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Calendars & Dates

2017-2018 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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

**PLEASE NOTE:

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


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


IMPORTANT ACADEMIC DATES                                         FALL 2017 and WINTER 2018

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


November 2017

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