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
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 14 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
Jan 15

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

February 2019

Feb 1 Last day to apply for upper-year Winter Session residence
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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