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 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
Jan 31 Deadline to apply for a change of program or campus for the 2017 Winter Session

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

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