Dates & deadlines

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

Important deadlines

Winter session term 1

September 2020

Sep 5 Residences open for Term 1
Sep 7 University closed for Labour Day: some branches of the Library may be open
Sep 8 Start of Winter Session Term 1 for most faculties: classes in most programs cancelled for Imagine UBC
Sep 9 Tuition and fee deadline
Sep 11

Deadline to apply for November graduation

Sep 15 UBC Bursary program application deadline
Sep 21

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 28

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 2020

Oct 5 Deadline to apply for supplemental and deferred standing exams from the 2020 Summer Session
Oct 12

University closed for Thanksgiving

Oct 30 Last day to drop Term 1 courses with a W standing

November 2020

Nov 11

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

A virtual Remembrance Day ceremony will be broadcasted live from the War Memorial Gym. The ceremony begins at 10:45 am. Watch the livestream.

Nov 25

November graduation starts, continuing to November 27

Nov 27

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

December 2020

Dec 3 Last day of classes for most faculties
Dec 22 Last day of Term 1 exams for most faculties
Dec 25 - 26 University closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Dec 27 - Jan 4, 2021 Reduced services in most departments over the winter break

Winter session term 2

January 2021

Jan 1

University closed for New Year's Day

Jan 3 Residences open for Term 2 at 12:00 noon
Jan 4 Winter Session Term 2 begins for most faculties
Jan 7 Tuition and fee deadline
Jan 15

Last day to drop Term 2 courses without a W standing

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 2020 Winter Session

U-Pass exemption application deadline

February 2021

Feb 1 Last day to apply for upper-year Winter Session residence
Feb 15 University closed for Family Day: some branches of the Library may be open
Feb 15-19 (inclusive) Reading Break for most faculties: Library and some other facilities remain open
Feb 26 Deadline to apply for May graduation

March 2021

Mar 5 Last day to drop Term 2 courses with a W standing
Mar 31 Recommended deadline for students applying for a Summer Bursary to apply for Summer Session loans

April 2021

Apr 2 University closed for Good Friday: some branches of the Library may be open
Apr 5 University closed for Easter Monday: some branches of the Library may be open
Apr 8 Last day of classes for most faculties
Apr 12 Exams begin for most faculties
Apr 27 Last day of exams for most faculties
Apr 28 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

The Tuition and fee deadline for Summer Session has been extended to June 15th without penalty

May 15

Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 1 courses without a W.

The drop deadline without a W has been extended to May 22

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 29 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 7 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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