term, May-June (F-section) summer courses.
July 10 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for first term, May-June (F-section) summer courses

Note: Faculty of Information Deadline is July 6, 2020

July 13 Final date to drop July-August (S-section) summer courses without academic penalty. Dropping courses after the deadline is not allowed. Please see Academic Regulations for more information.

Note: 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.

July 15 Grades for May-June (F-section) summer courses available for viewing by students on ACORN.
August 3 Civic holiday (University closed)
August 17 Last day of Full term, May-August (Y-section) summer classes

Last day of Second term, July-August (S-section) summer classes

August 18-21 Full term, May-August (Y-section) exam week, if applicable

Second term, July-August (S-section) exam week, if applicable

August 28 Faculty of Information Deadline: Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full term, May-August (Y-section) and second term, July-August (S-section) summer courses.
August 31 End of full summer (Y) & second summer (S) terms.

Note: The last day of classes or exams (if applicable) is earlier.

September 1 Deadline to submit documentation to be reviewed by the Committee on Standing for Spring/Summer term (F, S, Y-sections) courses (May to August). See Course-related Regulations for details.
September 4 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full term, May-August (Y-section) and second term, July-August (S-section) summer courses
Note: Faculty of Information Deadline is August 28, 2020
September 9 Grades for all Summer term courses becomes available on students’ ACORN.

Fall Term 2020

July 24 6 a.m.: Course enrolment begins for returning Faculty of Information students 
July 31 6 a.m.: Course enrolment begins for incoming Faculty of Information students 
August 28 Recommended deadline to make minimum tuition payment or defer to ensure that the University received and processed your payment by September 11. This will allow you to remain in your selected/enrolled courses, otherwise, you run the risk of getting your courses removed.

Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous term(s) + 100% of current Fall tuition fee charges).

August/September (TBC) Faculty Orientation & Welcome!
September/October (TBC) Faculty of Information application deadline for: Trudeau Foundation Current Doctoral Awards, NSERC Current Doctoral Awards, SSHRC Current Doctoral Awards
September 7 Labour Day (University closed)
September 11 Registration deadline for students starting their program in the Fall term; after this date a late registration fee  will be assessed.

After this date, students will be required to show proof of payment, to SGS, to become registered: Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous term(s) + 100% of current Fall tuition fee charges).

Beyond which, students will be removed from their courses.

September 14 First day of Fall term classes
September 15 Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2020-21
September 21 Final date to add Fall term (F-section) or Full year (Y-section) courses
September 30 Deadline to apply for the Omnibus Awards Application

For incoming students: deadline to request for Transfer Credit or Exemption

Recommended date to clear off Fall term tuition balance to ensure that the University receives and processes your payment by October 15th. Beyond which, a monthly service charge will begin accruing on any outstanding Fall term balance”.

 October 2 Final date to submit final doctoral theses for Fall Convocation

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 term.

 October 12  Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
 October 26 Last date to drop an Fall term (F-section) courses with no academic penalty. You may drop the course on ACORN

Note: 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.

October 26-30 Fall Reading week
 November Fall Convocation information and dates are posted to the Office of Convocation website
 November 30 For students not receiving OSAP/other government provincial loans: Recommended date for students to clear off Winter term tuition balance to ensure the University received and processed your payment by December 15th. Beyond that, a monthly service charge will accrue on any outstanding Winter term balance.
 December 14 Last day of Fall term classes
December 15-21 Exam week (if applicable)
December 23, 2020 – January 1, 2021  Winter Break begins (University closed from Wednesday, December 23 to Friday, January 1 inclusive)
December 31 End of Fall Term
January 4, 2021 Faculty of Information Deadline: Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for fall term (F) courses.

SGS deadline – January 8, 2021

 January 13, 2021 Grades for Fall term courses available for viewing by students on ACORN

Winter Term 2021

January 4 First day of Winter term classes

INF1005H Information Workshop I runs January to February 2021 – TBC

January 15 Faculty of Information application deadline for: OGS Incoming Doctoral Awards (includes Visa/International OGS Applicants) (TBC)

Final date to submit doctoral theses without payment of incidental Winter term fees See SGS footnotes for academic fees

January 18 Final date to add Winter term (S-section) courses

Registration deadline for students starting their program in the Winter term only; after this date a late registration fee  will be assessed.

After this date, students will be required to show proof of payment, to SGS, to become registered: Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous term(s) + 100% of current Winter tuition fee charges).

Beyond which, students will be removed from their courses.

January 22 Final date for receipt of masters degree recommendations from graduate units and submission of any required theses for March or June graduation from master’s students without fees being charged for the Winter term.

Final date for all students to request that their degrees be conferred in absentia in March.

Final date to submit final doctoral theses for March Graduation in absentia.

Students dually registered in the Fall term must be recommended for the master’s degree by this date to maintain their PhD registration

January 31 For incoming MI, MMSt and CDP students: deadline for the submission of OGS Master’s Awards (includes Visa/International OGS Applicants) (TBC)

For students receiving OSAP/other provincial student loans: Recommended date to clear off your Winter term tuition balance to ensure that the University receives your payment by February 15th. Beyond which, a monthly service charge will accrue on any remaining balance.

February 15 Family Day (University closed)
February 16-20 Winter Reading Week
February 22 Last date to drop a Full year (Y-section) and Winter term (S-section) courses with no academic penalty. You may drop the course on ACORN

Note: 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.

March March graduation in absentia information is posted to the Office of Convocation website

INF1006H Information Workshop I runs March to April 2021 – TBC

March 1 For current Faculty of Information students: deadline for OGS Doctoral and Master’s Awards (includes Visa/International OGS Applicants)
April 2 Good Friday (University closed)
April 9 Last day for Winter term classes
April 12-16 Exam week (if applicable)
April 16 For students obtaining degrees at June Convocation, coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter term courses.

Final date for receipt of masters degree recommendations from graduate units and submission of any required theses from master’s students for June Convocation.

Final date for submission of final doctoral theses for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the June Convocation.

Students dually registered in the Winter term must be recommended for the master’s degree by this date to maintain their PhD registration.

 April 30 For students that deferred their tuition under a major award or in receipt of full funding package: recommended date to clear off any remaining balance. Beyond which, a monthly service charge will begin accruing on May 17

End of Winter term

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