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Important Dates


    for the 2017/18 academic year

    - Drop Dates for Courses without Part of Term Identifiers (PDF - 146KB) - i.e. courses that do not follow the normal term dates, aka open learning
    - Tuition Fee Refund Schedule
    - Admissions Application Deadlines

    September 2017

    September 2 Residence move-in, first year students
    September 2 Induction Ceremony - Agriculture Campus
    September 4 Labour Day - University closed
    September 4
    Residence move-in, returning students
    September 4
    Induction Ceremony - Halifax Campus  
    September 5 Classes begin, fall term
    Last day to register
    September 18
    Fees due for fall term
    Last day to add fall term courses
    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 2017

    October 2
    December Exam Schedule posted
    October 2 and 3

    Fall Convocations
    October 2 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 9 Thanksgiving Day, University closed
    October 13 College Royal - Agriculture Campus, no afternoon classes
    October 31 

    Last day to drop X/Y courses without a "W"*

    Last day to change X/Y courses from Audit to credit and vice versa

    Last day to drop fall term classes with a "W

    See refund schedule for fee implications

    November 2017

    November 6-10 Fall Study Break
    (except students in co-op, clinics or internships) - no classes (University open)
    November 13 University closed in lieu of Remembrance Day

    December 2017

    December 1 Last day to apply to graduate in May 2018 via Dal Online
    December 5 * Classes end, fall term
    Tuesday, December 5 - Monday classes will be held
    December 11 Summer timetable available via Dal Online
    December 7-17
    Exam Period
    December 16 Residences close at noon (Truro Campus)
    December 18 Residences close at noon (Halifax Campus)
    December 25-29 University Closed

    January 2018

    January 1 University closed - New Year's Day
    January 7
    Residences open - traditional and non-traditional
    January 8 Classes begin, winter term
    January 17-19 Dalhousie Student Union SnO-Week
    January 19 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 30 Society & Volunteer Expo
    January 31 Academic Program Fair
    January TBA Exchange/Study Abroad Program application deadline

    February 2018

    February 1 April Exam Schedule is Posted
    February 2 Munro Day - University closed
    February 2 DalLead! Student Leadership Conference
    February 5 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 8 Student Job & Career Fair
    February 19 Nova Scotia Heritage Day - University closed
    February 19-23 Winter Study Break
    February 26 Registration begins for summer courses at 10am
    By Month End Income Tax forms available - see Money Matters for details

    March 2018

    March 7 Fall and Winter 2018/19 timetable will be available.
    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 12 Last day to drop winter term classes with a "W"
    See Refund Schedule for fee implications
    March 19 Registration opens for returning and transfer students in the Faculties of Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, Graduate Studies, Health Professions and Journalism
    March 20 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 21 Registration opens for returning students in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry
    March 22 Impact Awards
    March 26 Registration opens for visiting students
    March 30 Good Friday - University Closed

    April 2018

    April 2 Reserved seating for 2018/19 courses will be lifted
    April 10 * Last day of classes, winter term
    Monday April 9 AND Tuesday, April 10 - Friday classes will be held
    April 12-26 Exam period
    April 27 Residences close at noon (Halifax Campus)

    May - August 2018

      Please see Academic Dates in the Academic Calendar for summer term withdrawal dates, and the Refund Schedule for their fee implications
    May 7 Summer term begins
    May 11 Convocation Faculty of Agriculture
    May 21 Victoria Day, University closed
    May 28-June 2 Spring Convocations
    tbd Registration opens for returning students in the Faculty of Engineering
    tbd Registration opens for new students admitted from high school (noon ADST)
    July 2
    University closed in lieu of Canada Day
    July 2
    Last day to Apply to Graduate in October 2018 via Dal Online
    tbd Exam Period for Computer Science and Engineering
    tbd Exam Period for Commerce Co-op
    August 6 Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day - University closed