Academic Dates & Deadlines


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Dates and Deadlines: 

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 (Aug 24-Sep 12) 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”.

Updated September 14, 2020: Student Accounts has suspended service charges to December 15th. The new recommended date to pay off your Fall term balance is November 30th to ensure that the University is able to process your payment prior to December 15th.

 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.

November Fall Convocation information and dates are posted to the Office of Convocation website
November 9-13 UPDATED on July 29: change from October 26-30 (Fall Reading Week)

Fall Reading week

 November 30 Updated November 23, 2020: Student Accounts has suspended service charges to February 16th.The new recommended date to pay off both Fall & Winter tuition balance is January 30th to ensure that the University is able to process your payment prior to February 16th.
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 8, 2021, 10a.m., EST Faculty of Information Deadline: Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for fall term (F) courses. Updated on December 8, 2020 (previously the deadline was January 4, 2021). 

SGS deadline – January 8, 2021

 January 13, 2021 Grades for Fall term courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
January 15, 2021, 12p.m. EST Fall Term Committee on Standing petitions due to be submitted to Student Services

Winter Term 2021

January 11  First day of Winter term classes. Updated on November 23, 2020: previously was January 4, 2021.
January 11 INF1005H Information Workshop I runs week of January 11, 2021 to week of February 22, 2021. Updated on November 23, 2020: previously was week of January 4, 2021 to week of February 8, 2021.

  • Last date to ADD INF1005H: January 15 (Use ACORN – Within SGS Deadline, no form needed)
  • Last day to DROP INF1005H: January 25  (Submit an Add/Drop form to iSchool Student Services)

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.

January 15 Last date to ADD INF1005H (Use ACORN – Within SGS Deadline, no form needed)
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 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 25 Last day to DROP INF1005H (Submit an Add/Drop form to iSchool Student Services)

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

January 25 Registration deadline for students starting their program in the Winter term only; after this date a late registration fee  will be assessed. Updated December 1, 2020: previous registration deadline was January 18th.

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

Updated on January 11, 2021: previously January 18, 2021

January 30 The new recommended date to pay off both Fall & Winter tuition balance is January 30th to ensure that the University is able to process your payment prior to February 16th. Beyond which, a monthly service charge will begin accruing on any outstanding balance. Updated on November 23, 2020: previously was November 30th for students not receiving OSAP/other provincial student loans.
January 30 For students receiving OSAP/other provincial student loansRecommended 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.
January 31 For incoming MI, MMSt and CDP students: deadline for the submission of OGS Master’s Awards (includes Visa/International OGS Applicants) (TBC)
February 15 Family Day (University closed)
February 16-19 Winter Reading Week
March 1 INF1006H Information Workshop I runs week of March 1, 2021 to week of April 5, 2021. Updated on November 23, 2020: previously was week of February 22, 2021 to week of March 29, 2021.

  • Last day to ADD INF1006H: March 5 (Submit an Add/Drop form to iSchool Student Services – Past SGS deadline)
  • Last day to DROP INF1006H: March 15 (Submit an Add/Drop form to iSchool Student Services – Past SGS deadline)

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 1 Last date to drop a Full year (Y-section) and Winter term (S-section) courses with no academic penalty except for INF1005H and INF1006H. You may drop the course on ACORN. Updated December 1, 2020: previous deadline to drop Y and S courses was January 18th.

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
March 1 For current Faculty of Information students: deadline for OGS Doctoral and Master’s Awards (includes Visa/International OGS Applicants)
March 5 Last day to ADD INF1006H (Submit an Add/Drop form to iSchool Student Services – Past SGS deadline)
March 15 Last day to DROP INF1006H (Submit an Add/Drop form to iSchool Student Services – Past SGS deadline)

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.

April 2 Good Friday (University closed)
April 8 Last day of Winter term classes for courses that are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Updated on November 23, 2020: previously was April 1, 2021.
April 9 Second last day for Winter term classes for courses that are on Fridays. Updated on November 23, 2020
April 12 Last day of Winter term classes for courses that are on Friday (this is a make up class). Updated on November 23, 2020 (previously was April 9, 2021)
April 13-19 Exam week (if applicable). Updated on November 23, 2020 (previously was April 12-16, 2021)
April 16 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

 May 1 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. Updated January 13, 2021 (previously April 26, 2021)
May 7 Faculty of Information Deadline: For students continuing in the program (not graduating in June), coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter term courses. Updated January 13, 2021 (previously May 1, 2021)

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