Academic Dates & Deadlines

COVID-19 Updates: There have been some updates to the academic dates and processes due to COVID-19 precautions. Check the Arts & Science Student FAQs and the University of Toronto’s website for relevant updates and information.

The academic dates below include enrolment dates, drop deadlines, exam periods, petition deadlines and more. For sessional dates and holidays, visit the Academic Calendar

Date Activity

January 6, 2020

University re-opens after Winter Holidays

  • Classes in S courses begin
  • Classes in Y courses resume

January 10, 2020

Last day to file a petition for:

  • Term work in 2019 Fall term F courses
  • Final examination in 2019 Fall term F courses

January 16, 2020

Waitlists for S courses close at end of day

January 19, 2020

Last day to enrol in S courses

January 19, 2020

Program/Course fee freeze date (S courses)

January 31, 2020

Last day to request June 2020 graduation

February 17, 2020

No classes - Family Day

February 17-21, 2020

Reading Week

April 3, 2020

Classes end in S and Y courses

April 6-25, 2020

Final examinations in S and Y courses

April 10, 2020

No classes - Good Friday

May 4, 2020

Last day to submit a petition to the Faculty for term work extension in S or Y courses (including final assessments)

May 4, 2020 Last day for instructors to allow term work extensions including final assessments (without needing to submit a petition to the Faculty)
New date: May 12, 2020

Last day to cancel S and Y courses

  • Note that some courses cannot be cancelled using ACORN and students must contact their College or Department to do so; refer to the Course Enrolment Instructions

New date: May 12, 2020

Last day to add or remove a CR/NCR option in S and Y courses

Date Activity

February 26, 2020

Summer course enrolment start times available on ACORN for all Faculty of Arts & Science students 

March 2, 2020

First day of Summer course enrolment for all Faculty of Arts & Science students

March 2 - 8, 2020

Course enrolment priority period for Faculty of Arts & Science students

 March 9, 2020

General enrolment period for Faculty of Arts & Science students

April 14, 2020

First day of course enrolment for St. George campus (downtown) students who are not enrolled the Faculty of Arts & Science

April 15, 2020

First day of course enrolment (in Arts & Science courses) for UTM and UTSC students

April 29, 2020

Tuition fee payment/deferral deferral) deadline for 2020 Summer session

May 4, 2020

Classes begin in F and Y courses

May 9, 2020

Waitlists for F and Y courses close at end of day

May 10, 2020

Last day to enrol in F and Y courses

May 18, 2020

Victoria Day - University closed; no classes

June 1, 2020

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

June 1, 2020

Last day to cancel F courses

  • Note that some courses cannot be cancelled using ACORN and students must contact their College or Department to do so; refer to the Course Enrolment Instructions

June 15, 2020

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

June 15, 2020

Classes end in F and Y courses

June 16, 2020

Study day

June 22, 2020

First day to request November 2020 graduation

June 17 - 25, 2020

Final assessments in F courses

Term tests in Y courses

June 17 - 25, 2020

Y courses break

June 29 - 30, 2020

Presidential days - University closed; no classes

July 1, 2020

Canada Day holiday - University closed; no classes

July 6, 2020

Classes begin in S courses

Classes in Y courses resume

July 7, 2020

Last day to file a petition for term work in F courses (including final assessments)

July 7, 2020

Last day for instructors to allow term work extensions including final assessments (without needing to submit a petition to the Faculty)

July 8, 2020

Waitlists for S courses close at end of day

July 12, 2020

Last day to enrol in S courses

July 20, 2020

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

July 20, 2020 Last day to cancel Y courses
  • Note that some courses cannot be cancelled using ACORN and students must contact their College or Department to do so; refer to the Course Enrolment Instructions

August 3, 2020

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

August 3, 2020 Last day to cancel S courses
  • Note that some courses cannot be cancelled using ACORN and students must contact their College or Department to do so; refer to the Course Enrolment Instructions

August 3, 2020     

Civic holiday - University closed; no classes

August 17, 2020

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

August 17, 2020

Classes end in S and Y courses

August 18, 2020

Study day

August 19 - 27, 2020

Final assessments in S and Y courses

September 3, 2020

Last day to file a petition for term work in S or Y courses (including final assessments)

September 3, 2020

Last day for instructors to allow term work extensions including final assessments (without needing to submit a petition to the Faculty)
Date Activity

July 9, 2020

Fall and Winter course enrolment start times available on ACORN for Arts & Science students (all years) and CTEP students

July 13 - 29, 2020

Course enrolment priority period for Faculty of Arts & Science students

July 13, 2020

First day of Fall and Winter course enrolment for fourth-year (14.0+ FCEs) and CTEP students

July 16, 2020

First day of Fall and Winter course enrolment for third-year students (9.0 - 13.5 FCEs)

July 20, 2020

First day of Fall and Winter course enrolment for second-year students (4.0 - 8.5 FCEs)

July 23, 2020

First day of Fall and Winter course enrolment for first-year students (fewer than 4.0 FCEs)

 July 31, 2020

General enrolment period for Faculty of Arts & Science students

August 5, 2020

First day of course enrolment for St. George campus (downtown) students who are not enrolled the Faculty of Arts & Science

August 7, 2020

First day of course enrolment (in Arts & Science courses) for UTM and UTSC students

September 2, 2020

Tuition fee payment/deferral deadline for 2020-21 Fall and Winter session

September 7, 2020

No classes - Labour Day

September 10, 2020

Classes begin in F and Y courses 

September 10, 2020

Last day to request November 2020 graduation

September 18, 2020

Waitlists for F and Y courses close at end of day

September 23, 2020

Last day to enrol in F and Y courses

September 23, 2020

Last day to enrol or accept invitation to a program for 2020-21 Fall and Winter

September 23, 2020

Program/course fee freeze date (F and Y courses)

October 12, 2020

No classes - Thanksgiving holiday

November 9, 2020

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

November 9, 2020

Last day to cancel F courses

  • Note that some courses cannot be cancelled using ACORN and students must contact their College or Department to do so; refer to the Course Enrolment Instructions

November 9 - 13, 2020

No classes - Fall Reading Week

November 18, 2020

First day to request June 2021 graduation

December 9, 2020

Classes end in F courses and in Y courses (for Fall term)

December 9, 2020

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

December 10, 2020

Make-up day for classes in F and Y courses (at instructor's discretion)

December 11 - 22, 2020

Final assessments in F courses

Term tests in Y courses

December 23, 2020 - January 1, 2021

University closed for Winter Holidays from December 23, 2020 to January 1, 2021 inclusive

  • Winter classes for S and Y courses resume on January 4, 2021
Date Activity

January 4, 2021

University re-opens after Winter Holidays

  • Classes in S courses begin
  • Classes in Y courses resume

January 11, 2021

Last day to file a petition for:

  • Term work in 2020 Fall term F courses
  • Final examination in 2020 Fall term F courses
January 11, 2021

Last day for instructors to allow term work extensions in 2020 Fall term F courses

January 14, 2021

Waitlists for S courses close at end of day

January 17, 2021

Last day to enrol in S courses

January 17, 2021

Program/Course fee freeze date (S courses)

January 31, 2021

Last day to request June 2021 graduation

February 15, 2021

Family Day - University closed; no classes

February 15-19, 2021

Reading Week

February 15, 2021

Last day to cancel Y courses

  • Note that some courses cannot be cancelled using ACORN and students must contact their College or Department to do so; refer to the Course Enrolment Instructions
March 8, 2021

Last day to cancel S courses

  • Note that some courses cannot be cancelled using ACORN and students must contact their College or Department to do so; refer to the Course Enrolment Instructions

April 1, 2021

Classes end in S and Y courses

April 2, 2021

Good Friday - University closed; no classes

April 5, 2021

Make-up day for classes in S and Y courses (at instructor's discretion)

April 7-30, 2021

Final examinations in S and Y courses

May 7, 2021

Last day to submit a petition to the Faculty for term work extension in S or Y courses

Last day to file a petition for:

  • Term work in S or Y courses
  • Final examination in S or Y courses

For previous sessions, see the archived academic dates.