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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Sept 14, 2018 Fall Term ( September- December)
 Jan 16, 2019 Winter Term (January-April)

 

Term Dates

 Sep 5, 2018 Class begin.
 Sep 14, 2018 Last day to register and/or drop Fall courses with 100% refund.
 Dec 3, 2018  Last day of classes- Fall term.
 Dec 18, 2018  Fall term & exam period ends.
Jan 8, 2019  Classes Resume.
 Jan 16, 2019 Last day to register and/or drop Winter courses with 100% refund.
 Apr 3, 2019  Last day of classes - Winter term.
 Apr 18, 2019  Winter term & exam period ends.
May 6, 2019   Spring term begins
 June 21, 2019  Spring term & exam period ends.
July 8, 2019   Summer term begins.
 August 20, 2019  Summer term & exam period ends.

 

Final Exam Dates

 Dec 4, 2018 Study day. No classes.
Dec 5, 2018  Start of formal final examinations.
Dec 18, 2018  End of final exams and end of the Fall term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)
 Apr 4, 2019 Study day. No classes.
 Apr 5, 2019 Start of formal final examinations.
 Apr 18, 2019 End of final exams and end of the Winter term. 
(Note: Subject to change.)
Jun 21, 2019  Last day of classes in First Summer Session
 Aug 20,2019 Last day of classes in Second Summer Session

Graduation Dates
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 Oct 1, 2018 Last day to apply for Spring Convocation.
 Jan 25, 2019  Winter Convocation
 May 13-17, 2019  Spring Convocations
  Jun 1, 2019  Last day to apply for Fall Convocation.
August 1, 2019   Last day to apply for Winter 2020 Convocation.

Holidays

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

Dec 8, 2018 Patronal Feast of the University
Dec 20 (5pm), 2018-Jan 2, 2019 Christmas Closure (Admin. offices closed)
 Jan 3, 2019 (9am) Admin. offices re-open
Feb 18, 2019 Nova Scotia Heritage Day
Feb 19-Feb 22, 2019 Winter Break - No Classes (Admin. offices open)
Apr 19, 2019 Good Friday
Apr 22, 2019 Easter Monday
May 20, 2019 Victoria Day
 Jul 1, 2019 Canada Day
 Aug 5, 2019 Natal Day