Important Dates

Be sure to keep track of the dates and deadlines that affect you as a student. Most important University dates are divisional, that is, they are specific to your faculty, school, UTSC, UTM or a specific program of study. The official source for these dates is your division’s academic calendar.

Here are the different kinds of dates you should seek out from your division and carefully record.  This is a starting point – not an exhaustive list.

Sessional Dates

Each faculty or school publishes a list of important academic dates. These include the first and last day of classes, examination periods and the deadlines for adding and dropping courses. Please note that course add/drop dates are not the same as the fee refund schedule for your division (see Financial Dates below).

Here are the links to the Sessional Dates:

For all other divisions, check your academic calendar.

Financial Dates

Deadlines for fee payment, fee refund schedules and other financial dates are posted on the Student Accounts website.

Each division publishes a refund schedule. This schedule outlines the dates by which you must drop a course in order to be refunded all or part of your fees.  The refund dates are not the same as the academic add/drop dates (see Sessional Dates above).

Exam Timetables

Most exam timetables are published online.  Here are links to some of the largest divisions’ examination timetables.

All other students should check with their faculty registrar for up to date information regarding exam schedules.


University Holiday Schedule 

The University is closed on dates cited below.  The libraries, athletic facilities and student centres may offer reduced hours. Check their respective websites for closure times.

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

  • Canada Day: Friday, July 1, 2016
  • Civic Holiday: Monday, August 1, 2016
  • Labour Day: Monday, September 5, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 10, 2016
  • Christmas/New Year: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 to Friday, December 30, 2016 inclusive
  • Family Day: Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Good Friday: Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Victoria Day: Monday, May 22, 2017

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

  • Canada Day: Monday, July 3, 2017
  • Civic Holiday: Monday, August 7, 2017
  • Labour Day: Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Christmas/New Year: Thursday, December 21, 2017 to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 inclusive
  • Family Day: Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Good Friday: Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Victoria Day: Monday, May 21, 2018

July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

  • Canada Day: Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Civic Holiday: Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Labour Day: Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Christmas/New Year: Monday, December 24, 2018 to Friday, January 4, 2019 inclusive
  • Family Day: Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Good Friday: Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Victoria Day: Monday, May 20, 2019

Religious Observances

The University arranges reasonable accommodation around the needs of students who observe religious holy days other than those already accommodated by ordinary scheduling and statutory holidays. The Office of the Vice-President and Provost publishes an annual schedule of Dates for Religious Observances.

Snow Days

When a closure due to inclement weather conditions occurs during normal office hours, notification of the decision will be recorded on the 416-978-SNOW (7669) line and on the U of T home page.

Students at UTSC can also call 416-287-7026 or check the UTSC home page.

Students at UTM can also call 905-569-4455 or check the UTM Weather Information site.

Be sure to sign up for UTAlert. Along with notifications of on-campus emergencies, you will receive any campus closure information through this service.