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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May 11, 2018 Summer Session 1 (May-June)
Jul 8, 2018 Summer Session 2 (July-August)
Sept 14, 2018 Fall Term ( September- December)
 Jan 16, 2019 Winter Term (January-April)

 

Term Dates

Apr 4, 2018 Last day of classes - Winter term.
Apr 20, 2018 Winter term & exam period ends.
May 7, 2018 Spring term begins.
 May 11, 2018 Last day to register and/or drop Spring courses with 100% refund.
Jun 22, 2018 Spring term ends.
Jul 4, 2018  Summer term begins.
 Jul 8, 2018 Last day to register and/or drop Summer courses with 100% refund.
 Aug 22, 2018 Summer term (Undergraduate) and Graduate Summer Session end.
 Sep 5, 2018 Class begin.
 Sep 14, 2018 Last day to register and/or drop Fall courses with 100% refund.
 Dec 3, 2018  Last day of classes- Fall term.
 Dec 18, 2018  Fall term & exam period ends.
Jan 8, 2019  Classes Resume.
 Jan 16, 2019 Last day to register and/or drop Winter courses with 100% refund.
 Apr 3, 2019  Last day of classes - Winter term.
 Apr 18, 2019  Winter term & exam period ends.

 

Final Exam Dates

Apr 5 & 6, 2018 Study days. No classes.
Apr 7, 2018 Start of formal final examinations.
Apr 20, 2018 End of final exams and end of the Winter term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)
 Jun 22, 2018 Last day of classes in First Summer Session
 Aug 22, 2018 Last day of classes in Second Summer Session
 Dec 4, 2018 Study day. No classes.
Dec 5, 2018  Start of formal final examinations.
Dec 18, 2018  End of final exams and end of the Fall term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)
 Apr 4, 2019 Study day. No classes.
 Apr 5, 2019 Start of formal final examinations.
 Apr 18, 2019 End of final exams and end of the Winter term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)

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

 

May 14-18, 2018 Spring Convocations
 Jun 1, 2018 Last day to apply for Fall Convocation.
 Aug 1, 2018  Last day to apply for Winter Convocation.
 Sep 28 & 29, 2018 Fall Convocations
 Oct 1, 2018 Last day to apply for Spring Convocation.
 Jan 18, 2019  Winter Convocation

Holidays

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

 May 21, 2018 Victoria Day
 Jul 2, 2018 Canada Day
 Aug 6, 2018 Natal Day
 Sept 3, 2018 Labour Day
Oct 8, 2018 Thanksgiving Day
 Nov 12, 2018 Remembrance Day
Nov 12-18 2018 Fall Break - No Classes (Admin. offices open)
Dec 8, 2018 Patronal Feast of the University
Dec 20 (5pm), 2018-Jan 1, 2019 Christmas Closure (Admin. offices closed)
 Jan 3, 2019 (9am) Admin. offices re-open
Feb 18, 2019 Nova Scotia Heritage Day
Feb 19-Feb 22, 2019 Winter Break - No Classes (Admin. offices open)
Apr 19, 2019 Good Friday
Apr 22, 2019 Easter Monday
May 20, 2019 Victoria Day
 Jul 1, 2019 Canada Day
 Aug 5, 2019 Natal Day