Important Dates & November Convocation

October 2Final date to submit final doctoral theses for Fall Convocation
October 2Final 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(7)
October 12Thanksgiving Day (University closed)(1)
October 26Final date to drop Fall session courses without academic penalty(8)
NovemberFall Convocation information and dates are posted at
NovemberSome Faculties offer a Fall session reading week although SGS regulations do not require this. For example, the Faculty of Arts and Science Fall session reading week takes place from November 9 to 13. To find out if your Faculty has a reading week, please contact them directly.
November 30Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Winter (January to April) session tuition and non-tuition fees for 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 begin accruing on December 15.(3)
December 18Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for all tuition fees billed for the 2020 tax year (Winter 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020) for students who want eligible 2020 tuition fee payments to be reported on the 2020 calendar T2202 tax certificate, available for students to view and print on ACORN on February 21, 2021
December 18Recommended 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.(2)(3)
December 23University closed for the winter break from Wednesday, December 23 to Friday, January 1 inclusive. For the last day of classes before the winter break, consult your graduate unit(s).(1)

View all 2020-21 Sessional Dates in the SGS Calendar.

November Convocation 2020

Congratulations to all the doctoral and master’s students who will be awarded their degrees at the virtual November Convocation 2020! Details about the virtual ceremony, including date and time, will be available on the Office of Convocation website

Diplomas will be sent out according to the Diploma Release Schedule, also available on the convocation website; the conferral note on your transcript and the date on your diploma will be the date of the virtual ceremony.  

IMPORTANT: Your diploma will be sent to your permanent address as it appears on ACORN, not your mailing address. Please ensure that this address is up to date. 

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