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Important Dates

for the 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

January 2015

January 1 New Year's Day - University closed
January 4 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 31 Exchange/Study Abroad Program application deadline
January 27 Academic Program Fair
January 29 Summer Job and Career Fair
January 31 April Exam Schedule Posted
DAL Lead! Student Leadership Conference

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
February 16 Nova Scotia Heritage Day - University closed
February 16-20 Study Break
February 23 Registration begins for summer courses at 10am
By Month End Income Tax forms available - see Money Matter for details

    March 2015

    March 9 Fall and Winter 2015/16 timetable will be available via Dal Online
    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 23 Registration opens for returning and transfer students in the Faculties of Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, Graduate Studies, Health Professions and Journalism at 7:30am
    March 24 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 25
    Registration opens for returning students in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry at 10am
    March 30 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 10 Last day of classes, winter term
April 13-28 Exam period
April 29 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 25-30 Spring Convocations
June 1 Registration opens for returning students in the Faculty of Engineering at 8:30am
June 6 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 2015 via Dal Online
August 3 Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day - University closed
August 4-8 Exam Period for Computer Science and Engineering
August 4-14 Exam Period for Commerce Co-op

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

September 2015

September TBA DSU Orientation
September TBA
Residence move-in, first year students
September 7 Labour Day - University closed
September TBA Residence move-in, returning students
September TBA Induction Ceremony - Halifax Campus at 12pm
September TBA Induction Ceremony - Agriculture Campus at 11am
September 10 Classes begin, fall term
Last day to register
September 25 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 2015

October TBA December Exam Schedule posted
October 5-6 Fall Convocations
October 9 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 12 Thanksgiving Day, University closed

November 2015

November 6 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 12 Study Day (except students in co-op, clinics or internships) - no classes (University open)

December 2015

December 1 Last day to apply to graduate in May 2016 via Dal Online
December 8 Classes end, fall term
December 10-20 Exam Period
December TBA
Summer timetable available via Dal Online
December TBA Residences close at noon
December 24 (noon) - 31 University Closed

January 2016

January 1 New Year's Day - University closed
January TBA Residences open - traditional and non-traditional
January 4 Classes begin, winter term
January 15 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 TBA April Exam Schedule Posted
January 31 Exchange/Study Abroad Program application deadline

February 2016

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 TBA Registration begins for summer courses at 10am
By Month End Income Tax forms available - see Money Matter for details

March 2016

March TBA 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 11 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 25 Good Friday - University closed
March TBA Registration opens for visiting students

April 2016

April TBA Reserved seating for 2015/16 courses will be lifted
April 6 Last day of classes, winter term
April 9-23 Exam period
April TBA 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 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 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