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.
    - Schulich School of Law course add/drop dates differ from below; see the Dentistry, Law and Medicine Academic Calendar.
    - Tuition Fee Refund Schedule
    - Admissions Application Deadlines

    2017/18

    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 8 Senate awards degrees/diplomas, Faculty of Agriculture.  Transcripts updated, ceremony (aka Convocation) to follow; see below.
    May 11 Convocation Faculty of Agriculture
    May 17 Senate awards degrees/diplomas.  Transcripts updated, ceremony (aka Convocation) to follow; see below.
    May 21 Victoria Day, University closed
    May 28-June 2 Spring Convocations
    June 4
    Registration opens for returning students in the Faculty of Engineering (8:30am)
    June 9
    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 for Fall 2018 Convocation via Dal Online
    August 7-11
    Exam Period for Computer Science and Engineering
    August 7-17
    Exam Period for Commerce Co-op
    August 6 Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day - University closed
    August 31
    Letter of Permission transcripts due for Fall Convocation
    Senate awards degrees/diplomas
    Senate awards degrees/diplomas

     

    2018/19

    September 2018

    September 1 Residence move-in, first year students
    September 1 Induction Ceremony - Agriculture Campus
    September 3 Labour Day - University closed
    September 3
    Residence move-in, returning students
    September 3
    Induction Ceremony - Halifax Campus  
    September 4 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
    September 24 Senate awards degrees/diplomas.  Transcripts updated, ceremony (aka Convocation) to follow; see below.

    October 2018

    October 1
    December Exam Schedule posted
    October 1 and 2

    Fall Convocations
    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 8 Thanksgiving Day, University closed
    October TBD College Royal - Agriculture Campus, no afternoon classes
    October 30 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 2018

    November 12-16 Fall Study Break
    (except students in co-op, clinics or internships) - no classes (University open)
    November 12 University closed in lieu of Remembrance Day

    December 2018

    December 1 Last day to Apply to Graduate for Spring 2019 Convocation via Dal Online
    December 4 Classes end, fall term
    Tuesday, December 4 - Monday classes will be held
    December 10 Summer timetable available via Dal Online
    December 6-16
    Exam Period
    December 15 Residences close at noon (Truro Campus)
    December 17 Residences close at noon (Halifax Campus)
    December 28 Grades due  
    December 25-31 University Closed

    January 2019

    January 1 University closed - New Year's Day
    January 6
    Residences open - traditional and non-traditional
    January 7 Classes begin, winter term
    January tbd Dalhousie Student Union SnO-Week
    January 18 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 tbd Society & Volunteer Expo
    January tbd Academic Program Fair
    January tbd Exchange/Study Abroad Program application deadline

    February 2019

    February 1 Munro Day - University closed
    February 4 April Exam Schedule is Posted
    February tbd DalLead! Student Leadership Conference
    February 4 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 tbd Student Job & Career Fair
    February 18 Nova Scotia Heritage Day - University closed
    February 18-22 Winter Study Break
    February tbd Registration begins for summer courses at 10am
    By Month End Income Tax forms available - see Money Matters for details

    March 2019

    March tbd Fall and Winter 2019/20 timetable will be available.
    March tbd 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 tbd Registration opens for returning and transfer students in the Faculties of Agriculture, Architecture & Planning, Graduate Studies, Health and Journalism
    March tbd Registration opens for returning and transfer students in the Faculties of Arts & Social Science, Computer Science, Management and Science (Check Your Registration Status for time)
    March tbd Registration opens for returning students in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry
    March tbd Impact Awards
    March tbd Registration opens for visiting students

    April 2019

    April tbd Reserved seating for 2019/20 courses will be lifted
    April 8 Last day of classes, winter term
    Monday April 8 - Friday classes will be held
    April 10-26 Exam period
    April 19 Good Friday, University closed
    April 27 Residences close at noon (Halifax Campus)
    April tbd Letter of Permission transcripts due for Spring Convocation.

    May - August 2019

      Please see Academic Dates in the Academic Calendar for summer term withdrawal dates, and the Refund Schedule for their fee implications
    May 3 Grades due  
    May 6 Summer term begins
    May tbd Senate awards degrees/diplomas.  Transcripts updated.
    Ceremony (aka Convocation) dates to follow; see below.  
    May 20 Victoria Day, University closed
    May 27-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 1
    Canada Day, University closed
    July 1
    Last day to Apply to Graduate for Fall 2019 Convocation via Dal Online
    tbd Exam Period for Computer Science and Engineering
    tbd Exam Period for Commerce Co-op
    August 5 Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day - University closed
    Senate awards degrees/diplomas
    Senate awards degrees/diplomas