Calendars & Dates

2018-2019 ACADEMIC CALENDAR


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ACADEMIC TERM DATES: SUMMER 2018
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
ACADEMIC TERM DATES: FALL 2018
  • New Undergraduate Orientation Day: September 4, 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Holidays during semester (no classes): September 3, October 8, Nov.12
  • Fall Break (no classes): October 24 – 26
Fall 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) Sep. 5 – Dec. 13 Sep. 11 Sep. 26 Oct. 30
Session 1A (7 weeks) Sep. 5 – Oct. 23 Sep. 7 Sep. 14 Oct. 2
Session 1B (7 weeks) Oct. 29 – Dec. 13 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 26
ACADEMIC TERM DATES: WINTER 2019
  • New Undergraduate Orientation Day: January 2, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Holidays during semester (no classes): February 18
  • Fall Break (no classes): February 19 – 22
Winter 2019 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. 12 Jan. 9 Jan. 24 Mar. 6
Session 1A (7 weeks) Jan. 3 – Feb. 15 Jan. 8 Jan. 14 Jan. 30
Session 1B (7 weeks) Feb. 25 – Apr. 12 Mar. 4 Mar. 8 Mar. 26

IMPORTANT ACADEMIC DATES
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
SEPTEMBER 2018
3 LABOUR DAY – UNIVERSITY CLOSED
4 New Student Orientation Day
5 Classes begin: Full Semester and Foundation Program Module A
17

Winter 2018 Exchange / Off-Campus Study Application Deadline

Fall Semester Tuition and Fees Due

30 Last Day for new full-time domestic students to opt out of Student Health Insurance. Consult SUNSCAD for details.
OCTOBER 2018
1

Application Deadline for Foundation Program (Limited)

Application Deadline for Transfer Students (Advanced Standing) (Limited)

2 Last Day to Drop Foundation Program Module A classes
8 Thanksgiving Monday – University Closed
15 Degree Conferral date for Summer 2018 Graduates
17 Instructor to send copies of Mid-term warnings issued for Fall full session courses to Student Experience Office
24- 26 Fall Study Break (no classes, but NSCAD remains open)
29 Classes Begin: Foundation Program Module B
31 Last Day to Drop Full Semester Fall 2018 courses
NOVEMBER 2018
12 Recognition of Remembrance Day – University Closed
26 Last Day to Drop Foundation Program Module B classes
DECEMBER 2018
13 Full Semester and Foundation Program Module B classes end
20 Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) for Module B and Full Semester classes
JANUARY 2019
2 University Opens – New Undergraduate Student Orientation Day
3 Classes begin: Full Semester and Foundation Program Module A
15

Application Deadline for MFA and MDES Programs

Winter Semester Tuition and Fees Due

30

Last Day to Drop Session 1 / Foundation Program Module A classes

Last Day for new full-time Domestic Students to opt out of Student Health Insurance. Consult SUNSCAD for details

FEBRUARY 2019
14

Instructor to send copies of Mid-term Warnings issued to Winter Full Semester courses to Student Experience Office

15

Degree Conferral Date for students who completed their program in December 2018

Deadline to apply to graduate in Summer or Fall 2019

Last Day of Classes: Foundation Program Module A

18

NS Heritage Day – University Closed

19 – 22

Winter Study Break (no classes, but the university remains open)

25

Classes begin: Foundation Program Module B

MARCH 2019
1

Application Deadline for Foundation Program Students and Advanced Standing/Transfer Students (September entry), and for automatic consideration for entrance awards

Last Day to Drop Full 14-week Winter 2019 semester courses

15

Fall 2019 Exchange /Off-Campus Study Application Deadline

26

Last Day to Drop Foundation Program Module B classes

APRIL 2019
12

Last Teaching Day: Full Semester and Foundation Program Module B Classes end

19

Good Friday – University Closed

22

Easter Monday – University Closed

25

Final Day for Grade Submission (4 pm) Module B and Full-semester Winter classes

29

NSCAD Graduation Day