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Important Dates

for the 2015/16 academic year

- Drop Dates for Courses without Part of Term Identifiers (PDF - 130KB) - i.e. courses that do not follow the normal term dates, aka open learning
- Tuition Fee Refund Schedule
- 2015/2016 Admissions Application Deadlines

    February 2016

    February 1 April Exam Schedule is Posted
    February 5 Munro Day - University closed
    February 8 Last day to drop winter term courses without a "W"
    Last day to change winter term courses from audit to credit (and vice versa)
    Last day to drop X/Y courses with a "W"
    See Refund Schedule for fee implications
    February 15 Nova Scotia Heritage Day - University closed
    February 15-19 Study Break
    February 22 Registration begins for summer courses at 10am
    By Month End Income Tax forms available - see Money Matter for details

    March 2016

    March 7 Fall and Winter 2016/17 timetable will be available via Dal Online
    March 11 Last day to drop winter term classes with a "W"
    See Refund Schedule for fee implications
    March 14 Deadline to re-apply for residence for students who want to keep their room, or move to another residence of their choice.
    March 21 Registration opens for returning and transfer students in the Faculties of Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, Graduate Studies, Health Professions and Journalism
    March 22 Registration opens for returning and transfer students in the Faculties of Arts and Social Science, Computer Science, Management and Science (Check Your Registration Status for time)
    March 23 Registration opens for returning students in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry
    March 25 Good Friday - University closed
    March 28 Registration opens for visiting students

    April 2016

    April 1 Reserved seating for 2016/17 courses will be lifted
    April 6 Last day of classes, winter term
    April 9-23 Exam period
    April 24 Residences close at noon

    May - August 2016

      Please see the Academic Calendar for summer term withdrawal dates and the Refund Schedule for their fee implications
    May 2 First day of summer classes
    May 13 Faculty of Agriculture convocation
    May 23 Victoria Day, University closed
    May 30-June 4 Spring Convocations
    June 6 Registration opens for returning students in the Faculty of Engineering
    June 11 Registration opens for new students admitted from high school (noon ADST)
    July 1
    Canada Day - University closed
    July 2
    Last day to Apply to Graduate in October 2016 via Dal Online
    August 1 Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day - University closed
    August 2-6 Exam Period for Computer Science and Engineering
    August 2-12 Exam Period for Commerce Co-op

    for the 2016/17 academic year

    - Drop Dates for Courses without Part of Term Identifiers (PDF - 130KB) - i.e. courses that do not follow the normal term dates, aka open learning
    - Tuition Fee Refund Schedule
    - 2016/2017 Admissions Application Deadlines

    September 2016

    September 3-5 DSU Orientation Week
    September 3 Residence move-in, first year students
    September 5 Labour Day - University closed
    September 5 Residence move-in, returning students
    September TBA
    Induction Ceremony - Halifax Campus  
    September TBA
    Induction Ceremony - Agriculture Campus
    September 6 Classes begin, fall term
    Last day to register
    September 19 Fees due for fall term
    Last day for late registration
    Last day to drop fall term courses and fall term X/Y courses with no financial implications
    Last day for a complete refund
    Last day to apply for honours programs
    Last day to change from Dalhousie to King's and vice versa

    October 2016

    October TBA
    December Exam Schedule posted
    October 3-4 Fall Convocations
    October 7 Last day to change fall term courses from audit to credit (and vice versa)*
    Last day to drop fall term courses without a "W" **
    See Refund Schedule for fee implications
    October 10 Thanksgiving Day, University closed

    November 2016

    November 14 Last day to drop fall term courses with a "W"*
    Last day to drop X/Y courses without a "W"*
    Last day to change X/Y courses from audit to credit (and vice versa)**
    See Refund Schedule for fee implications
    November 11 Remembrance Day - University closed
    November 7-11 Fall Study Break (except students in co-op, clinics or internships) - no classes (University open)

    December 2016

    December 1 Last day to apply to graduate in May 2017 via Dal Online
    December TBA
    Summer timetable available via Dal Online
    December 6 * Classes end, fall term
    December 8-18
    Exam Period
    December 19 Residences close at noon
    December 24 (noon) - 31 University Closed
     
    * December 6 - Monday classes will be held.

    January 2017

    January 2 University closed in lieu of New Year's Day
    January TBA
    Residences open - traditional and non-traditional
    January 9 Classes begin, winter term
    January 20 Last day to add winter term courses
    Last day for late registration
    Last day to drop winter term courses with no financial implications
    Fees due for winter term
    January TBA Academic Program Fair
    January 31 Exchange/Study Abroad Program application deadline

    February 2017

    February TBA April Exam Schedule is Posted
    February 3 Munro Day - University closed
    February 10 Last day to drop winter term courses without a "W"
    Last day to change winter term courses from audit to credit (and vice versa)
    Last day to drop X/Y courses with a "W"
    See Refund Schedule for fee implications
    February 20 Nova Scotia Heritage Day - University closed
    February 20-24 Winter Study Break
    February TBA Registration begins for summer courses at 10am
    By Month End Income Tax forms available - see Money Matter for details

    March 2017

    March TBA Fall and Winter 2017/18 timetable will be available via Dal Online
    March TBA Deadline to re-apply for residence for students who want to keep their room, or move to another residence of their choice.
    March 17 Last day to drop winter term classes with a "W"
    See Refund Schedule for fee implications
    March TBA Registration opens for returning and transfer students in the Faculties of Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, Graduate Studies, Health Professions and Journalism
    March TBA Registration opens for returning and transfer students in the Faculties of Arts and Social Science, Computer Science, Management and Science (Check Your Registration Status for time)
    March TBA Registration opens for returning students in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry
    March TBA Registration opens for visiting students

    April 2017

    April TBA Reserved seating for 2017/18 courses will be lifted
    April 10 * Last day of classes, winter term
    April 12-26 Exam period
    April 14 Good Friday - University closed
    April 27 Residences close at noon
    * April 10 - Friday classes will be held.

    May - August 2017

      Please see the Academic Calendar for summer term withdrawal dates and the Refund Schedule for their fee implications
    May 1 First day of summer classes
    May 12 Faculty of Agriculture Convocation
    May 22 Victoria Day, University closed
    May 29-June 3 Spring Convocations
    June TBA Registration opens for returning students in the Faculty of Engineering
    June TBA Registration opens for new students admitted from high school (noon ADST)
    July 3
    University closed in lieu of Canada Day
    July 2
    Last day to Apply to Graduate in October 2017 via Dal Online
    August 1 Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day - University closed
    August TBA Exam Period for Computer Science and Engineering
    August TBA Exam Period for Commerce Co-op