2017-2018 Sessional Dates

2017 Fall Session

M July 17
Registration for Fall session begins
M August 7 Civic Holiday (University closed)
F August 25 Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Fall to ensure payment is received by the registration deadline of September 15, and to avoid cancellation of registration and course enrolment(4)(5)
M September 4
Labour Day (University closed)
F September 8 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for Summer session courses and extended courses(1)
M September 11
Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin(2)
W September 13
Summer session grades available for viewing by students on ACORN/ROSI
F September 15 Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2017-18(3)
F September 15 Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Fall (September to December) 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). See methods of registration(4).
M September 25 Final date to add full-year and Fall session courses
F September 29 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Fall session (September to December) tuition and non-tuition fee amounts for all students registered in the Fall session only, except for those who have successfully registered without payment because they are receiving a full funding package via a research stipend, a major award or scholarship, teaching assistantships, tuition waiver, and/or sponsorships. Monthly service charges will incur starting October 15, 2017(5)
F September 29
Final date to submit final doctoral theses for Fall Convocation
F September 29
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(6)
M October 9
Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
M October 30
Final date to drop Fall session full or half courses without academic penalty(7)
November
Fall Convocation information and dates are posted at www.convocation.utoronto.ca
W November 29
Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Winter session (January to April) tuition and non-tuition fee amounts for all students registered in the Fall/Winter sessions, except for those who have successfully registered without payment because they are receiving a full funding package via a research stipend, a major award or scholarship, teaching assistantships, tuition waiver, and/or sponsorships. Monthly service charges will incur starting December 15, 2017(5).
Th December 21
University closed for the winter break from Thursday, December 21 to Tuesday, January 2 inclusive. For the last day of classes before the winter break, consult the graduate units concerned.

2018 Winter Session

M January 3
University re-opens
M January 3 Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Winter to ensure payment is received by the registration deadline of January 12, and to avoid cancellation of registration and course enrolment(4)(5)
M January 8
Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin(2)
F January 12
Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Winter (January to April) 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 tuition fee charges). See methods of registration(4).
F January 12
Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for Fall session courses(1)
M January 15
Final date to submit doctoral theses without payment of incidental Winter session fees. See footnote for academic fees(8).
W January 17
Fall session grades available for viewing by students on ACORN/ROSI
F January 19 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(6)
F January 19
Final date for all students to request that their degrees be conferred in absentia in March
F January 19
Final date to submit final doctoral theses for March Convocation in absentia
F January 19
Students dually registered in the Fall session must be recommended for the master's degree by this date to maintain their PhD registration(6)
M January 22 Final date to add Winter session courses
T January 30 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Winter session (January to April) tuition and non-tuition fee amounts for all students registered in the Winter session only, except for those who have successfully registered without payment because they are receiving a full funding package via a research stipend, a major award or scholarship, teaching assistantships, tuition waiver, and/or sponsorships. Monthly service charges will incur starting February 15, 2018(5).
M February 19
Family Day (University closed)
M February 26
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
F Mar 30
Good Friday (University closed)
April
For the last day of Winter classes, consult the unit concerned
F April 20
For students obtaining degrees at June Convocation, coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter session courses
F April 20
Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for master's degrees for June Convocation(6)
F April 20
Final date for submission of final doctoral thesis for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the June Convocation(3)
F April 20
Students dually registered in the Winter session must be recommended for the master's degree by this date to maintain their PhD registration(6)
F April 27 Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Summer to ensure payment is received by the registration deadline of May 4, and to avoid cancellation of registration and course enrolment(4)(5)
M April 30 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Fall/Winter session (September to April) tuition and non-tuition fee amounts for all students who have successfully registered without payment because they are receiving a full funding package via a research stipend, a major award or scholarship, teaching assistantships, and/or sponsorships(4)(5)

2018 Summer Session

May
For first day of Summer classes, consult the graduate unit concerned
F May 4 Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the 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 tuition fees). See methods of registration(4).
M May 7
Final date to enrol in May-to-June or May-to-August session courses
F May 11
Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter session courses (except for extended courses)(1)
W May 16
Winter session grades available for viewing by students on ACORN/ROSI
M May 21 Victoria Day (University closed)
F May 25 Final date to drop May/June F section courses without academic penalty(7)
W May 30 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Summer session (May to August) tuition and non-tuition fee amounts for all students registered in the Summer session, except for those who have successfully registered without payment because they are receiving a full funding package via a research stipend, a major award or scholarship, teaching assistantships, tuition waiver, and/or sponsorships. Monthly service charges will incur starting June 15, 2018(5).
June
June Convocation information and dates are posted at www.convocation.utoronto.ca
M June 18 Final date to drop May-to-August session Y section courses without academic penalty(7)
M July 2 University closed for Canada Day
T July 3 Final date to enrol in July/August courses(9)
F July 13
Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for May/June F section courses(1)
M July 16
Final date to drop July/August S section courses without academic penalty(7)
M July 18 Grades for May/June F section courses available for viewing by students on ACORN/ROSI
M Aug 6 Civic Holiday (University closed)

(1) 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.

(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 Accommodations for Religious Observances. 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.

Reading weeks for Faculty of Arts and Science undergraduate students take place November 6 to 10 for the Fall session, and February 19 to 23 for the Winter session. These are the dates which have been established for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Not all Faculties offer reading weeks. To find out if your Faculty has a reading week, please contact them directly. SGS does not have a reading week.

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

(4) Students are considered registered when tuition and non-tuition fees have been paid or when their request to register without payment (fee deferral) is approved. A student’s status will change from “Invited” to “Registered” on ACORN/ROSI when registration is complete.

Students who successfully register without payment (deferred fees) should arrange to make payments throughout the academic year as they receive funding from their scholarship, award, or other sources. Full payment of Fall/Winter session tuition and residence fees is due by April 30, 2017 at the latest.

Students registered in the Fall/Winter sessions are not normally charged Summer fees. For students starting in the Summer, fees will appear in your ACORN invoice accordingly.

(5) This allows up to 10 business days for processing and recording of the fee payment in the student’s ACORN/ROSI account before the monthly service charge billing date for Unpaid Tuition and Non-Tuition fees.

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

(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) Academic fees for full-time doctoral students in the final year of their program, and who are before their maximum time limit, are pro-rated based on the 12-month academic year plus sessional incidentals. Academic fees for doctoral students in the final extension year, and who are beyond their maximum time limit, are prorated based on 50% of the annual domestic fee for the 12-month academic year plus sessional incidentals. For details, visit Final-Year Fees.

(9) Students who start their program in the Summer and OISE students who are only enrolled in July/August Summer courses are required to register by this date by paying the minimum tuition amount stated in their invoice.