Important Dates


    Programs with different add/drop dates

    • Open learning courses, those that don't follow the normal term dates, have different drop dates. Please check Open Learning Drop Dates (PDF - 168kB) for a full list.

    • The Schulich School of Law course add/drop dates differ from below. See the Dentistry, Law and Medicine Academic Calendar.

    Other important resources

     

    2021/2022

    May - August 2021

      Please see Academic Dates in the Academic Calendar for summer term withdrawal dates, and the Refund Schedule for their fee implications
    May 3 Summer term begins
    May 18 Senate awards degrees/diplomas.  Transcripts updated.
    Ceremony (aka Convocation) dates to follow; see below.  
    May 24 Victoria Day, University closed
    May 25 Fall/Winter timetable available.
    Registration timetickets assigned.
    June 2 At 10 a.m. ADT, registration opens for third/fourth year and part-time Law/Combined
    June 7-11 Spring Convocation Celebrations
    June 5 At 10 a.m. ADT, registration opens for new & returning Graduate, and returning/transfer Agriculture, Architecture & Planning, Engineering, Health and Journalism students.
    June 6
    Beginning at 10 a.m. ADT, registration opens for returning/transfer students in all other undergraduate programs (registration will open in two-hour intervals, by assigned timetickets) 
    June 7 At 9 a.m. ADT, registration opens for Medicine and Dentistry students
    June 7 - 11 Spring Convocation Celebrations
    June 8 At 9 a.m. ADT, registration opens for Visiting Students.
    June 9 University-Wide Virtual Convocation Celebration
    June 9 At 10 a.m. ADT, registration opens for second year and transfer Law
    June 12 At 12 p.m. ADT, first-year student registration opens for all new undergraduates
    June 16 At 10 a.m. ADT, registration opens for exchange and visiting Law
    June TBD Seat reservations removal from most fall/winter courses.
    July 1
    Canada Day, University closed
    July 2 University closed
    July 4
    Last day to Apply to Graduate for Fall 2020 Convocation via Dal Online
    July 26 At 10 a.m. ADT, registration opens for first year Law
    July 30 - Aug 7
    Exam Period for Computer Science and Engineering
    July 30 - Aug 18
    Exam Period for Commerce Co-op
    August 2 Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day - University closed
    August 16
    (approximately)
    Account Detail (tuition & fees) for Fall term available via Dal Online
    Senate awards degrees/diplomas
    Senate awards degrees/diplomas

    September 2021

    September 6 Labour Day - University closed
    September TBD
    Induction Ceremony - Halifax Campus  
    September 7 Classes begin, fall term
    September 17
    Fees due for fall term
    Last day to register
    Last day to add fall term courses
    Last day to drop fall term courses and multi-term courses with no financial implications
    Last day for a complete refund
    Last day to apply for honours programs
    Last day to Opt Out of the UPass
    Last day to Opt Out of DSU Health Plan
    Last day to change from Dalhousie to King's and vice versa
    September 21 Halifax Universites Virtual Career Fair
    September 28 Senate awards degrees/diplomas.  Transcripts updated, ceremony (aka Convocation) to follow; see below.
    September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, University closed.

    October 2021

    October 1
    December Exam Schedule posted
    October 1 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 11 Thanksgiving Day, University closed
    October 15 College Royal - Agriculture Campus, no afternoon classes
    October TBD Fall Convocation Ceremonies 

    November 2021

    November 1 Last day to drop Multi Term courses without a "W"
    Last day to change Multi Term courses from Audit to credit and vice versa
    Last day to drop Fall term courses with a "W"
    See refund schedule for fee implications
    November 8-12 Fall Study Break
    (except students in co-op, clinics or internships) - no classes (University open)
    November 11 University closed - Remembrance Day

    December 2021

    December 1 Last day to Apply to Graduate for Spring 2022 Convocation via Dal Online
    December 1
    (approximately)
    Account Detail (tuition & fees) for winter term available via Dal Online
    December 7 Classes end, fall term
    Tuesday, December 7 - Monday classes will be held
    December 9-19
    Exam Period
    December 13

    Summer term academic timetable available via Dal Online

    Summer registration opens for Co-op and Graduate Thesis Students

    December 16 Residences close at noon (Truro Campus)
    December 20 Residences close at noon (Halifax Campus)
    December 24 - 31 University closed as of 12pm December 24.
    December 29 Grades due for courses with formal exams

    January 2022

    January 3 University closed in lieu of New Year's Day
    January TBD
    Residences open - traditional and non-traditional
    January 5 Classes begin, winter term
    January 14 Fees due for winter term
    Last day to add winter term courses
    Last day for late registration
    Last day to drop winter term courses with no financial implications
    Last day to Opt Out of the UPass
    January 28 Last day to drop winter term courses without a "W"
    Last day to change winter term courses from audit to credit (and vice versa)
    January 31 Last day to drop multi-term courses with a "W"
    See Refund Schedule for fee implications.
    January TBD Exchange/Study Abroad Program application deadline

    February 2022

    February 1 April Exam Schedule is Posted
    February 4 Munro Day - University closed
    February TBA DalLead! Student Leadership Conference
    February 21 Nova Scotia Heritage Day - University closed
    February 21-25 Winter Study Break
    February 28 Registration begins for Summer courses (all students) at 10am
    February TBD Dalhousie Student Job & Career Fair
    February TBA Program & Major Expo
    By Month End Income Tax forms available - see Money Matters for details

    March 2022

    March 1  2022/23 Academic Calendar available for viewing
    March 3  Fall/Winter 2022/23 timetable available
    March 7  Last day to drop winter term classes with a "W".
    See refund schedule for fee implications
    March 21        Registration opens for returning Graduate students, Faculties of Health Professions, Engineering and Agriculture starting at 7:30am for Fall/Winter 2022/23
    March 22 Registration opens for all other undergraduate programs at 6:00am, 8:00am, and 10:00am for Fall/Winter 2022/23
    March 23 Registration opens for Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry starting at 10:00am
    March 28 Registration opens for Visiting Students starting at 10:00am

    April 2022

    April 6 Classes end, regular session
    Wednesday April 6 - Friday classes will be held
    April 8-26 Exam period
    April 15 Good Friday - university closed
    April 20 Residences close at noon (Truro Campus)
    April 27 Residences close at noon (Halifax Campus)
    April 30 Letter of Permission transcripts due for Spring Convocation.
    April 30 Grades due.

    May - August 2022

      Please see Academic Dates in the Academic Calendar for summer term withdrawal dates, and the Refund Schedule for their fee implications
    May 2 Summer term begins
    May TBD Senate awards degrees/diplomas.  Transcripts updated.
    Ceremony (aka Convocation) dates to follow; see below.  
    May 23 Victoria Day, University closed
    May/June TBD Spring Convocation Celebrations
    June 1 Registration opens for Schulich School of Law 3rd Year Combined Program and Part-Time students starting at 10:00am.
    June 8 Registration opens for Schulich School of Law 2nd Year and Transfer students starting at 10:00am.
    June 11 Registration opens for New from High School students starting at noon
    June 15 Registration opens for Schulich School of Law Exchange, LOP, and Visiting students starting at 10:00am.
    July 1
    Canada Day, University closed
    July 1
    Last day to Apply to Graduate for Fall 2022 Convocation via Dal Online
    July 25 Registration opens for Schulich School of Law 1st Year Students starting at 10:00am.
    July 28 - Aug 3
    Exam Period for Computer Science and Engineering
    July 28- Aug 10
    Exam Period for Commerce Co-op
    July 29
    (approximately)
    Account Detail (tuition & fees) for Fall term available via Dal Online
    August 1 Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day - University closed
    Senate awards degrees/diplomas
    Senate awards degrees/diplomas