OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR CLOSURE

July 19 to August 3, 2021
In order to serve our academic community more effectively and safely, Acadia is upgrading our student information system database and its user interfaces.

The planned ‘go-live’ date for the new system is August 3, 2021.  To allow for data transfer and transition to the new system, the Acadia Central portal (used for registration, ordering transcripts, etc.) will be unavailable, and a number of offices that use these systems will be closed, from July 16 to August 3 inclusively. The Office of the Registrar will be closed July 19th, reopening August 3rd.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to serving our community with enhanced functionality very soon.


 

IMPORTANT DATES

July
Friday, 9 Examinations for Summer 1 Intersession courses
Monday, 12 Classes begin for Summer 2 (3wk) Intersession courses
Friday, 23 Last day to submit an appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee due to grade changes. Students will be notified of decision 2 weeks plus three working days from the submission date
Friday, 30 Examinations for Summer 2 Intersession courses

August
Friday, 27
Last day to apply for Fall Graduation (all students).

September
Wednesday, 1 *Residences open for new International students.
Saturday, 4 *Residences open for new Canadian students.
Sunday, 5 New student orientation activities begin.
Monday, 6 Labour Day.
*Residences open for returning students.
Tuesday, 7 Graduate student registration.
Wednesday, 8 Classes begin for Fall and Fall/Winter (full-year) courses.
Fee payment deadline.
Friday, 17 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.
Friday, 24 Deadline for approved honours theses for Fall graduands.
Last day to submit final Master’s theses.
Last day to decrease meal plan for Fall term.
Thursday, 30 Last day to opt-out of ASU Health Plan or add dependents - https://studentvip.ca/Default.aspx
*for students who are not required to quarantine (self-isolate).

October
Friday, 1 Last day to receive grades for Fall graduands.
Tuesday, 5 Faculty meeting for approval of Fall graduands.
Wednesday, 6 **Senate meeting to approve Fall graduands and declaration of award of degrees and diplomas.
Thursday, 7 Exam schedule posted for December examinations.
Monday, 11 Thanksgiving Day - no classes.
Monday-Friday, 25-29 Fall study break - no classes.
**While degrees are awarded in both the Fall and Spring terms, Acadia University holds graduation ceremonies for all graduates at the Spring Convocation only.

November
Thursday, 11 Remembrance Day - no classes.
Friday, 12 Last day to withdraw from a Fall term course and receive a “W”. Any Fall course withdrawals after today will receive an “F” grade.

December
Monday, 6 Last day of classes.
Tuesday, 7 Examination study day.
Wednesday, 8 Fall term examinations begin.
Friday, 17 Last day to submit final Master’s theses.
Saturday, 18 Fall term examinations end.
Sunday, 19 Residence close (12:00 noon)

Announcements

Acadia Launches NEW Student Information System

We have some exciting news to share! This summer, our student information system, Acadia Central, is being upgraded to modernize how you provide and retrieve your student information.

What does this mean for you:

  • The new system will provide an improved interface for you to register for courses, make payments, and make changes to your account
  • You will be able to access your information in one place and enjoy improved functionality in how you interact with your information
  • You will have the ability to monitor your academic progress in real-time and to do scenario planning if you are considering making changes to your academic path

How will you learn how to use this new information system:

  • There will be on-demand training videos to walk you through each step in the process
  • You will have access to assistance through the Acadia HUB ticketing system

The planned ‘go live’ date for the new system is August 3, 2021.  To allow for the transition to the new system, Acadia Central will be unavailable from July 16 to August 2 inclusively. Student, faculty, and staff access to Acadia Central will be unavailable during this period.  Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience the system freeze may cause.

We will provide more details as we approach the launch date including where to access training videos.  Stay tuned!

We hope that you are enjoying the summer as we prepare to welcome you back to campus this fall.