preparation to welcome students on campus with a continued focus on health and
safety of our community, the Acadia Senate approved that undergraduate classes
for Fall 2020 will begin on September 21st. Starting dates for graduate
programs will vary. Please check with your Department.
Please reference the key arrival dates below and
note we will be working with students to generate individual itineraries to
ensure a safe and coordinated welcome to campus. You can also review an updated
list of all academic dates for the fall semester below.
– Saturday, 2 - 5 Residences
Open for International Students (students must arrive in Nova Scotia by Sept.
5th to accommodate self-isolation).
Thursday - Monday, 3-7 International Student Orientation
Saturday, 4-5 Residence
Open for all new Canadian students (excluding all students not required to
– Friday, 5-18 Fourteen (14) Day
– Sunday, 19-20 Residences
open for all new and returning students not required to self-isolate
Monday, 21 Classes begin for Fall and Fall/Winter (full-year)
courses. Fee payment deadline.
Wednesday, 30 Last day to add/change any Fall or Fall/Winter
course sections. Last day to withdraw
from a Fall or Fall/Winter course without a “W” appearing on the transcript.
Monday, 12 Thanksgiving Day - no classes.
Thursday, 15 Exam schedule posted for December examinations. Last day to decrease meal plan for Fall
term. Last day to opt out of ASU Health
Plan or add dependents.
Wednesday, 11 Remembrance Day - no classes.
Thursday-Friday, 12-13 Reading Break – no classes.
Friday, 13 Last day to withdraw from a Fall term course and
receive a “W”. Any Fall course withdrawals after today will receive an “F”
Friday, 11 Last day of classes.
Saturday, 12 Examination study day.
Sunday, 13 Fall term examinations begin.
Sunday, 20 Fall term examinations end.