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)
May 12, 2017 Spring term (May- June)
May 12, 2017 Graduate Summer Term (May- August)
Jul 9, 2017 Summer Term (July- August)

 

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.
May 8, 2017 Spring term begins.
June 22, 2017 Spring term ends.
July 5, 2017 Summer term begins.
August 23, 2017 Summer term 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 20- Feb 24, 2017 Winter Break (Admin. offices open)
Apr 14, 2017 Good Friday
Apr 17, 2017 Easter Monday
May 22, 2017 Victoria Day
Aug 7, 2017 Natal Day