2019-2020 Academic Dates and Deadlines

2019 Academic Dates

May 3 Last day to receive grades for Spring Convocation
May 6 ADC Faculty meeting to approve Spring Graduates
May 6 ADC Senate meeting to approve Spring Graduates
May 8 Acadia University Senate meeting to approve Spring Graduates
May 10 Commissioning Supper (5:00 pm) Commissioning Service (7:30 pm)
May 12 Baccalaureate Service (10:30 am)
May 12 Spring Convocation ceremony for faculty of Theology graduates (3:00 pm)
May 17 Last day to submit examination thesis draft for fall graduation for DMin students with an external supervisor.
May 20 Victoria Day. No classes.
May 31 Last day to submit examination thesis draft for fall graduation for DMin students (with an internal supervisor) and MA (Theology) students.
May-June ADC Spring Intensive Courses
June 14 Last day to submit an appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee.
June 28 Last day for oral defences for fall graduation.
August 16 Last day to apply for fall-term and full-year ADC Financial Assistance.
August 16 Last day for all written work for spring course to be submitted (unless earlier date set by instructor).
August 28 Residences open for new international students.
August 29-30 Acadia University international student orientation activities.
August 30 Last day to apply to graduate for fall graduation.
August 31 Residents open for all new Canadian students;
August 31 New student orientation activities
September 2 Labour Day.
September 2 Residences open for returning students.
September 4 Acadia University fall-term and fall/winter (full-year) courses begin
September 4 Fee payment deadline.
September 3-6 ADC New Student Orientation.
September 5 Deadline to submit PDF files of examined DMin / MA (Theology) thesis for final approval for printing, for fall graduation.
September 6 All-Acadia Divinity College (faculty, staff, students) Retreat.
September 7 ADC fall-term and fall/winter (full-year) courses begin.
September 13 Last day to add/change any fall-term or fall/winter (full-year) course sections
September 13 Last day to withdraw from a fall-term or fall/winter (full-year) course without a “W” appearing on the transcript.
September 20 Deadline for approved and printed MA (Theology) and DMin theses for fall graduation.
September 27 Last day to receive grades for fall graduation.
September 27 Last day to decrease meal plan for fall term.
September 30 Last day to opt out of ASU Health Plan or add dependents.
September 30 ADC Faculty meeting to approve fall graduates.
September 30 ADC Senate meeting to approve fall graduates.
October 9 Acadia University Senate meeting to approve fall graduates.
October 14 Thanksgiving Day. No classes scheduled.
October 21-23 Hayward Lectures.
October 28-November 1 Acadia University Reading Week. No regular classes. ADC Reading Week ADC Intensive Classes as scheduled.
November 11 Remembrance Day. No classes scheduled.
November 15 Last day to withdraw from a fall-term course and receive a “W”.
Any fall-term course withdrawals after today will receive an “F” grade.
December 6 Last day to apply for winter-term ADC Financial Assistance.
December 6 Last day of ADC classes – fall-term.
December 9 Acadia University last day of classes.
December 10 Acadia University Exam Study Day
December 10-12 ADC fall-term examinations.
December 11-20 Acadia University fall-term examinations.
December 13 Last day for all ADC take-home examinations and other written work to be submitted (unless earlier date set by instructor).
December 21 Residences close at 12:00 noon.

2020 Academic Dates

January 2 Residences open for new international and Canadian students.
January 3 New student orientation activities for students beginning studies in the winter 2020 semester.
January 5 Residences open for returning students at 12:00 noon.
January 6 Fall/winter (full-year) courses resume and winter-term courses begin.
January 6 Fee payment deadline.
January 6 Last day to apply for Spring Convocation
January 15 Last day to submit printed thesis copies for examination for Spring Convocation for DMin students.
January 15 Last day to add/change any winter-term course sections.
January 15 day to withdraw from a winter-term course without a “W” appearing on the transcript.
January 15 day to withdraw from fall/winter (full-year) courses and receive a ‘W’. Any courses withdrawn after today will receive an ‘F’ grade.
January 24 Last day to decrease meal plan for Winter term.
January 31 Last day to opt out of ASU Health Plan or add dependents for students newly eligible on the ASU Health and Dental Plans.
February 10-12 Simpson Lectures.
February 14 Last day to submit a printed thesis for examination for Spring Convocation for MA (Theology).
February 17 Nova Scotia Heritage Day. No regular classes.
February 17-21 Acadia University winter study break. ADC Reading Week.
No regular classes. ADC Intensive classes as scheduled.
March 6 day to withdraw from winter-term courses and receive a “W”. Any course withdrawals after today will receive an “F” grade.
March 31 Rawlyk Lecture
April 3 Acadia University last day of classes.
April 3 Last day for DMin and MA (Theology) oral defences.
April 4 Last day of ADC classes – fall/winter (full-year) and winter-term.
April 4-5 Acadia University Exam Study Days
April 6-18 Acadia University winter-term examinations.
April 7-9 ADC examinations.
April 10 Good Friday. No University examinations.
April 13 Last day for all ADC take-home examinations and other written work to be submitted (unless earlier date set by instructor).
April 14 Last day to apply for spring-term ADC Financial Assistance.
April 19 Residences close at 12:00 noon.
April 22 Deadline for final printed MA (Theology) and DMin thesis for Spring Convocation.
April 22 Marks due
April 30 Last day to submit the printed thesis for examination for fall graduation for DMin and MA (Theology) students.
May 4 ADC Faculty meeting to approve spring graduates.
May 4 ADC Senate meeting to approve spring graduates.
May 6 Acadia University Senate meeting to approve spring graduates.
May 8 Commissioning Supper (5 pm). Commissioning Service (7:30 pm).
May 10 Baccalaureate Service (10:30 am).
May 10 Spring Convocation ceremony for Faculty of Theology graduates (3 pm).
May 18 Victoria Day. No classes scheduled.
May-June ADC spring intensive courses.
June 12 Last day to submit an appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee.
June 29 Last day for DMin and MA (Theology) oral defences for fall graduation.