Calendar Dates for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Updated April 17, 2019
Consult the Acadia University Academic Calendar for a complete list of dates. In the event of a discrepancy, the Academic Calendar date(s) will prevail.

2019  
July 1 Canada Day - No classes
July 2 M.Ed. Programs Orientation Day
July 3 Graduate Education summer classes, intersession 2
   
Aug. 30 Mandatory B.Ed. Practicum Orientation & Seminar, 16-month students
  Last day to apply for Fall graduation
   
Sept. 2 Labour Day
  Residences open for returning students
Sept. 3 & 4 16-month B.Ed. Practicum Begins
Sept. 3 B.Ed. Orientation Day (2-year program)
  M.Ed. Registration and Orientation
Sept. 4 Fall and Fall/Winter courses begin
  Fee payment deadline
Sept. 13 Last day to add/change any Fall or Fall/Winter course sections
  Last day to drop a Fall or Fall/Winter term course without a "W" appearing on the transcript
Sept. 27 Last day to receive grades for Fall Graduation
  Last day to decrease meal plan for Fall term
Sept. 30 Last day to opt out of ASU Health/Dental plans or add dependents
   
Oct. 8 Faculty meeting for approval of Fall graduates
Oct. 9 Senate meeting to approve Fall graduates
Oct. 14 Thanksgiving Day - no classes
Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 University Fall Study Break - Not for the B.Ed. Program
   
Nov. 6 Practicum Concludes (16-month B.Ed.)
  (PM) Practicum Orientation - Year 1 B.Ed. Students
Nov. 11 Remembrance Day -  no classes
Nov. 13 B.Ed. Make-up Day #1 for Monday classes*
Nov. 14 B.Ed. Make-up Day #2 for Monday classes*
  *The timing of make-up days for Monday classes is at the discretion of the professor and they may be online.
Nov. 15 Last day to drop a Fall term course and receive a "W". Any Fall courses dropped after this date will receive an "F" grade
  Practicum Preparation
Nov. 18 Practicum Preparation
Nov. 19 B.Ed. Practicum Begins
   
Dec. 9 Last day of classes for M.Ed. students
Dec. 20 B.Ed. Practicum Concludes
Dec. 21 Residences close at 12:00 noon
   
2020  
Jan. 2 Residences open for new International and Canadian students
Jan. 5 Residences open for returning students (12:00 noon)
Jan. 6 Fall/Winter (full-year) courses resume. Winter term courses begin.
  Fee payment deadline
  Last day to apply for Spring graduation (all students)
Jan. 8 B.Ed. Practicum Debrief (16-month and year 1 students, 1-4pm)
Jan. 15 Last day to add/change any Winter course sections.
  Last day to withdraw from a Winter course without a "W" appearing on the transcript.
  Last day to withdraw from Fall/Winter (full-year) courses and receive a "W". Any courses dropped after this date will receive an "F" grade.
Jan. 24 Last day to decrease meal plan for Winter term
Jan. 31 Last day to opt out of ASU Health Plan or add dependents for students newly eligible on the ASU Health and Dental plans
   
Feb. 17 Nova Scotia Heritage Day - no classes
Feb. 18-21 University Winter Study Break Not for the B.Ed. program
   
Mar. 6 Last day to withdraw from Winter term courses and receive a "W". Any courses dropped after today will receive an "F" grade.
Mar. 16 B.Ed. Make-up day for Heritage Day*
  Last day of B.Ed. classes
  *The timing of make-up days for Heritage Day is at the discretion of the professor and it may be online.
Mar. 17-20 Practicum Preparation
Mar. 23 B.Ed. Practicum Begins
   
Apr. 3 Last day of classes for M.Ed. students
  Final deadline for master's thesis for Spring Convocation
Apr. 10 Good Friday
Apr. 19 Residences close at 12 noon
Apr. 24 B.Ed. Practicum Concludes
Apr. 27 16-month B.Ed. Practicum Begins
   
May 1 Last day to receive grades for Spring Convocation
May 5 Faculty meeting to approve Spring graduates
May 6 Senate meeting to approve Spring graduates
May 10 Baccalaureate Service
May 10 & 11 Spring Convocation Ceremonies
May 18 Victoria Day - no classes
May 31 Last day to opt out of ASU Health/Dental plans or add dependents - 16-month B.Ed. students
   
June 5 16-month B.Ed. Practicum Concludes

 

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