Graduate Sessional Dates

Fall 2021

Date Description
July 19 Registration for Fall session begins
August 2 Civic Holiday (University closed)
August 27 Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Fall session to ensure payment is received by the registration deadline of September 11, 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 September
September 1 Instructor deadline for submission of summer S or Y session grades
September 3 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for Summer session courses and extended courses
September 6 Labour Day (University closed)
September 8 Grades for all Summer session courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
September 7 Some graduate courses begin
September 9 Geography & Planning graduate courses and seminars begin
September 10 Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Fall (September to December) session; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed. Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous session[s] + 100% of current Fall tuition fee charges)
September 15 Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2021-22
September 20 Final date to add full-year and Fall session courses
September 30 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Fall (September to December) session tuition and non-tuition fees for students registered in the Fall 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 October 15
October 1 Final date to submit final doctoral theses for Fall Convocation
October 1 Final 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
October 11 Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
October 25 Final date to drop Fall session courses without academic penalty
November Fall Convocation information and dates are posted.
November Some undergraduate faculties will observe reading week, this is not observed by SGS, but may be observed by individual instructors. Please contact course instructors to determine whether reading week will be observed for their class.
November 30 Payment 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
December 17 Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for all tuition fees billed for the 2021 tax year (Winter 2021, Summer 2021 and Fall 2021) for students who want eligible 2020 tuition fee payments to be reported on the 2021 calendar T2202 tax certificate, available for students to view and print on ACORN on February 21, 2022
December 21 Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for international 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 24, 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
December 23 University 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 course instructor(s).

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Winter 2022

Date Description
January 3 University re-opens
January 5 Final deadline for instructors to submit Fall session grades
January 10 Graduate courses and seminars begin
January 12 Grades for Fall session courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
January 17 Final date to submit doctoral theses without payment of incidental Winter session fees
January 17 Deadline to enrol in winter (S) courses
January 21 Final date for receipt of masters degree recommendations from graduate units and submission of any required theses for March or June graduation from master's students without fees being charged for the Winter session
January 21 Final date for all students to request that their degrees be conferred in absentia in March
January 21 Final date to submit final doctoral theses for March graduation in absentia
January 24 Registration deadline for domestic 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)
January 31 Payment 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
February Some undergraduate faculties will observe reading week, this is not observed by SGS, but may be observed by individual instructors. Please contact course instructors to determine whether reading week will be observed for their class.
February 20 Final date to drop winter (S) and full year (Y) courses without academic penalty
February 21 Family Day (University closed)
March March graduation in absentia information is posted.
April 14 Final date for receipt of masters degree recommendations from graduate units and submission of any required theses from master's students for June Convocation
April 14 Final date for submission of final doctoral theses for students whose degrees are to be conferred at the June Convocation
April 15 Good Friday (University closed)
April 21 For students obtaining degrees at June Convocation, coursework must be completed and grades submitted for full-year and Winter session courses
April 22 Recommended 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
April 30 Payment 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

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Summer 2022

Date Description
May 2 First day of F and Y term summer classes
May 6 Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Summer (May to August) session; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed. Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous session[s] + 50% of Summer session tuition fees)
May 9 Final date to enrol in May-to-June or May-to-August session courses
May 11 Final deadline for instructors to submit winter S and Y session grades for students not graduating in June
May 18 Grades for Winter session courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
May 23 Victoria Day (University closed)
May 27 Final date to drop May-to-June F section courses without academic penalty
May 31 Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Summer (May to August) session tuition and non-tuition fees for students registered in the Summer session, 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 June 15
June June Convocation information and dates are posted.
June 13 Final date to drop May-to-August session Y section courses without academic penalty
July 1 Canada Day (University closed)
July 4 First day S term summer classes
July 4 Final date to enrol in July-to-August courses
July 8 Coursework must be completed and grades submitted for May-to-June F section courses
July 13 Grades for May-to-June F section courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
July 22 Final date to drop July-to-August S section courses without academic penalty
August 1 Civic Holiday (University closed)

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