Playland Tickets

Discounted Playland tickets are available using the GSS discount code. General admission and season pass discounts for general and junior admission. This code is posted in the GSS Lounge and available by email

Please note: The GSS info email is only checked during office hours.

GSS Volunteer Opportunities

The GSS is actively seeking volunteers among our members to serve on our Benefit Plan and Governance Committees.  If you have any further questions or are interested in this opportunity, please contact the Executive Director, Pierre Cenerelli at

Graduate Student Initiative Grant

grantCurrently, we are seeking expressions of interest from all graduate students at SFU for support from the GSS for academic and related endeavours. SFU graduate students based in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver are encouraged to participate. Application Form:

Your graduate student led initiative must be:
* Multi-disciplinary or in a discipline not currently taught at SFU;
* Include at least three (3) current GSS members;
* Include members from two or more GSS Caucuses*
(*as defined here
* Include activities over two semesters or more (these activities should be similar or at least thematically linked).

Please note that in order to limit GSS’s liability, any initiative considered too risky (e.g. Lava Walking Club) will not be supported.

7 Graduate Caucus Funding

Did you know that every graduate caucus gets money to spend on almost anything that benefits the grad students in your department? (See the Caucus Funding Spreadsheet for funds available to you for the rest of this fiscal year.)


Grad Student-Led Events

 Canada Learning Code week:

“Join thousands of Canadians across the country to teach beginner-friendly coding lessons in your community. No coding experience necessary.”




Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities


Partner Organizations


Other Initiatives





Check out this link for more information on graduate awards, jobs, professional development activities, and exciting events.

Events Around Campus





Get Active

Free fitness classes on Monday and Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm at the Burnaby campus.

Free FitMix classes at SFU Burnaby, Tuesdays, 7-8 pm

Free yoga at SFU Vancouver, Monday–Thursday

Free Yoga at SFU Surrey every Tuesday

SFU Hiking Club — plans regular hikes

Mindfulness, Craft Collective, Laughter Yoga, all offered through SFU Health and Counselling Services

Mindfulness resources at SFU Health and Counselling, including videos/audio

Term Dates and Deadlines



Monday, May 8, 2017 Summer term classes begin.
May 4-22 2017 You can enroll youself and/or your spouse/dependent in the Graduate Health and Dental Plan (only if you started school in May).
Monday, May 15, 2017 4:30pm Deadline for submitting a U-Pass BC Exemption request for Summer 2017. Requests must be submitted by 4:30pm PST (Note: Students taking a course at UBC under the Western Deans’ Agreement will be charged for two U-Passes if they don’t submit an exemption request.)
Friday, May 19, 2017 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.

End of Bursary application period (bursaries are awarded based on financial need; international students are eligible)

Sunday, May 21, 2017 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

Monday, May 22, 2017 Victoria Day. All classes cancelled and offices closed.
Monday, May 29, 2017 Last day to drop with no notation on transcript
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Last day for receipt of grades deferred from the Spring term.

Early Completion submission deadline of Thesis at 4:00 pm

Last day to drop with a 75% refund of tuition. No refund of May U-Pass BC and ancillary fees.

Only applicable to new international students: Last day to opt out of Guard.Me@SFU (see medical insurance deadlines)

June 6-9 2017 Convocation for students who completed in Spring 2017.
Friday, June 30, 2017 Last day to drop with a 50% refund of tuition. No refund of ancillary fees.
Monday, July 3, 2017 Canada Day closure. All classes are cancelled and offices are closed.
Monday, July 10, 2017 Registration opens for Fall 2017 term.

Last day for graduate students to drop classes with a WD on their transcripts

Friday, July 21, 2017 Deadline for other Western universities to receive application forms from SFU graduate students to take courses elsewhere under the Western Deans’ Agreement for Fall 2017.
Friday, August 4, 2017 Last day of classes.
Monday, August 7, 2017 BC Day. All classes cancelled and offices are closed.
August 8-17, 2017 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.
Friday, August 18, 2017 Last day for graduate students who completed in Summer 2017 to apply for graduation (October convocation).
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Submission of all graduate degree requirements for 2017 Summer term (must be submitted by 4pm PST)

Last day for graduate students to drop classes under special procedures applicable in extenuating circumstances (WE on transcript).