Dates and Deadlines

Note: Enrollment for the Spring 2019 semester begins online on November 5, 2018 at 8:30am.

            Leaves of absence requests should be submitted before the term begins.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year's Day. All classes cancelled and offices closed.  
Thursday, January 3, 2019 Spring semester classes begin.
Friday, January 4, 2019


Monday, January 7, 2019

Deadline for submitting a U-Pass BC Exemption request for Spring 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

End of Bursary application period (bursaries are awarded based on financial need; international students are eligible).

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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

Last day to drop with 100% refund of tuition and ancillary fees. If you were eligible for the January U-Pass BC, there is no refund of the January U-Pass BC but you will be refunded for the February–April U-Passes.

Last day to change from credit to audit grade basis.

Grad tuition and fees (including co-op practicum fees) are due and payable. A 2% penalty will be calculated and posted to your student account every month. 

Last date to opt out or change your coverage in the Graduate Health Plan (only if you started school in January).

Wedneday, January 23, 2019

Last day to drop with no notation on transcript.

Thursday,  January 31, 2019

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

Early Completion submission deadline of Thesis at 4:00 pm.

Last day to drop with a 75% refund of tuition. No refund of ancillary fees and January U-Pass BC.

Last day for receipt of grades deferred from the Fall 2018 term.

Monday, February 18, 2019 Family Day. All classes and offices closed.
February 18-24, 2019 Reading break. Classes canceled. (Please note: this is for applicable departments only.)
Thursday, February 28, 2019 Last day to drop with a 50% refund of tuition. No refund of ancillary fees or January/February U-Passes.
March 11-29, 2019
Work-study application period for the Summer term.
Monday, March 4, 2019 Registration opens for Summer 2019 term.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Last day for graduate students to drop classes with a WD on their transcripts.
Monday, March 25, 2019
Deadline for other Western universities to receive application forms for graduate students to take courses elsewhere under the Western Deans' Agreement.
Monday, April 8, 2019 Last day of classes.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Last day for graduate students to apply to withdraw under extenuating circumstances (WE on transcript). Any WE requests received for the Spring 2019 term after this date will be considered as a retroactive WE.

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.)

April 10- 24, 2019 Examination period.

Friday, April 12, 2019

April 19-22, 2019  

Last day for graduate students who completed in Spring 2019 to apply for graduation (June convocation).

Easter break. All offices closed.

Friday, April 26, 2019 Grade Deadline
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Last day for submission of all graduate degree requirements for 2019 Spring term (library submission deadline at 4PM).

Any Withdrawal under Extenuating circumstances (WE) requests received for the Spring 2019 term after this term will be considered as a retroactive WE.