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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May 13, 2016 Spring term (May- June) & Graduate Summer term (May- August)
Jul 8, 2016 Summer term (July- August)
Sep 16, 2016 Fall term (September- December)
Jan 13, 2017 Winter term (January-April)

 

Term Dates

April 6, 2016 Last day of classes- Winter term.
April 22, 2016 Winter term & exam period ends.
May 9, 2016 Spring term Graduate Summer term begins.
June 23, 2016 Spring term ends.
July 5, 2016 Summer term begins.
August 19, 2016 Summer term ends.
September 7, 2016 Fall term begins.
September 16, 2016 Last day to register and/or drop Fall courses with 100% refund.
November 30, 2016 Last day of classes- Fall term.
December 17, 2016 Fall term & exam period ends.
January 4, 2017 Winter term begins.
January 13, 2017 Last day to register and/or drop Winter courses with 100% refund.
March 30, 2017 Last day of classes- Winter term.
April 19, 2017 Winter term & exam period ends.

Final Exam Dates

April 7 & 8, 2016 Study days. No classes.
April 9, 2016 Start of formal final examinations
April 22, 2016 End of final exams and end of the Winter term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)
Dec 1 & 2, 2016 Study days. No classes.
Dec 3, 2016 Start of formal final examinations.
Dec 17, 2016 End of final exams and end of the Winter term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)
Mar 31 & Apr 1, 2017 Study days. No classes.
Apr 3, 2017 Start of formal final examinations
Apr 19, 2017 End of final exams and end of the Winter term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)

Graduation Dates
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May 18-20, 2016 Spring Convocation Week 2016.
Jun 1, 2016 Last day to apply for Fall Convocation.
Sep 30 & Oct 1 , 2016
Fall Convocations
Aug 1, 2016 Last day to apply for Winter Convocation.
Oct 1, 2016 Last day to apply for Spring Convocation.
Jan 20, 2017 Winter Convocation

Holidays

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

Mar 25, 2016 Good Friday
Mar 28, 2016 Easter Monday
May 23, 2016 Victoria Day
Jul 1, 2016 Canada Day
Aug 1,2016 Natal Day
Oct 10, 2016 Thanksgiving Day
Nov 9 -10, 2016 Fall Break (Admin. offices open)
Nov 11, 2016 Remembrance Day
Dec 8, 2016 Patronal Feast of the University
Feb 20. 2017 Nova Scotia Heritage Day
Feb 21- Feb 25, 2017 Winter Break (Admin. offices open)
Apr 14, 2017 Good Friday
Apr 17, 2017 Easter Monday