Dates and deadlines

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

Important deadlines

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 11 Winter Session Term 2 begins for most faculties
Jan 14 Tuition and fee deadline
Jan 22

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

Last day to change the auditing status for 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 12 Last day to drop Term 2 courses without a W standing (For courses starting the week of Jan 11)
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 14

Last day of classes for most faculties

Last day to drop Term 2 courses with a W standing (For courses starting the week of Jan 11)

Apr 18 Exams begin for most faculties
Apr 28 Winter Session residences close. Residents are required to vacate by 12 noon
Apr 29 Last day of exams for most faculties

Summer session

May 2021

May 9

Residences open for Summer Session students

May 10

Start of Summer Session Term 1 for most faculties

May 12

Tuition and fee deadline for most faculties

May 14

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 24 University closed for Victoria Day
May 26 May graduation starts, continuing through June 3

June 2021

Jun 4

Last day to drop most Summer Session Term 1 courses with a W

Jun 17 Last day of Summer Session Term 1 classes for most faculties
Jun 21 Exams begin for most faculties
Jun 25 Last day of exams for most faculties

July 2021

Jul 1 University closed for Canada Day
Jul 5 Start of Summer Session Term 2 for most faculties
Jul 7 Tuition and fee deadline for most faculties
Jul 9

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

August 2021

Aug 2 University closed for BC Day
Aug 12 Last day of Summer Session Term 2 classes for most faculties
Aug 16 Exams begin for most faculties
Aug 20 Last day of exams for most faculties
Aug 21 Summer Session residences close

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

Last day to change the auditing status for 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

Last day to change the auditing status for 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

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