Dates and Deadlines

Note: Enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester begins July 10, 2017.

Tip: You may also add these graduate deadlines to your SFU Connect calendar.

Monday, September 4, 2017 Labour Day, University closed.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Fall term classes start.
Friday, September 8, 2017 TA/TM Day
Monday, September 11, 2017 4:30pm Deadline for submitting a U-Pass BC exemption request for Fall 2017. 
Friday, September 15, 2017 End of Bursary application period (bursaries are awarded based on financial need; international students are eligible)
Monday, September 18, 2017

Last date to opt out or change your coverage in the Graduate Health Plan (TENTATIVE see for details).

Last day for graduate students to enroll through self-service (late enrollment deadline)

Last day to drop with 100% refund of tuition. For refunds on U-Passes, please refer to the U-Pass website.

Last day to change from credit to audit grade basis.

Tuition and fees are due and payable.  Every month after this date, a 2% penalty will be calculated and posted to your student account.

Monday, September 25, 2017 Last day to drop with no notation on transcript
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Last day to drop with 75% refund of tuition. No refund of ancillary fees.  Last day for receipt of grades deferred from the summer term.

Only applicable to new international students: Last day to opt out of Guard.Me@SFU (see medical insurance deadlines)

Thursday–Friday, October 5-6, 2017 Convocation for students who completed in Summer 2017. See for more information.
Monday, October 9, 2017 Thanksgiving Day.  University closed.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Last day for a 50% refund of tuition for term withdrawals (and course drops for unit fee students).  No refund of ancillary fees.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Western Canadian Deans Agreement deadline for applying to take transfer courses at other western Canadian universities is 4–6 weeks before the beginning of the next term (depends on destination university).

November 6–24, 2017 Work-study application period.
Monday,  November 6, 2017

Last day for graduate students to drop classes with WD on their transcripts

Enrollment opens for Spring 2018 semester. 


Monday, November 13, 2017 Remembrance Day.  All classes cancelled and offices closed.
Monday, December 4, 2017 Classes end for Fall term.
Wednesday–Sunday, December 6–17, 2017 Examination period.

If you are a current TA and want to pay to extend your TSSU medical insurance for up to two terms, application forms are due by the end of the term.  (See also: All HR forms.)
Friday, December 15, 2017 Deadline to apply on Go.SFU for graduation in the June 2018 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in Fall 2017 term.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 Grade Deadline
Friday, December 22, 2017 Any Withdrawal under Extenuating circumstances (WE) requests received for the Fall 2017 term after this term will be considered as a retroactive WE.
Friday, January 5, 2018 Submission of all recommendations for the awarding of a graduate degree, diploma, or certificate for Fall 2017 term. Degree requirements (including a thesis defence) must be completed within the Fall 2017 term.