Dates and Deadlines

Note: Enrollment for the Spring 2018 semester began online on November 6, 2017

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

Monday, January 1, 2018 New Year's Day. All classes cancelled and offices closed.  
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Spring semester classes begin.
Friday, January 5, 2018


Monday, January 9, 2018

Deadline for submitting a U-Pass BC Exemption request for Spring 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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).

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Last day to drop with no notation on transcript.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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 term.

Monday, February 12, 2018 Family Day. All classes and offices closed.
February 13-18, 2018 Reading break. Classes cancelled. (Please note: this is for applicable departments only.)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Last day to drop with a 50% refund of tuition. No refund of ancillary fees or January/February U-Passes.
March 12-30, 2018
Work-study application period for the Summer term.
Monday, March 5, 2018 Registration opens for Summer 2018 term.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Last day for graduate students to drop classes with a WD on their transcripts.
Monday, March 26, 2018
Deadline for other Western universities to receive application forms for graduate students to take courses elsewhere under the Western Deans' Agreement.
March 30 - April 2, 2018
Easter break. All offices closed.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Last day of classes.

Last day for graduate students to drop under extenuating circumstances (WE on transcript). Any WE requests received for the Spring 2017 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 12 - 23, 2018 Examination period.
Friday, April 13, 2018 Last day for graduate students who completed in Spring 2018 to apply for graduation (June convocation).  
Friday, April 27, 2018 Grade Deadline
Monday, April 30, 2018

Last day for submission of all graduate degree requirements for 2018 Spring term (library submission deadline at 4PM).

Any Withdrawal under Extenuating circumstances (WE) requests received for the Spring 2018 term after this term will be considered as a retroactive WE.