Winter Term 2021
What will the Winter term look like?
At the moment, we are planning for courses in the Winter term to be offered online, with some elements offered in-person, however, this is dependent on public health and safety regulations. Updates will be announced and reflected in the timetable.
Please note, regardless of changes made to online and in-person course offerings for the Winter term, we will always have a remote plan in place, so students can complete any course online and remain on their path towards graduation.
For courses with mandatory in-person elements (i.e., with no corresponding remote component), will there be a guarantee that they will be repeated in subsequent terms?
Yes. To accommodate the needs of UTSC students who are accessing courses entirely remotely this year, we guarantee to offer such mandatory in-person courses in subsequent terms.
I am graduating in June 2021, but I cannot attend some in-person required courses – will this delay my graduation?
No, your graduation will not be delayed. For students who are otherwise on track to graduate, departments will adjust program requirements to allow a path to graduation for those who cannot attend in-person required courses this year.
I am graduating in June 2021, what can I do to prepare for my transition into my career?
There are several resources available for students preparing for graduation. We recommend attending the Employer Information Sessions and Networking Events available. We also recommend attending our annual Get Hired conference at the end of April 2021. For access to our online career workshops please click here.
Will other in-person elements be provided as restrictions/space permits and for faculty and students who are willing?
We have taken a very cautious approach towards offering in-person course elements for the entire 2020-21 academic year. We will offer in-person classes to the extent that health requirements and faculty and student interest will allow. We will update the timetable with any new in-person course offerings as they become available from the academic departments.
Will there be an extension for payment of service fees?
For the Fall term, payment deadline for service charges and ancillary fees is November 30, 2020 to avoid charges that will be applied on December 15, 2020. Fees relating to the Winter Term are currently being reviewed with an update to be provided in the near future.
For any in-person offering, will there will be a remote backup plan in the event of restrictions that will not allow for such in-person elements?
We recognize that Public Health restrictions may not allow for in-person elements in the Winter term. In this event, our current approach of being 100% online will remain in place for every offering.
Who can I contact regarding questions I have about the Winter 2021 term?
If you have questions pertaining to course registration, enrolment or financial aid please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding specific course delivery methods please contact the respective academic department.
For academic advising support please contact: email@example.com
For AccessAbility services please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking ahead to September 2020: A letter from President Gertler
May 19, 2020
To members of the University of Toronto community: I hope that you and your families are in good health and spirits in these extraordinary and challenging times.
I am writing with an update on the University’s emerging plans for the Fall 2020 semester. Much still remains uncertain. While Ontario has begun a staged approach to reopening the province, it is difficult to predict which stage we will be in when September arrives.
Indeed, with the University of Toronto spread across different parts of the Greater Toronto Area, each of our three campuses may experience unique conditions, requiring distinctive responses. Local context will matter.
Nevertheless, I am acutely aware of our community’s need to plan for the fall, just as I am conscious of the many different concerns and priorities we must balance in making those plans. Accordingly, our planning has focused on three guiding principles: promoting health and safety, advancing academic excellence, and meeting the needs of our community – our students, faculty, librarians, and staff.