Events Calendar

Stay in the loop on some of the events happening in the Faculty of Science and mark your calendars with the important dates that may be relevant to you.

In line with Public Health advice, non-essential in-person activities at Dalhousie University are cancelled or postponed at this time. Please feel free to check out some of the virtual events that may be of interest to our science community.


Sustainable Oceans Conference - September 25-26, 2020

The Sustainable Oceans Conference is a free public event that brings together a wide audience. The goal is to promote opportunities for collaboration to address the range of issues affecting our ocean. The annual conference is supported by the Sobey Fund for Oceans and is organized annually by the students of the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University. It is the only student-led conference of its kind in Atlantic Canada, and is being held for the 9th consecutive year.

Collectively, the Sustainable Oceans Conference aims to promote opportunities for collaboration on solutions addressing a range of issues affecting our ocean ecosystems.  While the overall aim of the event remains the same, each new class brings in different perspectives, themes, keynote speakers, and academic presentations that make each year’s conference unique.

For more information regarding the 2020 Sustainable Oceans Conference and COVID-19, visit:


Important Dates

May 4

Summer term begins

May 13

Senate awards degrees/diplomas.  Transcripts updated.

May 18

Victoria Day, University closed

June 5

Virtual Spring Ceremony for the 2020 Science Graduates

June 5

Advising sessions open to book for incoming students and current students

June 15

Registration opens for new students admitted from high school (8 a.m. ADT)

July 1

Canada Day, University closed

July 1

Last day to Apply to Graduate for Fall 2020 Convocation via Dal Online

July 31 - August 6

Exam Period

August 3

Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day - University closed

September 7

Labour Day - University closed

September TBA

Induction Ceremony - Halifax Campus  

September 8

Classes begin, fall term

September 9 (TBC)

Welcome session for incoming science students

September 18

Fees due for fall term
Last day to register
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

October TBA

December Exam Schedule posted

October TBA

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 12

Thanksgiving Day, University closed

November 2

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 9-13

Fall Study Break
(except students in co-op, clinics or internships) - no classes (University open)

November 11

University closed - Remembrance Day