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Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year Calendar 2020-2021

Important dates at-a-glance

Updated: July 22, 2020

2020 Summer Session (April 27 to August 28, 2020)
April 27
First day of Summer classes offered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW)
May 1 Final day to enrol in May-to-June Session courses
May 13 Winter Session grades available for viewing by students on ACORN
May 18 Victoria Day (University closed)
May 22 Final date to drop May-to-June Session courses without academic penalty
June 2 June Convocation (for further details visit Convocation web page). All degree requirements must be met by April 17, 2020.
June 8 First day to add Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 courses
July 13 Final date to drop July-to-August session courses without academic penalty. After July 13th, to drop a 5-day intensive course, students must drop the course by the end of the first day of class to avoid academic penalty.
July 15 Grades for May-to-June Session courses available for viewing by students on ACORN
July 20 Tuition fees posted on ACORN

First day to pay fees

August 28 Recommended tuition fee deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Fall session to ensure payment is received by the registration deadline of September 11th, and to avoid cancellation of registration and course enrolment. International students must make a payment by this date to ensure they are covered by UHIIP at the beginning of September.

 

2020 Fall Session (September to December 2020)
September TBA SGS Orientation (Optional)
September TBA MSW Fall Orientation (For incoming Two-Year MSW Program students; Advanced Standing students welcome)
September TBA Workshop: Research and Writing at the Grad Level (For incoming Two-Year MSW Program students)
September TBA Introduction to Social Work Conference (For incoming Two-Year MSW Program students)
September TBA PhD Orientation
Monday, September 14
First day of classes in Fall Session*
September 9 Summer Session grades available for viewing by students on ACORN
September 16 First day of Practicum for MSW Year 2 and Advanced Standing Program
September 11 Registration for Fall Session ends; after this date a late registration fee will be assessed.
September 15 Final date to submit final doctoral theses to SGS to avoid fee charges for 2019-20
September 18 Final date to add Fall Session courses online through ACORN.
September 21 Final date to add a Fall Session course through SGS Course Add/Drop form, with instructor and department chair signatures.
September TBA Graduate Student Association (GSA) Elections
October 2 Final date to submit final doctoral thesis to SGS for Fall Convocation.
October 2 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 12 Thanksgiving Day Holiday (University closed)
October 26 Final date to drop Fall Session course without academic penalty
November TBA Fall Convocation (www.convocation.utoronto.ca)
November 30* Payment deadline to avoid service charges on unpaid Winter (January to April) Session tuition and non-tuition fee amounts**
December 6 Last day of Practicum for MSW Year 2 and Advanced Standing Program
December 4 Last day of class in Fall Session
December 23, 2020 – January 1, 2021 University closed for winter break from Monday, December 23 to Friday, January 1 inclusive

*one section of SWK4510H meets August 24-28, 2020

** November 30: For all students registered in the Fall and Winter sessions, except those who have successfully registered without payment because they are receiving a full funding package via research stipend, a major award or scholarship, teaching assistantships, tuition waiver, and/or sponsorships. Monthly service charges will incur starting December 15.

2021 Winter Session (January to April, 2021)
January 4
University reopens. Classes begin – Winter 2021 term
January 6 First day of Practicum for MSW Year 1 of Two-Year MSW Program
January 6 First day of Practicum for MSW Year 2 and Advanced Standing Program winter session
January 12 Final date to add 2020 Winter Session courses online through ACORN
January 15 Fall Session grades available for viewing by students on ACORN
January 22 Final Date to submit doctoral theses without payment of incidental Winter session fees
January 22 Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for March or June graduation for master’s students without fees being charged for the Winter Session.
January 22 Final date to submit doctoral theses for March Convocation in absentia*
January 22* March 2021 graduation in absentia*
January 29 Internal deadline to apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) through the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
February 15-19 Reading Week (no classes or practicum held this week)
February 22 Final date to drop a full-year and/or a Winter Session course without academic penalty.
March 22 First day to enroll in 2021 Summer Session courses offered at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work through ACORN. The course timetable is posted on the Faculty website.
Week of March 29 Winter Session courses end
SWK 4702Y, Practicum II ends
(for MSW Year 2 and Advanced Standing Program)
April TBA MSW Year 1 SWK 4701H Practicum I schedule changes to Tuesday-Friday 4 days (28 hrs) per week
April 2 Good Friday Holiday (University closed)
April 16 Final date for receipt of degree recommendations and submission of any required theses for master’s degrees for June convocation.
May 28 Last day of the Year 1 practicum (Jan-May)

*January 22: Students who complete all degree requirements by January 22, 2021 may graduate in March in absentia or in June at Spring convocation.