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Calendars & Dates

2016-2017 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The 2016-2017 Academic Calendar will be published shortly. The 2015-2016 Academic Calendar can be found here.

**PLEASE NOTE:

FINANCIAL DATES ARE NOT THE SAME AS ACADEMIC DATES:
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ACADEMIC TERM DATES: FALL 2016 and WINTER 2017

Fall 2016Duration of ClassLast Day to Add ClassDate after which drop (DR) is recorded on transcript



Last day to Drop

Full Semester  (14 weeks)

Sep 6 - Dec 15 (Break: Oct 25-28)

Sep 13Sep 27Oct 31
Session 1A    (7 weeks)Sep 6 - Oct 24Sep 9Sep 14Oct 4
Session 1B    (7 weeks)Oct 31 - Dec 15Nov 4Nov 11Nov 28
Winter 2017





Duration of ClassLast Day to Add ClassDate after which drop (DR) is recorded on transcriptLast Day to Drop

Full Semester (14 weeks)

Jan 3 - Apr 13 (Break: Feb 21-24)Jan 9Jan 24 Mar 7
Session 1A    (7 weeks)Jan 3 - Feb 17Jan 9Jan 14Jan 29                    



Session 1B    (7 weeks)Feb 27 - Apr 13Mar 3Mar 9Mar 27

ACADEMIC TERM DATES: SUMMER 2017

Summer 2017

Duration of Class

Last day to add a class

Date after which drop (DR) is recorded on transcript

Last day to Drop

Full Semester  14 weeks

May 1 - Aug 15 (Break: Jun 20-23)   

May 8

May 23

Jul 4

Session 1A  (7 weeks)

May 1 - Jun 19

May 5

May 17

May 29

Session 1A1 (3.5 weeks)

May 1 – 24 (Holiday: May 22)

May 2

May 9

May 10

Session 1A2 (3.5 weeks)

May 25 - Jun 19

May 26

Jun 1

Jun 3

Session 1B  (7 weeks)

Jun 26 - Aug 15 (Holidays: Jul 3, Aug 7)

Jul 3

Jul 14

Jul 28

Session 1B1 (3.5 weeks)

Jun 26 – Jul 19  (Holiday Jul 3)

Jun 27

Jul 3

Jul 5

Session 1B2 (3.5 weeks)

Jul 20 – Aug 15 (Holiday Aug 7)

Jul 21

Jul 27

Jul 29

IMPORTANT ACADEMIC DATES                                   SUMMER 2016, FALL 2016, and WINTER 2017

MAY 2016
2        Spring Semester courses begin



20      Faculty to send Mid-term warnings issued to Student Services for Session One            courses (for mail-out)

23      VICTORIA DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED

30      Last day for full-time Domestic Summer Students to opt out of Student Health                        Insurance (online at http://www.greenshield.ca/). Consult SUNSCAD for details.

           Final grades for session 1A1 due by 4 pm

JUNE 2016
20-26Summer Break - No Classes.  University Offices remain open
25Final Grades due for Session One courses, 4 pm.  Incomplete (INC) grades assigned due by August 19, 2016
27Faculty to send Mid-term Warnings issued to Student Services for Full Summer courses (for mail-out)
JULY 2016
1CANADA DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
21Faculty to send Mid-term warnings issued to Student Services for Session Two courses (for mail-out)
25

Final grades for session 1B1 due by 4 pm
27Final Deadline for students to pay outstanding accounts (up to Summer 2016) before being removed from Fall/Winter classes
 AUGUST 2016
1NATAL DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
19Session One Incomplete (INC) grades due
19Final Grades due to Full Summer and Session Two courses by 4 pm.  Incomplete (INC) grades assigned due September 26, 2016.
SEPTEMBER 2016



1



International Student Orientation, Optional New Student Workshops on Accessibility, Mental Health, Banking, Media Services, Library and Writing Centre Resources.
2 New Student Orientation,  & WHMIS Sessions for new and returning students
5LABOUR DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED                         
6

Classes begin: Full Semester and Foundation Module A



9

International Student Documents due at Student Services (Study Visa)



26

Summer Incomplete Grades Due

Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Session 1/Module A courses to Student Services

30
  • Last day for new full-time Domestic Students to opt out of Student Health Insurance (online at http://www.greenshield.ca/). Consult SUNSCAD for details.
OCTOBER 2016



1
  • Winter 2016  Exchange/ Off Campus Study Application Deadline
  • Application Deadline for Foundation Program (limited).                       
  • Application Deadline for Transfer Students (Advanced Standing) (limited)
4



Last Day to drop Foundation Module A classes



10THANKSGIVING MONDAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
15Degree Conferral date for Summer 2016 Graduates
24Last Day of Classes: Foundation Module A
25-28

Fall Study Break (no classes, but NSCAD remains open)



30





Last day for new full-time Domestic Students to opt out of Student Health Insurance (online at http://www.greenshield.ca/). Consult SUNSCAD for details
31

Classes Begin: Foundation Module B

Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Fall Full Session courses to Student Services

Last day to drop Full Semester Fall 2016 courses 

NOVEMBER 2016







4



Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) for Module A Classes



11REMEMBRANCE DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED



14



Final Deadline to pay outstanding fees before being removed from Winter Classes
17 



Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Session/Module B  courses to Student Services
28



Last day to drop Foundation Module B classes

DECEMBER 2016



15Full Semester and Foundation Module B classes end




20



Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) for Module B and Full Semester Classes
23



UNIVERSITY CLOSES FOR HOLIDAYS AT 4:00 PM; re-opens January 3, 2017

JANUARY 2017



3University Opens



3Classes Begin: Full Semester and Foundation Module A
15

Application Deadline for MFA Program & Application Deadline for MDES Program

20

Fall Incomplete Grades Due   

Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Session / Module A courses to Student Services

29Last day to drop Session1/Foundation Module A classes



30

Last day for new full-time Domestic Students to opt out of Student Health Insurance (online at http://www.greenshield.ca/). Consult SUNSCAD for details.                              

FEBRUARY 2017



10



 Fall 2017 Exchange/Off Campus Study Application Deadline
15
  • Degree Conferral Date for students who complete their program in December
  • Deadline to apply to Graduate in Summer or Fall 2016
17



Last Day of Classes: Foundation Module A



20NS HERITAGE DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
21-24Winter Study Break (no classes, but university remains open)
27







Classes Begin: Foundation Module B 

All outstanding fees must be paid in order to register for future semesters

Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Winter Full Semester courses to Student Services

MARCH 2017



1

Application Deadline for Foundation Students and Advanced Standing/Transfer Students (September entry).

3Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) Module A classes
7   



Last day to drop Full 14-week Winter 2017 semester courses



TBDSummer 2017/Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Registration: Registration Priority Period (Degree Students and Credit Certificate Students)
TBD



Summer 2017/Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Registration:  Non-Degree and Visiting Students
23





Faculty to send copies of mid-term warnings issued for full-semester and Module B courses to Student Services 



27Last Day to drop Foundation Module B classes



APRIL 2017



13Last Teaching Day:  Full Semester and Foundation Module B Classes End



14



GOOD FRIDAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
17



EASTER MONDAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED







20Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm ) Module B and Full Semester Classes
TBAGraduation and Commencement 2017