2018 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 (e.g. students from UTM, UTSC, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering etc.) 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 dates for the start and end of classes for the Summer Session listed in the chart below apply to all students taking a Faculty of Arts & Science, St. George campus course.

February 2018
February 22 Arts & Science students may check their assigned start time on ACORN
March 2018
March 1 Enrolment begins for Arts & Science students at assigned start time
March 8 Priority removed for courses with a P indicator at 6 a.m.

Enrolment begins at Departments for courses with a PE indicator
April 2018
April 17

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

April 18

Arts & Science 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

April 30 Payment/Registration Deadline for 2018 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 2018
May 7 First day of classes in F and Y section code courses
May 10 F and Y section code course waiting lists turned off at end of day
May 13 Last day to enrol or make changes in F and Y section code courses
May 21

Victoria Day; University closed

June 2018
TBD June examination timetable posted on Arts & Science web site (tentative)
June 5

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 15

Last day of classes in F courses

Deadline to request Late Withdrawal (LWD) from F section code courses at College Registrar's Office

June 18 Make-up Monday
June 27 First day to request November 2018 graduation on ACORN 
June 20 to 26 June examination period (final exams in F courses; possible term tests for Y section code courses)
June 20 to 29 Y section code course break (no classes)
July 2018
July 2 Canada Day holiday; University closed
July 3 First day of classes in S section code courses; Y section code courses resume
July 5 S section code course waiting lists turned off at end of day
July 9 Last day to enrol or make section changes in S section code courses
July 16

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

TBD August examination timetable posted on the Arts & Science web site (tentative)
July 31

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 2018
August 6 Civic Holiday; University closed
August 13

Last day of classes in S and Y section code courses

Deadline to request Late Withdrawal (LWD) from S and Y section code courses at College Registrar's Office

August 14 Make-up Monday
August 15 Last day to request November 2018 graduation on ACORN 
August 16 to 22 August examination period (final exams in S and Y courses)

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 13
June 5
Y May 13 July 16
S July 9 July 31


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 May 7, which is the first day of the summer session, 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 30. If you don't pay or officially defer your fees by April 30, 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 30 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 7 June 15 June 20 to 26
Y May 7 August 13
August 16 to 22
S July 3
August 13 August 16 to 22

University Closures:

The University will be closed on May 21 (Victoria Day), July 2 (Canada Day holiday), and August 6 (Civic Holiday.)


November 2018 Graduation (Request period: June 27 to August 15)

If you are planning to complete the requirements for your degree by the end of the 2018 Summer session and you wish to graduate in November 2018, 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 2018 degree request is August 15. Changes after this date will have to be made at your College Registrar's Office as soon as possible.