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Calendars & Dates

2016-2017 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The 2016-2017 Academic Calendar can be downloaded from the right hand column of this page. 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 2017 and WINTER 2018

Fall 2017Duration 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 14 (Break: Oct 25-27)

Sep 12Sep 27Nov 6
Session 1A    (7 weeks)Sep 6 - Oct 24Sep 9Sep 15Oct 2
Session 1B    (7 weeks)Oct 30 - Dec 14Nov 2Nov 8
Nov 27
Winter 2018

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 20-23)Jan 9Jan 24 Mar 5
Session 1A    (7 weeks)Jan 3 - Feb 16Jan 5Jan 12Jan 29  

Session 1B    (7 weeks)Feb 26 - Apr 13Mar 1Mar 7Mar 23

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 11 (Break: Jun 19-23)   

May 8

May 24

Jul 4

Session 1A  (7 weeks)

May 1 - Jun 16

May 3

May 11

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 16

May 26

Jun 1

Jun 3

Session 1B  (7 weeks)

Jun 26 - Aug 11 (Holidays: Jul 3, Aug 7)

Jun 30

Jul 6

Jul 28

Session 1B1 (3.5 weeks)

Jun 26 – Jul 19  (Holiday Jul 3)

Jun 27

Jul 4

Jul 17

Session 1B2 (3.5 weeks)

Jul 20 – Aug 11 (Holiday Aug 7)

Jul 21

Jul 27

Jul 29

IMPORTANT ACADEMIC DATES                                         SUMMER 2017, FALL 2017, and WINTER 2018

MAY 2017
1        Spring Semester courses begin

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

22      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 2017
19-23Summer Break - No Classes.  University Offices remain open
23Final Grades due for Session One courses, 4 pm.  Incomplete (INC) grades assigned due by August 19, 2017
26
Summer Semester courses (term B) begin
27Faculty to send Mid-term Warnings issued to Student Services for Full Summer courses (for mail-out)
JULY 2017
3CANADA 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 2017) before being removed from Fall/Winter classes
 AUGUST 2017
7NATAL DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
16Session One Incomplete (INC) grades due
16Final Grades due to Full Summer and Session Two courses by 4 pm.  Incomplete (INC) grades assigned due September 26, 2017.
SEPTEMBER 2017
4
LABOUR DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
5New Undergraduate Student Orientation Day             
6
Classes begin: Full Semester and Foundation Module A
9
International Student Documents due at Student Services (Study Visa)
15 Winter 2018  Exchange/ Off Campus Study Application Deadline 
26

Summer Incomplete Grades Due

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

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 2017
1

Application Deadline for Foundation Program (limited).                       

Application Deadline for Transfer Students (Advanced Standing) (limited)

2
Last Day to drop Foundation Module A classes
9THANKSGIVING MONDAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
15Degree Conferral date for Summer 2017 Graduates
Application to Graduate deadline (for those who plan to graduate in April)
24Last Day of Classes: Foundation Module A
25-27
Fall Study Break (no classes, but NSCAD remains open)
27

Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Fall Full Session courses to Student Experience Office
30

Classes Begin: Foundation Module B

Last day to drop Full Semester Fall 2017 courses 

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

NOVEMBER 2017

13REMEMBRANCE DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED

14

Final Deadline to pay outstanding fees before being removed from Winter Classes
20 

Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Session/Module B  courses to Student Experience Office
27

Last day to drop Foundation Module B classes

DECEMBER 2017
14Full Semester and Foundation Module B classes end
21
Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) for Module B and Full Semester Classes
22

UNIVERSITY CLOSES FOR HOLIDAYS AT 12:00 PM; re-opens January 2, 2018

JANUARY 2018
2University Opens - New Undergraduate Student Orientation Day
3Classes Begin: Full Semester and Foundation Module A
15

Application Deadline for MFA Program & Application Deadline for MDES Program

22


26

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

 Fall Incomplete Grades Due   

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 2018

15
  • Degree Conferral Date for students who complete their program in December
  • Deadline to apply to Graduate in Summer or Fall 2018
16
Last Day of Classes: Foundation Module A
19NS HERITAGE DAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
20-23

22
Winter Study Break (no classes, but university remains open)

Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) Module A classes
26



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 Experience Office

MARCH 2018

1

Application Deadline for Foundation Students and Advanced Standing/Transfer Students (September entry), and for automatic consideration for entrance awards

5 

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

15 Fall 2018  Exchange/ Off Campus Study Application Deadline 
16
Faculty to send copies of mid-term warnings issued for Module B courses to Student Experience Office
TBDSummer 2018/Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Registration: Registration Priority Period (Degree Students and Credit Certificate Students)
TBD

Summer 2018/Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Registration:  Non-Degree and Visiting Students
23

Last Day to drop Foundation Module B classes

26Faculty to send copies of mid-term warnings issued for full-semester courses to Student Experience Office

30
GOOD FRIDAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
APRIL 2018

2EASTER MONDAY - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
9Pass/Fail grades for Winter 2018 graduating students due
13
Last Teaching Day:  Full Semester and Foundation Module B Classes End
20Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) Module B and Full Semester Classes
30Graduation and Commencement