Dates & deadlines

On this page you'll find important dates and deadlines for the academic year.

Winter session term 1

September 2016

Sep 3 Residences open for Term 1
Sep 5 UBC closed for Labour Day
Sep 6 Start of Winter Session Term 1: classes in most programs cancelled for Imagine UBC
Sep 7 Tuition and fee deadline
Sep 15 Deadline to apply for November graduation
UBC Bursary program application deadline
Sep 20 Last day to drop Term 1 courses without a W standing
U-Pass exemption application deadline
Sep 23 Last day to drop full-year courses without a W standing

October 2016

Oct 10 UBC closed for Thanksgiving
Deadline to apply for supplemental and deferred standing exams from the 2016 Summer Session
Oct 14 Last day to drop Term 1 courses with a W standing

November 2016

Nov 11 UBC closed for Remembrance Day: a service will be held at War Memorial Gym at 10:45 am.
Nov 23 November graduation starts, continuing through November 25
Nov 25 Last day to withdraw from full-year courses with a W standing

December 2016

Dec 6 Exams start for most faculties
Dec 15 Application opens for February 2017 degree granting and May 2017 Congregation for graduate students
Last day of Term 1 exams for most faculties
Dec 25 - 27 University closed for Christmas Day and statutory holiday in lieu of Christmas Day
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2017 Reduced services in most departments over the winter break

Winter session term 2

January 2017

Jan 1 University closed for New Year's Day
Jan 2 Residences open for Term 2
Jan 3 Winter Session Term 2 begins
Jan 6 Tuition and fee deadline
Jan 15 Deadline to apply for a change of program or campus for the 2017 Winter Session
Jan 17 Last day to drop Term 2 courses without a W standing
U-Pass exemption application deadline
Jan 21 Application for May degree granting and May Congregation opens for graduate students
Jan 27 Deadline for current students to apply for 2016/17 Residence Allocation Process

February 2017

Feb 10 Last day to drop Term 2 courses with a W standing
Feb 13 University closed for Family Day
Feb 20-24 (inclusive) Reading Break for most faculties
Feb 24 Deadline to apply for May graduation

March 2017

Mar 31 Recommended deadline for students applying for a Summer Bursary to apply for Summer Session loans

April 2017

Apr 6 Last day of classes for most faculties
Apr 10 Exams begin for most faculties
Apr 13 Last day for graduate students to apply to graduate in May
Apr 14 - 17 UBC closed for Easter break: some Library branches may be open
Apr 28 Last day of exams for most faculties
Apr 29 Winter Session residences close

Summer session

May 2017

May 15 Start of Summer Session Term 1 for most faculties
May 17 Tuition and fee deadline for most faculties
May 19 Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 1 courses without a W
May 22 UBC closed for Victoria Day

June 2017

Jun 2 Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 1 courses with a W
Jun 22 Last day of Summer Session Term 1 classes for most faculties
Jun 26 Exams begin for most faculties
Jun 30 Last day of exams for most faculties

July 2017

Jul 3 UBC closed for Canada Day
Jul 4 Start of Summer Session Term 2 for most faculties
Jul 7

Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 2 courses without a W

Tuition and fee deadline for most faculties

Jul 21 Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 2 courses with a W

August 2017

Aug 7 UBC closed for BC Day
Aug 11 Last day of Summer Session Term 2 classes for most faculties
Aug 15 Exams begin for most faculties
Aug 19 Last day of exams for most faculties
Aug 20 Summer Session residences close

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