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Holiday Closures

Athabasca University is closed for holidays on the following dates:


  • End of day December 24, 2019, through January 1, 2020: closed for holidays.
  • Full operations will resume at 8:30 a.m. MT on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

If you have a question about AU when we’re closed, try our automated system Ask AU. Ask AU is also a great place to start even when we’re open.

All other contact information for university student services, departments and more can be found at AU: Contact Us. Please keep in mind that AU’s social media channels will not be actively monitored during the holiday, but don’t worry…we’ll get back to you soon!

A note about December exams

A courtesy reminder to all students with a course contract end date of December 31, 2019: AU will be closed for the holidays at the end of business on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. There will be no exam writing sessions available at any of the three AU locations (Athabasca, Calgary or Edmonton) during this time.

Examination requests that are received before the University closure for courses with a course contract end date of December 31 are allowed additional time to write their examinations without being charged the Late Exam Fee. Exams requested before the University closure for courses with a contract end date of December 31 must be completed no later than January 15 of the following year. Find more details here.

If you have further questions about writing your exams at AU Edmonton or AU Calgary locations, you can email; or call 1.800.788.9041 and follow the prompts related to exam writing at both of these locations.

Questions related to writing exams at all other locations may be directed to the Office of the Registrar Exam Unit at

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  • November 1, 2019
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