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Course drop/refund policy has NOT changed

July 08, 2015
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Below was an email recently sent out by Student Services to all students by mistake, it was only meant for undergraduate students.

Please be advised that in regards to tuition refund policies, the current policy for graduate students has not changed.

We apologize for the confusion on behalf of Student Services - please see the Dates and Deadlines Calendar for the Fall 2015 Semester for the current refund policy for graduate students.

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BULLETIN - July 8, 2015

NEW TUITION REFUND POLICY FOR DROPPING COURSES
With enrollment beginning this week, please be advised that SFU's tuition refund policy has been revised as of Fall 2015. Class drop penalties are designed to discourage students from holding spaces in classes which they eventually decide not to take. As a result, the class drop penalties will be replaced with the following refund schedule:
Deadline
Amount refunded (% is based on tuition)
7th calendar day of the term
100%
14th calendar day of the term
75%
21st calendar day of the term
50%
After 21st calendar day of the term
No refund
More information (http://www.sfu.ca/students/fees/policies.html)

SFU TURNS 50 ON SEPTEMBER 9
To continue building our sense of community, we are looking for 15 engaged and creative student leaders from across SFU to act as community ambassadors, promoting over 150 Anniversary-related events taking place throughout the 50th Anniversary year (September 9, 2015 - April 30, 2016). You will have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills and the opportunity to develop and implement your own ideas to encourage student and community engagement. Selected students will receive an honorarium of $750, awarded over two terms ($375 in Fall 2015 and $375 in Spring 2016).
You will need to demonstrate community leadership experience from SFU and / or your community. Find out more on myInvolvement (https://myinvolvement.sfu.ca/home.htm) - Job ID #3229. All applications are due July 10.

CELEBRATE & SAVOUR SFU'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Wednesday, September 9th
Celebrate SFU’s 50th Anniversary in style with an entertaining and enlightening evening hosted by Christopher Gaze, artistic director of Bard on the Beach. Savour the tasty delights of the interactive food festival featuring over 30 of Metro Vancouver’s top chefs. The evening’s festivities will be capped of with a bang by a dazzling fireworks display in the AQ Gardens. Don’t miss this unique and engaging celebration!
TIME
6:00pm Event is open
6:45pm Brief opening remarks followed by a Food Festival
8:45pm Grand finale fireworks

TICKETS
$35 for students with valid student ID 
Purchase your ticket (http://sfu.ca/invite/celebrate50)

TERRY'S CAUSE ON CAMPUS EVENT
Join us for this year's Terry's CAUSE on Campus (http://www.sfu.ca/terryfox.html) event. This year marks The Terry Fox Foundation's 35th anniversary in raising money for cancer research, which also coincides with SFU's 50th anniversary in higher education. Registration (http://www.sfu.ca/terryfox/getinvolved/walk-run-reg/event-registration.html) is open now, so sign up today!

U-PASS BC UPDATE
        •        Compass Cards are available from kiosks. The kiosks will also be open on Saturday, July 25.
        •        Request your July U-Pass BC at the U-Pass BC website. Remember to request your August U-Pass BC starting on Thursday, July 16.
        •        The 2015 Fall U-Pass BC exemption application will open on Monday, July 27 at 8:30am.
www.sfu.ca/students/upass (http://www.sfu.ca/students/upass)

MEDITATION AND RELAXATION
A time to calm the body and mind. Open to all SFU staff and students.
Tuesdays 12:30pm-1:20pm
MBC Video Room 0309, Career Services

MINDFULNESS
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that quiets the mind. It helps you become focused and rested from constant thinking.
Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm
MBC Group Room 3, Career Services

SFU CRAFT COLLECTIVE
Join mental health nurse, Sheryl for some hands on therapy with crafts and knitting.
Wednesdays 2pm-4pm (cancelled July 8th)
Build SFU Think Tank, Maggie Benston Centre

LAUGHTER YOGA
Register or drop-in, FREE
Mondays, 1:30pm -2:20pm
SFU Recreation Fitness Studio in Chancellor Gym

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