Academic Dates

Last updated July 23, 2020


Notice At the time of printing, all elements of this Calendar were believed to be accurate. However, the spread of COVID-19 has resulted in modifications to some aspects of AST’s programs and services during 2020-2021, such as altering certain dates and moving on-campus courses to online course delivery. Please consult the AST website for the most current information:


Winter Term 2021

January 4

AST administrative offices open. (Monday)

January 7

Winter Term 2021 classes begin. (Thursday)

January 13

Brightspace hosted Winter Term online courses begin. (Wednesday)

January 13

Last day for late registration for Winter Term courses. (Wednesday)

January 22

Due date for Winter Term 2021 tuition and fees. (Friday)

January 22

Last day to withdraw from Winter Term courses with full tuition refund. (Friday)

January 22

Last day to withdraw from year-long courses with partial tuition refund for Winter Term. (Friday

February 1

Final grades due for Fall Term 2020 INCs. (Monday)

February 3

Senate Meeting. (Wednesday)

February 15

Nova Scotia Heritage Day. AST is closed. No classes. (Monday)

February 16 – 19

Reading Week. No classes. Offices are open. (Tuesday to Friday)

March 1 – 12

Returning Student Registration for 2021-2022.

March 1

Theses due for all programs. (Monday)

March 11

Graduate Project presentations (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Students will attend Presentations as part of regularly scheduled classes. (Thursday

March 12

Last day to withdraw from Winter Term courses without academic penalty. (Friday)

April 1 – 5

Easter Holidays. AST is closed. No classes.

April 8

Agape Service. (Thursday at 11:45 a.m.)

April 12

Last day of classes for the Winter Term 2021. (Monday)

April 19

Last day of Winter Term 2021. Final marks due for all courses

April 28

Senate Meeting. (Wednesday)

May 8

Convocation 2021. (Saturday)

May 10 – June 11

Summer Administration hours.

May 24

Victoria Day. AST is closed. (Monday)

June 1

Final grades due for Winter Term 2021 INCs. (Tuesday)


SummerTerm 2021

June 14 – July 23

Summer Term 2021

July 1

Session Two classes as regularly scheduled. (Thursday)

July 1

AST Library is open. (Thursday

July 1

AST’s administrative offices closed for Canada Day holiday. (Thursday)

July 26 – August 31

Summer Administration hours