Academics

Important Dates

For a comprehensive list of Important Dates for an academic year, please use the Academic Calendar section Calendar of Events.


 Payment Deadlines for Tuition and Fees
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Sep 15, 2017 Fall term (September- December)
Jan 12, 2018 Winter term (January-April)
May 11, 2018  Summer Session 1 (May-June)
 Jul 8, 2018 Summer Session 2 (July-August)

 

Term Dates

 Aug 23, 2017 Summer term ends.
Sep 6, 2017 Classes Begin.
Sep 15, 2017 Last day to register and/or drop Fall courses with 100% refund.
Nov 29, 2017 Last day of classes- Fall term.
Dec 16, 2017 Fall term & exam period ends.
Jan 3, 2018 Classes Resume.
Jan 12, 2018 Last day to register and/or drop Winter courses with 100% refund.
Apr 4, 2018 Last day of classes - Winter term.
Apr 20, 2018 Winter term & exam period ends.
May 7, 2018 Spring term begins.
 May 11, 2018 Last day to register and/or drop Spring courses with 100% refund.
Jun 22, 2018 Spring term ends.
Jul 4, 2018  Summer term begins.
 Jul 8, 2018 Last day to register and/or drop Summer courses with 100% refund.
 Aug 22, 2018 Summer term (Undergraduate) and Graduate Summer Session end.

 

Final Exam Dates

Nov 30 & Dec 1, 2017 Study days. No classes.
Dec 2, 2017 Start of formal final examinations.
Dec 16, 2017 End of final exams and end of the Winter term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)
Apr 5 & 6, 2018 Study days. No classes.
Apr 7, 2018 Start of formal final examinations
Apr 20, 2018 End of final exams and end of the Winter term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)

Graduation Dates
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Sep 29 & 30, 2017
Fall Convocations
Aug 1, 2017 Last day to apply for Winter Convocation.
Oct 2, 2017 Last day to apply for Spring Convocation.
Jan 19, 2018 Winter Convocation
May 16-18, 2018 Spring Convocations

Holidays

Administrative offices will be closed and no classes/exams will be held on the following holidays, unless otherwise noted:

 Aug 7, 2017 Natal Day
Oct 9, 2017 Thanksgiving Day
Nov 10-14, 2017 Fall Break - No Classes (Admin. offices open)
Nov 13, 2017 Remembrance Day
Dec 8, 2017 Patronal Feast of the University
Dec 20 (5pm), 2017-Jan 1, 2018 Christmas Closure (Admin. offices closed)
 Jan 2 (9am) Admin. offices re-open
Feb 19, 2018 Nova Scotia Heritage Day
Feb 20-Feb 24, 2018 Winter Break - No Classes (Admin. offices open)
Mar 30, 2018 Good Friday
Apr 2, 2018 Easter Monday
May 21, 2018 Victoria Day