Dates & deadlines

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

Winter session term 1

September 2018

Sep 1 Residences open for Term 1 at 9:00 am
Sep 3 UBC closed for Labour Day
Sep 4 Start of Winter Session Term 1: classes in most programs cancelled for Imagine UBC
Sep 5 Tuition and fee deadline
Sep 14 Deadline to apply for November graduation
Sep 15 UBC Bursary program application deadline
Sep 18 Last day to drop Term 1 courses without a W standing
U-Pass exemption application deadline
Last day to elect Credit/D/Fail grading for eligible Term 1 courses
Sep 21 Last day to drop full-year courses without a W standing
Last day to elect Credit/D/Fail grading for eligible full-year courses

October 2018

Oct 8 UBC closed for Thanksgiving
Deadline to apply for supplemental and deferred standing exams from the 2017 Summer Session
Oct 12 Last day to drop Term 1 courses with a W standing

November 2018

Nov 11 Remembrance Day: a service will be held at War Memorial Gym at 10:45 am
Nov 12 Statutory holiday in lieu of Remembrance Day: University closed
Nov 23 Last day to withdraw from full-year courses with a W standing

Nov 28

November graduation starts, continuing through November 30

Nov 30 Last day of classes for most faculties

December 2018

Dec 4 Exams start for most faculties
Dec 14 Application opens for February 2019 degree granting and May 2019 Congregation for graduate students
Dec 19 Last day of Term 1 exams for most faculties
Dec 25 - 26 University closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2019 Reduced services in most departments over the winter break

Winter session term 2

January 2019

Jan 1

University closed for New Year's Day

Residences open for Term 2 at 12:00 noon

Jan 2 Winter Session Term 2 begins
Jan 7 Tuition and fee deadline
Jan 15

Last day to drop Term 2 courses without a W standing
U-Pass exemption application deadline
Last day to elect Credit/D/Fail grading for eligible Term 2 courses

Deadline to apply for a change of program or campus for the 2019 Winter Session

Jan 19 Application for May degree granting and May Congregation opens for graduate students
Jan 25 Deadline for current students to apply for 2019/20 Residence Allocation Process

February 2019

Feb 8 Last day to drop Term 2 courses with a W standing
Feb 18 University closed for Family Day
Feb 18-22 (inclusive) Reading Break for most faculties
Feb 22 Deadline to apply for May graduation

March 2019

Mar 28 Recommended deadline for students applying for a Summer Bursary to apply for Summer Session loans

April 2019

Apr 4 Last day of classes for most faculties
Apr 8 Exams begin for most faculties
Apr 18 Last day for graduate students to apply to graduate in May
Apr 19 UBC closed for Good Friday: some Library branches may be open
Apr 22 UBC closed for Easter Monday: some Library branches may be open
Apr 26 Last day of exams for most faculties
Apr 27 Winter Session residences close

Summer session

May 2019

May 5 Residences open for Summer Session students
May 6 Start of Summer Session Term 1 for most faculties
May 15 Tuition and fee deadline for most faculties
May 17 Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 1 courses without a W
Last day to elect Credit/D/Fail grading for eligible Summer Session Term 1 courses
May 20 UBC closed for Victoria Day
May 22 May graduation starts, continuing through May 30
May 31 Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 1 courses with a W

June 2019

Jun 1-7 (inclusive)

Midterm Break
Jun 20 Last day of Summer Session Term 1 classes for most faculties
Jun 24 Exams begin for most faculties
Jun 28 Last day of exams for most faculties

July 2019

Jul 1 UBC closed for Canada Day
Jul 2 Start of Summer Session Term 2 for most faculties
Jul 5 Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 2 courses without a W
Tuition and fee deadline for most faculties
Last day to elect Credit/D/Fail grading for eligible Summer Session Term 2 courses
Jul 19 Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 2 courses with a W

August 2019

Aug 5 UBC closed for BC Day
Aug 9 Last day of Summer Session Term 2 classes for most faculties
Aug 13 Exams begin for most faculties
Aug 17 Last day of exams for most faculties
Aug 18 Summer Session residences close

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