IMPORTANT UPDATE: Delayed Start to 2021 Winter Semester
TST member colleges have agreed to a delayed start for the Winter 2021 semester:
- The teaching semester will begin on January 11, 2021 and all subsequent semester academic deadlines will be delayed one week.
- The Winter semester will not be shortened, though the break between the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters will be extended to allow for a longer break over the Christmas holidays.
- Reading Week will not be changed - it remains the same, February 15-19, 2021 to coincide with Ontario's Family Day on February 15.
- End-of-year processes will be delayed by one week; new convocations dates will be announced by the TST member colleges.
- Specific academic deadlines will be changed on the Key Academic Dates calendar on the TST website after December 1. Until that time, faculty and students can assume that they should add one week to determine deadlines.
- Dates for TST Committees will remain the same.
Fall and Winter Courses at TST
Fall and Winter Semester Classes at Toronto School of Theology: Principles in Effect
Our primary organizing principle is to provide access to classes and extra-curricular responsibilities that allow students to make progress with their degrees, and to engage with their fellow students and college communities in this exceptional time of the pandemic and its aftermath.
In light of this we are actively planning for the following:
- To provide for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 remote access to most classes, except practicums, and to communicate decisions about the scope of remote access for future academic terms in consultation with the University of Toronto and public health directives.
- To provide for some person-to-person opportunities in some classes, if public health conditions permit.
- To work with students, including those who anticipate healthcare-based practicums, to fulfill curricular requirements in appropriate ways.
- To work with international students who have met admission requirements but do not have a visa and/or study permit in hand, or who cannot travel to Toronto, to participate in classes through remote access.
- To work with our librarians to make research access available.
Students should stay in touch with their faculty advisors and administrators when they need more information.
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