Changes to TST Spring Convocations, Summer Courses, Libraries

Spring Convocations at the Toronto School of Theology

Today, March 25, 2020, the University of Toronto announced that its June convocation ceremonies will be postponed. Read the message from President Merc Gertler here. Likewise, all May convocation ceremonies at the Toronto School of Theology (TST) will be postponed. 

At TST, we share the disappointment expressed in President Gertler’s letter, and want to assure our students that those who complete their degree requirements on time will still graduate and receive their degrees and parchments, when they become available. 

Each TST member college is making plans for the rescheduling of its convocation. Given the changing situation, all of those details are not yet in place. Each member college will be in contact with its own students to confirm alternate plans.

This decision was not taken lightly. We look forward to celebrating our students’ achievements when the convocation ceremonies are able to take place.

Spring and Summer Classes at TST

TST's classroom-based spring and summer classes will be held via remote delivery through to September 2020.

Plans are still underway for the delivery or postponement of courses that involve placements and practicums. Each member college will announce plans for practicum classes in the near future when we learn about the ongoing restrictions necessary to preserve public health.


As a result of the closure of all but non-essential services in Ontario, all University of Toronto libraries are now closed. TST students who have been depending upon libraries for Internet or computer access should notify their instructors, who should, in turn, notify their college to determine what kind of support is available.