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 15, 2017 Fall term (September- December)
Jan 12, 2018 Winter term (January-April)

 

Term Dates

 Aug 23, 2017 Summer term ends.
Sep 6, 2017 Classes Begin.
Sep 15, 2017 Last day to register and/or drop Fall courses with 100% refund.
Nov 29, 2017 Last day of classes- Fall term.
Dec 16, 2017 Fall term & exam period ends.
Jan 3, 2018 Classes Resume.
Jan 12, 2018 Last day to register and/or drop Winter courses with 100% refund.
Apr 4, 2018 Last day of classes - Winter term.
Apr 20, 2018 Winter term & exam period ends.
May 7, 2018 Spring term begins.
Jun 22, 2018 Spring term ends.
Jul 4, 2018  Summer term begins.
 Aug 22, 2018 Summer term (Undergraduate) and Graduate Summer Session end.

 

Final Exam Dates

Nov 30 & Dec 1, 2017 Study days. No classes.
Dec 2, 2017 Start of formal final examinations.
Dec 16, 2017 End of final exams and end of the Winter term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)
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.)

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

 

Sep 29 & 30, 2017
Fall Convocations
Aug 1, 2017 Last day to apply for Winter Convocation.
Oct 2, 2017 Last day to apply for Spring Convocation.
Jan 19, 2018 Winter Convocation
May 16-18, 2018 Spring Convocations

Holidays

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

 Aug 7, 2017 Natal Day
Oct 9, 2017 Thanksgiving Day
Nov 10-14, 2017 Fall Break - No Classes (Admin. offices open)
Nov 13, 2017 Remembrance Day
Dec 8, 2017 Patronal Feast of the University
Dec 20 (5pm), 2017-Jan 1, 2018 Christmas Closure (Admin. offices closed)
 Jan 2 (9am) Admin. offices re-open
Feb 19, 2018 Nova Scotia Heritage Day
Feb 20-Feb 24, 2018 Winter Break - No Classes (Admin. offices open)
Mar 30, 2018 Good Friday
Apr 2, 2018 Easter Monday
May 21, 2018 Victoria Day