Important Dates

for the 2013/14 and 2014/15 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
- 2014/2015 Admissions Application Deadlines

May - August 2014

  Please see the Academic Calendar for summer term withdrawal dates and the Refund Schedule for their fee implications
May 5
First day of summer classes
May 9 Faculty of Agriculture convocation
May 19
Victoria Day, University closed
May 20-28
Spring Convocations
June 2 Registration opens for returning students in the Faculty of Engineering
June 7 Registration opens for new students admitted from high school at 12 noon (Atlantic Standard Time)
July 1
Canada Day - University closed
July 2
Last day to Apply to Graduate in October 2014 via Dal Online
August 4
Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day - University closed

September 2014

September TBA DSU Orientation
September 1 Labour Day - University closed
September TBA Residence move-in, first year students
September TBA Induction Ceremony
September 4 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 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 2014

October 1 December Exam Schedule posted
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 6 - 7 Fall Convocations
October 13 Thanksgiving Day, University closed

November 2014

November 3 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 10 Study Day (except students in co-op, clinics or internships) - no classes (University open)
November 11 Remembrance Day - University closed
November TBA Last day to apply for admissions for winter term

December 2014

December 1 Last day to apply to graduate in May 2015 via Dal Online
December 2 Classes end, fall term
December 4 - 14 Exam Period
December 8 Summer timetable available via Dal Online
December TBA Residences close at noon
December 24 (noon) - 31 University Closed
January 2015
January 1 New Year's Day - University closed
January TBA Residences open - traditional and non-traditional
January 5 Classes begin, winter term
January 16 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 Exchange/Study Abroad Program application deadline
January TBA Academic Program Fair
January 31 April Exam Schedule Posted

February 2015

February 3 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 6 Munro Day - University closed * for some students and employees
February 16-20 Study Break
February TBA Registration begins for summer courses at 10am
By Month End Income Tax forms available - see Money Matter for details

March 2015

March 2 Fall and Winter 2015/16 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 13
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 at 10am
March TBA
Registration opens for visiting students at 10am

April 2015

April 1 Reserved seating for 2015/16 courses will be lifted
April 3 Good Friday - University closed
April 6 Easter Monday **
April 10 Last day of classes, winter term
April 13-28 Exam period
April TBA Residences close at noon

May - August 2015

  Please see the Academic Calendar for summer term withdrawal dates and the Refund Schedule for their fee implications
May 4 First day of summer classes
May 8 Faculty of Agriculture convocation
May 18 Victoria Day, University closed
May 19-28 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 at 12 noon (Atlantic Standard Time)
July 1
Canada Day - University closed
July 2
Last day to Apply to Graduate in October 2015 via Dal Online
August 3 Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day - University closed


* Halifax Campuses closed, Agricultural Campus open.
** Agricultural Campus closed, Halifax Campuses open.