Dates & deadlines

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

Winter session term 1

September 2019

Aug 31 Residences open for Term 1 at 9:00 am
Sep 2 University closed for Labour Day: some branches of the Library may be open
Sep 3 Start of Winter Session Term 1: classes in most programs cancelled for Imagine UBC
Sep 4 Tuition and fee deadline
Sep 15

Deadline to apply for November graduation

Sep 16 UBC Bursary program application deadline
Sep 17

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 24

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 2019

Oct 11 Last day to drop Term 1 courses with a W standing
Oct 14

University closed for Thanksgiving

Deadline to apply for supplemental and deferred standing exams from the 2019 Summer Session

November 2019

Nov 11

University closed for Remembrance Day: some branches of the Library may be open

A Remembrance Day service will be held at War Memorial Gym at 10:45 am

Nov 22 Last day to withdraw from full-year courses with a W standing

Nov 27

November graduation starts, continuing through November 30

Nov 29 Last day of classes for most faculties

December 2019

Dec 3 Exams start for most faculties
Dec 15 Application opens for February 2020 degree granting and May 2020 Congregation for graduate students
Dec 18 Last day of Term 1 exams for most faculties
Dec 25 - 26 University closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Dec 27 - Jan 6, 2020 Reduced services in most departments over the winter break

Winter session term 2

January 2020

Jan 1

University closed for New Year's Day

Jan 5 Residences open for Term 2 at 12:00 noon
Jan 6 Winter Session Term 2 begins
Jan 7 Tuition and fee deadline
Jan 14

U-Pass exemption application deadline

Jan 15

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

Jan 17

Last day to drop Term 2 courses without a W standing

Last day to elect Credit/D/Fail grading for eligible Term 2 courses

Jan 18 Application for May degree granting and May Congregation opens for graduate students

February 2020

Feb 1 Last day to apply for upper-year Winter Session residence
Feb 14 Last day to drop Term 2 courses with a W standing
Feb 17 University closed for Family Day: some branches of the Library may be open
Feb 18-21 (inclusive) Reading Break for most faculties: Library and some other facilities remain open
Feb 21 Deadline to apply for May graduation

March 2020

Mar 26 Recommended deadline for students applying for a Summer Bursary to apply for Summer Session loans

April 2020

Apr 8 Last day of classes for most faculties
Apr 10 University closed for Good Friday: some branches of the Library may be open
Apr 13 University closed for Easter Monday: some branches of the Library may be open
Apr 14 Exams begin for most faculties
Apr 17 Last day for graduate students to apply to graduate in May
Apr 29 Last day of exams for most faculties
Apr 30 Winter Session residences close. Residents are required to vacate by 12 noon

Summer session

May 2020

May 10 Residences open for Summer Session students
May 11 Start of Summer Session Term 1 for most faculties

May 13

Tuition and fee deadline for most faculties

May 15

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 18 University closed for Victoria Day
May 20 May graduation starts, continuing through May 30
May 22 Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 1 courses with a W

June 2020

Jun 18 Last day of Summer Session Term 1 classes for most faculties
Jun 22 Exams begin for most faculties
Jun 26 Last day of exams for most faculties

July 2020

Jul 1 University closed for Canada Day
Jul 6 Start of Summer Session Term 2 for most faculties
Jul 8 Tuition and fee deadline for most faculties
Jul 10

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

Last day to elect Credit/D/Fail grading for eligible Summer Session Term 2 courses

Jul 24 Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 2 courses with a W

August 2020

Aug 3 University closed for BC Day
Aug 13 Last day of Summer Session Term 2 classes for most faculties
Aug 17 Exams begin for most faculties
Aug 21 Last day of exams for most faculties
Aug 22 Summer Session residences close

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