List of Important Dates for 2020-2021

2020

Date Description
July 20 Registration for Fall session begins
August 3 Civic Holiday (University Closed)
August 28

Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Fall session to ensure payment is received by the registration deadline of September 11, and to avoid cancellation of registration and course enrolment. International students must make a payment by this date to ensure they are covered by UHIP at the beginning of September.

September 4 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for Summer session courses and extended courses
September 7 Labour Day (University closed)
September 8 Graduate courses and seminars begin
September 9 Grades for all Summer session courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
September 11 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). 
September 15 Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2019-20
September 21 Final date to add full-year and Fall session courses
September 30

Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Fall (September to December) session 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

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 session
October 12 Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
October 26 Final date to drop Fall session courses without academic penalty
November Fall Convocation information and dates are posted at www.convocation.utoronto.ca
November 30

Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Winter (January to April) session tuition and non-tuition fee amounts for all students registered in the Fall and 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.

 

December 18 Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Winter session (i.e. those who were not registered in the previous Fall session) to ensure payment is received by the registration deadline of January 18, and to avoid cancellation of registration and course enrolment. International students must make a payment by this date to ensure they are covered by UHIP at the beginning of January
December 23 University closed for the winter break from Wednesday, December 23 to Friday, January 1 inclusive. 

 

2021

Date Description
January 4 University re-opens
Graduate courses and seminars begin
January 8 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for Fall session courses
January 13 Final date to submit doctoral theses without payment of incidental Winter session fees.
January 15 Grades for Fall session courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
January 18 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).
Final date to add Winter session courses
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

 

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 Convocation in absentia
January 31 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Winter (January to April) session 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 15th
February 15 Family Day (University closed)
February 22 Final date to drop full-year and Winter session courses without academic penalty
March March graduation in absentia information is posted at www.convocation.utoronto.ca
April 2 Good Friday (University closed)
April 16 For students obtaining degrees at June Convocation, coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter session courses
Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for master's degrees for June Convocation
Final date for submission of final doctoral thesis for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the June Convocation
April 23 Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Summer session to ensure payment is received by the registration deadline of May 7, and to avoid cancellation of registration and course enrolment.
April 30 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Fall-Winter (September to April) session 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. Monthly service charges will incur starting May 17
May 7 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).
May 10 Final date to enrol in May-to-June or May-to-August session courses
May 14 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter session courses (except for extended courses)
May 19 Grades for Winter session courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
May 21 Presidential Day (University closed)
May 24 Victoria Day (University closed)
May 28 Final date to drop May-to-June F section courses without academic penalty
May 31 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Summer (May to August) session 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
June June Convocation information and dates are posted at www.convocation.utoronto.ca
June 14 Final date to drop May-to-August session Y section courses without academic penalty
July 1 Canada Day (University closed)
July 5 Final date to enrol in July-to-August courses
July 9 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for May-to-June F section courses
July 12 Final date to drop July-to-August S section courses without academic penalty
July 14 Grades for May-to-June F section courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
August 2 Civic Holiday (University closed)

Notes

  1. When dropping or adding courses, please be sure to allow sufficient time for collecting approval signatures on forms, when forms are required.
  1. Dropping all courses and withdrawing from the program prior to the drop deadline does not necessarily produce a fees refund. To determine whether you are eligible for a refund, refer to the Student Accounts website