Dates and Deadlines

2018Important Dates
August 27-28 First year international students move into residence
August 29 International Student Orientation Day
August 30 First year students move into residence
August 30- September 8 Welcome Week
September 3 Labour Day - University closed
September 3 Returning students move into residence
September 5 Classes begin
September 9 Opening Mass
September 14 Last day to confirm registration by arranging payment of fees
September 14 Last day to add fall term and full-year courses
October 1 Last day to apply for November 1 Graduation
October 8 Thanksgiving Day - University closed
October 12 Deadline to opt out of Health Plan
October 26 Last day to withdraw from first-semester courses without academic penalty
October 26 Last day for partial refunds of first-semester fees
October 31 Last day to apply for Spring Convocation
November 1 Deadline to declare major
November 5-9 Fall Reading Week - no classes
November 9 University Closed in lieu of Remembrance Day
November 11 Remembrance Day
November 23 Last day to hold class tests in first semester
December 6 Last day of classes for first semester
December 7-9 Reading days - no classes
December 10 Semester 1 examinations begin
December 15 Semester 1 examinations end
December 17 Make-up exam period
December 18 Residence closes for the holidays at noon
December 24-31 Christmas Break - University closed
2019Important Dates
January 1 New Year's Day - University closed
January 2 University offices open
January 5 Residence reopens at 9:00 am
January 7 Classes resume
January 15 Application deadline for BEd Program
January 16 Last day to add Winter term courses
January 16 Last day to withdraw from full-year courses without academic penalty
January 28 Celebration of Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of the University
January 30 Last day to apply for March 1 Graduation
January 31 Application deadline for BSW post-degree program
February 18 NB Family Day - University closed
February 22 Last day to withdraw from second-semester courses without academic penalty
February 22 Last day for partial refund of second-semester fees
March 4-8 March Reading Week - No classes
March 15 Student Research & Ideas Fair
March 25 Last day to hold class tests in second semester
April 9 Last day of classes in second semester
April 10-11 Reading days - no classes
April 12 Final examinations begin
April 18 Final examinations end
April 19-22 Easter - University closed
April 23 Make-up exam period
April 24 Residence closes for the summer at noon
April 29 Intersession begins
May 13 Baccalaureate Mass
May 14 Spring Convocation
May 20 Victoria Day - University closed
June 20 Intersession ends
July 1 Canada Day - University closed
July 2 Summer Session begins
July 5 Summer Convocation
August 5 New Brunswick Day - University closed
August 9 Summer Session ends


Application Dates and Deadlines 

Applications, application fee, and supporting documents must be received in the Admissions Office by the following dates:

High School Applicants

Scholarship deadline - March 1
Application deadline - August 31

A small number of students are traditionally accepted in January. Students will be admitted beginning October for the January semester.

Post-degree Program Applicants

Bachelor of Education - January 15
Bachelor of Social Work - January 31

International Applicants

International applicants are encouraged to complete and submit applications and supporting documents by June 1 for September admission and October 1 for January admission. While applications will be accepted beyond those dates, students who apply later risk having insufficient time to obtain student visas and other authorization.

Please note that processing times at embassies can take up to three months.