Undergraduate Semester Dates

Academic Year

The academic year extends from September 1 to August 31. Most of the University course offerings are delivered during the day, and courses are available in the evening during the September and January Semesters. Each 12-month academic year begins in September and is composed of the following semesters:

2016 - 2017 Academic Year

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

Senate Meeting Dates


2016 September Semester Dates

September 2016

Monday, September 5
Labour Day, University Closed

Tuesday, September 6
Orientation Day

Wednesday, September 7
First day of classes, September Semester
All September Semester fees due

Wednesday, September 21
Last day to add/drop September Semester courses without financial penalty
Last day to change September Semester courses from audit to credit and credit to audit

October 2016

Monday, October 10
Thanksgiving Day, University closed

Thursday, October 27
Last day to withdraw from September Semester courses without academic penalty, 50% tuition refund

November 2016

Thursday, November 10
Mid-semester break (no classes)

Friday, November 11
Remembrance Day, University closed

December 2016

Friday, December 2
Last day of classes

Tuesday, December 6
First day of exam period

Friday, December 16
Last day of exam period

Saturday, December 17
Maintenance Shutdown, Prince George Campus closed

Sunday, December 25 - Saturday, December 31
University closed

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2017 January Semester Dates

January 2017

Sunday, January 1
New Year's Day, University Closed

Monday, January 2
University Closed

Tuesday, January 3
Orientation Day, University Open

Wednesday, January 4
First day of classes, January Semester
All January Semester fees due

Wednesday, January 18
Last day to add/drop January Semester courses without financial penalty
Last day to change January Semester courses from audit to credit and credit to audit

February 2017

Monday, February 13
Family Day, University closed

Tuesday, February 14 - Friday, February 17
Mid-Semester Break (no classes)

Thursday, February 23
Last day to withdraw from January Semester courses without academic penalty, 50% tuition refund

April 2017

Saturday, April 1
Registration Opens for 2017-2018 Academic Year

Friday, April 7
Last day of classes

Tuesday, April 11
First day of exam period

Friday, April 14
Good Friday, University closed

Sunday, April 16
Easter Sunday, University closed

Monday, April 17
Easter Monday, University closed

Wednesday, April 26
Last day of exam period

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2017 May Semester Dates

May 2017

Monday, May 8
First day of classes, May Semester and Spring Intermission
All May Semester fees due, including Spring/Summer Intersessions

Friday, May 12
Last day to add/drop Spring Intersession courses without financial penalty

Monday, May 22
Victoria Day, University closed

Tuesday, May 23
Last day to add/drop May semester courses without financial penalty
Last day to change May semester courses from audit to credit and credit to audit

Friday, May 26
Last day to withdraw from Spring Intersession courses without academic penalty, 50% tuition refund
2017 Convocation Day

June 2017

Friday, June 16
Last day of classes, Spring Intersession

Monday, June 19
First day of exam period, Spring Intersession

Friday, June 23
Last day of exam period, Spring Intersession

Saturday, June 24
Maintenance shutdown, Prince George Campus Closed

Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30
Summer break begins for May Semester courses (no classes)

Tuesday, June 27
Last day to withdraw from May semester courses without academic penalty, 50% tuition refund

July 2017

Saturday, July 1
Canada Day, University closed

Monday, July 3
University closed

Tuesday, July 4
First day of classes, Summer Intersession

Monday, July 10
Last day to add/drop Summer Intersession courses without financial penalty

Monday, July 24
Last day to withdraw from Summer Intersession courses without academic penalty, 50% tuition refund

August 2017

Monday, August 7
BC Day, University closed

Friday, August 11
Last day of classes, May Semester and Summer Intersession

Monday, August 14
First day of exam period, May Semester and Summer Intersession

Friday, August 18
Last day of exam period, May Semester and Summer Intersession

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2016 - 2017 Senate Meeting Dates

  • September 28, 2016
  • October 26, 2016
  • November 23, 2016
  • December 14, 2016
  • January 25, 2017
  • February 22, 2017
  • March 22, 2017
  • April 26, 2017
  • May 24, 2017
  • June 28, 2017
  • August 23, 2017

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2017 September Semester Dates

September 2017

Monday, September 4
Labour Day, University Closed

Tuesday, September 5
Orientation Day

Wednesday, September 6
First day of classes, September Semester
All September Semester fees due

Wednesday, September 20
Last day to add/drop September Semester courses without financial penalty
Last day to change September Semester courses from audit to credit and credit to audit

October 2017

Monday, October 9
Thanksgiving Day, University closed

Thursday, October 26
Last day to withdraw from September Semester courses without academic penalty, 50% tuition refund

November 2017

Saturday, November 11
Remembrance Day

Monday, November 13
University closed

December 2017

Friday, December 1
Last day of classes

Tuesday, December 5
First day of exam period

Friday, December 15
Last day of exam period

Saturday, December 16
Maintenance Shutdown, Prince George Campus closed

Monday, December 25
Christmas Day, University closed

Tuesday, December 26
Boxing Day, University closed

Wednesday, December 27 - Friday, December 29
University closed

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2018 January Semester Dates

January 2018

Monday, January 1
New Year's Day, University Closed

Tuesday, January 2
Orientation Day, University Open

Wednesday, January 3
First day of classes, January Semester
All January Semester fees due

Wednesday, January 17
Last day to add/drop January Semester courses without financial penalty
Last day to change January Semester courses from audit to credit and credit to audit

February 2018

Monday, February 12
Family Day, University closed

Tuesday, February 13 - Friday, February 16
Mid-Semester Break (no classes)

Thursday, February 22
Last day to withdraw from January Semester courses without academic penalty, 50% tuition refund

March 2018

Friday, March 30
Good Friday, University closed

April 2018

Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday, University closed

Monday, April 2
Easter Monday, University closed

Tuesday, April 3
Registration Opens for 2017-2018 Academic Year

Friday, April 6
Last day of classes

Tuesday, April 10
First day of exam period

Saturday, April 21
Last day of exam period

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2018 May Semester Dates

May 2018

Monday, May 7
First day of classes, May Semester and Spring Intermission
All May Semester fees due, including Spring/Summer Intersessions

Friday, May 11
Last day to add/drop Spring Intersession courses without financial penalty

Monday, May 21
Victoria Day, University closed

Tuesday, May 22
Last day to add/drop May semester courses without financial penalty
Last day to change May semester courses from audit to credit and credit to audit

Friday, May 25
Last day to withdraw from Spring Intersession courses without academic penalty, 50% tuition refund
2018 Convocation Day

June 2018

Friday, June 15
Last day of classes, Spring Intersession

Monday, June 18
First day of exam period, Spring Intersession

Friday, June 22
Last day of exam period, Spring Intersession

Saturday, June 23
Maintenance shutdown, Prince George Campus Closed

Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29
Summer break begins for May Semester courses (no classes)

Tuesday, June 26
Last day to withdraw from May semester courses without academic penalty, 50% tuition refund

July 2018

Sunday, July 1
Canada Day, University closed

Monday, July 2
University closed

Wednesday, July 4
First day of classes, Summer Intersession

Tuesday, July 10
Last day to add/drop Summer Intersession courses without financial penalty

Monday, July 23
Last day to withdraw from Summer Intersession courses without academic penalty, 50% tuition refund

August 2018

Monday, August 6
BC Day, University closed

Friday, August 10
Last day of classes, May Semester and Summer Intersession

Monday, August 13
First day of exam period, May Semester and Summer Intersession

Friday, August 17
Last day of exam period, May Semester and Summer Intersession

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2017 - 2018 Senate Meeting Dates

  • September 27, 2017
  • October 25, 2017
  • November 22, 2017
  • January 24, 2018
  • February 28, 2018
  • March 28, 2018
  • April 25, 2018
  • May 23, 2018
  • June 27, 2018
  • August 22, 2018