Changes to final examinations & remote start to Winter Term

To our U of T Engineering community

You will all have received the message today from Trevor Young, Acting Vice-President and Provost, and Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, People Strategy, Equity and Culture. As they shared, in following guidance from local governments and public health agencies, there will be no more in-person final examinations taking place this term.

For U of T Engineering, this means:

  1. Final examinations originally scheduled to take place remotely between Thursday, 16 December and Tuesday, 21 December 2021 will proceed as planned.
  2. For final in-person examinations originally scheduled from Thursday, 16 December through Tuesday, 21 December 2021:
    • These final exams will not be moved online, rescheduled, or replaced with another assessment.
    • Final course marks will be calculated from existing term work.
    • Undergraduate students can petition via the Faculty’s Special Consideration petition process.
    • Graduate students can pursue a petition by contacting their course instructor.
    • Petition deadlines will be extended such that students will be able to see their final assessed mark before deciding whether they wish to petition for a deferred final examination.
    • Students taking courses offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science will follow their protocols — please take direction from instructors in those cases.
  3. Winter Term 2022 classes will start remotely, and undergraduate and graduate courses will plan to resume in-person classes on January 31, 2022.
  4. For staff and faculty members, the University will return to essential in-person work only on campus until January 31, 2022, until further notice. All members of the U of T community must still upload proof of vaccination to UCheck if attending campus for any reason.

I understand these changes bring additional stress, at a time of the year that’s difficult for many. I am again sharing the list of supports available to our students, staff and faculty, and I encourage everyone to keep them handy.

We continue to receive changing information and to prioritize the health and safety of our U of T Engineering community. Please do keep an eye on your inboxes — I will be sure to continue to share updates as they come. I know this is tough. At this point in the long pandemic, I take courage from the knowledge that we’ve made it this far — we will keep going together.


Christopher Yip
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
University of Toronto

Support Resources for Students, Staff and Faculty during Winter Term