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Calendars & Dates

2016-2017 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The full Academic Calendar can be downloaded here in PDF format.

**PLEASE NOTE:

FINANCIAL DATES ARE NOT THE SAME AS ACADEMIC DATES:
SEE FEES AND TUITION


ACADEMIC TERM DATES: SUMMER 2017
Summer 2017Duration of ClassLast day to add a class
Date after which drop (DR) is recorded on transcriptLast day to Drop

Full Semester 
14 week
s

May 1 - Aug 15 (Break: Jun 20-23)   

May 8
May 23Jul 4
Session 1A
(7 weeks)
May 1 - Jun 19May 5
May 17May 29

Session 1A1 (3.5 weeks)

May 1 – 24 (Holiday: May 22)May 2
May 9May 10
Session 1A2 (3.5 weeks)May 25 - Jun 19May 26 
Jun 1Jun 3

Session 1B  (7 weeks)Jun 26 - Aug 15 (Holidays: Jul 3, Aug 7)Jul 3
Jul 14Jul 28
Session 1B1 (3.5 weeks)Jun 26 – Jul 19  (Holiday Jul 3)Jun 27 
Jul 3Jul 5
Session 1B2 (3.5 weeks)Jul 20 – Aug 15 (Holiday Aug 7)Jul 21
Jul 27Jul 29
ACADEMIC TERM DATES: FALL 2016 and WINTER 2017
Fall
2016
Duration 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 25-28)

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


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 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
2
New Student Orientation, International 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 (Visa and Health Insurance)
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 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
30
Last day for new full-time Domestic Students to opt out of Student Health Insurance (online at 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
14Full 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 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