Important Dates

2021 Winter Session

Visit the SGS Calendar’s Sessional Dates for the most up-to-date information.

M January 4University re-opens
M January 4Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin(5)
F January 8Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for Fall session courses(4)
W January 13Grades for Fall session courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
F January 15Final date to submit doctoral theses without payment of incidental Winter session fees(9)
M January 18Final date to add Winter session courses for most students. Due to the varying Winter 2021 course start dates, this deadline may be different for students in some programs. Please consult with your graduate unit.
F January 22Final date for receipt of master’s degree recommendations from graduate units and submission of any required theses for March or June graduation for master’s students without fees being charged for the Winter session(7)
F January 22Final date for all students to request that their degrees be conferred in absentia in March
F January 22Final date to submit final doctoral theses for March graduation in absentia(6)
F January 22Students dually registered in the Fall session must be recommended for the master’s degree by this date to maintain their PhD registration(7)(10)
M January 25Registration 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).(2)
S January 31Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Winter (January to April) session tuition and non-tuition fees for 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 begin accruing on February 15(3).
FebruarySome Faculties offer a Winter session reading week although SGS regulations do not require this. For example, the Faculty of Arts and Science Winter session reading week takes place from February 15 to 19. To find out if your Faculty has a reading week, please contact them directly.
M February 1Final date for graduating students to change your name in ACORN or add accents or missing characters to your name for March graduates. 
M February 15Family Day (University closed)(1)
MarchMarch graduation in absentia information is posted at governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/convocation
M March 1Final date to drop full-year and Winter session courses without academic penalty(8)
AprilFor the last day of Winter classes, consult your graduate unit(s)
F April 2Good Friday (University closed)(1)
F April 16For students obtaining degrees at June Convocation, coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter session courses
F April 16Final date for receipt of master’s degree recommendations from graduate units and submission of any required theses from master’s students for June Convocation(7)
F April 16Final date for submission of final doctoral theses for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the June Convocation(6)
F April 16Students dually registered in the Winter session must be recommended for the master’s degree by this date to maintain their PhD registration(7)(10)
F April 23Recommended 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(2)(3)
F April 30Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Fall/Winter (September to April) session tuition and non-tuition fees for 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 begin accruing on May 17.(2)(3)

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