Dates and deadlines

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

Important deadlines

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 2021

Sep 4 Residences open for Term 1
Sep 6 University closed for Labour Day. Some branches of the Library may be open.
Sep 7 Start of Winter Session Term 1 for most faculties: classes in most programs cancelled for Imagine UBC
Sep 8 Tuition and fee deadline
Sep 10

Deadline to apply for November graduation

Sep 15 UBC Bursary program application deadline
Sep 20

Last day to drop Winter 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 27

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 2021

Oct 4 Deadline to apply for supplemental and deferred standing exams from the 2020 Summer Session
Oct 11

University closed for Thanksgiving

Oct 29 Last day to drop Winter Term 1 courses with a W standing

November 2021

Nov 10-12  Reading Break for most faculties: Library and some other facilities remain open
Nov 11

University closed for Remembrance Day. Some branches of the Library may be open.

A Remembrance Day ceremony will be held in the War Memorial Gym. The ceremony begins at 10:45 am. 

Nov 24 November graduation starts, continuing to November 26
Nov 26 Last day to withdraw from full-year courses with a W standing

December 2021

Dec 7 Last day of classes for most faculties
Dec 11 - 22 Term 1 final exam period for most faculties
Dec 23

Last day of Winter Session Term 1 contract for student housing

First Year Residences (Totem Park, Place Vanier, Orchard Commons) close at 12:00 pm (noon) for the holidays until January 3, 2022

Dec 25 - 26 University closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Dec 27 - Jan 10, 2022 Reduced services in most departments over the winter break

Winter session term 2

January 2022

Jan 1 University closed for New Year's Day
Jan 9 Residences open for Term 2 at 12:00 pm (noon)
Jan 10 Winter Session Term 2 begins for most faculties
Jan 14 Tuition and fee deadline
Jan 15 Deadline to apply for a change of program or campus for the 2022 Winter Session
Jan 21

Last day to drop Winter Term 2 courses without a W standing

U-Pass exemption application deadline

Last day to change the auditing status for Term 2 courses

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

February 2022

Feb 1 Last day to apply for upper-year Winter Session residence
Feb 21 University closed for Family Day. Some branches of the Library may be open.
Feb 21 - 25  Reading Break for most faculties. Some branches of the Library may be open.
Feb 25 Deadline to apply for May graduation

March 2022

Mar 4 Last day to drop Winter Term 2 courses with a W standing
Mar 31 Recommended deadline for students applying for a Summer Bursary to apply for student loans

April 2022

Apr 8

Last day of classes for most faculties

Apr 12 - 27 Final Exam period for most faculties
Apr 15

University closed for Good Friday. Some branches of the Library may be open

Apr 18 University closed for Easter Monday. Some branches of the Library may be open
Apr 28 Winter Session residences close. Residents are required to vacate by 12:00 pm (noon)

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