Dates and Deadlines

Note: Enrollment for the Fall 2019 term begins July 08, 2019.

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

Monday July 08, 2019  Registration opens for Fall 2019 term.
Monday, September 2, 2019 Labour Day, University closed.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Fall term classes start.
Friday, September 6, 2019 TA/TM Day
Monday, September 9, 2019 4:30pm Deadline for submitting a U-Pass BC exemption request for Fall 2019.
Friday, September 13, 2019 End of Bursary application period (bursaries are awarded based on financial need; international students are eligible)
Monday, September 16, 2019

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 23, 2019 Last day to drop with no notation on transcript
Monday, September 30, 2019

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

Early completion submission deadline of Thesis at 4:00pm pst.

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

Thursday–Friday, October 10-11, 2019 Convocation for students who completed in Summer 2019. See for more information.
Monday, October 14, 2019 Thanksgiving Day.  University closed.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 Last day for a 50% refund of tuition for term withdrawals (and course drops for unit fee students).  No refund of ancillary fees.
Friday, November 1, 2019

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 4-22, 2019 Work-study application period.
Monday,  November 4, 2019 Last day for graduate students to drop classes with WD on their transcripts

Enrollment opens for Spring 2020 term. 
Monday, November 11, 2019 Remembrance Day.  All classes cancelled and offices closed.
Monday, December 2, 2019 Classes end for Fall term.
December 4–16, 2019 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 13, 2019 Deadline to apply on Go.SFU for graduation in the June 2020 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in Fall 2019 term.
Thursday, December 19, 2019 Grade Deadline
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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

Deadline for all thesis defences and library submission (library submission due at noon).

Friday, January 3, 2020 Submission of all recommendations for the awarding of a graduate degree, diploma, or certificate for Fall 2019 term. Degree requirements (including a thesis defence) must have been completed within the Fall 2019 term.