Academics

Important Dates

For a comprehensive list of Important Dates for an academic year, please use the Academic Calendar section Calendar of Events.


 Payment Deadlines for Tuition and Fees
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Sep 16, 2016 Fall term (September- December)
Jan 13, 2017 Winter term (January-April)

 

Term Dates

September 7, 2016 Fall term begins.
September 16, 2016 Last day to register and/or drop Fall courses with 100% refund.
November 30, 2016 Last day of classes- Fall term.
December 17, 2016 Fall term & exam period ends.
January 4, 2017 Winter term begins.
January 13, 2017 Last day to register and/or drop Winter courses with 100% refund.
March 30, 2017 Last day of classes- Winter term.
April 19, 2017 Winter term & exam period ends.

Final Exam Dates

Dec 1 & 2, 2016 Study days. No classes.
Dec 3, 2016 Start of formal final examinations.
Dec 17, 2016 End of final exams and end of the Winter term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)
Mar 31 & Apr 1, 2017 Study days. No classes.
Apr 3, 2017 Start of formal final examinations
Apr 19, 2017 End of final exams and end of the Winter term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)

Graduation Dates
Visit smu.ca/graduation for more graduation details.

 

Sep 30 & Oct 1 , 2016
Fall Convocations
Aug 1, 2016 Last day to apply for Winter Convocation.
Oct 1, 2016 Last day to apply for Spring Convocation.
Jan 20, 2017 Winter Convocation
May 17-19, 2017 Spring Convocations

Holidays

Administrative offices will be closed and no classes/exams will be held on the following holidays, unless otherwise noted:

Oct 10, 2016 Thanksgiving Day
Nov 9 -10, 2016 Fall Break (Admin. offices open)
Nov 11, 2016 Remembrance Day
Dec 8, 2016 Patronal Feast of the University
Feb 20. 2017 Nova Scotia Heritage Day
Feb 21- Feb 25, 2017 Winter Break (Admin. offices open)
Apr 14, 2017 Good Friday
Apr 17, 2017 Easter Monday