Dates + Deadlines

Keep track of academic dates and deadlines by consulting the tables per term below. Bookmark this page to find the most up-to-date information.

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Fall 2022

 

September 2022

July 4 Registration opens for Fall 2022 term.
Sept 5 Labour Day, University closed.
Sept 7 Fall term classes start.
Sept 9 TA/TM Day
Sept 13 4:30pm Deadline for submitting a U-Pass BC exemption request for Fall.
Sept 16 End of Bursary application period (bursaries are awarded based on financial need; international students are eligible)
Sept 20 Last day to opt out or change your coverage in the Graduate Health Plan
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.
Sept 27 Last day to drop with no notation on transcript
Sept 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
All classes cancelled and offices closed
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.
Last day to be eligible for 75% early completion tuition refund.
Only applicable to new international students: Last day to opt out of Guard.Me@SFU (see medical insurance deadlines).

October 2022

Oct 6-7 Convocation for students who completed in Summer 2022. See www.sfu.ca/convocation for more information.
Oct 10 Thanksgiving Day.  University closed.
Oct 31 Last day for a 50% refund of tuition for term withdrawals (and course drops for unit fee students).  No refund of ancillary fees.

November 2022

Nov 7 Enrollment opens for Spring 2023 term.
Western Dean's Agreement deadline for applying to take transfer courses at other western Canadian universities. No applications will be accepted after this date.
Nov 8 Last day for graduate students to drop classes with WD on their transcripts
Nov 11 Remembrance Day.  All classes cancelled and offices closed.
Nov 25 Work-study application period.

December 2022

Dec 6 Classes end for Fall term.
Dec 7-19 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.)
Dec 16 Deadline to apply on Go.SFU for graduation in the June 2023 convocation ceremonies, if you are completing degree requirements in Fall 2022 term.
Dec 19 - Jan 13 Bursary Application period for Spring 2023.
Dec 23 Grade Deadline.
Any Withdrawal under Extenuating circumstances (WE) requests received for the Fall 2022 term after this date will be considered as a retroactive WE.
Last day for submission of all graduate degree requirements for 2022 Fall term (library submission deadline at 11:59PM).

Spring 2023

January 2023

Jan 1

New Year's Day. All classes cancelled and offices closed.

Jan TBD TA/TM Day 
Jan 4 Spring term classes begin.
Jan TBD Deadline for submitting a U-Pass BC Exemption request for Spring (4:30pm PST).
Jan 13 End of Bursary application period (bursaries are awarded based on financial need; international students are eligible).
Jan TBD

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

Jan 17 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.
Jan 24 Last day to drop with no notation on transcript.
Jan 31 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 2022 term.
Only applicable to new international students: Last day to opt out of Guard.ME@sfu.ca (see medical insurance deadlines).
Early Completion submission deadline of Thesis at 4:00 pm PST.

February 2023

Feb 20 Family Day. All classes and offices closed.
Feb 21-26 Reading break. Classes cancelled. (Please note: this is for applicable departments only.)
Feb 28 Last day to drop with a 50% refund of tuition. No refund of ancillary fees or January/February U-Passes.

 

March 2023

Mar TBD Western Dean's Agreement deadline for applying to take transfer courses at other western Canadian universities. No applications will be accepted after this date.
Mar 6 Registration opens for the Summer 2023 term.
Mar 6 -24 Work-study application period for the Summer term.
Mar 14 Last day for graduate students to drop classes with a WD on their transcripts. (End of Week 9)

April 2023

Apr 7 & 10 Easter break. All offices closed.
Apr 11 Last day of classes.
April 14 Last day for graduate students who completed in Spring 2023 to apply for graduation (June convocation)
Apr 13-24 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.
Apr 28 Grade deadline.
Apr 30 Last day for submission of all graduate degree requirements for 2023 Spring term (library submission deadline at 11:59PM).
Any Withdrawal under Extenuating circumstances (WE) requests received for the Spring 2023 term after this term will be considered as a retroactive WE

Summer 2022

May 2022

May 2-20 Bursary application period (bursaries are awarded based on financial need: international students are eligible).
May 6-24 You can enroll yourself and/or your spouse/dependent in the Graduate Health and Dental Plan (only if you started school in May).
May 10 Summer term classes begin.
May 16 Deadline for submitting a U-Pass BC Exemption request for Summer. Requests must be submitted by 4:30 pm PST.
May 23 Victoria Day. All classes cancelled and offices closed.
May 23 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 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 May U-Pass BC, there is no refund of the May U-Pass BC but you will be refunded for the June-August U-Pass BC.
Last day to change from credit to audit grade basis.
May 30 Last day to drop with no notation on transcript.Only applicable to new international students:
Last day to opt out of Guard.Me@SFU (see medical insurance deadlines).
May 31 Last day for receipt of grades deferred from the Spring term.
Early Completion submission deadline of Thesis at 4:00pm.
Last day to drop with a 75% refund of tuition. No refund of May U-Pass BC and ancillary fees.

June 2022

June 7-10 Convocation for students.
June 30 Last day to drop with a 50% refund of tuition. No refund of ancillary fees.

July 2022

July 1 Canada Day Closure. All classes are cancelled and offices are closed.
July 4 Registration opens for Fall 2022 term.
Western Dean's Agreement deadline for applying to take transfer courses at other western Canadian universities. No applications will be accepted after this date.
July 11  Last day for graduate students to drop classes with a WD on their transcripts.

August 2022

Aug 1 BC Day closure. All classes cancelled and offices are closed.
Aug 8 Last day of classes.
Aug 10-20 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.
Aug 12 Last day for graduate students who completed in Summer to apply for graduation (October convocation).
Aug 24 Grade deadline.
Aug 31 Last day for submission of all graduate degree requirements for 2022 Summer term (library submission deadline Aug 31 at 11:59PM).
Last day for graduate students to drop classes under special procedures applicable in extenuating circumstances (WE on transcript).  Any WE requests received for the Summer 2022 term after this date will be considered as a retroactive WE.