Dates & deadlines

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

Winter session term 1

September 2017

Sep 2 Residences open for Term 1 at 9:00 am
Sep 4 UBC closed for Labour Day
Sep 5 Start of Winter Session Term 1: classes in most programs cancelled for Imagine UBC
Sep 6 Tuition and fee deadline
Sep 15 Deadline to apply for November graduation
UBC Bursary program application deadline
Sep 19 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 22 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 2017

Oct 9 UBC closed for Thanksgiving
Deadline to apply for supplemental and deferred standing exams from the 2017 Summer Session
Oct 13 Last day to drop Term 1 courses with a W standing

November 2017

Nov 11 Remembrance Day: a service will be held at War Memorial Gym at 10:45 am
Nov 13 Statutory holiday in lieu of Remembrance Day: University closed
Nov 22 November graduation starts, continuing through November 24
Nov 24 Last day to withdraw from full-year courses with a W standing

December 2017

Dec 5 Exams start for most faculties
Dec 15 Application opens for February 2018 degree granting and May 2018 Congregation for graduate students
Dec 20 Last day of Term 1 exams for most faculties
Dec 25 - 26 University closed for Christmas Day and statutory holiday in lieu of Christmas Day
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2018 Reduced services in most departments over the winter break

Winter session term 2

January 2018

Jan 1 University closed for New Year's Day
Jan 2 Residences open for Term 2 at 12:00 noon
Jan 3 Winter Session Term 2 begins
Jan 8 Tuition and fee deadline
Jan 15 Deadline to apply for a change of program or campus for the 2018 Winter Session
Jan 16 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 20 Application for May degree granting and May Congregation opens for graduate students
Jan 26 Deadline for current students to apply for 2018/19 Residence Allocation Process

February 2018

Feb 9 Last day to drop Term 2 courses with a W standing
Feb 12 University closed for Family Day
Feb 19-23 (inclusive) Reading Break for most faculties
Feb 23 Deadline to apply for May graduation

March 2018

Mar 29 Recommended deadline for students applying for a Summer Bursary to apply for Summer Session loans
Mar 30 UBC closed for Good Friday: some Library branches may be open

April 2018

Apr 2 UBC closed for Easter Monday: some Library branches may be open
Apr 6 Last day of classes for most faculties
Apr 10 Exams begin for most faculties
Apr 20 Last day for graduate students to apply to graduate in May
Apr 25 Last day of exams for most faculties
Apr 26 Winter Session residences close

Summer session

May 2018

May 13 Residences open for Summer Session students
May 14 Start of Summer Session Term 1 for most faculties
May 16 Tuition and fee deadline for most faculties
May 18 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 21 UBC closed for Victoria Day
May 23 May graduation starts, continuing through June 1

June 2018

Jun 1 Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 1 courses with a W
Jun 21 Last day of Summer Session Term 1 classes for most faculties
Jun 25 Exams begin for most faculties
Jun 29 Last day of exams for most faculties

July 2018

Jul 2 UBC closed for Canada Day
Jul 3 Start of Summer Session Term 2 for most faculties
Jul 6 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 20 Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 2 courses with a W

August 2018

Aug 6 UBC closed for BC Day
Aug 10 Last day of Summer Session Term 2 classes for most faculties
Aug 14 Exams begin for most faculties
Aug 18 Last day of exams for most faculties
Aug 19 Summer Session residences close

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