2016 Summer: Important Dates

The dates listed below pertain to students registered in the Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus only (unless explicitly stated otherwise.) Other students must follow their own faculty’s or division’s dates for registration (e.g., add/drop deadlines.) Check with your faculty/divisional registrar’s office for applicable registration dates. The sessional dates below (e.g. beginning and ending of classes) apply to all students taking a Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus course.

April 2016
March 29 Arts & Science students may check their assigned start time on ACORN
April 5 Enrolment begins for Arts & Science students at assigned start time
April 12 Priority removed for courses with a P indicator at 6 a.m.
April 18

Enrolment in Arts & Science courses begins at 6 a.m. for other St. George campus faculties/divisions

April 19

A&S students may enrol in UTM and UTSC courses at 6 a.m.

Enrolment in Arts & Science courses begins at 6 a.m. for students at UTM and UTSC

Enrolment begins at Departments for courses with a PE indicator

April 28 Payment/Registration Deadline for 2016 Summer - last day to pay or defer fees. If you do not enrol in courses by this date, your registration will be cancelled. If you wish to enrol in courses after this date, you must pay a late registration fee at your College Registrar's Office.
May 2016
May 9 First day of classes in F and Y section code courses
May 12 F and Y section code course waiting lists turned off at end of day
May 15

Last day to enrol or make section changes in F and Y section code courses

May 23

Victoria Day; University closed

June 2016
June 3 June examination timetable posted on Arts & Science web site 
June 6

Last day to cancel F courses without academic penalty;

Last day to add or remove a CR/NCR option in F section code courses

June 17

Last day of classes in F courses

June 20 to 24 June examination period (final exams in F courses; possible term tests for Y section code courses)

Y section code course break (no classes)
June 27

First day of classes in S section code courses; Y section code courses resume

First day to request November 2016 graduation

June 30

S section code course waiting lists turned off at end of day

July 2016
July 1 Canada Day; University closed
July 4 Last day to enrol or make section changes in S section code courses
July 13 August examination timetable posted on the Arts & Science web site
July 17

Last day to cancel Y section code courses without academic penalty;

Last day to add or remove a CR/NCR option in Y section code courses

July 25

Last day to cancel S section code courses without academic penalty;

Last day to add or remove a CR/NCR option in S section code courses

August 2016
August 1 Civic Holiday; University closed
August 8

Last day of classes in S and Y section code courses

Last day to request November 2016 graduation

August 9 to 15 August examination period (final exams in S and Y courses)

Course Enrolment

Course enrolment begins April 5 on ACORN at www.acorn.utoronto.ca. All St. George campus Arts & Science students are assigned enrolment start times. You can check your start time on ACORN starting on March 29 (see here for details.) On April 18 at 6:00 a.m., students from other St. George campus faculties/divisions may begin enrolling in Arts & Science courses. On April 19 at 6 a.m., students from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) may begin enrolling in Arts & Science courses. Arts & Science students may begin enrolling in UTM/UTSC courses on April 19 at 6 a.m. For more information, see the Step 2: Enroll in courses section.

Adding and Cancelling Courses

With the exception of E and PE indicator courses, students may add, change meeting sections and cancel F, Y and S section code courses on ACORN by the deadlines below. See departmental instructions in the timetable listings for enrolment in E and PE courses; cancellation of E and PE courses must be done at the Department or at your College Registrar's office.

Section Code Deadline to enrol/change meeting section
Deadline to cancel without academic penalty
F May 15
June 6
Y May 15 July 17
S July 4 July 25


It is important to officially cancel a course as soon as you have decided you do not want to continue in it, for both academic and financial reasons. Courses that are not cancelled by the deadlines will remain on your academic record and may count as failures. Tuition fees in the Summer session are calculated on a per-course basis and fee refunds for cancelled courses are determined based on a schedule set out by the Office of Student Accounts. A cancellation of your registration in the summer session on or after the start of the session (May 9) is subject to a minimum charge. Refer to the Student Accounts web site for the refund schedule for F, Y, and S section code courses. 

Registration Deadline

Registration will occur automatically if you pay at least the minimum first installment of your fees (or officially defer them) by April 28. If you don't pay or officially defer your fees by April 28, you will be removed from your courses at any time. The University will allow a processing time of 10 days for bank payments to be received by the University before removing you from courses. Note that reinstatement in courses is not guaranteed as spaces may be filled. If you wish to register after you have been removed, you will be charged a late registration fee.

If you do not enroll in courses by the April 28 deadline your registration status for the session is automatically changed to "Financially Cancelled", as the Faculty presumes you do not plan to take courses this Summer. This status does not affect your eligibility to return in the Fall/Winter. If your status is "Financially Cancelled" and you wish to take courses, contact your College Registrar's Office for instructions.

For more information about paying or deferring your fees, please see the Step 3: Pay your fees section.

Start and End of Classes; Final Examination period

Section Code Classes Start Classes End Final Examination Period
F May 9 June 17 June 20 to 24
Y May 9 August 8
August 9 to 15
S June 27
August 8 August 9 to 15

University Closures:

The University will be closed on May 23 (Victoria Day), July 1 (Canada Day), and August 1 (Civic Holiday.)


November 2016 Graduation (Request period: June 27 to August 8)

If you are planning to complete the requirements for your degree by the end of the 2016 Summer session and you wish to graduate in November 2016, select the “Graduation and Convocation” tab on the ACORN main menu beginning June 27 and confirm your request. If you are unable to record your intention to graduate on ACORN or if the degree information shown is incorrect, contact your college registrar’s office for assistance.

The last day to confirm or change your November 2016 degree request is August 8. Changes after this date will have to be made at your college registrar’s office as soon as possible.