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Policy 48: Undergraduate and Lincoln Alexander School of Law Academic Term

Policy Information Details
Policy Number:
Original Approval Date: 
May 5, 1987
December 2012; April, 2002
Revision Approval Date(s): 
June 7, 2022; July 22, 2020
Revision Implementation Date: 
Fall 2022
Responsible Office:

  1. The length of the teaching term in each semester is 12 weeks, except in engineering programs where it is 13 weeks. Senate may authorize a variation by resolution specifying the specific non-required course and naming the specific term in which the variation will apply.
  2. Registration and student orientation for Undergraduate programs will be held each year during the week preceding Labour Day.
  3. Classes begin on the Tuesday after Labour Day, unless an exception for a specific non-required course in a specific term is authorized by Senate.
  4. Lincoln Alexander School of Law required intensive and placement courses may begin the week before the official start of term, including prior to Labour Day.
  5. There will be no examinations or tests scheduled in the last week of the Fall and Winter terms.
  6. Study weeks will be held on the weeks including Thanksgiving Day and Family Day.
  7. The Winter Term Examination Period will normally end by April 30.
  8. Due to final exam period time constraints, Toronto Metropolitan University finds it necessary to schedule final exams on Saturdays. Final exams may be scheduled on Sundays.
  9. The reporting of final grades will normally be done within one week of the end of the examination period. For the Fall term, reporting of final grades will normally be done within one week of when the university reopens after the Mid-Year Break.