Calendars & Dates

2017-2018 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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

ACADEMIC TERM DATES: FALL 2017 and WINTER 2018
Fall 2017 Duration of Class Last Day to Add Class Date after which drop is recorded on transcript Last day to Drop
Full Semester (14 weeks) Sep 6 – Dec 14 (Break: Oct 25-27) Sep 12 Sep 27 Nov 6
Session 1A (7 weeks) Sep 6 – Oct 24 Sep 9 Sep 15 Oct 2
Session 1B (7 weeks) Oct 30 – Dec 14 Nov 2 Nov 8 Nov 27
Winter
2018
Duration of Class Last Day to Add Class Date after which drop is recorded on transcript Last Day to Drop
Full Semester (14 weeks) Jan 3 – Apr 13 (Break: Feb 20-23) Jan 9 Jan 24 Mar 5
Session 1A (7 weeks) Jan 3 – Feb 16 Jan 5 Jan 12 Jan 29
Session 1B (7 weeks) Feb 26 – Apr 13 Mar 1 Mar 7 Mar 23
Summer 2018 Duration of Class Last Day to Add Class Date after which drop is recorded on transcript Last day to Drop
Full semester (14 weeks) May 7 – Aug 17 (break: June 25 – 29) May 14 May 30 July 11
Session 1A (7 weeks) May 7 – June 22 May 10 May 17 June 5
Session 1B (7 weeks) July 3 – Aug 17 July 5 July 13 July 31
IMPORTANT ACADEMIC DATES FALL 2017 and WINTER 2018
SEPTEMBER 2017
4 LABOUR DAY – UNIVERSITY CLOSED
5 New 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
9 THANKSGIVING MONDAY – UNIVERSITY CLOSED
15 Degree Conferral date for Summer 2017 Graduates
Application to Graduate deadline (for those who plan to graduate in April)
24 Last 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
Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) for Module A Classes
NOVEMBER 2017
6 Last day to drop Full Semester Fall 2017 courses
13 REMEMBRANCE 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
14 Full 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
2 University Opens – New Undergraduate Student Orientation Day
3 Classes Begin: Full Semester and Foundation Module A
15 Application Deadline for MFA Program & Application Deadline for MDES Program
22 Faculty to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued for Session / Module A courses to Student Experience Office
26 Fall incomplete grades due
29 Last 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
19 NS 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
TBD Summer 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
26 Faculty to send copies of mid-term warnings issued for full-semester courses to Student Experience Office
30 GOOD FRIDAY – UNIVERSITY CLOSED
APRIL 2018
2 EASTER MONDAY – UNIVERSITY CLOSED
9 Pass/Fail grades for Winter 2018 graduating students due
13 Last Teaching Day:  Full Semester and Foundation Module B Classes End
20 Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) Module B and Full Semester Classes
30 Graduation and Commencement
MAY 2018
7 Classes Begin: Full Semester and Module A
21 VICTORIA DAY – UNIVERSITY CLOSED
JUNE 2018
5 Last day to drop Module A classes
22 Module A classes end
25-29 Mid-term break (No classes)
27 Faculty Grade Submission for Module A
JULY 2018
2 CANADA DAY – UNIVERSITY CLOSED
3 Module B classes begin
31 Last day to drop Module B classes
AUGUST 2018
 6 NATAL DAY – UNIVERSITY CLOSED
 17 Full semester and Module B classes end
 24 Faculty Grade Submission for Full Semester and Module B